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Up to 20% off Van Hire in Europcar’s Big January Sale

Up to 20% off Van Hire in Europcar’s Big January Sale

Get ahead on the spring cleaning and DIY with van hire for less



London, January 2015 – Europcar the leader in car hire services in Europe, is offering up to 20% off van hire, as part of its January sale. After the busy festive season, January is the ideal time for people to declutter their homes and have a big clear out, ready for those spring DIY jobs. Taking advantage of larger items in the January Sales is also easier than ever before, with big savings on van hire, Europcar is helping customers do those bigger jobs in one go without breaking the budget.


“Christmas is an expensive time of year, so we know that customers are feeling the pinch in January,” says Ken McCall, Managing Director, Europcar UK Group. “It’s also a great time of year for tackling storage issues, getting rid of the clutter and redecorating.


“With up to 20% off van hire from Europcar, our customers can take unwanted items to the tip and stock up on paint and DIY materials, in one trip. For customers who feel their loft is less ‘cash in the attic’ and more ‘junk in the attic’, Europcar’s January sale can’t come too soon. We’re also offering tips for loading and driving a van – ideal for customers who are nervous about driving slightly larger vehicles. With Europcar, van hire is stress-free and affordable, making those big jobs easier to manage.”




Tips for driving a van


  1. Vans are bigger than cars – Be aware of the width, length and height of the vehicle when hiring a van, especially if you’re not used to driving one


  1. Take corners slowly – it is possible for a heavy loads to move around if you take the corner too fast


  1. Space for corners – Remember that larger vans need more room to turn so give yourself plenty of time and space when taking corners.


  1. Stopping distance – Remember that the larger or heavier the vehicle, the longer it takes to stop, especially in icy or wet conditions.


  1. Blind side – Watch out for cyclists and bikers who might be tempted to overtake on the blind side.



From short and long-wheel base vans, to Luton vans, Europcar has the right van for the job, available from a network of over 170 locations, across the UK. Customers can also benefit from Europcar’s deliver and collection service, as well as one-way rentals, for added convenience and flexibility. The offer is valid on bookings made before 1st February 2015, for reservations taken before 30 June 2015*.



Tips for loading a van


  1. Start loading your items at the front of the van and work your way to the back.
  2. Spread the load evenly across the base, uneven loads can have a massive effect on a van’s stability.
  3. Keep all items stacked as tightly as possible to keep everything from shifting during the drive.
  4. When loading a van, place heavy items on the floor of the vehicle, and plastic and lighter things on top of the heavier ones.
  5. You may have to take apart things like tables and desks in order to load everything tightly and to ensure safe transport.
  6. Be careful not to scoot or drag furniture in the van as damage may occur to sofas, table legs and dresser bottoms.
  7. When lifting a heavy load bend your legs not your back.





*Terms and Conditions

  • All bookings need to made by February 1st 2015  and taken by  30th June 2015 and is not available from  2nd to 5th April, 1st to 3rd May and 22nd to 24th May 2015 inclusive
  • Maximum discount available for hires of 5 days or more
  • Rates may vary according to location and time of hire and length of hire
  • Valid at participating branches only
  • UK hires include, Damage Liability Waiver (subject to a £1000 excess), Theft Waiver, road tax, VAT, but exclude fuel
  • Mileage restrictions apply
  • Subject to availability and driver qualification
  • Standard Europcar terms and conditions app




For further press information please contact the Europcar UK Press Office Ed McCambridge, Madeleine Roles or Wendy Harrison on 020 8977 9132.  europcarukteam@harrisonsadler.com


About Europcar Group:

Europcar is one of the leading mobility players in Europe. Present in over 140 countries, the group provides customers with one of the largest vehicle rental networks through its own operators, franchisees and partnerships.


Europcar operates worldwide its own brands Europcar® and InterRent, which is its low cost brand.


The group puts customers at the heart of its mission whether it is innovation or service. All the employees of the group are committed to delivering customer satisfaction.


Europcar is actively promoting Corporate and Environmental social responsibility. Europcar has been awarded again in 2013 for the 5th consecutive year, by the World Travel Awards.


Europcar is owned by Eurazeo,one of the leading listed investment companies in Europe.





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