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Dack Hire: Lincoln van rental from Dack Motor Group

We’re very pleased to welcome our newest advertiser, Dack Hire of Lincoln, to

Dack Hire is part of Lincoln-based Dack Motor Group. This business was founded as a one-man band in 2010 and has grown to offer a fleet of more than 125 hire vans, in a wide range of sizes and styles:

  • Small vans
  • Medium vans (e.g. Ford Transit Custom)
  • Long wheelbase vans
  • Extra-long wheelbase vans
  • Luton vans with tail lifts
  • 3.5t dropside vans
  • 3.5t tipper vans

Dack Hire is based at Lincoln Fields Business Park, on the south side of Lincoln. Here are all the contract details:

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VWFS Rent-a-Car Liverpool

Liverpool van hire with VW Vehicle Rental

I’m very pleased to welcome VW Vehicle Rental in Liverpool to

This business is based at the Volkswagen Commercial Vehicle centre in Speke, Liverpool, and supplies Volkswagen vans only for van hire customers.

VWFS Rent-a-Car Liverpool normally has the following types of van available to hire:

  • Volkswagen Caddy (small van)
  • Volkswagen Transporter medium van
  • Volkswagen Transporter Kombi (5-seat crew van) – also available as an automatic
  • Volkswagen Crafter MWB (large van)
  • Volkswagen Amarok 4×4 pickup

The company’s aim is to give you the exact vehicle you booked every time — not just an equivalent or similar model.

Contact details

  • Address: VW CV Centre, 2 Evans Road, Speke, Liverpool, Merseyside, L24 9PB
  • Website:
  • Telephone: 0151 728 4702
  • Email:

If you’d like to list your van hire business on, please check out our advertising options or contact us directly.

Cambridge Car and Van Rental

Van hire with Cambridge Car and Van Rental

We’re very pleased to welcome Cambridge Car and Van Rental to

This family-run business has been providing car and van hire in the Cambridge area for 29 years. With a fleet of c.100 vehicles, CCVR can meet most requirements, including automatic van hire.

The company is conveniently located on Newmarket Road, from where a range of vans are available (these are manual models):

  • Small vans – e.g. Peugeot Partner or similar
  • Medium vans – e.g. Ford Transit Custom, VW Transporter
  • Large vans – e.g. Ford Transit LWB (long wheelbase)
  • Extra-long vans – e.g. Volkswagen Crafter XLWB or similar

The following automatic vans are also available:

  • Medium van – e.g. Volkswagen Transporter automatic
  • Large van – e.g. Ford Transit LWB automatic

Cambridge Car and Van Rental takes prides in its links with local businesses and the wider community and offers a 15% discount for NHS staff and Cambridge University members (ID required).

The company’s minimum age limit for hiring a small van is 21, so this is a realistic option for student van hire, such as moving house, gigs and field trips.

To find out more or to arrange van hire, contract Cambridge Car and Van Rental directly:

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The Storage Factory

Salisbury van hire with The Storage Factory

We’re very pleased to welcome The Storage Factory of Salisbury to

This friendly local firm offers a range of vans to hire from its Salisbury branch on the Milford Trading Estate.

Three sizes of van are available:

  • Small vans (e.g. Citroen Berlingo) – from £45 per day*
  • Large vans (e.g. Ford Transit MWB) – from £65 per day*
  • Luton Vans – from £100 per day*

*prices correct at time of publication (Feb 2020)

Students with a valid photo ID can obtain a 10% discount when booking van hire. The Storage Factory also supports the Blue Light Card scheme and the Defence Discount Service, so miliatary personnel, emergency services and NHS workers are all entitled to discounts when booking (valid photo ID required).

As the company’s name suggests, The Storage Factory also offers self storage services at the same location. To find out more, contact The Storage Factory directly:

If you’d like to list your van hire business on, check out our advertising page to see what we can offer – or contact us direct.

Astley Van Hire logo

Greater Manchester van rental with Astley Van Hire

Independent van hire firm Astley Van Hire has been supplying local businesses and residents with rental vans since 1986.

The Greater Manchester company is a long-time advertiser on Based in Astley, near Swinton and Atherton, Astley is open from 7.30am to 7.30pm, seven days a week.

This is good news for anyone wanting to hire a van for the weekend — with many companies you’ll be forced to return it on Monday morning, which isn’t always convenient. But Astley’s seven-day opening policy means that you can pickup on Saturday morning and return Sunday evening. Ideal for house moves, DIY, university runs and much more.

Astley offers a full range of services, including:

  • 4 hour rental
  • Daily van hire
  • Weekly hire
  • Contract hire
  • Van leasing

The firm’s rental fleet ranges from small vans through to large, high roof vans and luton vans with tail lift. All vans are modern, well-maintained and include AA cover. Unlettered vans are also available.

For more information or to make a booking, contact Astley Van Hire direct:


Econorent opens Ipswich van hire location

EconorentSuffolk and Essex car and van hire firm Econorent is continuing to expand, and now has a new branch in Ipswich.

This family-owned company has been advertising on since 2012, so it’s great to see that it’s continuing to grow.

The Ipswich branch is based on Nacton Road, about 1.6 miles from Derby Road railway station and just 1 miles from the A14.

