Vintage Cars In Transportation

Here are a few photos of the MG we collected today using one of your transporters. Very many thanks for excellent Wallis service – all worked well.

               

 

The car is the sole survivor of the 1935/36 MG Works Trials Team, the “Three Musketeers”. They were very successful in the 1930s, and I’ve attached a photo of the car with the Team’s winnings in 1936. I’ve owned it since 1967, and have just completed a chassis-up rebuild over the last year.

What size of van and things to consider before hiring a van.

Luton Van Hire Cambridge
Van to hire SWB

Van to hire SWB great for small moves or tip runs or any house clearing

 

When hiring a van there are many different things you must take into consideration, which many people often disregard. As this process is often rushed and largely unplanned,being quite spontaneous. Yet many people do not actually way out their options, leading many people to be quite unhappy with the van they’re renting. To prevent this i have compiled a brief of basic things you need to consider before hiring a van.

Small Van for Car Boot sales or running around town doing deliveries

Small Van for Car Boot sales or running around town doing deliveries

 

First of all, a van is supposed to be a sturdy, reliable piece of machinery that will not fail the job in hand you have planned. So make sure it is! Make sure the van you are hiring is fit for purpose so you are not left with a breakdown and an incomplete job. Also another similar thing to consider is the capacity of the van, make sure you know how much it can hold. Being able to forward think for how much capacity you will need in a van to be practical is key. If you are moving a lot of things, or for example heavy furniture it would be wise to go with a large van with a lot of capacity such as the popular Ford Transit, to get the job done. But be aware that sometimes a van with bigger capacity may cost more to hire, as a smaller van may be cheaper by the manufacturer, so you may have to pay the premium of a bigger vehicle.

 

Larger van to get what you need moved

Larger van to get what you need moved quickly

If you are a business hiring a van for an event or moving, you should focus on how the van portrays your business. Will it represent it well enough? How clean is it? These are some things to consider as if you hire a cheap, bruised, rusty old van to cut costs, this may negatively reflect your business to others as poor brand imaging. To avoid this do not be afraid to fork out a little more to insure your brand looks good and is represented well by the van you are hiring.

 

luton box van moving house? need to clear a lot this is the van

luton box van moving house? need to clear a lot this is the van

These are the main things to consider when hiring a van, as its always worth to go over and revise the basics before committing to hiring, this avoids unhappiness with your hire and allows you to get the job you have in mind done properly. Finally be aware that some companies require you to be over 25 to rent some vans with large capacity, so to avoid any confusion or if you are uncertain of what type of van to hire, go over these key things to consider and you’ll be fine.

Car Transporter Hire Cambridge

Car Transporter Hire Cambridge

Need to move a car? Do it yourself with a hire transporter and the benefits.

Large Recovery Truck Hire for Car Transporter

If you’re in the situation that you need to move a car and are debating whether you want to do to it yourself or get a company to do it, there are a couple things you need to consider. From how practical it is, to how much will it cost?

truck recovery and car transporter

truck recovery and car transporter

When looking at hiring a transporter the first rather noticeable advantage is that it is usually a lot cheaper than getting a company to do it for you. As if you pay a company to move a car you will also be paying for the employee who will be driving the transporter, adding extra cost you could avoid as you are also paying somebody to do the job for you.

recovery truck car transporter with car on the back

recovery truck car transporter with car on the back

Furthermore when hiring a transporter, it is a lot more practical as you are in control of when you need to use it. As if you are transporting a car through a company, you will need to pre-plan in advance for when your car will need transporting. This can be incredibly difficult and inconvenient to arrange as you may have a very busy schedule, which may not match that of the companies. If you require a transporter immediately it may be difficult to get hold of one if you are not hiring, as the company may have days in advance booked for its use. As by hiring a transporter for the time you desire, will allow freedom of when to use it, especially if you’re on a tight schedule, along with possibly a cheaper price.

When looking to hire a transporter it is advisable to do it yourself, as the benefits are clear as I just stated. Having the freedom to use the transporter for your own schedule is very practical and cost effective. My advice is to hire a transporter yourself rather than getting a company to, it will save time, money and stress!

 

Should it be legal to let your self-driving car drive you on autopilot?

google self drive car technologists
Self Drive Tesla on the road

Self Drive Tesla on the road

Since the rise of Tesla technology in cars has never been more important, with manufacturers now locked in a race to impress modern consumers with new added gadgets with futuristic innovations especially when it comes to automatic driving, has is gone too far? And how is the law seeing it?

self driving cars autonomous-driverless

self driving cars autonomous-driverless

One of the most famous incidents of a man allowing his car to drive itself was in on in April of 2018 in Hertfordshire, where a man was recorded in the passenger seat of his Tesla S 60 while it drove on autopilot at 40mph. The steering wheel was clearly unattended and at the time the car was navigating through heavy traffic, which can be seen as quite irresponsible. The police clearly saw it this way, banning him from driving for 1

8 months and giving the man a 1800 pounds fine.

Mercedes self drive

Mercedes self drive

But since this story went worldwide many people have been pondering over the fact that should it be an offence? The driver in an interview stated his car was in control at all times and pointed to the ‘amazing’ self driving system the car has which in this instance did not create an accident and was able to transport him safely. But regardless of your personal opinion the law, for now at least, are cracking down on self driving vehicles and are firm to hand out what they see as appropriate punishment.

Self-driving cars are a relatively new concept with many autopilot systems in cars being far from perfect which even Elon Musk, the owner of Tesla, will be the first to admit. But many people will continue to argue that self-driving cars can prevent a lot of drink driving incidents and potentially save lives and save people points on their licence. But for now the law is taking a tough stance on this and for the foreseeable future it will be illegal for yourself driving car to completely drive you to your destination.

