Most people are well used to getting around in a car, and most of us have travelled in a car. But car travel isn’t always the best option – there are lots of things that you should consider before committing yourself to car travel.
Hiring a car is a common way to get around when travelling away from your home area, and there’s plenty to consider when you’re hiring a car.
Find out about the ins and outs of travelling in your own car or in a hired car by clicking on the headings in the topics below.
There’s lots of options for getting around as you travel, and one of those options is to travel around in a car that you drive yourself. Sometimes cars are the best way to get around and sometimes they’re not; and it’s worth giving them some thought as you travel.
If you’re travelling internationally, or to a more distant destination in your own country, then leaving your own car at home and hiring one when you get there is likely to be the your best option. Hiring a car instead of using public transport has both advantages and disadvantages, and there are some tricky aspects to hiring a car that need some careful consideration.
There are some tricky aspects to hiring a car that need some careful consideration. To get the best out of hiring a car there are a few things to consider.
To appear more competitive, car-hire companies devise ways to make what they are offering look much cheaper than it really is, so you need to guard against unpleasant and expensive surprises when you go to collect your hire car.
Dealing with hire-car damage is unpleasant, expensive, and time consuming, but sometimes things happen that you just can’t control. That’s why you need understand exactly what is happening and how you ca minimise the pain before you hire a car.
When you hire a car there is always the chance that it will be damaged while you are responsible for it, so understanding car-hire insurance is important. Unfortunately, there’s a lot of conflicting information out there about insurance on hire cars. Here’s my take on it.
Car hire check list
Use this check list to make sure that you’re fully informed before you hire a car.