Budget car hire in Bristol makes visiting this fabulous harbour city fun and affordable. But before you start looking for people carrier car hire for a family or a small car to buzz around in, here are 7 things you need to know before you rent.
How much does it cost to rent a car in Bristol?
With our budget car hire in Bristol, getting around can be more affordable than you think. With economy cars from just £30 a day, you can enjoy Bristol, Bath, and the beautiful countryside of the South West, with plenty left over to enjoy all the great places to eat, drink, and explore.
If you’re looking for minibus rental in Bristol then a 14 seat minibus costs from £114 per day, or just over £8 per person which is cheaper than a travel anywhere Bristol Plus bus pass.
Can I request a specific rental car?
If you have a specific car in mind, whether that’s a nippy automatic or a people carrier, check that your car hire firm has the vehicle you want. You should be able to request a specific car especially when you need a larger vehicle like a mini bus.
At Bristol Car & Van Hire, we cover most types of car and van rental Bristol travellers require and if you can’t see what you want on the website we’re always happy to help.
Do any age restrictions apply?
When you’re looking to hire car, you need to know what age restrictions apply. While you can legally drive at 17 in the UK, many car and van hire businesses make you pay a hefty surcharge for drivers outside the minimum and maximum age limits. These are usually between 25 and 70 because those are the high risk age groups for car insurance.
We hire to drivers between 23 and 74 with a UK licence and 25 if you’re a non-UK licence holder.
What’s included in the rental price?
When you’re renting a car or van always look at the small print and the terms and conditions to make sure you know exactly what’s included in the rental price. Car and van rental prices might look good upfront but you can find yourself paying for hidden extras that bump up the overall cost.
For great value on hiring a budget car, we offer short and long term rentals, a small excess compared to other firms, free delivery and collection, and free additional drivers that can really help you save when you rent from us.
What about special offers?
Most major rental firms offering cheap car hire in the Bristol area will claim to have low prices and special offers if you book in advance. You should always shop around for the best deals but avoid any rentals with unclear or hidden fees.
We have a range of transparent and easy to understand special offers including our ‘hire for 4 days and get the 5th free’ promotion, so why pay more for budget car hire in Bristol?
How big is the excess?
Car rental excess charges can run into the thousands which can leave you out of pocket if the worst happens.
We offer our renters a fair deal with an insurance excess of just £200 for cars and vans and £250 for a minibus.
Will I need a credit card?
Most car rental companies expect you to pay using a credit card with enough credit to cover all charges including the excess. You’ll also need your driving licence and proof of ID.
When you arrange your budget car hire with us, you’ll need the card you’re paying with plus your driving licence, NI number and proof of residence. Once that is settled, you can drive away with confidence knowing you got a great deal!
If you’re looking for car hire in Bristol then contact us today to get going.