Easihire Van Hire – Wolverhampton
New Manor Service Station
☎ 01902 491449
Vans available to hire in Wolverhampton
Vauxhall Combo Van Hire
Ford Transit Van Hire
Peugeot Boxer Van Hire
Fiat Ducato Van Hire
VW Crafter Van Hire
VW Transporter Van Hire
Citroen Relay Van Hire
Luton Van Hire
Isuzu 7.5 Ton Euro Cargo Truck Hire
Which van is right for me? Check out our useful van guides!
Van Hire FAQs
What van is best for moving house?
Our long wheel-based vans (LWB) are perfect for your typical house move. The LWB vans are around 3.2 metres in length and around 1.8 metres high. If you feel like you need a larger van, especially a van that can lift larger/ heavier items, then we can offer you a Luton Tail Lift. Luton’s are a perfect choice if you’re moving household appliances such as an oven or washing machine.
What documentation should I bring when I rent a van?
On the day of your van hire at EasiHire Wolverhampton, please don’t forget to bring with you:
- A valid driving licence
- Valid ID
- 2 x proof of address (such as recent utility bills)
- Credit/ debit card
Can I hire a van with a normal driving licence?
Our vans can be hired on a standard UK driving licence. You must have held the driving licence for at least 2 years and be at least 25 years of age. Please also be sure to inform the EasiHire Wolverhampton team of any recent points you have.
Can I rent a van with a non UK driving licence?
If you need a rent a van from us and only hold a non UK driving licence, please visit our branch at New Manor Service Station, Parkfield Rd, Wolverhampton WV4 6EL or call us on 01902 491 449. We can check how long you’ve held the licence for and the vehicles you’re allowed to drive. We’ll try our best to help you rent a van.
Can I still hire a van if I have points on my driving licence?
Providing you have no more than 6 points for minor offences, then we should be able to rent to you. From time to time, we may need to refer you to our insurance company to determine if we can insure you or not. Please give EasiHire Wolverhampton a call on 01902 491 449 to discuss more.
How old are your vans?
All our vans are regular updated and maintained to the highest standard. Only the best is available to hire.
How much does it cost to hire a van?
Van hire prices can vary due to a number of factors like:
- Van size
- Make/ model
What happens if the van breaks down or I am in an accident?
Our vans have breakdown cover so please do not worry. All the information you’ll need can be found on the hire contract you’ll receive from the EasiHire Wolverhampton team. Be sure to keep our phone number safe should you need any assistance during your van rental 01902 491 449.
Wolverhampton is a large but quiet city in the Midlands. It’s perhaps best known as the home of Wolverhampton Wanderers FC. and the famous Molineux Stadium. While Wolverhampton doesn’t have the cachet of larger and better-known Midlands cities such as Birmingham, it still has plenty to offer both visitors and those who’ve come to stay.
A large city in the Midlands, Wolverhampton has a blend of historic and modern buildings. The home of Molineux Stadium and Wolverhampton Wanderers FC, it has an interesting industrial past to say the least. Tourists are often interested to see old buildings such as Moseley Old Hall, Wightwick Manor and the timber-framed Boscobel House. Wolverhampton Art Gallery is noted for its fine collection of pop-art and visiting the Black Country Museum is a must if you would like to learn more about the industrial history of the region.
As one would expect, sport is a major attraction to Wolverhampton however if Football is not your interest, you could play a round of golf at one of the city’s courses. If you like animals, there is a Wild Zoological Park you could visit. And for the motor enthusiasts among us, you could visit an attraction called “Stunt Drive”.
The Wolverhampton Van Hire Guide
At some point in our lives we’ll need to hire a van, whether it’s to move house or to transport large items. This guide has been created to give you what you need to know before you arrive at the Wolverhampton branch and get behind the wheel. Many road users would describe van drivers as a ‘stereotype’ but there is a lot more to driving a van than what you may think!
Will I be seen as another ‘white van driver’ around Wolverhampton?
