Whether you’re a craftsman, restaurateur or industrialist, there are many reasons to invest in a used commercial vehicle. Save money by shopping in the second-hand market with these fail-safe tips, courtesy of SPOTiCAR.
USED COMMERCIAL VEHICLES: WHAT CAN THEY OFFER?
The commercial vehicle is an essential work tool for many professionals, with variations including refrigerated trucks, dumpsters, vans – their uses and functions are endless.
When you buy a used commercial vehicle with us, you can be sure to pick up one of these for a great price. But before buying, it’s crucial to check some key points. SPOTiCAR can help advise you, so you get the best deal on a second-hand commercial vehicle and drive away happy.
THE DIFFERENT TYPES OF USED COMMERCIAL VEHICLES
Light commercial vehicles fall into several main categories:
- Company vehicles, derived from private vehicles, that only have 2 seats
- Compact vans, like the Vauxhall Combo, Ford Transit Connect or Citroën Berlingo, that offer loading volumes of up to around 4m3
- Larger vans, from 4 to approximately 18m3, such as the Peugeot Boxer, Renault Master or Volkswagen Crafter, that are generally offered with different wheelbases, heights, and numerous configurations (deep cab, double cab, van glazed, panelled, cabin chassis, plus much more) to meet the needs of all trades
THE ADVANTAGES OF COMMERCIAL VEHICLES
Light commercial vehicles, known as LCVs, can come with several tax advantages. Contract Hire can offer ou a hassle free solution with the ability to manage monthly outgoings and fix monthly rentals, with no depreciation. If you have a VAT registered company, you can reclaim VAT on some or all of the rentals and have no vehicle disposal worries.
The interior layout can also be entirely customised to suit your chosen trade or activity.
Want to transform your Citroën Berlingo or Fiat Doblo Cargo into a refrigerated or insulated van? It's possible. Or maybe you want to set up your Peugeot Partner to transport people with reduced mobility, or install a tailgate on your Iveco Daily or Peugeot Boxer? You can go to almost any body shop or garage and request these custom modifications if you have a used commercial vehicle.