At the heart of every modern business is the right commercial vehicle. Whether you need a small, nippy van to get those city deliveries out on time, or a comfortable MPV to transport your guests from the hotel to the airport, choosing the right light commercial vehicle is an important business and financial decision.
The financial aspect plays a key role in your decision-making process too. A light commercial vehicle is a considerable monetary investment, so it’s important that you get it right first time. At Al-Futtaim Automall, we understand that our commercial customers need the right vehicle for their job, whether you’re a florist, a plumber, or a taxi company. Here are our top three tips for choosing the right LCV for your business.
1. What business are you operating?
The type of business will determine the commercial vehicle you choose. The obvious distinction is whether you need to transport cargo or people. If it’s the former, you can then narrow your choice down to the size of the LCV you need.
If you’re delivering small items such as flowers, cakes, or small packages, a compact option is ideal for nipping around the city streets. The Renault Dokker MT is perfect for city runs, with a feisty 1.6Ltr engine and great fuel economy.
Sole traders such as plumbers or electricians who have to carry more equipment may need a larger option. The Toyota Hiace is the van of choice for businesses in the UAE, with a large payload area, excellent performance and economy, and that all-important factor for any business vehicle – reliability.
The Hiace also comes as an MPV or multi-person vehicle, making it an ideal ‘shuttle bus’ for hotels or taxi firms who want to offer their clients a comfortable ride to and from the airport. The additional luggage space is perfect for stashing suitcases while still leaving your passengers plenty of legroom. With choices of eight or 12 seats, MPVs are a flexible choice for both small operations and larger businesses.
2. What’s your budget?
The cost of a commercial vehicle can be offset against taxes to an extent, but it is still a considerable financial expenditure. However, with the wealth of pre-owned commercial vehicles available, you don’t have to buy new ones. That means you can always choose a used light commercial vehicle that will be cheaper than a brand-new model.
At Al-Futtaim Automall, our commercial vehicles in the UAE undergo the same rigorous checks as our sedans, SUVs and sporty coupes so that you can be sure they won’t let you down. Our technicians go over every vehicle carefully with a detailed checklist before any vehicle is offered for sale, so you can buy with confidence. With a one-year warranty as standard (extendible to two or three years for an additional charge), you get complete peace of mind as soon as you drive away.
3. What are your future plans?
Everyone wants their business to expand and grow, so you need to buy a light commercial vehicle that will work with you as your needs change. If you need to upgrade to something bigger, Al-Futtaim Automall is here for you when you want to sell your vehicle in the UAE. With us, you’ll get the full market value based on age, mileage, condition and model, with the payment going straight into your bank account or towards a newer or bigger LCV.
If you’re looking for a quality pre-owned commercial vehicle, take a look at what’s on offer at Al-Futtaim Automall today. Book a test drive online, or talk to one of our team to find out more about finance deals for commercial vehicles.