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Planning to hire a van in London? We understand you have several concerns and worries in your mind. However, with the right approach that we will discuss in this blog, you can ensure a stress-free van hire experience. You can also easily speak to one of our van hire experts at Pace Van Hire. We…

In today’s business landscape, many UK companies find themselves grappling with a significant dilemma: whether to hire, lease, or purchase vans. Aside from balancing financial considerations, the decision is also dictated by a company’s needs, risk management, resource allocation, and long-term planning. With each option carrying distinct financial implications, operational requirements, and associated risks, businesses…

Whether an individual is planning a house move or a business requires a van for long-term transportation needs, making a wise choice between vehicle rental and leasing can significantly impact the bottom line. In this blog, we’ll help you understand both, with a focus on their individual benefits, thus helping you make an informed choice…

Telematics technology is widely deployed across a diverse range of industries, offering solutions for greater operational efficiency and asset management. In construction, telematics aids in equipment tracking and theft prevention, while healthcare leverages it for ambulance tracking and remote patient monitoring. Agriculture benefits from precision farming through telematics and uses it for monitoring infrastructure and…

In London, navigating the city’s busy streets in a rented van can be both challenging and rewarding. However, the unexpected can happen, and being prepared for a rental van accident is crucial. According to recent data from the UK Department for Transport, the incidence of accidents involving rental vehicles has seen a steady increase of…

Experiencing a rented van breakdown can disrupt any journey. Understanding what to do when faced with this situation can be invaluable. Picture this scenario: you’re cruising along, and suddenly, the unforeseen happens—your van breaks down. This unexpected turn of events underscores the necessity of knowing how to handle such situations. A van breakdown incident demands…

Ensuring security to van hire is pivotal in ensuring a smooth, secure journey. When you’re ready to hit the road with a rented, self-driven van, safety concerns linger. That’s where the necessity for van security ideas comes in place. These aren’t just mundane concepts; they’re a suite of measures ensuring your van and its contents…

In London, driving a van through the busy streets can be a daunting task, especially when facing the intricacies of the Congestion Charge Zones. As a driver, you are likely to be familiar with the challenges posed by these zones, from navigating the maze of streets to ensuring compliance with the ever-changing regulations. And last…

Are you planning a trip within the United Kingdom and considering renting a van for your transportation needs? Renting a van can be a hassle-free way to travel with passengers, luggage, and flexibility. However, it’s essential to make informed choices to ensure a smooth journey without any hidden surprises. In this guide, we’ll explore the…

It’s a panic we’re all familiar with. When topping up the fuel of your vehicle, the age-old question of “unleaded or diesel?” becomes prominent in our minds. Whilst this can be a worrying last-minute thought when filling up your own vehicle, the panic and confusion intensifies when driving a hired vehicle that you are less…

Today, technology is advancing more than ever with the recent introduction of AI to our everyday lives. A new type of speed camera is currently being trialled in the UK, and it has bought with it questions and concerns. In this blog, we explore the addition of AI speed cameras to our roads, and answer…

At Pace Van Hire, we’re always keen to support those who go above and beyond to keep us all safe. We’ve previously talked about our support for the Blue Light Card Scheme and we’re proud to be participating in another initiative by running a promotion during Air Ambulance Week. What is Air Ambulance Week? In…

For tradespeople, their trusty van is more than just a means of transport; it’s a vital tool that keeps their business running smoothly. However, no matter how well-maintained a van is, breakdowns can strike unexpectedly, causing immense disruptions and lost opportunities. In such moments of crisis, van hire services are the solution. In this blog,…

The payload of a vehicle is something you may have heard about in conversation, but are you confident on its meaning? In short, the payload of your Mercedes Sprinter will be the total weight of the load, as well as the weight of all passengers and the driver within the vehicle. Calculating the payload involves…

We were sorry to hear that iHire in Bromley has permanently closed. Self-drive van hire is a convenient part of many local routines, and this isn’t going to change any time soon. If you’ve been affected by the closure but you still need a van for business or for a trip you’re planning, we are…

The Volkswagen Transporter is the best-selling van in history with over 12 million units sold worldwide. So, if you’re planning on buying or hiring one, you’re in popular company. The van is based on the Volkswagen Group’s T platform, now in its seventh generation, and refers to a series of vans produced for over 70…

