About Williams Self Drive Services

1897Originally founded in 1897 as a small business in Shepton Mallet providing the hire of horse-drawn vehicles and bicycles, Williams Self Drive Services Ltd has grown into a major hire group with depots across Somerset and Wiltshire.

Almost 120 years later, one of our two main depots is still located in Shepton Mallet, from where we provide a wide range of current model vehicles for hire at competitive rates.  Our wide range of current model vehicles, including Cars, SUVs, Vans, Trucks, MPVs, Minibuses and Specialist Trucks of all types and sizes, will provide exactly what you need for any occasion be it a van for a house move or a car for a weekend away.

new van 2Our friendly staff are always striving to offer customers the best possible service and we have the latest in computerised booking facilities which gives immediate information on vehicle availability, from whichever branch you wish to collect your vehicle.  This means your enquiry will be handled without delay.

As well as providing vehicles for short and medium hire periods to the public, we also hire vehicles to businesses of all sizes, including specialist vehicles specifically designed for a designated purpose.    These hires can range from supplying a van for a day to enable you to continue serving your customers while your own vehicle is being maintained, to medium-term hire of a vehicle to a particular specification to enable you to service a specific contract.

For longer term requirements, our associate company Vehiclerent can supply all of the vehicles we offer plus specialist vehicles such as Refrigerated Vans, Crew Vans, 4x4s, Low-Loaders, Tippers and HGVs, on lease-rental over periods up to four years.    We also offer a selection of used, ex-fleet vehicles through our subsidiary Vanmarket Ltd.