Van Hire Tips from Practical Car and Van Rental
11th August 2015
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You might be planning on moving and need to hire a van, Practical Van Hire in Biggin Hill have some tips for you to consider:

Tips for when you pick up the van

  • Make sure you have your driving licence & you can now share your licence info using the new share code which replaces the counterpart. Click here for more info
  • Listen carefully to the advice and explanations when collecting the van
  • Make sure you are aware of all the controls, if you are not sure ask one of the team
  • Adjust the mirrors to provide maximum vision
  • Put your seatbelt on (unless you are exempt)
  • Make sure all doors are locked before moving¬†

Van Driving Advice

  • Be in complete control of your vehicle at all times
  • Make sure you are aware of the size of the van especially the height especially if you are approaching bridges.
  • Give yourself enough room to turn taking into account the length of the van
  • Be aware of your speed and give yourself big enough gaps as vans require a much longer breaking distance
  • The van may have blind spots so be extra vigilant when reversing or parking. Also pay attention for motor cyclists when changing lanes.
  • Take a little extra time and care when driving an unfamiliar vehicle

For many people, hiring a van for the first time can be a daunting experience. We hope this blog has given you some useful van driving tips to make your next journey a safe one.

If you are looking for a van for an upcoming move Practical Car & Van Rental in Biggin Hill have a good selection of vans to suit your needs, give them a call on 01959 541511.

Have a safe journey wherever you may be going!

 

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