Choosing the Right Van for You

By MW Vehicle Contracts
12-07-2017

Right then. So you need a van? Well the good news is, you're in the right place. Whatever your requirements for a vehicle, we are confident we will be able to help. But first things first, which van do you need? There are a massive array of vehicles to choose from. So we have made it easy and suggested a few things to consider. We've even shown you some of the popular choices.


Where to start?

If you're already running a van, that's a great place to start. What do you like about your current vehicle and what would you change about it? Do you need something bigger? Maybe side loading doors on both sides? How about a Luton with a tail lift system or refrigerated van if you getting really serious? Either way give us a call or send an enquiry and we will help.

Although we try to cover as many variants as possible on the website, sometimes there are just too many to list and some people's needs are very specific. However, our van specialist account managers have a wealth of knowledge, they will guide you through the process and are happy to help. On the other hand you may know exactly what you need and if it's something more run of the mill, then check out our van page or special offers page to find some great value leasing deals. But always feel free to give us a call on 0116 259 9548.

If you're new to running a van however, the amount of variants can sometimes be baffling, also just knowing the name of the vehicle you want can be tricky. We have many people call us asking for a Ford Transit for example, however, what they really want is a Ford Transit Custom! Not to worry though, again give us a call and our team will be happy to help. But there are a few things to keep in mind. You would think the main feature of a van to consider is the size, and of course it is! You need something big enough to carry what you need to carry, yet economical and manoeuvrable enough to make life easier. However, the main thing people overlook is payload; How much heavy stuff you can put in the back? It's easy to go over the payload capacity and the authorities are putting more focus on this all the time. So give this some thought. Give us a call and we can give you more information on this and suggest some vehicles which will suit your needs.


Popular choices

Something small and mighty - The Citroen Berlingo is a great value and very popular with those who don't need to carry large or heavy items. It's also has the benefit of 3 seats in the front and the enterprise models even have air con! The Mercedes Citan is the more upmarket choice and this is reflected on the pricing.


Something for everyone (almost) - Medium sizes vans are our bread and butter and will do most things for most people. They are also getting more sophisticated every day and you will find features previously only found in a nice car, Sat Nav and DAB radio which are always a nice to have. Our top choices are the Ford Transit Custom, Vauxhall Vivaro and Renault Traffic. If you want something more trendy, then consider the Volkswagen Transporter and some revamped vans including the Citroen Dispatch, Peugeot Expert and Toyota Pro-Ace.


The really big ones - Need a Long Wheel base for the maximum load length and versatility? Take a look at these:


Something more specialist? - We can do Drop sides, Tippers, Luton's, Lutons with tail lift, Luton's low loaders, Refrigerated, Curtain side, Cage, you name it, we can probably do it! You will find some of these vehicles on the site but it's best to give us a call on 0116 259 9548, as we can make sure to get you the best deals after finding out your specific requirements.


Need any help? Just ask.