Top 3 Benefits of Hiring versus Buying

Following a year of financial difficulty for many businesses, making significant savings for your business by only paying for what…

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Written by: SafeContractor
21st December

Following a year of financial difficulty for many businesses, making significant savings for your business by only paying for what you use can help your business cut costs and remain agile to economic changes. Purchasing plant and tools can prove tempting, but it often pays to hire instead…


Hiring equipment allows you to get hold of the right equipment, at the right time and price that suits. Purchasing brand new and even second-hand, powered access and plant machinery costs thousands and is a serious investment. You also need to factor in depreciation, storage, security and servicing costs. Lastly, you need to factor in your expected future usage of the asset to compare the long-term cost difference between buying and hiring.


Hiring gives you total flexibility. You can select from a wide range of equipment for the exact duration you need. In short, you pay for what you need, when you need it. Your hire company should provide you with expertise to ensure you get the exact equipment you really need for your project and the challenges you face.

Lastly, the best hire companies offer guaranteed off-hiring to ensuring the kit gets removed from site when you want it and you stop the hire costs dead in their tracks. Off-hiring is a key point to check with your chosen hire company.

Latest, Serviced, Safe Equipment

Reputable hire companies’ equipment is regularly checked, serviced, and cleaned (safety from Covid-19) to ensure that it meets the highest standards. If there is any kind of issue or breakdown, your hire company should swiftly resolve it.

Outdated, faulty equipment can lose your business serious momentum and money. It is therefore highly recommended to pre-check hire companies reviews on Trustpilot to see the level of service they provide, because unfortunately the hire experience can be mixed. 

WowNow Hire is the business momentum hire experts since 1995. They have a 4.9 out of 5 Trustpilot rating. 5 million products, 9,000 depots and 45,000+ staff across UK and Ireland. WowNow Hire guarantee off-hiring as standard and provide no hidden conditions.

SafeContractor have partnered with WowNow Hire to provide members with an exclusive 25% discount on scissor lift, boom lift and other specialist platform lifts, along with the full range of tool hire products.

Call WowNow Hire today on 01329 655 389.