Things to Check Before Hiring a Car

Things to Check Before Hiring a Car

Thinking about hiring a car? If you are planning to rent a vehicle for the short or long-term, then there are a few things that you should know beforehand. In this post, the team at Mayday Vehicle Rentals explores what you need to check and know before you decide to get a new hire vehicle and set off. Read on below to learn more, and if you would like to enquire about our first-class vehicle rental services – then please visit the Mayday Vehicle Rentals website today.

Age and Licence Requirements

First of all, it’s really important to check the age and licence requirements of the company that you’re hiring your vehicle from. Here at Mayday Vehicle Rentals, it is a requirement that all drivers are aged between 23 and 75, and have a full valid driving licence that has been held for a minimum of 2 years. If this requirement is not met, then you will be unable to hire a car.

Documentation You Need

Secondly, when you collect your vehicle, it is vital that you have the right documentation to hand over to the rental company. This is either in the form of a utility bill or a bank statement that was issued in the past three months, as well as a credit or debit card. If you are an overseas visitor, you will need to provide your passport and proof of return flight details too. Make sure you have all of these documents prior to hiring a car.

Insurance Excesses and Liabilities

The insurance is important to check too. At Mayday Vehicle Rentals, our prices for car rental are inclusive of insurance for 1 named driver. So, if you need to add additional drivers to the vehicle, then this will come with an extra daily cost. Likewise, you’ll need to be able to show that they meet the age and licence requirements outlined above. 

Our insurance is subject to an excess, which is the cost to the hirer if the hire vehicle becomes damaged on rent. The standard excess we offer is between £500 and £1000 dependent on the vehicle hired. We also offer optional insurance that will reduce the hirer’s liability – this will be an additional daily cost.


Finally, it’s crucial that you check about the payment options available. We offer payment methods including Visa, Mastercard, American Express and Maestro. You need to pay a security deposit of £250 on collection of the vehicle, and this is fully refundable when the vehicle is returned undamaged and within the stated fuel level.

Searching For Cheap Car Hire?

If you are looking for a company that specialises in affordable and cost-effective car rental, then Mayday Vehicle Rentals is the firm to choose. We provide first-rate car hire and rental services, offering a diverse array of vehicles including luxury and economy cars. Whatever your individual needs and requirements, we can provide you with the right car for your demands – whether you just need a car for a week away, or you need a longer term vehicle rental for your business operations. 

We will also drop off your hired vehicle to your address in Luton or Dunstable, and we’ll also make sure that it’s collected once you’re finished with your rental. If you’d like to chat with a member of our team, then you can speak to us via the following number 01582 545454. You can also reach us via email at [email protected] and we’ll get back to you as quickly as possible. In the meantime, head over to the Mayday Vehicle Rentals website today. We look forward to hearing from you soon.

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