How to Choose the Right Van Rental

You sit down with your laptop to book a minivan rental for your NYC trip. You think, “No sweat. I’ll just take care of this really fast.” But as you begin to browse car rental companies and all the van rental options, your head starts to swim. Just how are you supposed to choose the right van rental? Don’t panic. You CAN do this. All you need are a few tips to guide you to just the right van rental.

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1. Prioritize your rental needs.

What’s your main objective in finding a van rental? Do you want the cheapest van 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 rental has seating for seven passengers, you may want to choose a Sprinter van rental or passenger van rental 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 do some major shopping in NYC, 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 for a van rental. 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 van 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 rental company in the past. Know what you want before pulling out your laptop to book a rental. Doing so can save you time, stress, and even money.

As you do your research, be sure to include VTI Van Rentals on your list of companies to consider. We have everything from minivan rentals to 15-passenger van rentals. To find out more or to make a reservation, contact VTI Van Rentals at (718) 313-0757.

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