If you have pondered the question of whether you should buy or hire a 4×4 vehicle, you are not alone. There comes a time when every off-road enthusiast asks the same question. It is a question that has merit to it, and the answer always varies from one person to another. Your reasons for buying or hiring a 4×4 vehicle will invariably be different from those of another person. But ultimately, you will need to arrive at the answer that is right for your situation.
Owning a 4×4 is as exciting as it sounds. It is also probably more work and a greater responsibility than you realise. One tends to focus on the positives, and one can surely come up with a lot of those when thinking about owning one’s own four-wheel-drive vehicle. After all, you can just jump in your 4×4 whenever you want, whether it is a long weekend or on a public holiday, without having to go through the process of checking for availability and then hiring it.
Yet, you still need to consider the possible drawbacks of owning a 4×4. For one, the maintenance and upkeep are solely on you, whereas when you take up 4×4 hire, you can rest assured that the rental company has taken great care to provide you with a fully functional and operational vehicle, this responsibility being theirs if they supply the vehicle. Any maintenance and routine repairs are also for your own account if you own the vehicle. Doesn’t sound all that glamorous at the moment, does it?
Why It Makes Sense to Opt for 4×4 Hire
When you hire a vehicle, you can rest assured you have a vehicle that will take you the distance. Should the need arise, if if you have chosen the right rental company, they can help you navigate any unforeseen happenstances, from getting delayed at the border to something more inconvenient like getting stuck next to the road in the heart of Africa with a breakdown. You also have access to state-of-the-art 4×4 vehicles that are continually upgraded and of recent vintage.
There is no need for you to take care of the upkeep, insurance, and registration of the 4×4 throughout the year, and you simply get all the benefits of driving a 4×4, without the schlep associated with owning one. If you would like to discuss 4×4 vehicle hire in greater detail, and book your off-road adventure well in advance to avoid disappointment, speak to us today. We also assist with free route planning, as well as airport transfers to and from the airport.