11/02/2013 Spring is on its way!! Hire a vehicle this weekend and get organised! Whether its to clear out the garage or get started on the garden, we are here seven days a week for your convenience!
05/12/12 ITS SNOWING OUT THERE!!!
Come rain, shine or even SNOW you can rely on Vincent Vehicle Hire, we're here ready to help you.......! Come on in!!
21/11/2012 CHRISTMAS IS COMING!!
Need to hire a car or van over Christmas?? Wondering who will be open to help with all your festive needs....? Well look no further than right here!
We have many Special Offers over the Christmas and New Year period so we will find the right deal for you! Call now and we will be pleased to help......
12/10/2012 Are you aware of the new driving licence changes regarding the towing of trailers?
From the 19th January, 2013, all newly qualified drivers need to pass a further test should they wish to tow heavy trailers. This change to licence category B will only apply to those who their test from this date.
It means that drivers who pass a test to drive cars/small vehicles up to 3,500 kg will be restricted to towing;
Light trailers up to 750kg
Trailers in excess of 750kg where the combined rate of the towing car (or small vehicle) is not in excess of 3500kg.
Towing heavy trailers requires an additional test.
29/09/2012 WIERD AND WONDERFUL THINGS LEFT IN HIRE VEHICLES!!
A snake, ( in a tank - phew!), a valuable painting and even a life size dummy are just some of the items left behind in hire vehicles in the last year!
The snake was discovered in a Luton Box van after having been left behind by its stressed owner following a house move! We were very relieved to be handing in back to its owner!
The dummy caused quite a stir among the staff, once it had been confirmed that was all it was! It was promptly returned to the fashion store that had left it behind!
Along with the usual items such as passports, driving licences and other documents, re-uniting these lost items with their relieved owners is just another part of the service!
05/07/12 BREATHALYSERS NOW STANDARD EQUIPTMENT FOR CONTINENTAL TRAVEL
New motoring laws have come into force in France making it compulsory for drivers to carry breathalyser kits in their vehicles.As of the 1st July 2012 motorists and motorcyclists will face an on the spot fine unless they travel with two single use devices as part of a government drive to reduce the number of drink-drive related deaths.
The new regulations, which excludes mopeds, will be fully enforced from November 1st following a four month period of grace. Anyone failing to produce a breathalyser after that date will receive an 11 Euro fine.
French Police have warned they will be carrying out random checks on drivers crossing into France via ferries and through the Channel Tunnel to enforce the new rules.
24/04/2012 GOODBYE TO PAPER LICENCES
The Counterpart driving licence is set to be axed. The Department for Transport (DfT) has revealed that the document, issued with the photcard style driving licence, will be scrapped in 2014. The old style paper licences will be abolished shortly afterwards.As part of an efficiency programme at the Driver and Vehicle Licencing Agency, (DVLA) driver records will be stored on an online database within three years. This will enable police to quickly check whether a motorist has any points on their licence via the internet. without needing to see the counterpart document. Organisations such as employers and insurers will be able to check an individuals endorsements too, although only with the consent of the driver.The DfT has also said that it intends to recall paper driving licences shortly after the new system is introduced, calling it a 'logical follow up to abolishing the counterpart'. According to the DVLA, there are still around 12 million paper licences in circulation - so more than a quarter of all motorists have yet to switch to a photocard.