A full range of cars and vans are available at the new branch, including small, medium and long wheelbase vans, plus luton box vans with tail lifts (see here for our van size guide).

Pickups are also available, including with towbars.

For larger groups, seven and nine-seater minibuses can be hired.

Here are the contact details for Econorent in Ipswich:

14 The Drift,
Nacton Road,

Tel: 01473 231230


Econonrent’s new branch takes the firm’s network to six branches. The other locations are Manningtree, Sudbury, Stowmarket, Harleston and Colchester. For more information contact visit the website or contact the firm on 01449 616161.

Easter picture

Why hiring a van this Easter could save you money and time

Easter picture

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Easter is early this year, and will be here in less than two weeks. What are your plans?

The ‘beast from the East’ appears to be in full retreat this week, opening up the prospect of some milder weather over the long weekend.

It may still be too early for a BBQ (or perhaps not!) but Easter is the ideal time to get stuck into big DIY jobs, garden renovations, or major trips to the tip. Perhaps you’ve got an old shed or garage that needs emptying. And what about the loft?

Dirty deeds

If you need to shift a load of dirty ‘stuff’ from a to b, then you’ll probably already know that your car isn’t the ideal choice of transport. Not only is carrying capacity limited, but you’ll have to do a big clean-up afterwards.

A far better choice might be to consider hiring a van for the long weekend. This could be much cheaper than you’d expect, and the practical advantages of having a rugged and large load space could easily outweigh the extra cost.

For example, you won’t run any risk of getting soil/mud/oil/grime/loft dirt on your car’s upholstery. Nor will there be any risk of damaging the seats or interior trim.

Fewer journeys

The extra space and weight-carrying ability of a van also means that you’ll probably be able to make fewer trips. One trip in a medium van could easily replace three in a car. That leaves more time for a BBQ and a hard-earned beer when you knock off for the day!

If you’re not familiar with van hire, we can help you get started.

To get compare van hire prices from leading UK hire companies, click here.

For more information on choosing the right size van, click here.

Christchurch Priory

Christchurch van hire is now available on

Christchurch Priory

Christchurch Priory, Christchurch, Dorset. By Gillian Moy, CC BY-SA 2.0,

The latest location to be added to our van hire database is the town of Christchurch, in Dorset.

This medieval market town has a thriving population of more than 45,000 and benefits from being close to Bournemouth International Airport, at Hurn. Road and rail connections are also good, providing good access to nearby Poole and Bournemouth, as well as Southampton.

At the time of writing (Feb 2018) we have one van hire supplier listed in Christchurch, Enterprise. Known for its wide Uk branch network and global reach, Enterprise normally offers a full range of vans for rent in Christchurch, including small, medium, long and luton vans. People carriers with up to nine seats are also available.

We’re keen to add more van hire suppliers in Christchurch. If you run a rental company in the area and would like to add your firm to our van and minibus hire search system, then please check out our options for getting listed or get in touch with us directly.

Staines high street

Staines van hire is now available on

Staines high street

A statue recognising the town’s historic Lino Factory. Source: By Al Menzies, CC BY-SA 2.0,

We’ve recently added two van hire suppliers in Staines-upon-Thames to the search engine, in our continuing effort to improve our price comparison results.

Staines (as it’s more commonly known) is a town in Surrey that lies on the River Thames, It’s lies alongside the M25, midway between the Slough junction with the M4 and the Chertsey junction with the M3. It’s a busy area for traffic, not least because it’s also just 3 miles from Heathrow Airport.

At the time of writing (Jan 2018), we’re listing two van hire suppliers in Staines, Avis and Budget. Both companies normally offer a good selection of popular van sizes and Budget also offers one-way hire, which can be very useful.

Staines-upon-Thames itself is a picturesque town by the River Thames with a generous helping of historic buildings. Home to around 18,000 people, it incorporates the villages of Laleham, Stanwell and Wraysbury and runs almost continuously into Egham.

We’re keen to add more van hire suppliers in the Staines area to meet strong search demand. If you run a rental company in the area and would like to add your firm to our van and minibus hire search system, then please check out our options for getting listed or get in touch with us directly.

Birmingham NEC exhibition hall

Birmingham NEC van hire is now available on

Birmingham NEC exhibition hall

Inside an exhibition hall at the Birmingham NEC @ CV Show 2017

Here at we’re always trying to improve our coverage of van hire suppliers across the UK (and Ireland!).

One of the newest locations on our price comparison engine is West Midlands exhibition venue, the Birmingham NEC. At the time of writing (Jan 2018) both Budget and Avis operate van hire branches on the NEC estate.

The NEC is easily accessible by rail and air, as well as by road. This means that NEC visitors who find expect to take large items home from an exhibition could choose to arrive by rail (Birmingham International) or air (nearby Birmingham Airport) and then hire a van with a one-way booking to return to home.

Alternatively if you need to make a delivery to the NEC, you could choose this option too and then drop off your van and get a train or plane home.

One-way van hire is usually available from Budget, so this could be an ideal option in some scenarios.

We’re keen to add more van hire suppliers in the NEC area. If you run a rental company in the area and would like to add your firm to our van and minibus hire search system, then please check out our options for getting listed or get in touch with us directly.