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Self Drive Van Hire Rental Extras

At hirefleet we offer a full suite of rental extras for your self drive van hire. If you require a sack trolley, excess waiver insurance, satellite navigation or dash cam simply add your rental extra to your booking and we will have everything ready for you on arrival. Find out exactly how to use our rental extras step-by-step and also the main benefits and reasons you may want to consider our rental extras.

Van Ratchet Straps.

Heavy duty ratchet straps are an excellent tool for securing loads when loading your self drive van hire. Here are some steps on how to use ratchet straps correctly and safely.

  • Choose the right type of ratchet straps: There are different types of van ratchet straps available, each designed for specific applications. Make sure you choose the right one for your load, whether that be small ratchet straps or large. 
  • Choose the right anchor points: The anchor points should be strong enough to withstand the weight of the load and the tension of the van ratchet straps. Use the van's tie-down points or anchor points on the floor or walls of the van.
  • Position the load: Position the load in the van and make sure it is stable and centred.
  • Secure the straps: Take one end of the van ratchet straps and loop it around the load and anchor point. Make sure the strap is not twisted. Hook the end of the strap onto the ratchet mechanism and pull the strap tight.
  • Ratchet the straps: Use the ratchet handle to tighten the strap. Make sure the strap is tight enough to prevent the load from shifting during transport, but not so tight that it damages the load or the van.
  • Repeat for additional straps: Use additional straps to secure the load from different angles. Make sure each strap is tight and secure.
  • Check the straps: Before driving, check each strap to ensure it is tight and secure. Adjust as necessary.

By following these steps, you can use ratchet straps to safely secure your load in your self drive van hire. If you’re wondering how to release a ratchet strap correctly, simply follow the guidelines below. 

  • Release the tension: Use the ratchet handle to release the tension on the strap. Pull the handle up and down until the ratchet mechanism is completely open.
  • Unhook the strap: Carefully unhook the end of the strap from the anchor point or tie-down point.
  • Release the ratchet: Use the release lever to release the ratchet mechanism. Push the lever up or down to release the ratchet pawl and loosen the strap.
  • Roll up the strap: Roll up the strap neatly to prevent tangling and damage.
  • Store the strap: Store the strap in a dry, clean place where it will not be exposed to sunlight, moisture, or extreme temperatures.

It is important to follow these steps carefully to ensure that you release the ratchet strap safely and avoid injury or damage to the strap, the load, or the van.

Sack Trolley Hire.

Using a sack trolley, also known as a hand truck or trolley dolly, can make moving heavy items much easier. Here are the steps on how to use a sack trolley (hand truck trolley or trolley dolley) correctly and safely:

  • Inspect the trolley hand truck: Before use, inspect the trolley to make sure it is in good condition. Check the wheels, handles, and any straps or attachments.
  • Position the trolley: Position the trolley next to the item you want to move. Make sure the wheels are in contact with the ground and the trolley is stable.
  • Tilt the trolley: Tilt the trolley back towards you so that the base plate is touching the ground and the handles are angled towards you.
  • Load the item: Lift the item onto the base plate of the trolley. Make sure the weight is evenly distributed and the item is stable.
  • Secure the item: If necessary, use straps or attachments to secure the item to the trolley to prevent it from falling off.
  • Move the trolley: Grasp the handles of the trolley and walk forward, pushing the trolley in front of you. Use your body weight to keep the trolley stable and under control.
  • Use ramps and stairs with caution: When using a trolley on ramps or stairs, use caution and move slowly. Make sure the wheels are properly positioned and secure before moving.
  • Unload the item: Once you reach your destination, tilt the trolley back towards you and carefully unload the item.

By following these steps for how to use a sack trolley safely and correctly, you will find lifting heavy items much easier.

Van Hire Excess Waiver Insurance.

What is an excess waiver and what does excess waiver mean exactly? A van hire excess waiver is an optional insurance policy that can be purchased when renting a van. The excess waiver insurance for van hire policy is designed to protect the renter from financial liability in the event of damage to the rented van.

When you rent a van, you will usually be required to pay an excess, which is the amount of money you are liable to pay towards any damages incurred during the rental period. This can be a significant amount, and if you are involved in an accident, it can be an unexpected and unwelcome expense.

