Flexi Hire

A fantastic cost-effective alternative to long-term contract hire or leasing, flexi hire gives you more freedom to hire a vehicle for a period that suits you, at a reduced rate compared to daily or weekly car hire prices. There are no long-term commitments - our minimum hire period is just 28 days, and you can renew this as often as you like.

Starting from just £49 per week, our prices cover all maintenance or service costs, as well as a manufacturer’s warranty and 24 breakdown cover, so you can have complete peace of mind. With a huge range of vehicles to choose from, including cars, vans, trucks and minibuses, flexi hire is the perfect solution for when you’re looking for a gap vehicle, or trying out potential new additions to your fleet.

Convenient, Flexible Vehicle Hire

We have over 45 years of experience in catering to business and private customers alike here at Intack Self Drive, and pride ourselves on delivering outstanding service at competitive rates. With a number of convenient flexible car hire plans available, our goal is to make it as easy as possible to hire a car, and return it with no strings attached. We’ve got vehicles available to suit almost any requirement, ranging from large cars perfect for personal use or sales calls, to commercial vans that are well-suited to moving heavy loads across long distances.

Whether you’re a private customer looking to hire a long-term car for personal use, or you’re a business owner trying to save your company the large expense of buying a brand-new vehicle, we guarantee you’ll find exactly what you’re looking for here at Intack Self Drive.


What do I need to Flexi Hire a car?

When you Flexi Hire a car, van or minibus from us, you'll need to provide:

  • A full driving licence
  • At least one proof of address, dated within the last three months
  • A DVLA code if we’re providing your insurance for the rental duration
  • The balance of your security deposit, which will be between £150 to £500

You’ll need two proofs of address if you’re a new customer, or if you haven’t hired from us in more than three months. Your proof of address should state your personal residence if you’re a private customer, or your company’s address if you’re a business customer. Examples include credit card statements, or utility bills.

You’ll also need to ensure that you meet our age restrictions for specific vehicles:

  • For large cars, you need to be 30 years of age
  • Minibuses that seat anywhere between 9 and 12 people can only be driven by customers over 25 years old, and with more than 2 years of driving experience
  • To drive a 17 seater minibus, you must hold the D1 category on your licence, or have passed your test before 1997

What are the key advantages of Flexi Hire?

Flexi hire has a varied range of key benefits that makes it useful for private customers, and especially so for business customers such as sales directors.

  • Quick and easy
  • Cost-effective alternative to leasing, covering tax and maintenance
  • Gives you more freedom to trial a vehicle
  • Useful for staff probational periods for new starters
  • Saves you the hassle of dealing with grey fleets
  • Insulates you against fluctuating market prices

The speed and flexibility of Flexi Hire means it’s helpful for getting new starters equipped and out onto the roads as soon as possible, and saves fleet managers a lot of the running costs that would normally be associated with hiring a vehicle.

If you want to find out more detail on the various benefits, feel free to read our post on the advantages of Flexi Hire.

How long does it take to Flexi Hire a car?

The entire process can be complete within just a day or two, provided you’ve got all the correct documentation to hand. 

What’s the difference between flexi hire and contract hire? 

Flexi hire and contract hire are both terms which are sometimes used interchangeably by some companies, but they bear some pretty significant differences:

  • Contract hire involves a fixed term commitment, normally somewhere between two to five years. Flexi hire on the other hand just has a minimum hire period of 28 days, and after that you can return the vehicle at your discretion
  • Contract hire can sometimes involve ordering a vehicle as new from a manufacturer on your behalf, whereas Flexi Hire gives you the freedom to choose from an existing fleet
  • Contract hire makes you responsible for the maintenance and other associated costs, whereas Flexi Hire incorporates these as part of the overall price.

Those are just some of the major differences - you can find a more complete list on our post on the subject

Do I need insurance to flexi hire a car, van or minibus?

All of our cars, vans and minibuses come with their own level of insurance, normally in the form of third-party cover. (You can also purchase a Collision Damage waiver, which is useful for lowering your deposit.)

If you’d like, you can choose to use your own insurance to cover the vehicle, as long as your insurance is fully comprehensive. However, you’ll need to check whether the terms of your insurance cover the use of hire vehicles, as many personal insurance policies don’t. If you’re willing and able to Flexi hire a car or van with your own insurance, we’ll offer you a 20% discount here at Intack Self Drive.