Research Hire Companies and Compare Prices

If you're hiring a car in the UK, it's important to do your research and compare prices and reviews.

Don't just jump in and choose the first hire company you come across. There can be a wide range of prices, depending on the length of hire.

This is also true when it comes to any deposit required and excess charges that can be enforced.

Consider Your Requirements 

Think about your specific requirements for the hire.

How many people will be travelling with you? 

Do you need a spacious car or van? Manual or automatic?

Are you planning on driving in congested areas?

Make sure to choose a vehicle that has enough space for your needs and is suitable for the type of driving you'll be doing.

Understand the Hire Agreement

Before signing and driving your vehicle away, make sure you understand the terms and conditions of the hire.

What is the mileage limit? Are there additional fees that will be charged for any additional miles?

What is the excess charge in the case of damage or an accident? And how does this affect your insurance?

Get Familiar with UK Driving Rules

If you're not from the UK, you'll need to familiarise yourself with UK driving rules.

This includes driving on the left-hand side of the road and giving way to traffic from the right.  

The UK may also have different speed limits to some countries and more roundabouts than you'll find in many European and US cities.

Plan Your Route 

Before setting off in your hire car, it's a good idea to plan your route.

This will help avoid getting lost and adding delays to your journey and help conserve fuel.

There is nothing more stressful than getting lost while low on fuel and miles away from the nearest fuel station.

Plan your journey in advance to make sure everything runs as smoothly as possible.


If you're looking to hire a car for a trip to Wales and the UK, please don't hesitate to get in touch today.

We have branches in:

Car & Van Hire Cardiff

Car & Van Hire Gwent

Car & Van Hire Bridgend

Car & Van Hire Swansea