About Us

A little introduction from proprietor Colin Evans who set up Rentamech in 1984.

"I came to the conclusion after working for a variety of garage owners for most of my working life that I could do a much better job to my own personal standards using only the best materials at an hourly rate that would cover my expenses. In the first couple of years I decided to work only for existing garages in my local area for one or two days a week in the event of staff taking holidays, sickness or busy periods – hence the name ‘Rentamech’.

This scheme worked reasonably well and it did provide me with a living but on average only three to four days of work per week. My theory was to support the local garage industry but found they couldn’t support me enough. So the decision was made to sell my house and purchase a new industrial unit on the Buckingham Industrial Park and extend my services to the general public."


Why Choose Rentamech?

There is a wide choice of places in and around Buckingham where customers can take their car or van for vehicle repair and servicing. We have found over the years that our customers find us through recommendations or simply because of the all the services we can offer to you from simple repairs to our extensive car and van rental options and a whole lot more.

Some customers have moved away but continue to bring their cars or vans back for servicing despite travelling some distance and we still enjoy the patronage of sons and daughters from our original customers.

Give us a call on 01280 815680 to find how we can help you with your car and van repairs and servicing.

Meet The Rentamech Team

Colin Evans


Colin Evans Proprietor

With more than 40 years ‘hands on’ vehicle repairs and servicing experience. Believes the quality starts from ground level. Skilful interpretation of customers requirements from a squeak or rattle through to an extensive engine rebuild.

Colin’s experience speaks for itself given his age group, cutting his teeth on the sort of cars that are now regarded as classics. He has attained certificates from many British Car manufacturers including Jaguar, Rover, Triumph, Vauxhall and has had many years working at Renault and Skoda main dealers to build up a broad experience of the motor repairs trade including MOT work. A true spanners man.

Matthew Evans


Matthew Evans Son & Partner

Matthew having rolled around the garage floor since he was a boy joined Rentamech full time in 2000. A university graduate frustrated with his chosen vocation entered the business in order to develop the vehicle rental side as a fleet manager and has now progressed to partner.

You could say 'a chip off the old block'. Matthew is the Car & Van Rental specialist who will find you the vehicle of your choice from our wide selection of new cars and vans at a competitive daily or weekly rate. We have customers from overseas who come back to Practical Car & Van Rental every year for the service it provides. He has also built up a good reputation amongst the local business community who have come to rely on his competent and friendly attention, always with a smile.

What Our Customers Say...

"I have been taking advantage of Rentamech’s super servicing and excellent value car hire for the past twelve years. Always a cheerful smile and nothing is ever too much trouble."

John Walker

"When my clutch box broke, Rentamech had a new one ordered and fitted within twenty-four hours. What service! I wouldn’t go anywhere else."

Tita Beaven

"Our whole family have been using the services of Rentamech since 1987 and would happily recommend them to anyone."

Mr Baker

"I have been a very satisfied customer of Rentamech since 1996. I have always been impressed by their knowledge, skills and 1st class customer service."

Robert Higgins

"I’ve been using the vehicle repairs & rental services of Rentamech over the last ten years - without question they are my first call every time."

Jim Gunn

"Rentamech Vehicle Repairs & Servicing are always happy & ready to help – I’ve been using them since 1993."

Mrs Eves

"Rentamech are a fantastic family run business attentive to all my vehicle needs – my only regret is not finding them sooner."

Barbara Edmondson

Personal and professional vehicle servicing and mechanical

Opening Times


Monday to Friday 8.00am - 5.00pm

Practical Car & Van Rental

Monday to Friday 8.00am - 5.00pm
Saturday & Sunday 9.00am - 10.00am

Closed on Bank Holidays

Our Location

Rentamech and Practical Car & Van Rental

8-10 Ball Moor, Buckingham Industrial Park, Buckinghamshire MK18 1RT

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