Make a night of it and do an overnight stay in Cardiff when you collect. Take a break from the stresses of work and spend the evening before delivery relaxing, chilling and unwinding. Its not every day you collect a new van so savour the success.
Swiss HQ is a 20 minute train ride from Cardiff and the trains run about every 20 minutes. You do need to look in advance as if there is a Sports Event on prices for rooms quadruple Typical Hotel Cost £60 – £130 midweek.
Recommended Hotels There are two main areas to stay. Cardiff Bay and the City Centre. Parking is harder in the City Centre . ST Davids has an ample open carpark and is 5 minutes walk from the Cardiff Bay which is all bars and restaurants. Great Spa and pool. Future Inn is close to the Bay too just a little further walk. It has a Millar & Carter on site. Travel Lodge – Has several sites both in the city centre and in Cardiff Bay . Park Plaza – In in the city centre close to the theatre . Great Spa and collection of bars and live music within a few minutes walk.
Recommended Eats If you want recommendations on where to eat or where to go for a beer have a chat to someone on sales. We have probably been there ! Indian Food. Two we recommend. Mowglis is on the outskirts of Cardiff about £5 taxi from centre, and some of the hottest curry on the planet. Steak And Moksh which is a posh little Indian that does fancy food, This down the bay. Millar and Carter have two restaurants though the one in the city centre never seems to have a table free. And the Chain Viva Brazil. The latter seems to have far larger portions than the rest of the UK. Tapas Asador 44 is part of the Bar 44 Chain and lots of little pubs nearby. A bit pricy but nice Italian A lovely little one on the end of City Road where everything is Like Momma Used To Make It. City Road is one of the more entertaining parts of Cardiff Giardini Di Sorrento
Most of our competitors tend to be leasing franchises that all sell the same “specials” that tend to be basic vans purchased at the same time by the hundred. Often the vans you are offered have sat around a while. They tend to prefer contract hire as it locks you into them for some time. We work via banks rather than by these franchises so we are not as tied in so can offer more of an array of van finance deals. This is why our vans are fresher and deals better. There is no leasing franchise taking a cut. All methods are tax deductible. All methods you should really have GAP Insurance Policy in case the vehicle is written off. Many commercial insurance policies will not pay new for old.
Hire purchase – VAT down or VAT deferred . HP is a great way to actually buy a van. If your VAT registered claim the whole VAT amount back within three months. Sometimes a pre registered van is cheaper. Click Here.
Contract Hire – This is more popular on cars than vans. Many customers think there is no credit check but there is. Its better for large fleets and doesn’t offer any advantage for less than fleets of 10. If you want to change over 10 vehicles in one go and they are basic then please get in touch. Click here for contract hire.
Lease purchase. Not always the best deal as some manufacturers offer discounts that cannot be used on lease purchase. Its just like HP but with a final payment and once it’s paid you get automatic ownership. It’s better once again for VAT registered businesses especially if you want a T6.1 for example to keep at the end and convert to a motorhome. Sometimes a pre registered van is cheaper. Click here
Finance Lease – By far the most popular method as it attracts the lowest payments . It’s gets the largest discounts from manufacturers same as contract hire. However you can fit accessories many of which you cant n contract hire
Operational Lease – Is just like finance lease however you can hand back the vehicle at the end. Some of our Mercedes vans are like this
Asset Finance – We can finance many products not just vans
Credit Limit – Pre approve your van purchases 90 days in advance. Useful for example if you have a contract tender.
If you write a vehicle off in say year one the insurance company may well pay you less than the settlement value. Thus through no fault of your own you may need to buy a older cheaper van to reach the same monthly payment. Click Here to buy a GAP Policy