Bigger isn’t always better. It is tempting when you are making a purchase to get everything you can. Getting a new phone? Why not go for 64GB storage over 32GB. Getting a new fridge? Why not go the next size up, just in case. This logic is fine for a lot of purposes, but when it comes to vans, it starts to break down.
Small vans are fantastic and strike a perfect balance between the practicality of a car and the utility of a van. We think they are fantastic, and in this blog post, we are going to tell you why you should too! Here are three reasons why you should consider a small van.
There is no getting around the fact that medium and large vans are big. They have to be, they are intended for carrying around massive and heavy payloads. However, it does mean that they can be tricky to move around, especially in a busy city environment.
Anyone who has driven a full-sized van knows how tricky driving in the city can be. You might manage just fine negotiating through the streets, but when it comes to parking, it can be a nightmare. Who wants to turn up to a job that requires a lot of materials, only to be forced to park around the corner? No, we don’t either.
Small vans, however, take up virtually the same space as a car. In fact, the vast majority of the time they are based on the chassis of a car created by the manufacturer. With this small footprint, weaving through traffic and squeezing into spaces could not be more comfortable. You can be sure that you can get up close every time you turn up to a job, speeding up your entire operation.
Remember when we said most small vans were based on a car chassis? This will help to make the drive quality much more in line with a car, not a large, clumsy van. If you are going to be driving around all day every day, this can really make the difference.
For a start, the handling is very close to a regular car. This means that you will not have to lumber around corners and reverse multiple times to get down tight streets. For anyone who has driven a big van, you know how much you can miss this.
Secondly, the suspension again is much more forgiving. Vans are work vehicles; they are intended to drag massive payloads around without much consideration for the driver. Small vans, on the other hand, is based on the inner workings of a regular car which makes for a much more comfortable drive. Remember, large van suspension has to be able to cope with massive payloads, and the driver has to suffer for it.
At the beginning of this article, we discussed the idea that you may as well get a 64GB iPhone over a 32GB version. This is true to a point. However, if you know that you aren’t going to go above the 32GB of storage, then why not save the money?
This argument also goes for vans. The reality is that for a lot of companies, you just are not likely to need the space that a medium or large van can provide. If you are a dog groomer, for example, it isn’t likely that you are going to require a vast cargo area. So why, then, not save money on your lease?
However, there is even more scope for saving money with vans in comparison to the iPhone idea. On top of the cost of the actual van, you have the running costs. Bigger engines require more fuel. Heavier vehicles take more energy to move. This adds up over time, especially if you have multiple vans. If you don’t need the extra space, don’t pay for it!
If you need a van (or vans!) for your business, look no further than The Van Warehouse. With a wide selection of vans from small vans to pick-ups and lutons, we have something that can fit the requirements of any company. Furthermore, we stock multiple manufacturers which means once you have decided which style of vehicle suits your needs, you can choose a version dependent on anything from style, to performance, to driver experience.
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