Cars are the obvious choice for most people that need to transport themselves, passengers and cargo. They are versatile and come in a range of different shapes, sizes and styles. There are many choices on the market, so there is always something to suit everyone’s needs and budget.
Of course, there will come a point in some people’s lives where they have no choice but to upgrade to a van of all things! But, how do you know if it’s time to sell your car and buy a commercial vehicle? These telltale signs will tell you:
You seldom carry passengers
Most cars will let you carry up to five passengers (depending on their size and how big your vehicle is). Of course, all those seats are a waste if the only human ever to set foot inside of your workhorse is you!
If you use your car for carrying cargo on a regular basis, it can make sense to upgrade to a van instead. The beauty about commercial vehicles like vans is that you can still take one or two passengers with you. That’s because there’s plenty of seating in the cab section.
The rest of the space can then get used for the tools, materials and boxes you need to transport on a regular basis.
It’s worth noting that there are some vehicles that are available as cars too (such as the Renault Kangoo). That means you don’t need to buy a panel van like the Ford Transit pictured above.
You use it for your business
If you use your vehicle for business, a van like the ones sold at the Vanwise Group is a better bet. You can usually claim more taxes for vans through your business. And it’s likely such claims won’t be under as much scrutiny as they are for cars.
You want to advertise your business on the road
The thing about vinyl lettering and advertising on the side of cars is that you have little space to make a big impact. But, when you do the same thing with vans, it’s a different story.
There is also a view that advertising on cars looks “tacky” and cheap. Some people feel that car advertising is done by people that are too stingy to buy a “proper” van to advertise their services.
If you want to get the attention of passing motorists, advertising on a van is the way to do it. While the advertising cost isn’t any cheaper (to have the graphics printed), you’re more likely to get new custom that way.
Also, it means that people can see your advertising from afar. Whereas with small graphics on car doors, you have to get up close to see what it’s all about.
So, if any of the above points ring true for you, it’s time to get rid of your car and buy a van!