Car Hire FAQ
What is the best car hire company?
There are many different companies who will offer you cars for hire, and the important thing is to make sure you get the car you want, from the location you need it, at the best possible price. All car hire companies now offer nearly new cars and you’ll rarely find a car for hire that more than a year or two old. By buying car hire from carhire.org you are able to find the best value car for your purpose.
Which is the best car to hire in the UK?
There are so many different cars available to hire in every country, including the UK, but the car you hire will really depend on your circumstances. If you just need a little runner to get you to work and back in town for a few weeks then the most basic 3 door car will be fine, but if you plan on using the car with five fully grown adults in it, with luggage then you’ll need to find a bigger car to hire. Use our guides to the adult and luggage capacity of each car when picking the right car to hire.
Can I drive a car I’ve hired in America into Canada on my holiday?
The majority of car insurance providers will not let you take your rented car in America into Canada, usually for insurance reasons. Enterprise have in the past allowed our customers who have asked at the desk when picking up the car to pay a small premium to be allowed to take the car into Canada. Expect to have the car thoroughly searched at the border as you make your way into Canada. Often it’s easier to just get the train.
Which car hire companies don’t require the driver to own a credit card?
Generally speaking you can’t hire a car without a credit card. There will be exceptions around the world, usually at a local office level, and some rental agents may allow you to leave a large cash deposit when hiring you a car. There are no companies that we know of who offer credit card free car rental as standard unfortunately. You can pay on the credit card and pay the amount straight off it using money in your bank account and will not incur any additional interest charges for doing so, and a credit card offers you better protection against fraud.
Where can I hire a small automatic car in Spain?
We offer a number of different small automatic cars for hire in Spain. Your first step is to work out where you want to pick up the car. We have agents at airports, train stations and in town centres all over the country. You can then pick the small automatic car you want, select the rental agent you want to rent it from and book it online at carhire.org, saving money by comparing agents at the same time.
Which is the best place to hire a car when flying into Barcelona airport?
If you are flying into Barcelona airport you will be inundated with choice when it comes to renting a car. With so many different car hire rental desks you’d take all day finding the best price for you. Instead log onto our website and compare all of their prices in one place, before pre booking your parking online. Simply fly into Barcelona with your booking confirmation and pick up your car when you arrive.
I’m a learner driver, can I hire a car abroad?
If you are a learner driver and still don’t have a full UK license then you will really struggle to rent a car when you go abroad. Rental agencies are already very strict on age, and rarely let drivers under 21, 23 or even 25 in some countries anywhere near their rental cars because of the huge cost in insurance. You may find a small local agency who will let you drive a rental car with a qualified driver, but expect to pay the earth for the privilege.
Where is the nearest car hire company to the Eurostar train station in Paris?
When you get the Eurostar to Paris, you will arrive at the Paris Gard de Nord, where you will notice a number of car hire rental agents. All will usually have queues but by booking online you can compare prices before you travel, book online and skip the queues when you arrive. Simply take you booking confirmation to the desk and away you go.
How old do you have to be to hire a car in France?
Each insurance company has different limits and when you run a search on our website, we’ll only show you results of the companies willing to lend you a car. Generally the limit is 23, with drivers up to 25 paying a young driver premium and often not being offered the zero insurance excess option.