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Best Vans for Mobile Businesses

November 7th, 2022

If you run or are thinking of starting up a mobile business, then a van is the ideal vehicle for you – but which ones are best?

Let us start by briefly explaining mobile businesses;  a mobile business is one that is not operated from a permanent structure and does not operate in any one location for longer than a maximum of 4 hours before moving to another in any 24-hour period. Think dog groomers, party transportation or food vendors – the list is endless.

We will explore which vans are ideal for a number of mobile businesses to best cater for their requirements. Keep reading to find out our shortlist.

Vauxhall Vivaro

Available with either a diesel engine or an electric, the Vauxhall Vivaro is ideal for those whose mobile business takes them on longer journeys, or for those whose take their business to busy urban areas and often find themselves in stop-start traffic.

Unlike other vans, the cabin area doubles as the perfect office space for mobile business owners, with ergonomic seating that provides comfort when making multiple trips in a day, as well as a fold-down table and practical storage to aid with any administrative tasks that you may need to undertake.

The Vauxhall Vivaro is also available in the standard length as well as a long length, which is perfect if you’re looking for a bit of extra space without having to settle for an unnecessarily large van.

Fiat Doblo

Along with apt load space for your assets, the Fiat Doblo also features an electrical socket coined the Magic Plug, which allows you to plug in any device or appliance of 230v or 12v. This is extremely handy for mobile businesses in catering who require a fridge, hairdressers who need to use clippers,  or handymen who require a mobile workshop, to name a few examples.

The Fiat Doblo is also equipped with a ‘magic mirror’, which displays images captured by a camera under the right rear view mirror and another above the rear doors to provide different views when manoeuvring. This is particularly useful if you opt for the Doblo Crew (offering an extra row of seats whilst keeping storage space) should your business require you to transport people; this is because it not only offers you extra awareness despite the distraction of people talking and potentially being loud around you whilst you’re driving, but it also offers your customers reassurance that they are safe in your hands.

Ford Transit

The Ford Transit van is renowned for being a firm favourite in the van world, being incredibly spacious and practical.

If you require particularly large pieces of equipment or furniture to be installed in your van for your business, such as a dog grooming table or a salon bed, then the featured tie-down points allow you to safely secure these in your van while you are driving, being both conspicuous and practical in their location just above the floor. Likewise, in a mobile business such as those aforementioned, the height of the Ford Transit allows you to comfortably stand up to complete your work efficiently.

The Ford Transit is also offered in a number of conversions that would highly benefit a number of mobile businesses. For example, they offer chilled or ambient temperature control, which is necessary if your work involves animal care or food transportation. There are also taxi conversions, allowing for flexible seating and storage configurations for any luggage, as well as offering solutions for wheelchair access, including the option for a fold-down ramp or hydraulic lift.

Finding Your Van

Whether it be a medium panel van or a crew van, at Van Sales UK you can find the perfect van for your mobile business.

If you have any queries on which van will best meet your requirements, then contact us today. We will be happy to assist you in finding your ideal van and discuss the financing options that we can offer you.

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