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Asked Questions 

Popular Rent-A-Ramp Questions

What is BHA Rent-A-Ramp?

We provide a service of renting out self contained car bays with ramps to public, trade, car enthusiasts or hobbyists. 

Where is BHA Rent-A-Ramp?

We are based in Oldham near Manchester.

Do you need to be a professional mechanic?

Nope, our ramps are available to members of the public, car enthusiasts, mechanics, anyone who fancies a tinker about.

How long can we rent the ramps for?

You can book a ramp for 2 hours, half a day, a week, or a month.

Do I need previous experience to work on my vehicle at BHA Rent-A-Ramp?

Yes, we do ask that you have some previous knowledge on working on vehicles or at least you have a clear understanding of what task you will be carrying out and of how to use basic tools.

I have no previous car knowledge but would like to bring a mechanic with me, is this possible?

Yes, you are welcome to bring up to 2 guest mechanics.  

Do you have on-site mechanics?

At this stage we do not have a mechanic available to assist, but this is something we may look at doing in the future.

Are there any tools in the bays for me to use?

Yes! All bays have basic tools, you can find a full list of the tools we have here 

What is the most weight the ramps can hold?

4.2 TON

What types of cars can use the ramps?

Any type of car, big or small.

How big are the bays?

Approximately 8 metres long by 5 metres wide.

Can I bring my own tools?


What tasks can I carry out?

You can carry out any task that you are capable of executing. Excluding… (see next question)

What tasks can I not carry out?

Welding, Spray pianting, Working on fuel tanks or anything that will cause a nuisance or endanger property or other people.

Can I bring my van?

Yes you can bring your van. Our bays can accommodate all vans excluding luton vans.

How do I book a ramp?

Book here (link)

How do I pay?

You pay when booking your desired date and time on the booking system on our website.

What do I need to bring with me?

As well as appropriate work wear i.e steel toe boots, you must also bring photo ID, proof of address (dated within the last three months) and you MUST have watched our safety induction video prior to arrival (LINK) we also require a £100 deposit on the day of your arrival (to cover any lost, broken or damaged tools or overtime in the bay area.

Can I bring my mate with me?

Yes, you can bring up to 2 guests. When you book just add your guests and our system will take you to a page to add your guests details. Please make sure you fill out your guests details and don’t just turn up with them on the day.

What time do you open and close?

We open at 8am and close at 7pm Monday – Sunday

What if I have not finished the work on my vehicle and my time is up?

If you need longer to work on your vehicle you can book the ramp for a longer time, however, if the ramp has a booking straight after you, we will have to keep to the time scheduled and let the ramp out. You can wait for another ramp to come available. If it’s more convenient for you, you can leave your vehicle here in our storage area and come back at the next available date.  

I really want to bring my vehicle to work on it, but it doesn't work at all. I have no way of getting it there.

No problem, we have a recovery service, we can collect your vehicle and drop it back home if you wish. We also have on-site storage available, should you wish to keep your vehicle until you next book in with us. 

Do you have on-site car storage available?

Yes, you can leave your vehicle here on-site and we can bring it out ready for you on your next visit. Please contact our friendly team for more information.

I’d love to come and work on my vehicle, but live too far away!

No problem, BHA provides on-site accommodation, it really doesn’t get much better. We have three large rooms available… each room sleeps three people and have private bathrooms, brew facilities, TV and WIFI. Breakfast can be included at an additional cost. 

Do you sell parts?

Yes, we have 1000’s of used car parts on-site. We also offer a parts ordering service at standard retail prices for new parts. Tell us your vehicle Reg and what parts you require and we’ll have them in for when you arrive. (One hour notice needed) please contact our friendly team for further details. 

How do I modify or cancel my booking

Our booking system allows you to modify or cancel your booking yourself. On your invoice you will see an “Edit this booking” link. By clicking this link will bring you to an edit booking screen, here you can change the booking date, extend your booking, add additional extras or cancel your booking if you wish. charges may apply if canceled less than 7 days prior to your booking. customers will not be able to modify or cancel their booking from 2 days prior to their booking. 

How to cancel a booking?

To cancel a booking simply log into your checkfront member login area and click on the cancel booking link beneath the reservation status. 

Prefer to talk?
Contact our friendly team, today.


BHA Auto Recycling
Booth Hill Lane


0161 791 2356