Archive for 2013

Christmas opening hours 2013

Christmas opening hours 2013

We're closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Years Day. We're closed early on a few other days, so please take a look at our fill list of opening hours.

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The flatbed / dropside 7.5 tonne Ford Iveco

The flatbed / dropside 7.5 tonne Ford Iveco

To cater to the lorry hire needs of those who require a vehicle which allows for fast and easy loading of large and less conventional loads, we chose the 7.5 tonne Ford Iveco which provides a versatile and very practical option for transporting heavy and non delicate loads of up to 2.7 tonnes.

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Can I drive a minibus?

Can I drive a minibus?

This summer we've had minibusses going to Germany, the Netherlands. We've also seen families take them to France, Italy and Spain this year as part of their holidays. The GB Canoe Polo Squad have taken our minibuses to France, Belgium, Poland, Spain and many more places! Closer to home our minibuses have been taken to the races at Ascot, and we regularly see groups heading to Thorpe park, Alton Tower, and Center Parks for birthday parties and family outings. The St Albans girls rugby team have traveled all over England in our minibuses.

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It's getting cold again! Time to prepare our fleet for winter.

It's getting cold again! Time to prepare our fleet for winter.

The days are getting shorter, the Christmas adverts have well and truly taken over the radio, and temperatures tonight in St Albans will be below zero again. Winter is definitely upon us.

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Did you know we sell ex-hire vehicles?

Did you know we sell ex-hire vehicles?

An essential part of maintaining a good car and van hire fleet is keeping every vehicle in top class condition (that's why we've just built the epic new workshop that we have!). From time to time we need to retire vehicles from our fleet to make way for new vehicles.

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Car and Van Hire Photography Competition

Car and Van Hire Photography Competition

Win a FREE weekend hire for a Ford Fiesta car, Ford Focus car, Ford Mondeo car, Ford Transit Connect van, Ford Transit van or Ford Transit long wheel base van.

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Hire a Ford Focus, the sweetest handling car in its class

Hire a Ford Focus, the sweetest handling car in its class

There's few cars as worthy of being part of any rental fleet as the Ford Focus. The second generation Focus is a compact five-door hatchback, and has established itself as the worlds best selling automobile nameplate for very good reason.

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Fireworks night for St Albans Car and Van Hire starts early...

Fireworks night for St Albans Car and Van Hire starts early...

All of a sudden it appears that Autumn is here, and Guy Fawkes night is nearly upon us. Which always heralds a particularly busy patch for our hire vans, there's at least 47 vans and lorries going out this year to support local firework companies.

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Construction of our new workshop should be finished this week...

Construction of our new workshop should be finished this week...

You may remember when we moved we were talking about our new workshop, it was a very exciting idea – and it's one that is now rapidly becoming a reality as construction is well underway.

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Our economical and fun to drive Ford Fiesta hire cars

Our economical and fun to drive Ford Fiesta hire cars

If you're looking to hire an economical rental car from St Albans Car and Van Hire the first place to start is with our Ford Fiesta economy hire car. This is the cheapest hire deal that we offer for any vehicle, but it's still a fantastic car to hire if you just need something small, simple, and economical.

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The three peaks challenge

The three peaks challenge

St Albans car and van hire come to the rescue of Green watch Hemel Hempstead fire service. but we will let them tell you the story! "Our team of 12 fire-fighters from Hemel Hempstead Fire Station entered the 3 peaks challenge to raise money for the Fire Fighters Charity. The event was in June 2013. A last minute injury to one of our support team meant we could no longer travel in the two vehicles we had arranged to use....

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The fleet continues to grow!

The fleet continues to grow!

Our fleet had just increased with the addition of five brand new Luton vans! As business continues to gain pace we have needed to grow to meet demand, a few few months ago we told you about the increase in our minibus fleet. now its the turn of our van fleet.

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Welcome to our brand new Website!

Welcome to our brand new Website!

I recently told you all about the exciting move to the new bigger and better yard, as soon as that move happened, I set our web developers at Open Door Internet Limited a challenge to make our website just as impressive.

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Moving office

Moving office

There are two main perks in running a van hire business. One is meeting great customers, the other is having lots of vans available when we need to move our own office! On Tuesday the 9th April 2013, we are moving to bigger and better premises (a hundred meters down the road!).

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St albans car and van hire feel the force

St albans car and van hire feel the force

Earlier this year the office received a rather odd phone call from a Mr Vader, asking to hire a van from St Albans Car and Van Hire in support of a brigade of stormtroopers who where planning to invade Redbourn.

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Have you seen our promo video?

Have you seen our promo video?

If you want to know a bit more about St Albans Car and Van Hire, have a look at our promo video on YouTube.

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Winter... it's about being prepared

With the recent downfall of snow blanketing most of the country we thought we'd share with you some of the things St Albans Car and Van Hire do to ensure our hire vehicles are safe and fit for winter roads.

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