You sit down with your laptop to book a minivan rental for your New Jersey vacation. You think, “No sweat. This will take only a minute.” But as you begin to browse rental companies and see all the van options, your head starts to swim. Just how are you supposed to choose the right one? Don’t panic. You’ve got this. All you need are a few tips from your friends at Value Van and Car Rental to guide you to just the right van.
1. Prioritize your needs.
What’s your main objective in finding a van? Do you want the cheapest available, no matter what? Or are other features—like onboard TV/DVD player, passenger space, storage, fuel efficiency—more important? Before you start your search, know your priorities.
2. Count your crew.
The number of passengers you plan on transporting is a big consideration. You want to be sure to have enough space for everyone to travel comfortably. So even though a minivan has seating for seven passengers, you may want to choose a passenger van instead so you can have some extra space, especially for long trips.
3. Know before you tow.
If you have a lot of luggage or plan to pick up a ton of souvenirs, account for the storage space you will need. It’s amazing how a few suitcases can monopolize the van rental quickly.
4. Set your budget.
Have a figure in mind for how much you can or want to pay to rent a van. However, don’t sacrifice good service just to save a few bucks.
5. Read the reviews.
If you can get some firsthand feedback on the rental company, do it. You want to rent a van from a company that’s reliable, professional, and customer-oriented. Check out customer reviews, or ask friends who have used that company in the past.
Know what you want before booking a van rental. Doing so can save you time, stress, and even money. As you do your research, be sure to include Value Van on your list of companies to consider. We have everything from minivans to 15-passenger van rentals—perfect travel options for any occasion. To find out more or to make a reservation, contact Value Van of Union, NJ, at (908) 851-9595.