As the bank holiday is coming up and the weather has been SO gorgeous some of my friends are planning to take their families on a UK seaside break and have been talking about car hire. One of them hired a car at Easter and was furious to discover she could have got the same car, much cheaper, if she’d only gone with a different firm. In fact, she’d paid over £200 more than she needed to, which she could have spent on extra treats for the kids.
Of course hindsight is a wonderful thing but if you’re thinking about hiring a car then in my experience it does pay to shop around – for example if you check out Drive Now and search for cheap car hire in the UK you’ll find lots of options to suit all budgets for the date of your trip – and what you see is what you get, so you’re not in for a shock when you pick up the vehicle. And if you’re travelling with young children you can also add the option to hire baby seats or booster seats.
When we used to take regular holidays to Cornwall by car we always hired a car because it meant we didn’t have to worry about our own car breaking down – which it did with alarming regularity, once on the motorway, when the wheels actually came off. At least with a hire car you know that they’ll have made every effort to ensure the vehicle is completely road-worthy.
For peace of mind it definitely pays to do a little bit of research before booking a hire car, because the earlier you book the better the rate, and then you can relax and enjoy your break. Hopefully the weather will stay fine too.