By Hewitt Group in General Articles, Blogging | 20th March 2020
Last updated: 12/03/2020
Customer advice regarding the Coronavirus At this time when the news is dominated by Coronavirus, we wanted to let you know that we are vigilantly implementing enhanced protocols to ensure your safety, as well as flexibility of your rental bookings. The safety of our customers and staff is of paramount importance to us and we are closely monitoring the news, information, advice and guidance from the World Health Organisation and local authorities regarding the spread of the Coronavirus. Our focus is to ensure we meet customer needs while doing our part to keep you and our employees safe. What should I do if I have already made a booking, but it’s impacted by the Coronavirus?
If you have already made a booking, but it is impacted by a quarantine measure or other travel restrictions due to the Coronavirus, this booking can be cancelled as outlined below:
Cancellation fees for any Pay Later customers impacted by Coronavirus-related travel bans, will be waivered
Cancellation fees for any Pre-Pay rental customers impacted by Coronavirus-related travel bans, will be waivered
For any customers who have booked through a third-party broker or website, please contact them directly for further guidance should your travel be disrupted. What about bookings not directly impacted by Coronavirus restrictions? For increased flexibility on all bookings, you can change or cancel, without fees, any reservations in Europe for rentals due to start before 1st May. For bookings which start after this time, there will not be any penalties for changes made up to 72 hours before the start of your rental. To make any changes, please contact our reservations team or call 01752-227460.
Is Simple taking any additional precautions to help reduce the spread of the Coronavirus? We are closely monitoring the information shared by the World Health Organization concerning advice on how to help reduce the spread of COVID-19. To help protect our sta...
By Hewitt Group in General Articles, Blogging | 20th March 2020
Since I wrote to you last Friday morning, government advice on the precautions we should take around COVID-19 has developed, and our priority remains the health and wellbeing of our friends across the network and all our colleagues and teammates.
I mentioned in my note that we had contingencies in place for our operations to work remotely and we have today put these into action. Later this morning Key workers within the business will be working from home, all connected to our systems, with telephones diverted and ready for business – our Rental locations remain open and ‘ready for business’ There are significant challenges ahead, I've no doubt, but my colleagues and I remain at your service as always. We're running a full team, we are talking to manufacturers, to dealers and to our supply partners, we will keep you up to date with everything that's happening, We will make sure that once we get through the current situation, that we are ready for, what I am sure will be, a very busy time. Please checkout www.simplecarhire.co.uk or social media for further info Facebook: @simplecarhireuk Let's keep talking, stay healthy and I'll update you again soon. Warmest Regards Neal Hewitt Group MD...
By Hewitt Group in General Articles, Blogging | 13th March 2020
With the news dominated by Coronavirus, I wanted to get in touch and let you know that we are vigilantly implementing enhanced protocols to ensure your safety. We are closely monitoring the guidance of the World Health Organization regarding the spread of the virus and our focus is to ensure we meet customer needs whilst doing our part to keep you and our employees safe. Here’s what we’re doing. • We’ve enhanced our already robust cleaning techniques of our vehicles after each rental. In particular, we are paying special attention to the places people touch such as steering wheels, door handles and other hard surfaces. • We are also cleaning our facilities frequently with recommended sanitizing products and encouraging all employees to be vigilant about frequent hand washing. • In addition, we are taking steps to ensure the welfare of our employees. This includes instructing employees who feel ill to stay home and consult our healthcare provider. • We will be waiving cancellation fees for any reservations at any time that need to be cancelled as a result of a government Coronavirus-related travel ban. If you have an existing booking, we look forward to seeing you and want to reassure you that we are doing everything we can to promote a safe and secure rental experience. Book with confidence For increased flexibility on all bookings, you can change or cancel, without fees, any reservations for rentals due to start before 1st May. For bookings which start after this time, there will not be any penalties for changes made up to 72 hours before the start of your rental. To make any changes, please contact our reservations team or call 0843 886 2010 During this challenging time, many people are choosing different ways to travel. If you need a rental vehicle, we are here for you. Your safety is our highest priority and we truly appreciate the trust that you place in our team and our company. Best regards, ...
By Hewitt Group in General Articles, Blogging | 25th January 2020
What is self storage & how it works
Across all our Devon locations we work very closely with Armadillo Self Storage, it is like having a spare room away from home – or even your very own warehouse. You can pop in and out of your storage unit as often as you like during opening hours to add things or take stuff away. It’s a totally secure storage space and you can stay as long as you like or for as little as one week.
Find out how self storage works in 6 simple steps.
Step 1: Choose a storage facility
We have 3 locally in Torbay, Plymouth & Exeter but they have 0ver 99 UK storage facilities across the country so there’ll be one not too far from you.
They all offer safe and secure storage units in easily accessible areas via main roads.
Step 2: Choose your storage space
They don’t expect you to know exactly how much storage room you’ll need – after all who really knows what 50 sqft looks like – which is why they have space estimator tools so you can get a better idea of the storage unit size you’ll need. Getting the right size room also helps keep storage costs down.
Plus, if you’re still stuck, they’re on hand in store, or over the phone.
Step 3: Reserve your self storage unit
They’ll give you a quote online for storage units, over the phone or in the storage facility, then once you’re happy you can reserve your space.
Don’t worry if you need to change your storage room move in date – just let them know and they’ll make sure we’re ready when you are.
Step 4: Reserve your Removal Van!
This is a small job, get in touch with Simple Car & Van Rental – make sure you mention Armadillo for your 20% discount.
Step 5: Pack up
This bit’s on you. But they can still help make life easier – with their large range of storage packing boxes, which you can order straight to your door.
Step 6: Check in
When you arrive to move into your storage unit, the guys will need a few details for security an...