Should I Hire Over Buy - 4 Points To Consider

Whether your own a business or are a keen DIYer, you will always need power tools or some item of plant equipment to get the job done. What factors should you consider?

Why should you hire equipment, than buy it.

Whether your own a business or are a keen DIYer, you will always need power tools or some item of plant equipment to get the job done. What factors should you consider?

1.Hire Cost

If it’s a cheaper product such as a screwdriver, chisel or hammer, which can be used all the time, that’s fine as it’s not a large capital investment.(pick these items up at any Balloo Hire store)

However, larger specialist tools such as power sanders, top of the range drills, powerwashers, generators and large plant can cost thousands of pounds to buy brand new. If the item is only needed for a few days or even hours… Think, can you afford to spend this kind of money and only use it for a short period of time. 

Hiring equipment will ensure you have the latest technology and well maintained kit, a small rental fee will get you the best brand and type of tool, plant or equipment.Remember the machine you require may not be in your price range to buy, whereas a cheaper version might not be up to the job at hand too.

2.How Often will it get used?

The best way to work out costs versus use is how often will it get used? Do you plan to keep the machine for years? Then yes buy outright or second hand. But be warned,ask yourself :  Where will it be stored, who will look after the maintenance and make sure it is suitably insured for use? What if its stolen?How much are the added extras such as drill bits, blades or grinding disks once they ware down? What if the engine goes wrong? Who services it?

Sounds scary, but that’s the cover and peace of mind you can get when using a hire centre.

3.Deals and Local Advice

Hiring rather than buying gets you more than the product itself, you get advice from the hire centre staff, many of which are experts and have worked in the trade for years. They won’t try and hire you the most expensive product, rather suggest which is best for the job.  This kind of experience and know-how is something you won’t get if you buy.

4.How Will You Transport It?

Balloo Hire Centres offer delivery and collection services, so no need to worry about if it will fit in the car boot.

We also have contactless delivery, making sure our staff and you are safe during this time.

 

For more info and to open and account online call us on 0289045 8080 or email Belfast@balloohire.com now.

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