Many of us need to travel on business at some point, and even if you own a car already, this often involves hiring one - either to ensure you make the right impression on clients, or simply for ease of working out details such as petrol expenses. If you have never hired a car for work purposes, you may be wondering what you need to consider.Below is a selection of the top things to keep in mind.
What kind of car do you need? There are all sorts of factors that determine what kind of car you should go for. First of all, think whether any existing or potential clients will see your car - and ensure that you hire a suitable model to make the right impression. Similarly, if any will actually be riding in the car, it could be worth selecting something with a particularly nice interior. And of course, it goes without saying that you choose an appropriately sized vehicle so that no one feels crammed in. For these purposes, our prestige fleet would suit you best! Luggage is another factor - if you or your colleagues need to carry any suitcases, check that there will be ample room in the boot.
Will you be the only driver? Also, bear in mind that different paperwork will be required depending on how many people need to be able to drive the car. If your colleagues will also be behind the wheel - perhaps you intend to share a long trip from one end of the UK to the other, for instance, double check the paperwork when you pick up the car to ensure you are both listed as drivers.
Check the terms and conditions thoroughly. It pays to read the small print and ensure you completely understand all the terms and conditions - this may not make for the most interesting reading, but is essential when hiring any car, whether it's for business purposes or not.
Do you have the right insurance? Additionally, take the time to check that the insurance will cover all aspects of your trip, and that you understand how much excess is on the vehicle. This way, you can clear up any queries and correct any issues before you set off. This is vital in preventing complications, should the car be damaged in any way.
And, as usual, please do not hesitate to call us if you need any assistance - our toll-free line is open 7 days a week!