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Hiring a car is a fantastic way of becoming more mobile for a short period of time. Remember to drive safely in your rental and avoid damaging your hire car as you may be charged a large amount for repairs.
Planning a UK mini break? Or need a car for a business trip? Hiring a car can be a great way of getting around the UK. There are a large selection of car hire providers with locations throughout the UK. You can usually select to collect your car from a local branch or have it delivered to an address of your choice. You can hire any type of car from small electric cars to high quality executive vehicles, depending on how much you would like to spend.
If you just need a car for a few hours, some car hire providers allow you to hire by the hour, however sometimes you will need to join their program to take advantage of this deal. For example, Hertz offer their customers Hertz on Demand which is a membership program allowing you to rent a car by the hour from as little as £5. By joining you receive a car entry device which you can use to gain access to your vehicle at your pick-up location.
Most of the leading car hire brands offer extremely competitive prices and seasonal discounts. You can also save money by booking your rental as far in advance as possible. It is worth spending 20 minutes having a shop around for the best low cost rental available.
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If you are unfamiliar with your destination you should consider hiring a satellite navigation system with your rental. You will usually have to request this during the booking process and may have to pay an additional fee.
You will have the option of hiring children’s car seats during the booking process. Remember, in the UK if your child is under 12 or under 135 cm tall, they must use a child seat. If you do not want to hire a car seat you can always bring your own.
You can add additional drivers to your booking if you want to share the driving. They will need to have a valid driver’s license and be over the minimum age of hire.