'Should I rent or buy a generator?'

It's an age-old conundrum that has perplexed those in need of a generator for decades. The very nature of generators - a temporary or emergency power solution - means that buying one could see you spending a lot of money for something that is used only sporadically. Anyone can see, then, that renting and generators are a match made in heaven. Hiring, rather than buying a generator, has far more advantages than just cost, however (though that is a big plus!). Here are a few you should know about.

1. A hired generator will always be in excellent condition 

If you buy a generator, you'll be solely responsible for its upkeep. Unless it's covered by an expensive warranty, should something go wrong with your generator, it's up to you to fix it - or at least pay a professional to. It's all money out of your pocket, but when you hire a generator with Kennards Hire, you can be sure that it will work precisely as it should. This is because it will have been maintained throughout its life by qualified mechanics, who clean and test the machine to ensure it's in fine working order for the next customer - you. 

When you hire a generator with Kennards Hire, you can be sure that it will work precisely as it should.

2. Is hiring a generator cheaper than buying one?

Okay, we've already mentioned the financial benefits of hiring a generator over shelling out and buying one, but as it's such an important point, we thought we'd better go into greater detail. If you need a generator to power an event, such as a wedding or university ball, you'll likely only need it for two or three days at most. Why would you want to fork out a substantial amount of money for a piece of equipment you don't even know you'll use again, when you can pay a fraction of the price to rent it? And if it turns out that you do need the help of a generator a few months down the line, not a problem - you can simply hire another one! 

3. Your hired generator will be top-of the-range

We all know how quickly technology advances in this hectic, modern world. It can be hard to keep up sometimes - smartphones and laptops seem to outdo each other every other week, for example. The same rules apply with generators. Should you buy one, you'll be left with a hulking behemoth that may well be obsolete within a few months. When you hire one, however, you'll be taking receipt of a machine that's more than capable for the task at hand. At Kennards Hire, we only stock top-branded generators with a great reputation - we don't compromise when it comes to quality.

Hiring a generator is a cost-effective, efficient way of providing power to your event.Hiring a generator is a cost-effective, efficient way of providing power to your event.

4. A greater choice of generator sizes

At Kennards Hire, we stock a broad range of generators, from a portable, petrol-powered unit through to a heavy-duty 500 KVA model. The reason we have so many shapes and sizes of generators is so that no matter our customers' power needs, there will always be the perfect generator to fulfil them. A low-key garden party won't require an enormous generator as a music concert would, so by hiring, you're giving yourself a flexibility not possible when buying.  

No matter our customers' power needs, there will always be the perfect generator to fulfil them.

5. You'll get expert advice at Kennards Hire

When you hire a generator with us, we'll help you decide which unit is best suited for your needs. Our expert team will also give you a rundown on how your generator works and how to use it, as well as important safety advice - you'll be working with electricity, after all!

To find out more about generator rental, be sure to get in touch with the friendly, knowledgeable team at Kennards Hire.