Countless congregations across the country have benefitted from purchasing or leasing a bus. If your church hasn’t purchased a bus before, it can be difficult to know where to start.
The most important thing to consider before buying a bus for your church is knowing when and where you’ll be using your vehicle. Looking at the annual events that your congregation has attended in the past will give you an idea for the vehicle size and capacity you will need. You should also anticipate any future needs your congregation will require. If the youth group and seniors plan their usage for the same day, you need to think about how to accommodate those requests.
You’ll also want to think about which options to add to your vehicle. Does your church operate child care services? You may want to think about child seating modifications. Would you like to increase fellowship? A custom graphics wrap can help you achieve your goals. You may also want to consider adding these possibilities: grab rails, a low-floor ramp, reading lights, overhead storage, and upgraded heating and air conditioning units. A TESCO sales representative can help you decide which options will maximize the benefits of your bus usage.
If your future plans call for the transportation of a large number of people, you may want to consider having your vehicle custom built. Though this may add additional wait time, this will give you time to be able acquire funds and a skilled CDL driver if necessary. TESCO can also answer any questions you may have about CDL requirements. If you have a more immediate need, TESCO has plenty of in-stock church buses for you to choose from, all ready for immediate delivery.
Before purchasing, be sure to check with your insurance provider. Some insurance companies require churches to use an MFSAB bus. Regardless of the type of bus you need, TESCO can help.
Browse our church inventory here, or contact TESCO at 800.227.3572 for guidance and additional information. Be sure to mention to your sales rep that you are with a church so that we can offer you our special church pricing!