The benefits of hiring over buying a car if you do not need to drive regularly

Citroen C1 for hire
Ford S Max MPV for hire

Ford S Max MPV for hire

If you are only a casual driver or do not have the need to drive regularly then committing to buying a car can seem quite unneeded. Although quite unorthodox, you will be very surprised at how beneficial this is; with so many benefits it is surprising why more casual drivers do not choose to hire cars.

Nissan juke for hire

Nissan juke for hire

One huge benefit is that you will not have to worry about depreciateion of the car price over time, as you are not the overall owner of the vehicle, only the manufacture will lose out. As the financial responsibilities are with the manufacturer not you. This further leads to the fact you will not need to worry about maintenance costs as they are covered in the contract by the company selling you the car, the only extra cost you will experience is just adding fuel!

Land Rover Defender For Hire

Land Rover Defender For Hire

Another massive advantage of hiring a car is that you will be able to drive cars, above and beyond your budget if you were looking to commit to buy a car. This allows you to be able to drive models you never thought you would be able to, and at the same time still saving money.

An image of the Jensen

Depending on what event or trip you have planned, hiring a vehicle will allow you to rent according to the occasion.  If you are planning a long country road trip, maybe a Land Rover will be the way to go, but if you are going to a reunion or need a car to impress, there are seemingly endless options to choose from. This is a huge benefit of hiring over buying as it is so flexible whereas purchasing a car will leave you tied down.

An image of the Aston & Jensen

Overall these are the major benefits to hiring a car, as it is so flexible with so many different options to fit the occasion or the journey. As a casual driver or for a person who rarely drives it is highly recommended to hire a car, rather than buy one. As it is financially a lot more beneficial and the flexibility and choice almost seems unreal!

What to hire and why

 

So, we have a number of rental vehicles that can be used for a number of reasons, below are only some examples on why to hire the vehicles in question: –

 

LUTON VAN

Very popular, if your moving house as this vehicle has a tail-lift and allows the heavy lifting to be assisted by this.  The space inside as well is a huge bonus meaning that you may be able to get everything done in one trip, therefore saving time and possibly further rental days.  Nice to drive and very economical being diesel.

Luton Van Hire Cambridge

Luton Van Hire Cambridge

TIPPER

Having a clearout and don’t wish to dirty your car, then why not put everything in the back of a tipper, built for dirty jobs.  You’ll be surprised at how much you can actually fit.  This also has a lift to allow dumping of its load whether this is rubbish,sand etc.

Tipper to hire Cambridge

Tipper to hire Cambridge

SWB VAN

Very handy if you need to transport that small piece of furniture or a number of small items, easy to load and unload and a very good drive.

Short Wheel Base Van Hire Cambridge

Short Wheel Base Van Hire Cambridge

CAR TRANSPORTER

Bought that car of the internet and need to pick it up, all our Transporters come with fully operational winch and straps so that you can load your newly purchased vehicle and bring her home.  Never used a car transporter before? Have no fear our Rental Team will give you a tuition on how everything works, you’ll leave having the full knowledge and being completely competent and how to transport your vehicle safety and securely.

Car Transporter Hire Cambridge

Car Transporter Hire Cambridge

Why hire a Land Rover defender if you have never driven one?

Land Rover Defender For Hire

The defender is a modern one of a kind car, with the model having an impressive 68 years of heritage it has been one of Land Rover’s cornerstone cars over the years. It is so easy to spot on the road as there is no car that comes close to the rugged beauty of this absolute off-road machine that devours, any terrain that is in its way. But why hire one?

Land Rover Defender For Hire

Land Rover Defender For Hire

Land Rover Defender For Hire

Land Rover Defender For Hire

One of the most famous aspects about the Defender is its reliability; it will never give up on you, as it is made to conquer the most treacherous landscapes around the world so on the road you should not run into any problems at all. As its priority is to serve as an off-road vehicle, its ability to tow is heavily underrated, it can pull almost anything out the mud as the machine is so powerful making light work of any muddy situation.

Land Rover Defender Radio and Sat Nav Installed on Hire Defender

Land Rover Defender Radio and Sat Nav Installed on Hire Defender

Land Rover Defender Boost Alloy on Hire Defender

Land Rover Defender Boost Alloy on Hire Defender

Land Rover Defender Interior for hire

Land Rover Defender Interior for hire

Land Rover Defender Interior for hire

Land Rover Defender Interior for hire

Land Rover Defender Interior for hire

Land Rover Defender Interior for hire

The problem with many mass produced cars are that they seem to fade into the mainstream irrelevancy, yet this is one of the only cars to ever hold its character as there is really nothing else like it on the road, being the definition of a head-turner with iconic heritage and the stunning off-road, deep country rooted aesthetic.

The Defender is really an all-rounder, it can deliver in every aspect of what somebody wants in a car, apart from blistering speed as it is an incredibly practical car which is something all of Land Rover cars are built upon, from conquering mountains to gliding along the road take it can anywhere you need. Of course if you are going off-road it’ll get a bit messy, even in the interior, but as it is built for anything you can easily hose it down, as this car can drive through a 3 foot deep country swamp,like a mere puddle on a main road.

If you are looking for a car more reliable than a pitchfork, this is the one for you. Also it is a one of a kind experience, as this innovative machine conquers all that lies in its path with many favouring it for a road-trip in the British countryside. For a reliable car and a raw one of a kind experience look no further.

Land Rover Defender For Hire

Land Rover Defender For Hire

Land Rover Defender For Hire

Land Rover Defender For Hire

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An image of the Aston & Jensen