Keeping you up to speed
These days, cars and vans are built to last, with mileages of well over 100,000 commonplace. Transit vans in particular are famous for their resilience and endurance, with regular stories of transit vans reaching 200,000 and beyond.
There’s no denying that high mileage vans are considerably cheaper to buy, and to insure, but is it a gamble worth taking? There are certainly lots of things you can do to sway the odds in your favour but at the end of the day, it could still be a risk.
So what should you consider when buying a high mileage van?
Buying a high mileage van will be significantly cheaper than newer, lower mileage models, and they could serve your purposes just as well. But before you buy, you need to consider a few questions about your van usage first:
If a high mileage van seems too good to be true, it probably is. Here are a few questions to ask to help you cut down your shortlist and avoid buying trouble for yourself:
If you decide to go ahead with a high mileage van, then make sure you get the maximum benefit from your choice. You should always check the price in a reliable guide, such as Glass’s, to make sure that the high mileage is reflected accurately in the asking price. Don’t forget to get the right insurance for your van and not just the cheapest.
Customers with a policy that started on or before 31st December 2016 can continue to use this website as usual.
Customers with a policy that renewed on or after 1st January 2017 – the details on this website will not be relevant to your policy, please see your renewal pack for further information.