How to beat the bank holiday traffic
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What’s the best way to get to your bank holiday getaway without sitting in hours of queuing traffic? You’ve hired the car for a big weekend getaway. Or perhaps you’ve rented a minibus for shenanigans on a grand scale. And … Read More

Pavement parking – a plea for common sense
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If parking on the pavement is made illegal everywhere, the move will affect many of the people who hire our cars and vans. So we’d like to make a plea for a balanced approach. We know pavement parking is a … Read More

Parking fees set to jump
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Watch where you park your hire car or van. Local councils look set to dramatically increase the cost of parking. The age of austerity hasn’t been a great deal of fun for anyone, and that’s certainly true for local councils, … Read More

The lanyard hazard
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If you’re driving one of our hire cars or rental vans whilst wearing a lanyard, best take it off… We’ve never done a formal survey of this, but we’d say it’s a fair bet that a significant number of the … Read More

Why it’s not ok to ‘dent and run’
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According to a new survey, 14.3% of UK motorists wouldn’t own up to damaging someone else’s car… which means they would all be committing a criminal offence. It’s one of those mornings. You’re running late. The weather’s foul. You’re in … Read More

Connecting Bolton & Leeds
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Why a journey between two of our depots (and the places around them) could be set to get shorter. The M62. Britain’s highest motorway, and frequently Britain’s highest car park. If you work on either side of the Pennines but … Read More

Speed angel?
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Are the days of the speed demon numbered? New plans to cut road deaths could automatically limit your vehicle’s speed and keep you to the limit. Speed limiters are nothing new. If you’ve driven a commercial van or truck you … Read More

How much are traffic jams costing you?
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New data suggests that timing your travel to avoid peak times could save you a fortune. If we had a pound for every driver who returned their vehicle to us saying, “traffic’s a nightmare!” or similar, we probably wouldn’t need … Read More

Why a no deal Brexit just made renting/leasing a van or car your only sensible option
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At the time of writing, we have just five weeks to agree a deal with the EU before we leave on WTO rules. But if you’re planning on a buying a car, what does that actually mean? This isn’t a … Read More

Driving in Europe post-Brexit
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Why taking our vehicles overseas shouldn’t be more complicated post-Brexit. It’s not all that often that our customers want to take their hire car or van onto the European mainland, but it does happen. TJS has been around for almost … Read More

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