Jafvans was founded in 1959 by late John Arthur Fisher (his initials JAF make up the name!). It all started at his own house in Northolt with his own Ford Prefect. In the early 1970s, as the business progressed, the company moved to its current location at 400 Northolt Road, South Harrow. The property was a Newsagent with a big garden at the back.
In 1997, Mr Fisher decided to retire and company was taken over by Stephen Blake, who had worked for the company since 1973. Since the takeover, the company has grown and currently has over 130 vehicles of various makes and models and the company is constantly trying to improve to the highest standards.
In May 2006, Jafvans opened another site at the corner of Bridge Street and High Street in Pinner. Another location at Breakspear Road in Ruislip was opened in November of 2009. Since then, Jafvans has become a household name in most towns in London Boroughs of Harrow and Hillingdon.
Pictures through the years….
S. Harrow Office 1980s
Shot of outside office at 400 Northolt Road, South Harrow in the 80s
Ford Anglia 1967
Ford Cortina Mk3 1972
Ford Transit Box Van
Ford Transit Dropside Mk1
Ford Transit Mk1 Facelift
BMC J4 1970
The Plank 1968
Jafvans van caught in the scene of the film "The Plank" starring Tommy Cooper
S. Harrow office 1980s
Picture of inside office at 400 Northolt Road, South Harrow in the 80s
Since 1997, Jafvans has been a family business in the truest sense, since many of the staff are within the Blake family circle. As a commited Christian family, they believe in bringing fairness and integrity to all parts of the business. Our mission is to provide local communities with an excellent and affordable car and van rental that caters for anyone’s need. In addition to that, our removals service aims to continue to provide an excellent and much cheaper alternative to traditional removal companies.
We offer a great range of car rentals: from small economy cars to large family size, from small four door compact car to large hatchback with plenty of boot space. Most cars are available in both manual and automatic. In our people carriers rental range we have seven seaters with automatic transmission and nine seaters with manual one. For larger groups, we can offer minibus rentals of 15 and 17 seaters.
Our van rental range is one we are really proud of: small panel vans, Transit panel vans in short wheel base (SWB), long wheel base (LWB) and jumbo size, open back Tipper Transits and Luton box vans with tail lifts.
Our removal service simply offers a Luton box van with working driver that will help you move your items. We can also provide a van with two working men or even for slightly bigger moves, two vans with two working men.
As a well established company with Christian values, we believe that we can bring fairness to all aspects of our business by offering & supplying general public with good value cars, minibuses and vans to rent. In addition to that, we promise that our prices will always be competitive and will reflect the current market value.
OUR HAPPY CUSTOMERS
Just flew in from the USA and stopped in to see Dan at Jafvans in Ruislip in search of a car rental. Dan is a super nice chap and set me up with a nice little Ford Focus in no time at all!
Amazing service. Was greeted by a lovely man named Gary. Was very helpful all the way through and was on my way in no time.
We have used Jafvans for several years when I come over to London. We have found their cars and service are great. No trouble and the service provided by Dan and Dan was friendly and helpful. Recommended highly. Lynette Board Australia
I used Jafvans to move and they gave exceptional service at a great price Special thanks to Daniel and Todd such great hardworking grafters highly recommended
Excellent price and excellent service. Gary in the office was especially helpful. Really good experience and would recommend.
Really good service. Everything went smoothly. People are genuinely nice.
Extremely helpful and polite, good to see proper customer service!
Brilliant and value for money
Fairly priced and good service. Vans always in reliable condition. Parking can be a bit of a problem in the area (South Harrow) so you might need to allow a little extra time when dropping back your hire vehicle.
I’ve used Jafvans for years. Really simple and enjoyable rental process. Good team also.