- 5 months ago
I originally wanted to use Advantage Self Drive's van hire service as I needed to move furniture from one end of town to the other. Being a local company, they sounded ideal. After speaking with them on the phone and explaining the items I needed to move, I was given two options: 1. Hire a van. 2. Use their 'Man and Van' service. They estimated the 'Man and Van' service would take one journey and two hours to load and unload. This was looking more and more favourable so I decided to pay the little extra for this. (After all, it also meant no I.D. and deposit formalities + time and fuel to pick the van up & drop off + fuel for the van). On the day I was pleasantly surprised that two of them had turned up. After assessing all the items, they made a plan on how to load the items and it worked. It's worth noting they take care not to damage property or the items and don't just throw them in without a care. They made the extra effort of taking heavier items up a flight of stairs for us
The estimated time of 2 hours was near perfect. It would have been a lot longer had we simply hired a van
from them. It may not be rocket science, but, there is definitely a technique to load avan
and they proved that! I found them competitively priced, friendly and definitely made the extra effort to help. Rather strange comments from other reviewers about them being 'fake' and 'dodgy'. They have a shop in Hayes
that I have visited. Up until a few days before my booking I was on their system as just hiring a van
. Not once was I asked for credit card details to reserve the van
. In fact, all the negative comments appear to be 'fake' and 'dodgy' as they have a similar format in writing style!