How to Drive a Van? - The Sixt Van Guide

Although there are some differences between driving a van and a car, it is not difficult. If you are a first time van driver follow our tips and tricks below and ensure that you drive around worry free! Sixt makes sure you are well equipped, and offers you affordable van rentals from a number of convenient locations. 

The Beginner's Van Driving Guide

  • If it is your first time driving a van, let our friendly Sixt staff know when you go to pick up your van hire and they will be happy to give you a short demonstration.
  • Have a test drive in a car park or quiet area with little traffic to get the feel of driving the van before you venture on to busy roads.  
  • Remember to consider the size of the van that you are driving when driving under bridges and  through tight spaces.  
  • Pay close attention when reversing and backing into a parking space as this could differ a lot from when parking in a car.  
  • Always remember to use the exterior mirrors on your vehicle when turning left or right.  
  • Keep a distance between you and the vehicle in front as vans have a longer stopping distance. 
  • When driving a van for the first time you will soon feel at ease. Sixt wish you a safe and pleasant drive in your van rental! 

Rely on Sixt One Day Van Rental Services

Upgrade your van rental with a range of helpful van hire extras such as Sat Nav and additional insurance options if you aren't feeling too confident when you set off on the road. When driving a van for the first time you will soon feel at ease. Sixt wish you a safe and pleasant drive in your van rental!