As with all things, this is relative. If you dream of hiring a soft top sports car, luxury coupe or vintage VW campervan, there are cheaper options. First, work out what you need and then decide if you can afford what you want.
Good question. After all, they can be a nuisance when it comes to parking and refuelling. And however good the hire company, the general hassle of paper work, picking-up and returning can be a pain. You also need an idea of the rules of the road at your destination and some of us find driving a chore wherever we are.
If you're planning to hire a car either here in the UK or abroad you may need to show a code from 8 June 2015, as the paper counterpart of photocard driving licences is being replaced with a new online system that day.
Many first time car rental clients are unaware of many of the things you should know and check prior to driving off in your rental car. Following the 10 check points will give the user a very good grounding in the essentials leaving you to get on with enjoying the driving experience.
Trying to understand the different types of insurance offered from different companies to then compare like-for-like is trickier still. For those of us who have the time, inclination, and a masochistic streak, we can read the terms and conditions. This will often add to the confusion!
You’ve turned off the lights, unplugged the plugs, got your purse or wallet, passport, tickets, and hire car reservation confirmation. You’re good to go and catch your flight with the peace of mind that everything’s in order.