London, September 2011 Europcar, the leader in car hire services in Europe believes that parents helping their children head to University often find the family car just isnt big enough for everything thats needed for student life. From the TV, sound system and furniture, to books, clothes and even the kettle! So its either a case of making several trips or hiring a van.
But many drivers will be unfamiliar with what sort of van is best for the job and what they should expect to pay for van hire, plus they may even be nervous about driving a vehicle much bigger than their car. They may also want to avoid having to drive the van both ways. After all, once Mum and Dad have dropped off all the gear it may just be easier to jump on the train back home!
Thats why Europcar is offering a wide range of vans to families to make the University trip as easy as possible, with great rates and one-way hire too. Plus its offering advice and tips on its website to help select the right van for the job.
Europcar van hire rates are very competitive and start from only £19 per day. And with vans available from over 130 locations across the UK, Europcar offers students the perfect way to get their stuff from one end of the country to the other, with its one-way hire service. Europcar can also deliver vans through weDeliver, its paid delivery and collection service.
University Terms are about to start and that means students will be trying to fit everything but the kitchen sink into a backpack! says Ken McCall, Managing Director, Europcar Group UK. Rather than overloading the car, Mum and Dad can opt for van hire to ensure everything thats needed can be transported in one easy trip.
From the small Vauxhall Combo to the Ford Luton box van, Europcar has a van to suit a wide range of needs. Tail lifts come equipped as standard with box vans from Europcar, making it even easier to pick up those last minute essentials before term starts. And all Europcar vans are fully maintained to manufacturer specifications and covered by 24 hour breakdown, for added peace of mind.
The minimum age for van hire is 25, so its most likely Mum or Dad will have to do the driving continued Ken McCall. But Europcars range of vans, means we have the right vehicle for the job and our hire packages also allow customers to choose the package to suit them whether they want to hire by the day, a week or longer. And our top tips on safe van driving ensure the move goes smoothly.
|Europcars Safe Van Driving Tips
Driving your van be safe!
Driving a van is not so very different from driving a car. The controls, the driving position, even the feel of the vehicle on the road – none of these is radically different from what you’ll be used to when you’re driving a car. But there are some important differences to remember, to look out for and to be aware of.
Are all the doors securely closed?
Is the load secure?
Vans are bigger than cars
Vans are designed to carry loads, not to handle like sports cars
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About EuropcarEuropcar is the leading vehicle hire company in Europe, providing car mobility to 6 million customers. Through its franchisees and partners in over 150 countries, Europcar gives access to the #1 network in car hire. Europcar brand portfolio generated revenue of c.3.1 billion including c.2.0 billion Europcar group revenue. Supported by 6,600 dedicated staff and with long-standing local presence, Europcar facilitates the mobile lives of its customers around the world, offering them customised and innovative car mobility solutions. Winner of the first World Travel Award recognising the World’s Leading Green Transport Solutions Company, Europcar also was honoured with the Award in 2010, the second time it was presented. Europcar is a subsidiary of Eurazeo.For more information: www.europcar.co.uk