We’re Open!

We’re open! A message from TJS Self Drive We’re delighted to say our Scunthorpe, Leeds, Lincoln and Rugby depots are now back open, ready for you to hire your next car or van. As you’d expect, we’ve changed a few … Read More

Do I need a permit to take a van to my local tip?

What are the rules for taking a rental van to your local waste centre? There are lots of reasons to choose a van over a car to do your next tip trip: You’ll pack far more into a rental van, … Read More

UK motorists ignore car problems for 3 weeks

As a new study shows what happens when motorists notice a problem with their vehicle, we suggest an alternative that’ll have your car worries sorted immediately. What’s that knocking? Or that shudder? Is it you, or is the car pulling … Read More

Driving Home for Christmas?

If, unlike Santa, there’s no room for all the toys and goodies in your particular sleigh, rent a bigger one. For many people Christmas means two things: buying far more ‘stuff’ for more people than you’d originally planned, and having … Read More

Why the rental van of the future might be hydrogen powered

Electric, we keep being told, is the future. But if that’s the case, what happened to hydrogen? You can’t move for electric vehicles right now. Every time you turn around, some manufacturer has launched a new one. Electric is the … Read More

Do More Speeding Tickets Mean More Speeders?

Which police forces issue the most speeding tickets in the UK – and what does that really mean? There are lots of things to consider when you take to the road in one of our hire vehicles. The driving conditions. … Read More

Why Everything You Know About Traffic Lights Is Wrong

The timing of amber lights could be about to change around the world. Consider our minds blown. Your hire car or rental van is approaching traffic lights. They’re green right now, but as you get closer, on comes the amber … Read More

Should Smart Motorways Be Scrapped?

“People are dying on smart motorways” says MP Grant Shapps. Not long ago, we ran a piece on this site about how to drive on smart motorways. It was prompted by research that showed many UK drivers are confused about … Read More

How Do You Drive on Smart Motorways?

According to one survey, more than half of us are getting it wrong. There’s no shortage of smart motorways to take you between our numerous car and van rental depots. The M1 and M62 in particular have miles of ‘smart’ … Read More

Putting the Brakes on the Handbrake

Why the traditional handbrake’s days are numbered. Sit yourself in most of our hire vans and a number of our rental cars and you’ll find the traditional handbrake present and correct. But every year, as we replace models, the number … Read More

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