Buying a fleet of vans for a business: What to consider
If you’ve got a new business, or are looking to expand an existing one, having a reliable fleet of vans at your disposal could be invaluable (depending on your field of business of course). Let’s assume you need a fleet of vans for a new delivery business, what should you be considering?
The first consideration is whether to buy new or used vehicles. Obviously, everyone’s preference here would be to opt for shiny new vans, but this is not always possible, usually due to financial constraints.
So, you’ve settled on opting to add used vans to your fleet, and while this is a more affordable option, it comes with its own pitfalls to navigate. The best way to avoid any unwanted surprises is to run a thorough background check on all vehicles you are looking at. A free check with give you basic information, but for just £9.95 from Reg Car Check you can get a detailed insight into the car’s history, which offer crucial information that you really should be aware of before making a purchase.
If you’re running a business, your bottom-line matters, and nothing impacts your bottom line quite as much as inefficient vehicles in your fleet. Not only can they guzzle diesel likes there’s no tomorrow, but running costs also include servicing and repairs.
A vehicles service history can be a good indication of how reliable it will be, as having a full-service history shows a vehicle has been looked after. If it has been well looked after it is less likely to break down, and more likely to be reliable.
This is compounded when you are buying a fleet of vans, as just a few duds could easily end up costing you more than a few quid to repair!
If you’re shopping around to add vans to your fleet the chances are you’ll be looking at more than one seller, and they probably won’t all be dealerships and reliable garages… So, how do you know that everything is above board, and that the odometer is giving a true reading… you run a background check of course.
These are just a few of the crucial insights you could gain by running a background check on any prospective vehicle you’re looking to add to your fleet.
If you’re in doubt, find out! Run a comprehensive car history check today!