Van Hire & Commercial Vehicle Hire

Northgate Vehicle Hire is the UK's largest light commercial vehicle hire company. The Northgate Choice, our combination of flexible van rental and minimum term vehicle hire, allows us to cater for the needs of your entire fleet no matter how many vehicles you operate.

We understand that LCVs are critical to the success of your business and we know that in your business, time is money so you need a van and commercial vehicle supplier that can keep your vehicles on the road at all time.

Our products

1. 12months+

Minimum term vehicle hire from Northgate. The flexible alternative to contract hire, ideal for businesses who can confidently predict their fleet requirements

Ideal for: Predictable fleet needs
2. Flexible Hire

Find out more about our flexible long term van rental solution which offers complete vehicle flexibility to meet changing business demands

Ideal for: Changing fleet requirements
3. We buy you rent

Release tied up residual capital in your purchased vehicles and experience all the benefits that come along with renting LCVs from Northgate Vehicle Hire.

Ideal for: Businesses with purchased vehicles

The genuine alternative to purchase and traditional contract hire

Van hire from Northgate is the genuine alternative to purchasing or contract hiring vehicles. Northgate can offer both a fully flexible vehicle rental service, Flexible Hire, or add a minimum term to any specific vehicles, 12months+, all while offering the same great benefits that we offer each and every customer.

Northgate's portfolio of products can help you predict the cost of your fleet by making sure there are no unexpected or hidden costs. With Flexible Hire, 12months+, or a combination of the two, you don't have to worry about any of these additional costs:

  • Breakdowns
  • Servicing
  • MOTs
  • Repairs
  • Replacement Vehicles
  • Parts
  • Road Fund Licence
  • Finance Interest
  • Depreciation

Maximising the uptime of your vans when they are on the road is our priority. Through our 50 wholly-owned, warranty approved workshops we manage all of your servicing, maintenance, repair and breakdown needs. All of these costs are included in our simple and transparent rental rates giving you a cost-effective solution to acquiring your vans and commercial vehicles that is legally compliant and safe for your employees.

Northgate have a solution for your business no matter what your vehicle acquisition preference. If you require the flexibility to change vehicles and adjust fleet size regularly, our classic Flexible Hire van rental is the perfect solution; but if you are looking to make a longer term commitment, our 12months+ offering provides genuine alternative to contract hire with all the added benefits that come with partnering with Northgate. With these two products we are also in a position to offer a combination of Flexible Hire and 12months+ to create a tailored solution that meets all of your long term van hire needs.

There is also the option to take advantage of Northgate’s ‘We Buy You Rent’ product, where we will purchase your existing vehicles at a fair price and then rent an agreed number of new Northgate vehicles instead. ‘We Buy You Rent’ offers a simple solution to the rising costs associated with running an ageing fleet, with companies able to upgrade to either Flexible Hire, 12months+, or a combined rental package. All rental options from Northgate offer fantastic money saving and flexibility to meet the vehicle and customer demands of your business.

Check out our vehicle range and choose from our fleet of more than 50,000 state-of-the-art commercial vehicles, including well-known manufacturers such as:

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Why choose Northgate Vehicle Hire?

We get vehicles to you quicker

We have a fleet of over 50,000 vans and commercial vehicles, which are available from more than 70 branches across the UK and Ireland.

Our nationwide van hire network and fleet size means we can guarantee you a vehicle from our core fleet with as little as four hours notice if you are within 25 miles of a Northgate branch.

We keep your vehicles on the road longer

You don't have to worry about vehicle downtime associated with unexpected maintenance events or breakdowns. We manage this all at a time that causes minimum disruption to your business.

Our breakdown service is managed in partnership with the AA so we will never leave you stranded. On average, we attend breakdowns within 45 minutes and fix 82% by the roadside. With all breakdowns, we aim to get you back on the road within 2½ hours.

We are specialists in commercial vehicle hire

We have been supplying and managing vehicles for over 30 years. From standard vans like the Ford Transit or Mercedes Sprinter to more specialist vehicles like utility specified vehicles,welfare vans and high payload lutons, we are able to provide fit-for-purpose vehicles to keep your business on the road and earning money.

Contact us now to arrange a consultation with one of our team.