The payload weight of a Peugeot Partner varies depending on the specific model, configuration, and year of manufacture. However, in general, the Peugeot Partner is designed as a commercial van and typically offers a payload capacity ranging from approximately 600 kilograms (1,322 pounds) to 1,000 kilograms (2,205 pounds). What is a payload? Payload refers to…

The Blue Light Card scheme is a discount programme offering various benefits and retailer discounts to emergency service personnel, NHS employees, and armed forces personnel. The scheme aims to show appreciation and support for those individuals who play a crucial role in our communities… namely by securing group discounts for them to enjoy at a…

The payload of a vehicle refers to the maximum amount of weight it can carry in terms of cargo or goods. It represents the total combined weight of all the loaded items, including any passengers and their belongings. The specific payload capacity of a Vauxhall Vivaro varies depending on the model, its configuration and engine…

Driving uphill in your own vehicle is one thing, but driving uphill in a vehicle that you are not used to is another. Vans, whether your own or a rental, can be daunting to drive due to their increased size and lack of a rear view, not to mention the heavy load you are likely…

Any homeowners who have previously undergone a house move will understand just how physically and emotionally challenging it can be, and the larger the property, the more gruelling the move can be. By utilising the services offered by businesses around you, you’ll be amazed at just how much stress is taken off of your shoulders.…

In the lead up to a house move, nobody gets excited to move heavy furniture. Arranging transport for furniture can be a daunting task, with many people leaving it to the last minute and rushing the process. It is important that you leave yourself plenty of time to load furniture into your van, or you…

When the time comes to move house, nobody wants to feel stressed because they left their packing to the last minute. Having a clear strategy for your packing process will give you peace of mind about the whole moving experience. If you choose not to plan in advance then you might not know where everything…

When renting or driving a van, you will need to take into consideration a number of factors to ensure you have the right option for your transportation requirements. The most important will be your need for the vehicle, the items you are wishing to transport and their overall weight, allowing you to match the correct…

No matter how long you’ve been driving or how confident you are behind the wheel, there are always situations on the road that can increase stress levels. Whether this be due to the weather, rush hour travelling, or sitting behind the wheel of an unfamiliar vehicle, it is important to find a way to stay…

Every van owner should have their van serviced at least once a year, or around every 12,000 miles, to give themselves peace of mind about the safety of their vehicle and ensure that it is roadworthy. Nobody wants to be surprised by unexpected repair costs, and regularly servicing your van will reduce the risk of…

The Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) has been in effect in London since April 2019. The zone previously expanded in October 2021 to cover additional areas across London, from the North Circular to the South Circular roads. However, there are now plans for a further expansion to occur from August 2023, covering new locations outside of…

Do you know how much you can store in the back of your Ford Transit? Whether you are renting or purchasing the van, you will need to understand its payload before filling the back up with your belongings. This will allow you to achieve a smooth, hassle-free journey, every time. What is a payload? To…

When it comes to renting one of our vehicles, it is highly likely that the seat will not be positioned correctly for you, and it is important that you adjust this. Non-dependent on whether you have a long journey ahead or a brief drive up the road, your seating position is extremely important for preventing…

If you are a small business owner with a product or service that requires you to move around a lot then you have no doubt been considering buying a van, or even a fleet of them if you have a larger team. Perhaps you already have one and may be considering an upgrade or replacement.…

A large portion of our clients rent our vans to transport large goods from one location to another and you could be next! To prevent you from sustaining any injuries, we have created a guide on how to lift heavy items with care and the necessary precautions. Firstly, lifting is all about knowing your limits.…

Moving into a new home can be one of the most exciting milestones of your life whilst also being an incredibly stressful process to go through. We have created the ultimate ‘moving house checklist’ which aims to prevent you from feeling overwhelmed and instead provide you with the knowledge to take on the house move…

When driving regularly or for an extended period of time, the feel of your vehicle can quickly become second nature. You will get to know the pressure required to brake, how much leverage your clutch and accelerator need, and how sensitive the steering is. However, one thing many drivers don’t consider is how much the…

As a successful third-generation family business, it’s safe to say that we know how to deliver a seamless, hassle-free service that all our customers can rely on.

