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.