Warning: Vehicle Rental Scams


Warning: Vehicle Rental Scams

The British Vehicle Renting and Leasing Association, BVRLA have issued a warning to people who are thinking about renting or hiring a vehicle.

The warning comes after Police and Trading Standards had to investigate a number of incidents involving ridiculously cheap deals on the internet and in the press.

If you are thinking about vehicle hire then it is common sense that you search around and look for the best deals, everyone does it! However, it has now become apparent that certain companies are luring people in.

They work by offering them really low prices for car hire, van hire or minibus hire, once they have your attention they may even offer to deliver your chosen hire vehicle right to your door. On handing over hundreds of pounds people are left confused when the vehicle never arrives and the company they got it from ceases to exist.

Intack Self Drive are Blackburn’s largest BVRLA approved independent Car, Van, Truck and Minibus rental company, even though we are based in Blackburn our customers travel from all over the Lancashire area including Accrington, Burnley, Chorley, Clitheroe, Preston and the Fylde coast

You can rely on Intack Self Drive!

If on the other hand though you are comparing us against other vehicle hire companies then some top tips to look out for in order to ensure that you aren't their next victim.

  • Ensure the company is operating from premises that actually are in existence, if you can go and check the address provided to ensure that it is what they say it is.

  • Be wary if the car rental company is using a PO Box or a virtual office.

  • If you are in a position to be able to visit the premises then ensure that the company has the vehicles that it claims to have available for hire.

Although we are online our premises are only Ten minute walk away from Blackburn Town Centre and its associated Rail and Bus links at:

113 Lower Audley Street



Our rental office is open 7 full days for the hiring of and returning of any of our hire vehicles, should you wish to come and see any of our vehicles, our friendly staff with expert knowledge will be happy to help and if required quote for car hire, van hire, minibus hire or truck hire.

To secure a booking with Intack Self Drive we take a £25 deposit from your credit card and the balance can be paid when you collect your vehicle.

Remember, if an offer simply looks too good to be true then unfortunately it usually is – stay clear!

For more information regarding our vehicle hire then contact us on 01254 970027 or email reservations@intack.co.uk

8th March 2011, 14:44