Do you need a van for business, pleasure, or to drive around a big family? Whatever has prompted you to choose a big, bulky van over a convertible sports car doesn’t really matter. What matters is you need one – now. The trouble, however, is your less than cooperative finances. Right, so how do you address that? Do you borrow money? Do you settle for a used van? Do you simply settle for a less attractive one with limited features? Here’s another, arguably better idea: lease. Here are four powerful reasons to consider van leasing as opposed to buying your vehicle today.

You get access to several different high-quality models. In leasing your van, you get to have plenty of choices because you aren’t committed to just one specific model, as you are when you buy a van. For instance, in one year you might sign a lease to use a Mercedes-Benz Sprinter for your business and the next year drive around a Ford Fiesta. With new models being developed and released by different car manufacturers worldwide, leasing your van gives you the opportunity to go through each of your choices.

You get an extended test drive, whether it’s a Mercedes-Benz or Nissan van leasing deal. Since you’re able to lease different vans, you’re also able to determine which model is ideal for your needs. Test drives rarely indicate how well a car will perform because you’re limited by time and conditions. Unless, of course, you’re doing a test drive for “Top Gear,” you can’t really know whether a van will handle well on rough roads or difficult weather.

You don’t have to worry about maintenance and repair service. Generally when you lease a van, you should get a vehicle that is in good condition. You need to ensure that the vehicle has been thoroughly checked before being handed to you. But it is realistic to assume that your leased van might need repairs as you’re using it. Your leasing fee will include maintenance and servicing repairs. Just make sure that it is stipulated in your contract before you sign it.

You only pay a small monthly fee in comparison to the monthly payments you make towards a van purchase. Small to medium van leasing is only 35 to 55 per cent less than what you would normally pay for a financed van. Whether you’re leasing the van for business or pleasure, this would certainly help you manage your costs.

For every problem lies a solution. When that problem happens to concern your need for van transportation, try leasing instead of buying. You’ll find it a lot less heavy on your pocket, making your drives a lot more relaxing – even in congested traffic.