No booking deposit

No cancellation fees

No hidden extras

50 Years of Keeping you moving

Central Self Drive is Warrington’s longest established independent vehicle rental company with a reputation for an unrivalled level of customer service and support. We do this by reducing our customers time, workload and stress within their vehicle and fleet requirements. Central Self Drive has over 300 vehicles from small cars, 4x4s, buses, vans and 7.5ft trucks with tail lifts. Our core operation is supplying van hire to local businesses. We also offer fleet management, vehicle repairs and sales.

Our wealth of experience and industry expertise has steered us to becoming a market leader in B2B vehicle rental solutions.

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Our Services

Our History

  • Today

    Under New Stewardship

    Central is now under the stewardship of Stan’s grandson, David, who continues to run the business with the same principles set by his grandfather decades ago. Our fleet now includes vehicles from small cars to 7.5 ton trucks. We provide a professional and friendly service to cater for vehicle requirements of any size. Here’s to the next 30 years!

  • 2013

    New Office

    With ongoing success and a fleet passing 250 vehicles a new office and workshop were acquired.

  • 2011

    Luxury Cars

    Introduce luxury and business class cars with month by month rentals introduced. Ideal for flexibility and taking on new staff for business. Luxury car fleet at 30 vehicle’s to date. Merc A, C, E Class, BMWs, Maserati’s.

  • 1990

    Updated Fleet

    Throughout the next two decades, the company was driven forward by the Lewis family and as the motor trade moved forward, the fleet was updated accordingly.

  • 1978


    Incorperated into a Limited business Rovewide LTD

  • 1976

    Hiring HGV’s

    Started hiring HGV’s the Layland DAF

  • 1972

    Major Contracts

    First major contract hire – blue chip companies, local councils, specialising in chemical industries such as ICI

  • 1969

    Hiring Vans

    Starting hiring Vans and Light Commercial Vehicles

  • 1968

    Office Move

    Due to its ongoing success in 1968 the company moved to Winwick Street and began trading as Central Self Drive where we still operate today!

  • 1965

    Hiring Cars

    Started hiring cars, the first fleet consisted of a Vauxhall Victor, Ford Zodiac and Vauxhall Viva

  • 1960


    Central Self Drive’s founder Stan Lewis left the RAF in the 1960′s, at a time of high unemployment nationwide. He used his savings to purchase Chester Road Service Station, which traded successfully as a petrol station and vehicle repair garage. Utilising his entrepreneurial skills, Stan saw a niche in the market whereby he could gain extra income from existing customers by providing hire vehicles whilst theirs were being repaired or serviced.

Our Track Record

  • 1972

    Become A member of the BVRLA

  • 8 Million

    The number of miles our fleet covers each year

  • 300

    The size of today’s fleet

  • 200 +

    Years of combine experience in fleet/transport

  • 6000 +

    The number of rentals per year

  • 250 +

    We have helped over 250 people move per year

  • 185+

    Breakdowns and free replacement vehicles provided

  • 42 Years

    The longest business relationship