Driving can often seem like a mundane task and a skill which you may take for granted when transporting yourself from A to B, but according to the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) 40% of all collisions occur when it is dark – and this number spikes year on year. This month,…

In March of this year, The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, announced his plans for the expansion of the Ultra-Low Emission Zone. The proposals for the expansion were announced just six months after the ULEZ was last increased to reach both the north and south circular roads, with the updated change intended to happen by…

On 21st February 2022, the timing restrictions within the Congestion Charge zone changed. The zone and its prices have been put in place in a bid to reduce traffic within central London. With these changes in place, we’re here to run through everything you need to know. What changes have occurred to the Congestion Charge…

There are many reasons why you may need to hire a van, and the majority involve the transportation of a number of large goods. Whether you are transporting office furniture or upping sticks and moving home, we think you will benefit from our tips on the most efficient ways to load your van. Save space,…

As we are introduced to the new year of 2022, the laws around using mobile phones whilst driving have been reassessed and tightened by the Government. In the past, drivers have found loopholes in the law and continued to use mobile devices to take photographs or change their music selection, both of which have now…

Driving safely is extremely important for the safety of you, your passengers, and other users of the road, but on top of this, there are further repercussions that could emerge. When it comes to hiring a rental van, no matter your need, a handful of checks will be undertaken, including one on your licence. This…

With the countdown to Christmas speeding through faster than ever before, you wouldn’t be criticised for feeling the need to panic. However, there is still enough time to prepare, and we are here to help. Christmas is one of the times for our vans to really shine – they prove year after year that they…

When it comes to vans, the requirements for driving may seem confusing. Even if you have successfully passed your driving test, there may be some vehicles which you are unable to drive due to the category of your license. Today, we are on hand to provide you with all the information you need to know.…

The Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) first came into action in April 2019, replacing the T-Charge. However, come October 25th 2021 – just one month away – the ULEZ zone will be expanding, branching out to the North and South Circular roads and covering a whole host of new locations. What is the ULEZ? The…

After a year and a half, the global pandemic is beginning to affect unforeseen factors. With the demand for electronics surging during the height of Covid-19, the availability of solenoids and semiconductors has become limited. This is frequently referred to as the global chip shortage. As a result of this, manufacturers in the automotive sector…

Many of our customers are used to driving smaller four-wheeled vehicles and are faced with a period of shock and uncertainty when they realise just how different things can look and feel from the drivers seat of a van. The size of the vehicle itself results in you being much higher off the ground than…

When hiring your van, we can place a bet on the fact that you will want it to be working at its optimum ability! Within the world of drivers, there are a handful who could unknowingly be causing damage to the operation of the vehicle purely by the way in which they drive it. Are…

There are many reasons why you may need to hire a van. From house moves to office renovations – there are certain items of furniture, tools or goods that just cannot be transported on foot or within a car. Nowadays, with the game stepping up, there are a range of additional accessories available from rental…

There are many reasons as to why you may hire a van and, with restrictions beginning to ease, it is likely that the majority of these will soon include transportation to locations further afield. When travelling anywhere, it is important that you keep yourself, your vehicle and your belongings safe and so, with an increase…

Amongst all van drivers, parking and loading restrictions can cause some confusion. Can we park here? Can we load there? Allow us to remove the uncertainty and grant you confidence when behind the wheel of your van and approaching a series of road markings. Failure to comply If you fail to comply with the rules…

When it comes to renting a van, you may be unsure of the right kind for you. You may even be unaware that there are a range of different kinds to choose from! Today, we walk through the main factors that you should consider when looking into renting a van. What is your intended use…

One of the highest demands for van rental is for the purpose of transporting goods to and from different locations. With a range of vans available in various sizes, they allow those to-and-from-journeys to be cut down to one successful trip, ideal for those tedious long-haul drives. No matter how many trips lie ahead for…

Whether you are just starting up your own business, or if you are trying to find ways to cut costs for 2021 after what has been a very unpredictable year for businesses up and down the country, we may have a solution that could allow you to limit your company expenditure. Hiring a van can…

