Supervan Ltd Brentwood Van hire car hire in Europe fully comprehensive cover

Planning a trip to Europe and need a van or car?

Hiring a vehicle in Europe is relatively simple; agree a pick-up and drop location once you get to the country you’re travelling in, make sure you have your passport and driving licence to hand and the rest is pretty straightforward.

But what if you need to hire a van in the UK to then travel to Europe? Suddenly the options are very limited. Look on the internet and you will find a wealth of car hire and van hire specialists but, of course, you need to get yourself and anything you are planning on transporting with you. And if you require a van, it’s very likely that you’re going to struggle with a baggage allowance of 20kg!

This is where Supervan Ltd; based in Brentwood, Essex, we are only 90 minutes drive from Dover and Folkestone, linking you directly by ferry or the Channel Tunnel to France. Yet, there are many van hire companies that are closer so why choose us?

It’s simple – customers from across Essex have hired our vans to take across to Europe. And we make it all incredibly easy for you; Supervan Ltd can arrange fully comprehensive insurance, tax and breakdown cover on your behalf, and will ensure that all documentation and necessary precautions have been sorted before you pick up your chosen van. We will even make sure you have a first aid kit… just in case!

Not only will you and your goods be safe in transit, but you will also be legally covered to travel in Europe. Plus, our commercial vehicles for hire are all less than three years old, diesel to ensure maximum fuel economy during your journey and come with air conditioning, central locking, electric windows and mirrors, and a radio/CD player as standard. Tow bars are also available on request; please call Supervan Ltd for more details.

Supervan Ltd has an extensive van hire selection, ranging from Renault Kangoo and Traffic vans, with maximum payloads of 625kg and 1092kg, to 7.5 tonne box lorries, which can all be hired for European travel.

We will also fully valet your vehicle, both before and after your hire period, meaning you will enjoy a safe, legal, comfortable and economical trip, no matter how far you may be travelling in France, Spain, Germany, Italy or Europe!

Please contact Supervan Ltd on 01277 366 602 for further information on European van hire.

Please note that certain restrictions may apply

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Supervan Ltd Brentwood van hire car hire tips in keeping cool this summer

Top tips for safe and comfortable driving in the summer weather

The summer is here and although the sun has been a little shy to appear, the weather – and your car or van and its passengers – this week has been heating up.

With this in mind, Supervan Ltd shares its top tips on keeping safe, cool and comfortable when driving in hot weather.

Most modern vehicles come with air conditioning as standard; Supervan Ltd’s wide range of quality vans and quality cars all have air conditioning, meaning that you can revel in a cool blast of air whenever the temperature becomes too much to bear. But remember that despite air con, very hot weather can result in irritability, drowsiness and dehydration so it is always worthwhile taking along some cold drinks in a cool-bag for you and your passengers if you’re planning any longer trips.

Unfortunately, air conditioning can’t lower the temperature of an overheating vehicle, so make sure you check the water levels and ensure that your radiator’s coolant is topped up before setting off. Your tyres should also be checked as air expands when hot and your tyre pressure can change. Check the pressure and inflate when your tyres are cold. And don’t fill your fuel tank up to the brim as expansion from the heat can cause a leak.

Sunny weather in the UK and traffic jams often go hand in hand, as half the population flock to the coast for a bit of sun, sea and sand. To avoid roasting in a standstill queue for hours, ask a passenger to check real time UK traffic updates in order to avoid traffic jam hotspots.

You may be planning a longer journey and want to break it up with a couple of stops. However, please remember to think before you park. Leave your vehicle in the strong sunshine and you will return to the equivalent of an oven on wheels, so always try to find a shaded area. Plus, pets should never be left in a car during hot weather; we have sadly heard of many cases of pets dying of heat exhaustion and dehydration in hot cars. Please ensure that if you are taking your pet with you, you provide them with plenty of ventilation and water, and plan for regular exercise breaks during your trip.

You may automatically assume that you will be using your windscreen wipers and screen wash more in the winter to ward off rain and snow, but in reality, the hot weather brings its own visibility challenges. How often have you been driving in the summer and ended up with a windscreen full of squished insects? Always keep your screen wash topped up and check your wiper blades for splits or damage before you travel.

Located in Brentwood, Essex, Supervan Ltd ensures that all of our vehicles – whether vans, cars or motorbikes – are fully maintained and serviced, ready for summer or winter. If you are planning a journey and are considering hiring a high quality, affordable vehicle, then contact us here Supervan Ltd today on 01277 366602.

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Supervan Ltd Brentwood reliable versatility and value we're known for

Are you searching for a great value, reliable van hire specialist in Essex?

We understand that ultimately, price will always be the major factor in choosing which van hire company to choose. Yet how many times have you heard of someone opting for the ‘cheapest’ and ending up with a rust-bucket that can barely make it up a hill?

Reliability, versatility and value – that’s what Supervan Ltd is known for. Based in Brentwood, we have an extensive range of high quality cars, vans, lorries and motorbikes, which are all maintained to the highest standard and covered by full comprehensive insurance and roadside assistance.

