Van hire advice

Clear Storage Removals Van Outside office

When renting a van, be fully prepared on how this can be done without breaking the bank or getting stressed out.

At Clear Storage in Hereford we help customers store their stuff safely and securely. We also offer self-drive van hire in Hereford for house moves, collecting items, dropping off items or whatever you need a big vehicle for. You can leave your car at our secure depot in Rotherwas Hereford and rent a van for 1, 2 or more days at extremely competitive prices.

But before you do all of that, here’s some advice on renting a van.

Our vans

First and foremost, you need the right sized van. Our low floor luton sized vans are the perfect size for transporting almost any item, and along with the included sack truck and straps,  we can provide you with everything you need to transport your items safely.

Can I drive a luton van with a standard car licence?

A full UK driving licence (category B) allows you to drive our luton vans that weigh up to 3.5 tonnes.

Compare prices properly

When comparing van hire prices make sure you look at ALL the costs. Unexpected extras will push the cost up, so make sure you check what’s included, for example:

  • Insurance
  • Unlimited miles
  • Credit card charges
  • Sack trucks, straps, blankets, ramps etc.

Documents & restrictions

DocumentsTo hire one of our vans you will need to provide a full UK driving licence, your national insurance number (for a DVLA check) and 2 forms of address ID dated within 90 days of the date of the hire. Always check with the hire company what documents they require before hire day.Restrictions
You must be aged between 25 and 70 years old to hire one of our luton vans and have held it for at least 2 years. You must not have more than 2 convictions with a maximum of 3 points per conviction on your licence and you must not have been involved in more than 1 fault incident in the last 3 years.  Age and licence restrictions apply to most van hires in the UK – it’s vital you check all these restrictions before you book your van.

Pick Up & Drop-off

Before you depart
Always check the vehicle for any damage inside and out before you drive away, if you spot anything that isn’t on the paperwork you must bring it to the hirer’s attention before driving away. Also check the fuel level and note the mileage.

Before you set off make sure you know how to use the van, the dimensions of the van and where the fuel cap is. It is also a good idea to have the hirer’s number should something happen whilst you’re on your trip.  Drop Off
Make sure you deliver the van back in the same condition you picked it up in, at the agreed time and that the fuel is at the agreed level.  Finally
Enjoy the ride, our luton vans are top of the range maxi mover vans and come with full RAC breakdown cover should the unexpected happen so you can drive with complete peace of mind. Clear Storage Hereford rent out Luton Style self-drive vans in Hereford and include in the cost insurance, unlimited mileage, ramps, sack trucks, blankets and straps so no hidden extras. These new vans are perfect for moving home, shipping around large pieces of furniture, moving your child/children into university, whatever you have in mind!

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