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A flexible approach can beat the vehicle delays

20/09/2021

A flexible approach can beat the vehicle delays

The global supply chain is still reeling from the effects of the pandemic (with a little added extra from Brexit here in the UK) and the vehicle industry is no exception. There are shortages of lease vans resulting in long waits for frustrated drivers.

A combination of factory closures and a shortage of semi-conductor chips is being blamed for the delays and demand for leased vehicles is on the up due to dramatic increases in purchase prices.

Couple this with the fact that many trades are seeing a vastly increased demand for work, and we have a perfect storm  for shortages to occur.

If you are waiting for a van with which to run your business, this will be doubly frustrating as having to wait longer to get your wheels could impact your income too.

Silver lining 

If you’re willing to be flexible with your requirements, there are vehicles around and our team, with over 30 years’ experience, are dedicated to finding them for you. 

You’ll get a dedicated account manager who’ll advise you on the pros and cons for different makes and models and the various specifications available to you. 

Of course, being flexible about the brand of your lease vehicle is easy because it’s not a long-term commitment in the same way a purchase is. You don’t have to make a down-payment for a lease vehicle and you therefore get to see it before parting with any money. If it turns out to be completely off the mark for you, you still have some flexibility to change it.

Start planning

At OVL we’re happy that, with a willingness to consider anything, we’ll be able to find you something suitable for your needs. But we’d definitely advise starting to look earlier than you normally would to combat the shortages, especially if you’ve purchased a vehicle that has now been delayed. 

For us to be as flexible as we’d like, we need to know your requirements as far in advance as possible along with where you’re willing to compromise.

We’ve been helping businesses and individuals lease vans for 30 years, so we know where to look to find you the best deal. Plus, most importantly when things are frustrated with delays, we’ll keep the conversation flowing. You’ll get a dedicated account manager who can also help chat through the pros and cons of different makes and models.

It’s why we get reviews like this one, from Nigel at Spectrum Electronics: “We’ve been doing business for 20 years and I am delighted to keep it that way.”

Get in touch today to get the ball rolling on securing your next lease van.