We are committed to regularly updating our stock, meaning that all of our vehicles are guaranteed to be under three years old – in fact, many came off the production line just a few months ago!

From inspecting and thoroughly cleaning your rental vehicle by a Supervan technician before and after your hire period, ensuring that all of our hire vehicles are LEZ (Low Emission Zone) compliant, you can be safe in the knowledge that Supervan ‘sets the standard for others to follow’.

A van for every requirement

Brentwood hire specialist, Supervan Ltd has an extensive range of vans available, all of which have power steering, central locking, air conditioning and CD players. You may be planning a move, need a replacement van while yours is being repaired or need an extra vehicle for a specific job; whatever the reason, Supervan is the name to choose.

Our selection includes:

We are also one of the few van hire specialists in Essex that has a range of automatic vans.

Flexible hire

Whether you need a van for a day or for an extended period of time, Supervan can help. Our competitive hire rates range from one day or weekend rental to long term and contract hire, and includes full comprehensive insurance and roadside assistance as standard.

Delivery and collection

Can’t get to our Brentwood premises? Supervan Ltd offers a delivery and collection service of any of our vans, cars, lorries and motorcycles throughout Essex, making the hire process even easier for you.

Don’t go for ‘cheap and nasty’ – call Supervan Ltd on 01277 366602 and experience reliability, versatility and value for yourself.

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Supervan Ltd Brentwood terms and conditions T&Cs car hire van hire

What should I know when hiring a car or van?

Whether you need to rent a vehicle for a day or on a long term basis, it is important that you don’t leave yourself open to problems down the line. Unfortunately, there have been negative stories about people being misled by car and van hire firms and reports of misuse by the hirer, so it is vital that you are informed about the restrictions you have to adhere to in order to comply with our own terms and conditions and the law.

Here at Supervan Ltd, we are known for our great value and flexibility; however, we, as all reputable hire firms do, have terms and conditions to safeguard our vehicles, people and clientele. This is not just a case of protecting ourselves; when you are considering a 7.5 tonne lorry or 7-seater car, implementing these terms and conditions not only uphold our legal responsibilities, but ensure the safety of our customers, the general public and staff.

For example, documentation is a must. The hirer must provide their full licence before any vehicle is released into their possession. They must also provide two recent utility bills as proof of residence and a debit/credit card. Foreign nationals will also be asked to bring along their passport.

Anyone hiring a vehicle from Supervan Ltd must be between the ages of 25 and 70 years old.

Anyone with car or van insurance will know that premiums can be an issue for people in certain occupational industries. Unfortunately, because of these restrictions, Supervan Ltd is unable to rent vehicles to those working within the following areas: professional entertainers, professional sportspeople, members of the nightclub owners, publicans and owners of gaming establishments. We also must be made aware of any driving offences prior to hiring a car or van, and these must be disclosed and agreed by our insurers before you hire a vehicle. If you do not disclose any issues in advance, we may have to refuse rental and you might then lose your rental charge.

Something else that may sound obvious but has to be stated for the safety of the hirer and vehicle is that under no circumstance can any Supervan vehicle be used in competition, whether a rally, track day, trial, motocross, performance test, enduro event or speed trial.

We’ve all been there – perhaps we’ve parked in an unknown town and received a fine or didn’t realise the speed limit and have been issued a ticket. However, just because you don’t legally own the hire vehicle, you are legally responsible for the repayment of any parking fine, speeding ticket, toll or congestion charge and any other chargeable offence whilst the vehicle is in your possession. You are also responsible for any damage to the vehicle while it is in your care, which includes tyre damage, punctures or excess tyre wear. Any bodywork or mechanical repairs that have to be carried out must be done through Supervan Ltd’s authorised repairers, so please do not attempt to fix any damage yourself.

It may make perfect sense to you but you would be surprised at how many people will hire a vehicle with a full tank and try to return it running on fumes! Please ensure that you replace all fuel used before you bring your hire car or van back to Supervan Ltd.

Please also remember that whilst you are able to take your hire vehicle anywhere in the UK (EU travel is also available on request; charges apply), excessive journeys will result in wear and tear to the car or van. Therefore, if you do go over your agreed hire agreement mileage allowance, you will be responsible for an excess mileage charge.

For our abbreviated terms and conditions, please click here; full terms and conditions are available on the back of our hire agreement forms.

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Fiat Ducato automatic vans

Supervan adds five new vans to its fleet of automatics

Those who know a little about vans will know that automatic vans are pretty few and far between. Yet for drivers who need to hire a van but haven’t had much experience or confidence with a larger vehicle, opting for a van with automatic transmission can be a very wise choice.

Simply put, as with a car, it is easier to drive an automatic van than a manual counterpart as you don’t need to worry about changing gear and clutch control. Because of this, a driver only needs to use their right foot to operate the accelerator and brake, meaning no aching left foot if you get stuck in traffic. Automatics have also been designed to start moving as soon as the handbrake and/or pedal brake is lifted; therefore, hill starts are much easier to navigate.

