London, November 2011 Doing-it-yourself is a great way to save money on home improvements, especially when finances are tight. But getting the materials needed for DIY jobs can prove a challenge, especially for those who only have small cars or no car at all. Doing home removals yourself rather than calling in a removals company is also good for making savings. But the risk could be that hiring a van to move materials and furniture around could eliminate all the savings of doing it yourself.
Europcar, the leader in car hire services in Europe, is aiming to make DIY and home moves easier and more cost-effective this Autumn by offering van hire from only £19 per day, available from over 130 locations across the UK. Europcar can also deliver vans through weDeliver, its chargeable delivery and collection service .
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. Thats why Europcar is offering a wide range of vans to help DIY-ers get the materials and furniture they need, safely and cost-effectively, with great rates and no extra charge to add another driver. Plus its offering advice and tips on its website to help select the right van for the job.
Home improvements are a well acknowledged way to add value to a property but its vital not to add cost to the overall job by paying high prices for van hire or worse, risking damage to the family car by overloading it, said Ken McCall, Managing Director, Europcar Group UK. Mindful of the pressure on family finances, we aim to provide van hire as cost effectively as possible, then everything thats needed for the DIY job can be transported in one easy trip. Hiring a van is also great for do-it-yourself home moves.
Europcar also offers a convenient overnight van hire service from 5pm until 9am the following morning for people who are busy during the day and want to pick-up or move furniture in the evening.
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 essential tools or equipment. And all Europcar vans are fully maintained to manufacturer specifications and covered by 24 hour breakdown, for added peace of mind.
Europcars range of vans means we have the right vehicle for the job and our hire packages allow customers to choose the package to suit them whether they want to hire overnight, by the day, a week or longer, concluded Ken McCall. Plus our top tips on safe van driving ensure the whole trip 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