A Car or a Van – Which is Best for You?

Cars and vans make up a huge portion of the traffic that’s on UK roads. Many people will simply opt for a car when looking for a new vehicle. It’s understandable since cars are generally cheaper to buy and run. However there are some compelling reasons to consider investing in a van. Below are some of the pros and cons of each to help you decide which type of vehicle is right for you.

Cars Pros & Cons 

Pros

  • Wide selection of models to choose from – One of the big advantages that cars have over vans is that there’s a huge selection that you can choose from. There are car manufacturers all over the world who produce models of all shapes and sizes so finding a car that suits your personality and practical needs will not be a problem.
  • Affordable to run – How much a car costs to run will depend on factors such as the engine size and the value of the vehicle. However if you’re looking for something that’s economical to run then there are now a good selection of electric and hybrid cars that have zero tax and lower fuel costs.

Cons

  • Not practical in every situation – Cars are very good all-purpose vehicles but sometimes they’re not suitable, particularly if your job requires you to have a vehicle with a lot of space.
  • Limited room – The limited room that cars provide can also be a problem for people with large families who need a lot of space.

Vans Pros & Cons

Pros

  • Opens up career options – An extremely useful benefit that comes with owning a van is that it opens up your career options. One very obvious job you’re able to do when you own a van is working as a courier. Once you have your own van, you just need to get courier insurance (and of course customers) in order to start making a living at it.
  • More room – The extra room that vans provide are another big benefit. The spacious cabin and storage space is a big benefit for many different types of jobs, which is why vans are so popular in the UK.

Cons

  • Can be expensive to run – Vans are not particularly cheap to purchase and run. Fuel costs can add up but providing you’re able to ensure you get regular work, it’s not an issue in most cases.

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