IT’S an expensive and stressful time when your children go off to university. The excitement of gaining their place has been replaced by the logistics of getting them there with all their stuff.
And so, with mums and dads in mind, Europcar has introduced a “back to uni” offer on van hire.
To make it simpler to get their belongings to their chosen university or college, even if they’re going back for another year, they are offering 20 per cent off van hire. Sometimes cars just don’t have enough room to move it all in one go and, if their place of study is a long way away, multiple trips become expensive and time-consuming. This offer from Europcar makes good sense, saving up money and eliminating the need for return trips.
Europcar has made the van hire process as easy as possible for parents. Its website provides tips and advice on its range of vans, helping to find the right vehicle for the job. It also offers useful driving advice for those unfamiliar with getting behind the wheel of bigger vehicles. With the added convenience of one-way hire, once they’ve dropped off all the gear, Mum and Dad can jump on the train back home rather than have to face a return drive.
Van hire rates are extremely competitive and now even more so with its ‘Back to University’ 20 per cent discount offer, with hires starting from just £19 per day. With vans available from over 130 locations across the UK, Europcar offers parents the perfect way to get their loved ones belongings from one end of the country to the other, or simply move a few bulky items a couple of miles. Plus, to reduce the stress even further, Europcar can deliver vans to home addresses through its weDeliver delivery and collection service.
“When it’s time to head back to University, there’s always the challenge of getting everything in the family car — or having to do several trips” explained Ken McCall, managing director, Europcar Group UK. “So rather than overloading the car, Mum and Dad can opt for van hire to ensure everything that’s needed can be transported in one easy trip.”
From the small Vauxhall Combo to the Ford Luton box van, Europcar has a choice of vans to suit a wide range of needs. All Europcar vans are fully maintained to manufacturer specifications and covered by 24 hour breakdown, for added peace of mind.
“The minimum age for van hire is 25, so it’s most likely Mum or Dad will have to do the driving,” said Mr McCall. “But Europcar’s wide range of vans, means we have the right vehicle no matter the size of the job and our hire packages also allow customers to hire for an hour, a day, a week or even longer.
“With our 20 per cent discount on van hire throughout September and October, combined with our top tips on safe van driving, we think van hire from Europcar is the perfect answer to ensure students get back to university as cost-effectively and easily as possible.”