According to research there are 4 million vans on the UK roads and vans cover almost 50 billion miles per year. Demand for new vans is at record levels. You certainly will be among a lot of fellow van users on the roads and there will be plenty of other road users hiring a van for the first time.
There is a certain stigma attached to van drivers. In the UK, certain road users would describe ‘white van drivers’ as being careless, inconsiderate and rude drivers. However, a road safety report conducted around 5 years ago concluded that van drivers were less likely to be involved in an RTA compared to drivers of other vehicle types.
Did you know the commercial van market contributes to around £11 billion per year to the economy? Vans are a vital part of modern life in Wolverhampton. You will see many different trades using vans such as plumbers, couriers, builders as well as electricians. When hiring a van in Wolverhampton we are sure you will be a courteous and peaceful van driver alongside other road users.
Choosing a van which is right for the job
Before you look for a local van hire firm such as EasiHire.co.uk, we think it’s important for you to know what to look for in a van before you book it. Here is four factors you should consider:
The right van will be decided by:
- How much will your goods weigh?
- How will you fit the goods into the van?
- How big is each object you wish to transport?
- How many items will you need to move around?
Your answers to the above will dictate the size of the van you need. Generally speaking the bigger the van, the daily rate increases slightly. All our van rates are very competitive!
Selecting the right size of van
Our fleet of vans vary in size: small vans like the Berlingo, regular vans like a Transit SWB, to a larger van like a Luton. If you underestimate the size of the van you need, you may end up doing more trips to transport all your items. If your items are too heavy to lift, then a Luton van would be a wise choice as the tail lift on the rare will make life a lot easier. Our friendly hire team at Wolverhampton will show you how to operate all of the controls!
Another consideration is your passengers. Some of our vans only have two seats whereas the larger vans have 3 front seats.
Important documents for hiring a van from Wolverhampton
Hiring a van from Wolverhampton is a very straight forward process but there are some important items of documentation/ ID that you’ll need to bring with you on the day of your hire.
- You will ALWAYS need to show us your valid driving licence
- You should bring proof of ID with you such as a recent utility bill
- You should bring a credit/ debit card with you as we DO NOT accept cash payments
You will sign a “rental agreement” at the Wolverhampton branch. The rental agreement also has terms and conditions that you should read, understand them, then sign. We’ll be clear of your responsibilities in the van and while it’s in your care. We’ll also be clear on what to do should in the unlikely event you have a breakdown in the van.
How does the van insurance work?
We provide CDW (collision damage waiver) insurance included in our rates. Our friendly rental team at Wolverhampton will discuss further insurance options to lower your excess. Contents inside the van is not covered by us. Ensuring the goods are well secured in the van is your responsibility.
Driving away on your hire van
Before you leave our Wolverhampton branch in the van you should confirm with our rental team:
- Which type of fuel you should use
- How to operate the fuel cap
- How to operate the lights and windscreen wipers
You should also agree a day and time to return the van. On weekends our business hours at Wolverhampton are much shorter compared to through the week.
Loading the van
We strongly recommend you stack your goods properly in the back of the van. During transportation, things can move around so stacking your items safely is paramount. Straps can be useful to prevent heavy items falling over. We recommend the heaviest items should be at the bottom of the pile. We also recommend you spread the load evenly across the base of the van. Take care not to overload the van.
Driving the van
First time van hirers may be surprised to learn how good the power steering is and how the dashboard is very similar to a car. Your seating position however is much higher than a car, and you’ll notice a lot more wider space inside. You will have to take great care when parking, and going under entrances or bridges due to the greater vehicle height. Many underground or public car parks have a two metre (6’6”) height restriction.
In terms of driving around corners in the van, we recommend you brake gently. Brakes on a van can be sharp as they are designed for a full load. Please also be sure to adjust the wing mirrors and your seat for best comfort and visibility.
Speed limits can vary for vans. Vans over 7.5 tonnes are restricted to 60mph on the motorway. Vans below this weight may drive to the national speed limits. You simply cannot beat checking your routes in advance and allowing yourself plenty of time to get to your destination.