Driving on Ice
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With another Beast from the East predicted to hit us this winter, here are some reminders if you’re planning on driving one of our rental cars or hire vans on icy conditions. One of the challenges presented by living in … Read More

Not so smart?
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Are smart motorways doing more harm than good? If you’ve taken our hire cars or vans on virtually any major motorway recently, you’ll have either come across a smart motorway, or driven through extensive roadworks caused by smart upgrades. There’s … Read More

Driving home for Christmas?
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If you’re hiring a van or car over the holiday period, here are a few things to remember to ensure Christmas stays merry. Everyone has somewhere they need to be at Christmas. This year, many businesses will be closing on … Read More

Up in smoke – why vaping whilst driving could lose you your licence
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Why it’s worth dialling the vape down whilst driving. We’ve all been behind the cars and vans that appear to be driven by dragons. Down comes the window, and out comes a plume of smoke that your average steam train … Read More

Rental vans and ultra-low emission zones
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We’re planning now for a time when you’ll need an ultra-low emission hire van to enter most UK towns and cities. In April 2019, central London becomes an ultra-low emission zone (ULEZ). It is, of course, already a low emission … Read More

The long arm of the law
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When driving one of our hire cars or vans, you need to be able to read a vehicle number plate at 20 metres. If not, you could fall foul of new police powers. It’s been a long day. You’re racing … Read More

Bus lane fines hit £41 million
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But why are you more likely to be penalised for taking your rental van or car into some towns’ bus lanes more than others? Bus lanes. Long have they been the bane of any road user who isn’t behind the … Read More

Why your eyesight could earn you an immediate driving ban
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When driving one of our hire cars or vans, you need to be able to read a vehicle number plate at 20 metres. If not, you could fall foul of new police powers. This September, police in several counties launched … Read More

Zip merging – what’s the score?
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It drives some to distraction. Others can’t see what all the fuss is about. So what’s the deal with zip merging? If you’d have hired a car or van from our Leeds depot recently and headed towards the M62, you’ll … Read More

How far can I drive in my TJS hire vehicle?
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We handle personal car hires for a day, business van leases for a year, and everything in between. That’s why our mileage allowances vary… First things first: hire a car or van from TJS on a personal, short term rental … Read More

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