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Own Car or Hire Car?

Is a hire car better than your own car? Many think so, let's find out...

If you’re planning a long weekend or holiday away from home, chances are you’ve already thought about how to get to your destination. In some cases, flying is the only option, but this doesn’t always apply. You might be going somewhere in the UK, for example. If this is the case, you have two options.

Firstly, you could get in your own car and drive to wherever you are going. You won’t need to worry about using public transport or coping with luggage on the train. However, you will be responsible for driving a long distance – and that may not be something you are used to. You may also find it very stressful.

Secondly, you could opt to get a train to your destination. A taxi to the station makes life easier, and once on board the train you can relax and doze off if you need to. It’s much easier in many ways compared with taking your own vehicle.

The issue many people have with this option is the lack of flexibility they get once they are at their destination. However, this is easily solved by hiring a car. Since you can do this for a day, two days, or the whole time you are away, you can make a booking that is flexible enough to accommodate your needs. If you are in the middle of a city, you will easily be able to get around if you are staying local.

However, if you want to go out of the city to explore a nearby stately home, or to visit a theme park, you can hire a car to make it happen. It’s easy – just hire one for the day and you’re good to go. As such, getting a hire car rather than taking your own vehicle makes more sense if you’re only going to need a car for a certain part of your break, or if you have a long distance to travel to get there. Some people don’t enjoy long-distance driving either. If you fall into that category, it’s best to let public transport get you to where you want to go, and to hire a car once you get there.

You can of course make your hire car arrangements with ease before you leave home. Booking online means you can easily find the right service at the right price, leaving you to enjoy your break when you get there.

Posted by , 3rd November 2017