• A massive thank you to Fraser for all your hard work. Professional, effiecent and knowledgeable. If Carlsberg did car sales and servicing.. Would not hesitate to recommend to anyone.

    Phillip Hatley

  • Good garage. Ethan and Derek are great to work with. Great prices. One of the best in Brighton. They've taken great care of my car.

    Ray Yap

  • Excellent service and value. Especially for MOT

    Neil Avard

  • This dealership sets the standard.Transaction was 300 miles away but it was simple.Fraser knows his business and nothing is a bother.I would definitely recommend

    Jim Gray

  • Really good service & very thorough

    Lloyd Merritt

During these difficult times we understand that a Covid Friendly vehicle purchase is important. We offer video call viewings and strict social distancing in-person viewings by appointment only. We are offering free of charge & contact free trailered delivery to all purchasers within 100 miles of Brighton during this pandemic. Should you have any questions or would like to arrange a video viewing for any of our vehicles please do not hesitate to contact us.

We've been doing this a while...

Straffords have been providing quality automotive sales, servicing and hire since September 1983. All those years ago it started from the rear of a Hove grocers shop renting out one single van. The first year up to 1984 saw rapid growth in its vehicle rental market with the introduction of car hire and minibus hire to compliment the already popular, however limited, core fleet.

On the 1st of August 1984 Strafford Rent a Van purchased its first brand new vehicle, a single Ford Fiesta from Endeavour Motor Company registration number B440 GAP for a sum of £2,487.00. A few month later a brand new 15 Seat Renault Minibus was added together with a new Renault 1 ton Trafic van. All those years ago this was high finance.

1986 saw the opening of a new head office on Hove seafront, East Sussex, which involved the demolition of a former Texaco petrol station forecourt, construction of new purpose built reception with the installation of custom designed computer software named `Easyhire` which was the 1st of its kind.

In 1991 the head office was moved from this location to a far larger 1 acre site in the centre of Brighton. The former Hove seafront site was passed on to Churchfields vehicle hire followed by Enterprise Rent a Car who remain there to this day. 

Today the sales department of Straffords manages the sale of ex-hire vehicles, purchasing new and used vehicles for resale as well as sourcing vehicles to order for many long standing customers around the UK.