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Should I Buy An Automatic Van?

Let’s face it, if there’s an easier way of doing something, most people will at least give it some careful consideration. So, when it comes to your van, why would you not look for something that makes driving easier? The automatic van market is sparsely populated with most vans on offer being smaller models such as the Citroën Berlingo, Peugeot Bipper and Volkswagen Caddy. However, with the release of the automatic Dispatch and Expert models, van buyers now have the choice of a new medium sized automatic van. In addition, Nissan's NP300 Navara pick-up truck comes with an automatic transmission option; the electric e-NV200 and Renault Kangoo Z.E. vans are also only available in automatic.

Here at Loads of Vans, we always have stock of automatic vans that are ready to go at discounted prices which means that, not only do you get out of paying the full manufacturer list price; you can also drive away the same day instead of having to wait for the lengthy three month factory order delivery time.


1. Easier To Drive

Without the hassle of changing gears, you can give your full attention to the road, which is particularly helpful if you’re travelling in unfamiliar territory. Urban and city driving also involves frequent gear changing as a result of having to stop at traffic lights and junctions – something that becomes a non-issue when driving an automatic.

2. More Miles Per Gallon

With gear changes out of your hands, the van’s engine can perform to its maximum fuel efficiency. It is programmed to choose the optimum time to make the shifts meaning that you will experience a smoother ride and more economical driving, which in turn means a higher mile per gallon (mpg) ratio and less time spent at the fuel pump.

3. No One Is Left Out

If you’re running a business with numerous drivers and even multiple vans, having an automatic van means that absolutely anyone with a license can drive it. You might have employees that all have full driving licences now, but in the future, you may hire someone that is only able to drive automatics.

4. Higher Resale Value

Thinking about selling a van before you’ve even bought it is a strange concept, but a van is an investment that will only depreciate. However, in the used market, automatic vans tend to have a higher resale value because of all the above points and the fact that there are fewer of them available, making them high in demand, but low in supply.


Renault Kangoo Z.E

If you're interested in any of our automatic vans call us on 0208 644 4000

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