Car Hire

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Flexible, accessible and affordable car hire from the UKs leading agencies

For a house move or holiday, whatever your reason for hiring a car you can be sure you’ll find the right car or vehicle hire deal with QuoteSearch.

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Popular car hire classes

Economy

Two or four-door, your typical small hatchback. There’s plenty of room for the kids in the back and enough luggage space for a weekend getaway. Expect a Vauxhall Corsa, Renault Clio or similar.

Standard

Mainly four-door larger hatchbacks and saloons, comfortably fitting five adults with a good amount of luggage each. Cars in this tier include the Renault Laguna, Audi A4 or Honda Accord.

Prestige

High-end, sportier cars with larger engines with all of the added comforts and extras. This top tier typically offers cars from the BMW 5 series, Mercedes CLS and Audi S ranges.

A few things you should know about car hire

  1. It’s generally cheaper to book your car hire in advance, walk-up rates tend to be much higher
  2. If you’re travelling with children, avoid additional charges by taking your child’s car seat with you
  3. Always make sure you are familiar with the agencies fuel policy before returning your car
  4. Arranging your own standalone excess could also save you money on agency insurance premiums
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Your common car hire questions, answered

Can new drivers hire a car?

This varies by hire agency, some will require you have held your license for over a certain time period, usually 1 year; others only require a valid license for the hire period.

What kind of cars are available to hire?

There’s almost no limit to the type of car you can hire, most agencies will be able to offer small, medium or large cars and SUVs, including luxury models. Specialist agencies can also offer lorries and commercial vans.

Can I return a hire car to a different location?

If you want to be able to collect your car from one location and return to another, you should ask about a different drop off option as a part of your agreement. This is sometimes referred to as one-way hire and often comes with additional costs.

How old do I have to be to hire a car?

The minimum age can vary between agencies, however it’s usually between 18 and 21 years old. Some agencies might require drivers to be at least 25, and some may charge an additional daily fee for drivers under 25.

Finding the right car is quick and easy with QuoteSearch

Our cutting-edge technology compares prices directly from leading suppliers. We also have experts just on the other side of the phone to discuss your individual needs.

Our service is completely free and there’s no pressure to take out a policy. We’re 100% independent and FCA regulated, meaning you can proceed with confidence.

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