Car and Truck Hire

There are many places in the United Kingdom where owning a car has become an unaffordable luxury.  This is mainly because there is little to no parking available and when there is it is generally not free.  Furthermore, with insurance prices on the rise, many people are simply unable to afford the annual costs of maintaining and servicing a car.  Similarly with trucks, the prices are incredibly high, particularly when you also consider the cost of fuel.  However there is a solution: car and truck hire.

What Is Car and Truck Hire?

Car and truck hire is a fantastic opportunity for those who only need a car or a truck on occasion.  For example, if you are on holiday but want to be fully independent, you may want to hire a car.  Or if you want to move house, hiring a truck could be a great solution.  For businesses, opting for long term car and truck hire can also be very beneficial, particularly because it is generally cheaper than purchasing these vehicles outright.  This is because the responsibility for such things as maintenance, repair, insurance, MOT, servicing and tax remains with the owner of the vehicle.

Where Can You Find Car and Truck Hire?

There are quite literally hundreds of companies located throughout the United Kingdom that offer car and truck hire.  It is almost always a better idea to opt for companies that are based near to where you are, as this means that you will not be hit by high pickup and delivery charges.  Whether you choose a local, national or regional company is entirely down to personal choice.  You may, for example, want to support the local economy by using a company that is in the same town as you.  Some of the companies you could consider include:
  • Cleveland Auto Services
  • A1 National Van Hire
  • The Car Shed
  • Thrifty

Estimated Cost of Car and Truck Hire

The cost of car and truck hire will vary greatly.  Firstly, the type of vehicle you require will greatly determine the cost, of course, as will the length of time you require the hire agreement to be for.  It is a good idea to bear in mind that many companies prefer longer term hire (it saves them a lot of money on valeting and servicing their vehicles) and most will offer discounts for hire agreements of a week or more.  Also, if you require optional extras such as a driver, satellite navigation system, child seats, a CD player and so on, these will probably not be included in the original hire cost.

How to Find Car and Truck Hire

Finding car and truck hire is very easy because there are so many companies to choose from.  You could contact some of the companies listed above for example or you could ask people in your local area for recommendations.

All in all, opting for car and truck hire can save you quite a bit of money as it saves you the annual costs that come with purchasing.  And because competition is quite fierce, you should be able to find a car or truck at a very reasonable price.

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