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Choosing a hire car that is right for you

Choice1Hiring a car is now easier than ever, and with more options to choose from, how do you go about selecting a vehicle that is right for you?

Not only does hiring a vehicle open up a world of possibilities in terms of where you can explore when on holiday, but it also provides plenty of flexibility.

What you select will often depend on what cars are available to hire, although the location and type of roads will also be important.

You’ll need to address a number of questions in order to decide what vehicle you need, starting with how far you will need to travel from the airport.

If you have a long distance to cover then you’ll want a car that is both comfortable and fuel efficient, while the same will apply if you intend to do plenty of driving while you’re on holiday.

On top of this, you should also consider the amount of luggage you have to determine if extra boot space is required.

Furthermore, you should look at the region where you will be driving as the terrain could shape the sort of car you need.

While basic models or sporty types are perfectly suited to motorway driving, you may need something more robust if you intend to use mountain roads or venture away from the main road network.

If you’re unsure on the types of roads or driving conditions that you may face, you should ask questions at the rental desk.

Staff should be able to assist you with any queries and are well placed to provide advice or even directions if you are unsure how to reach your destination.

Don’t forget that free data roaming is available in the EU too, so you could use your mobile phone to access GPS maps for directions – but remember that using your mobile phone while on the move is illegal.

Picking the right car can make a big difference to your trip – not only helping to make it more enjoyable, but also more practical.

Given that many rental companies have such a wide range of vehicles to choose from, you should take steps to make sure you are well placed to take advantage of what is on offer.

You may also want to consider car hire excess insurance to protect against the excess you would need to pay should your hire car be damaged or stolen.

This added extra can cost less than you might think – get a quote today to find out for yourself.

Date Created: 10 May 2018 by Questor Insurance

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