When you rent a van from Hucknall Van Hire you are guaranteed a clean, exceptionally well maintained modern van. They all come with comfortable interiors and we will always match your requirements to the best van for the job.
When considering hiring a Self-Drive or a Man and Van hire here are a couple of helpful tips and ideas you should consider prior to making a decision.
If you are opting for the self drive method then it’s always a good idea to practise a little bit just to get the feel of the vehicle, especially if you’ve never driven one before. Vans do not have as low a centre of gravity as a car does so you can’t go throwing it around corners, especially if it’s fully loaded! Just take a little extra care when cornering and remember, if you wish to carry out a three point turn, the van will have a much bigger turning circle than your family saloon.
When turning left out of a junction in a long wheelbase van, be careful to swing it out far enough as the back end will cut the corner off and mount the curb if you don’t allow for the extra length.
Make allowances for the braking distance of the van as it may not stop as quickly as your car. Something which can, and often does catch inexperienced van drivers out, is variance in stopping distance between the van when it’s empty or full.
People pick the van up empty and drive it home thinking it’s virtually the same as their car, but when they then load it and drive off with up to 3.5 tonne fully laden weight they quickly realise that it takes a bit more to stop it. So it’s always best to just take things a little easier than normal until you are totally confident in driving it.
When you come to collect the vehicle you can always ask any questions about driving the van that you are not sure of. We’d be happy to answer them.
Not all self-drive van hire companies have the same restrictions so it’s always worth checking out. All will have a minimum and maximum age range and only drivers with a full license are allowed to hire/drive the vehicles. (No provisional drivers)
Our fuel policy at Hucknall’s is empty to empty which means that you only pay for the fuel you use. And If you need the van delivered to you or collected from you then please ring us to discuss this option.
We are always here to help and we are proud to offer one of the best self drive van hire services in Nottingham and the East Midlands. Contact us now to discuss your requirements and we will do our very best to accommodate your needs.