What is excess damage waiver? A van hire excess waiver policy can reduce or eliminate the excess that you would need to pay if the van is damaged or stolen during the rental period. If you purchase an excess waiver policy, the rental company will cover the cost of any damages up to the amount of the excess, meaning you won't have to pay anything out of pocket.

You should consider purchasing a van hire excess waiver insurance policy if you are concerned about the financial implications of being involved in an accident or damaging the rental van. This type of insurance can provide peace of mind and help you avoid unexpected costs that can arise from accidents or damages during the rental period.

Van Sat Nav.

Satellite navigation, or a van sat nav, can be a valuable tool when hiring a van and travelling somewhere unfamiliar. Here are some of the benefits of van hire with sat nav assistance. 

  • Navigation: Sat navs provide turn-by-turn directions, so you can easily navigate unfamiliar roads and find your way to your destination. This can be particularly helpful when driving in a new area or navigating through busy city streets.
  • Timesaving: Using a sat nav can help you save time by providing the quickest route to your destination. This is especially useful for commercial van hire or if you're travelling for business and need to arrive at your destination on time.
  • Reduced stress: Trying to navigate an unfamiliar area can be stressful, but a sat nav can help reduce this stress by providing clear directions and helping you stay on track.
  • Safety: A sat nav can help you avoid getting lost, which can be dangerous if you're driving in an unfamiliar area. By providing clear directions, a sat nav can help you stay on the correct route and avoid making wrong turns.
  • Flexibility: Sat navs allow you to change your route easily, so you can take detours or find alternative routes if there is traffic or road closures.

Overall, using a sat nav when hiring a van and travelling somewhere unfamiliar can be a wise decision. It can help you navigate with ease, save time, reduce stress, and enhance safety, all while providing you with the flexibility to adjust your route as needed.

Van Hire With Dash Cam.

What is a dash cam and are dash cams worth it? Using a dash cam when renting a van can provide several benefits for drivers. Here are some of the benefits of using a dash cam when renting a van:

  • Evidence in case of an accident: Can dashcams be used as evidence? A dash cam can provide crucial evidence in case of an accident or collision. It can capture video footage of the incident, which can help determine who was at fault and assist with insurance claims.
  • Deterrent for theft and vandalism: A visible dash cam can act as a deterrent for theft and vandalism. Knowing that they are being recorded may discourage would-be thieves or vandals from targeting the van.
  • Encourage safe driving: Knowing that they are being recorded can encourage drivers to practice safe driving habits. They may be less likely to speed or take risks if they know that their actions are being recorded.
  • Protection against insurance fraud: Insurance fraud can be a problem in some areas, and dash cams can provide evidence to combat false claims. For example, if someone claims to have been hit by the rental van, but the dash cam footage shows that they were not, the footage can be used to dispute the claim.
  • Peace of mind: Using a dash cam can provide peace of mind for drivers, especially those who are new to driving a rental van. Knowing that they have recorded evidence of any incidents can be reassuring and may reduce anxiety.

Are Dash Cams Legal?

Yes, dash cams are legal in the UK. However, there are some rules that must be followed when using them:

  • Data protection: The use of dash cams must comply with data protection laws. This means that the footage captured must not be used for any purpose other than that for which it was intended.
  • Location: Dash cams must not obstruct the driver's view of the road, and they must be positioned in such a way that they do not interfere with the operation of the vehicle.
  • Audio recording: If a dash cam records audio as well as video, drivers must inform any passengers in the vehicle that they are being recorded.
  • Personal privacy: Drivers must be careful not to capture footage of other people's personal details or other sensitive information.
  • Usage: Dash cams should be used responsibly, and drivers should not rely on them as a substitute for safe driving practices.

Overall, using a dash cam when renting a van can provide several benefits, including evidence in case of an accident, deterrence against theft and vandalism, encouragement of safe driving, protection against insurance fraud, and peace of mind for the driver.

Need Self-Drive Van Hire With Extras?

If you are looking for removal van hire, moving van hire or commercial van hire then you will more than likely benefit from at least 1 of our self drive van hire extras. Simply select the extras you require when booking your van rental using the booking system provided. If you let us know what you require we promise to have everything ready for your arrival. Hirefleet is conveniently located to serve Yorkshire, Lincolnshire, and Nottinghamshire for self-drive van hire. 

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