We specialise in vehicle servicing including: brakes, clutches, cambelts, exhausts, suspension, tyres, electrics and a whole lot more. Our spacious workshops are well equipped with all the latest computer diagnostic equipment and tools to enable us to repair and service various types of cars and vans on the road today.
We offer a high quality friendly vehicle repairs service to resolve all your automotive requirements, ranging from small mechanical fixes to major restoration work and everything in between. We are a highly trained team of vehicle mechanics to cover all your automotive needs and have been established in Buckingham Town since 1984.
We are conveniently situated on the Buckingham Industrial Park, just off the A421 in between Tesco Superstore and the Best Western Buckingham Hotel.
This information can be accessed from our extensive computer programs published by the vehicle manufacturers themselves. However certain customers prefer to have work done based on the old fashion way of small, intermediate and full service formats. Nothing wrong with being old fashioned.
As part of any chosen type of service undertaken defects or potential problems are recorded and any additional work or parts to be repaired are discussed with the customer for the time and cost implications before the work is carried out. This avoids any nasty shocks when your vehicle is collected.
As part of the Rentamech service, defects or potential problems are recorded. If during servicing additional work or parts are required, every effort is made to advise the customer of the time and cost implications, before the work is carried out. The latest computer diagnostics equipment allows us to pinpoint problems.
Although Rentamech is not a MOT Testing Station we are fully aware of the current standards required so for your vehicle to stand the best possible chance to pass an MOT why not have it checked over by us first or if a service is also required no extra charge is made for presenting your vehicle to a local MOT centre – you will pay only for the MOT certificate.
The Practical Car & Van Rental side of the business is part of a national franchise with about 160 different locations throughout the UK. Practical Car & Van Rental Buckingham is wholly owned by Rentamech. We have over 25 cars and vans on our fleet in Buckingham with access to a national supply of thousands of different vehicles of all makes & models from a central source. Our own vehicles are purchased brand new and replaced within 3 years of age to keep the fleet fresh. There are cars to suit every requirement, from economy cars up to large estate cars, people carriers (mpv) and executive cars. Our vans come in a range of different sizes from small courier van to large box vans up to 3.5 ton GVW (normal driving licence status).
Simply call us on 01280 815680.
The service will take place between 8am - 5pm Monday to Friday, excluding bank holidays.
Whilst we are not an MOT Test Station we can arrange to take your vehicle for an MOT Test on your behalf.
When taking collection of your hire vehicle you need to have the following available:
Driving License: All UK residents must produce a full valid British or International driving licence held for at least two years (If you have a new UK photocard licence you must produce the paper counterpart also) All International hirers must provide a readable unexpired licence from their country of origin. If the licence is not in English, an international driving permit must also be provided. It is the hirers responsibility to ensure that he / she has the appropriate licence.
Identification: All UK residents must be able to produce a recent utility bill or bank statement and a valid credit, switch or debit card in the name of the main hirer. International hirers must be able to produce a passport and valid credit card in the name of the main hirer.
In the event of an accident occurring with our vehicle, there are several things that you need to do:
Get the details of the other party particularly note the registration number.
Contact the Practical Location.
Inform your own insurance company
Take photographs of the scene and do not admit liability.
We provide full 24 hour breakdown cover at no extra cost. Full instructions are provided with your hire vehicle, telling you what you need to do in the event of a problem occurring with your vehicle.
All vehicles are normally on a full to full basis. However where we provide the vehicle with a minimal amount of fuel you must gauge for yourself how much you need to use. This means that there are no fuel deposits or additional costs to pay on returning the vehicle.
If a vehicle is returned with less than the reading as recorded on the rental agreement, the refuelling cost, to the recorded level, plus a service charge will be made and charged to The Lessee. Under Customs & Excise rules, the total cost of this service is subject to VAT. Any petrol used during delivery and collection will also be charged at the above rate.
All vehicles have a 200 miles per day allowance before a 8p per mile + VAT charge thereafter applies. Special inclusive deals can be arranged.
We do not normally impose a cleaning charge for vehicles hired. There may be certain circumstances where we would require an additional fee. An example of this would be an instance where you are going to be carrying pets in our vehicle. If in doubt you should contact us prior to your hire commencing.
All vehicles are serviced within manufactures guide lines.
Our fleet is rotated regularly and all our vehicles are under 3 years old.
Delivery and collection can be arranged subject to availability.
Customers can take our vehicles abroad for an additional charge. If you want to go abroad this should be mentioned at the time of booking with information about the length of time out of the country and the countries you are visiting so as to enable our staff time to get all relevant documentation and cover arranged. This documentation is essential when passing national borders as otherwise the vehicle is liable to be seized by .Customs and Excise. All of this documentation can be obtained from us and customers should contact us for a quote. Please note that some countries are not eligible for this cover.
We accept all major credit cards apart from Diners Club and American Express. We can also accept debit cards however we are unable to accept payment by, Solo, Visa Electron, Lazer or Cash Plus. We do not accept cash or cheque as a method of payment under any circumstances. All credit and debit cards used must be in the name of the main hirer of the vehicle. We are unable to accept 3rd party payments.
Any Fines incurred during the rental period will be the responsibility of The Lessee, any such charges will be billed together with an administration fee of £25.00 + VAT. The renter is responsible for any parking charges and fines or towing fees incurred once the vehicle is delivered and until collected by a representative of Practical. Any vehicles left in a car park and not returned to an agreed location will be subject to collection, towing and or parking charges.