So you're looking for a new van for your business and you've heard the term van leasing, or perhaps you've been recommended by a friend to look into it? We break down the pros and cons of why leasing a van for your business is more beneficial than buying outright.
If you're a sole trader, small business or a fleet manager, at some point you would have considered the best options for being able to get a new van or perhaps a fleet of company vehicles, and one of those choices would have been leasing a van.
What is van leasing?
Van leasing is the hiring of a vehicle over an agreed period of time between 24 months and 60 months. An initial rental, normally 3/6/9/12 times the monthly payment is paid upfront, and then pre-agreed monthly payments are made for the duration of the agreement at which point upon completion the van is returned, allowing you to either get a new van or leave entirely.
What are the different types of hire agreement?
The most popular is Business Contract Hire
or Finance Lease
however there are a wide range of different agreement types that are weighed up by our leasing experts when considering the best finance product for your business, read our guide to eligibility and more information on the different types of finance product here
So, is leasing a van or commercial vehicle the best option for your business? We've created a handy breakdown of the pros and cons of leasing a van in our infographic below:
There's never a right or wrong way when it comes to getting a new van, however, there are ways that benefit your business when leasing, more so than getting a shiny new van, such as:
- Get into a new vehicle every few years thus reducing the potential for breaking down
- The hassle of maintenance can be included for a small amount extra per month
- A smaller upfront payment compared to outright purchase
- Smaller monthly payments are better for cash flow
- Leasing is a tax-deductible asset
Interested in finding out what the leasing process looks like? Read our easy to follow leasing process guide, alternatively, if you're looking to find the ideal van leasing deal, use our easy-to-use search system here. If you would like to purchase a new van outright, we are happy to find you the best purchase deal by calling us on 01424 863456 today or using our contact us form.