Key Facts About Hiring a Van - Sky Van Hire
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Key Facts About Hiring a Van

May 2, 2018

Before you a hire a van, it’s important to know key facts about van hire to ensure the process is smooth sailing. In the latest blog post by Sky Van Hire, we discuss your most commonly asked questions.

To hire a van, you will need a valid driving licence and something that proves your address. There are many documents that can prove your address, but if you require any more information regarding what documents are valid, please head over to our FAQ’s section.

You don’t need any specific qualifications to hire or drive a van, but to hire a van with Sky Van Hire, you must be between the ages of 23 and 69 and have at least 12 months of driving experience.

Is Driving a Van Different to a Car?

If you have never driven a van, the prospect of driving something that is much higher and bigger than your average car may put you off. However, the principle of driving a van is much the same as your car. In fact, some people prefer driving a van as they can see much more of the road ahead due to the higher driving position.

One of the main differences between a car and van is the lack of a rear window mirror. However, your van will have two large wing mirrors to provide you with a good view of the road behind and to the side of you.

Get Yourself Ready

Before you set off, making a few simple checks can make all the difference to how comfortable you feel on your journey.

Everyone will be accustomed to a slightly different driving position, so if be sure to check that your feet can easily reach the pedals, but aren’t too close that you accidentally begin to apply too much pressure.

Familiarise yourself with the dashboard and all controls. If you need to apply the screen wash or hazard lights, you’ll need to know where they are quickly.

Here at Sky Van Hire, we pride ourselves on making van hire simple. If you would like to find out more about our services, we welcome you to get in touch. Please call today on 0208 550 8800. Alternatively, send your message through to our online contact form and we’ll be in touch shortly.