In addition, whereas previously, automatic vehicles were considered high maintenance, but with recent investment by car manufacturers in transmission system technology, automatics are now just as economical as manual cars and vans.

Based in Brentwood, here at Supervan we’ve a wide range of clients, ranging from those in need of a van on a regular basis, to customers who have never driven a van before and may lack a little confidence. Therefore, we have built a fleet of Fiat Ducato automatic vans, which have proved so popular that we have just added another five to our range.

Our fleet of Fiat Ducato automatics are all under a year old and come complete with power steering, central locking, electric windows and mirrors, air conditioning, SatNav, Hands Free and Bluetooth, and a radio/CD player:

Fiat Ducato SWB Euro 5. Diesel engine for maximum economy, fuel efficiency, power and torque. Three seats, load space of 8 cubic metres, maximum payload of 1155kg.
Fiat Ducato MWB Euro 5. Diesel engine, three seats, load space of 11.5 cubic metres, maximum payload of 1375kg.
Fiat Ducato LWB Euro 5. Diesel engine, three seats, load space of 13 cubic metres, maximum payload of 1525kg.

There are not many vehicle hire specialists that offer automatic van hire, and we have seen customers coming from London to Brentwood just to hire one of our Fiat Ducato automatics.

Supervan’s prices for automatic vans start at just £75 per day or £255 for six/seven days and include VAT, unlimited mileage (UK only), comprehensive insurance and roadside assistance. Tow bars are also available on request.

So the next time you need a van but aren’t sure if a manual is the right choice for you, call Supervan in Brentwood on 01277 366 602.

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Supervan Ltd Brentwood Renault Clio Va Va Voom

Brand new Renault Clio now available at Supervan

Enjoy even more ‘Va Va Voom’ with the new Renault Clio. As Laurens van den Acker, Director of Industrial Design at Renault comments, “Cars are not just for getting us around; they can also inspire dreams and desires. From initial concept through to production, the sensual lines of the new Renault Clio have been focused on total seduction… The personality of the new Clio is evident in every detail and its dynamic curves.”

Having scooped the 2012 ‘Golden Steering Wheel’ award in the ‘small class’ category, anyone looking for a comfortable and efficient means of travel will love the new Clio. Specifications on the Expression model include touch screen technology with integrated technology, electrically adjustable and heated door mirrors, hill start assist, ABS with Electronic Brake Distribution (EBD), Electronic Stability Control (ESC), a radio with USB, Bluetooth and Handsfree technology, and an efficient engine featuring up to 88.3mpg.

Other Clio models have Handsfree key cards, Renault MediaNav integrated onboard multimedia systems, alloy wheels, rear parking sensors and automatic climate control.

During Auto Trader’s ‘expert review’, Martyn Collins commented that ‘what impresses is the huge step forward this car has made over the last generation. It makes the established competition look staid and should be given serious consideration.”

Efficient motoring

The new Renault Clio is leading the way in lowering fuel consumption without sacrificing driving pleasure. Technologies include:

Stop & Start
The car’s engine stops automatically when the vehicle comes to a stop or is put into neutral.

Energy Smart Management (ESM)
By recharging the car’s battery during braking phases, the vehicle is able to save additional energy.

When starting the car from cold, thermomanagement saves energy and reduces CO2 emissions (1%).

Active air shutters
Improved dynamics by reducing drag through opening and closing flaps at the front of the radiator.

Eco-mode switch
Reduce fuel consumption by up to 12% by activating the Eco-mode switch.

Hire a new Renault Clio from Supervan Ltd

Based in Brentwood, Essex, Supervan has both manual and automatic Renault Clios available to hire from just £45 per day, £120 for three days, or £150 per week*. Five door, with 300 litres of storage space in the boot and a folding rear bench to aid practicality, it is ideal for those travelling with a decent amount of luggage, but who don’t want – or need – a large car.

All of our new Renault Clios have air conditioning, central locking, electric windows and mirrors, and a radio/CD player.

We take great pride in all our our cars, and ensure that they are fully maintained to the highest standard and clean and tidy at all times.

Put some Va Va Voom in your life – next time you need to hire a car, come to Supervan!

*Our price includes unlimited mileage (UK only), Comprehensive insurance and roadside assistance, and VAT.


New Vans

New Vans

New Vans

We have been really busy adding new vehicles to our fleet. Not only have we added the new Fiat Ducato Automatic, we have also added the Renault Master Long Wheel Base High Top with large roof rack and access ladder. Further additions include Renault Luton and Renault Scenic. More coming soon . . .

Winter Checks

Winter Checks

Winter Checks

Is your vehicle ready for the Winter?

You can be assured that when hiring any vehicle large or small from Supervan it has had all of its maintence and safety checks carried out. Even down to de-icer in your screen wash!

New Clio

New Clio

New Clio

We’ve just ordered 2 NEW Renault Clio’s for our hire fleet.

This fourth generation Clio sets new standards in quality, dynamism and efficiency, as well as being bigger yet lighter than its predecessor.

Delivery expected March 2013 – taking bookings now!