Bringing some festive cheer into your home is as simple as the creation of a dazzling Christmas tree, lighting up the heart of your property. This effect is always heightened further by the purchase of a real tree, but this is an option that is commonly shrugged off due to the unknown efforts required. This…

As of 13th September 2020, TfL set out an extension of bus lane hours on London’s busiest roads. This change has resulted in a selection of lanes throughout the City operating for 24-hours a day as part of an aim to make bus journey times more reliable throughout the day for commuters during the recovery…

In June 2020, we featured within an article in The Parliamentary Review in regard to the government’s recently announced plans to expand the ULEZ zone within the City of London, and our fear for the impact on small, local businesses. The release of The Parliamentary Review is a key marker within the political calendar, one…

From 22nd June 2020, the Government and TFL added a temporary change to the Congestion Charge. The alteration was put in place in a bid to aid London’s recovery from this global pandemic and to ensure that our city is not restricted by cars or congestion. The Mayor, Sadiq Khan, plans for this action to…

If you are the new owner of a van or have rented one for a house move or furniture collection, you will need to take a few things into consideration before heading to the road to collect your load as there are health and safety regulations which you must abide to, as well as staying…

Whether you are moving home and want to coordinate the move yourself or sorting out your garden and need to do tip run, you will probably need to hire a van to help with the process.  If you have never hired a van before, you might be wondering what documents and information you will need…

Van security is a top priority for tradespeople.  As the market for second-hand tools increases, tool theft continues to rise at a rapid pace.  The size and type of van is often irrelevant as thieves tend to be ruthless and opportunistic, making the back of any van rich pickings for greedy gangs. If you’re keeping…

It is often the case that drivers have no choice but to park their vehicle on the pavement, whether it be partly, or wholly, but are drivers legally allowed to do this? Are you likely to receive a fine? With a range of rumours circulating, we have laid out the facts, clear and simple, to…

Anyone who has ever arranged and undertaken a house move will know how physically and emotionally challenging it can be.  Coping with a major life change alongside the physical upheaval of moving home can take its toll.  Thank goodness that as a professional van hire company, we are able to tick at least one job…

When using the roads, it is important that you are aware of the rules to obey, and with the number of road users continuing to rise, some of us may need a brief refresher on the Highway Code. With a variety of signs to be clued up on, pedestrian crossings to be aware of and…

It’s no hidden secret, no matter where or what you are driving, you are required to stay within the legal requirements set out by that Country. If you break these rules, you will incur a fine. If you are driving a rental vehicle, the rules of the road do not change. Today we will walk…

What’s better, fleet hire or fleet ownership? It’s a tough decision to make, and there’s no “one size fits all” answer. It all depends on your individual needs and circumstances. To help you decide, we’ve rounded up the pros and cons of fleet hire and fleet ownership: Fleet ownership: Pros Purchasing your own fleet will…

Moving home can be incredibly exciting, but at the same time, incredibly stressful. Organising several years’ worth of accumulated belongings and moving them to a new location can seem a huge and time-consuming undertaking. Not to worry, we’ve provided a moving home checklist for you that’s designed to take the hassle out of your big…

Drivers of older vehicles will be charged to enter the Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) in central London. The ULEZ began on 8 April 2019 and is designed as a 24/7 traffic management and emission reduction scheme. It replaces the T-Charge and operates within the existing Congestion Charging zone (CCZ). Where is the ULEZ zone?…

Looking to get a fresh Christmas tree this year? There’s nothing quite like a real Christmas tree to add that special magic to your winter festivities. You can be sure a real tree will make a stunning addition to your home, carrying that unmistakable aroma of fresh pine. Here are some of the best places…

Plans to reduce speed limits to 20mph in south London have been announced to cut the number of deaths on the capital’s roads. The new 20 mph speed limit will be imposed on all Transport for London roads in central London, including parts of south London, which will bring them in line with roads controlled…

Moving house is an exciting and stressful time. New beginnings can be fun and exhilarating, but they can also cause anxiety when you realise all the things you need to do before the fun of settling into your new place can begin. One of the biggest things to consider when moving home is how you…

Moving home or office – or any move, in fact – can be a stressful time. It can get even more stressful when you have decided to do it yourself if you are not sure of the best way to go about it. We are here to take away a lot of that stress and…

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