EXPANSION: Gill Frary, of Car2U
Sunderland-based vehicle rental business Car2U are expanding by launching a hotly-demanded specialist division dedicated to providing dual-control and short-term replacement vehicles.
The firm, who provide dual-control cars, 4x4s and commercial vehicles with extras, have invested £20,000 in the launch of Car2Instruct.
It is aimed at advanced driving instructors and pre-qualified driving instructors, as well as motoring schools.
Vehicles are delivered within two hours.
Car2U claim the venture will minimise loss of earnings for driving instructors in the event of an accident and help newly-qualified instructors to get on the road quickly.
“This division of the business is really helping us to grow as there are very few similar companies around the UK.”
Gill Frary, Car2U
Gill Frary, Managing Director of Car2U, said: “As our business has developed in the last few years, we have noticed a real growth in demand from motoring schools for dual-control vehicles – demand has doubled in the last year alone.
“It has become such a huge part of Car2U’s business and, because we know customer service is paramount in the vehicle hire sector, we wanted to make sure that driving instructors up and down the country have easy and rapid access to replacement vehicles when they need them, hence we’ve set up Car2Instruct.
“This division of the business is really helping us to grow as there are very few similar companies around the UK and in particular in the North of England.
“We help to reduce loss of earnings and the associated worry of finding a replacement vehicle when accidents or breakdowns happen.
“We get instructors straight back on the road allowing them to continually offer their customers the best service possible.”