Best UK road trips to take in our hire cars

road in the UK

If there’s one thing we all need right now, it’s a holiday. And the good news? They’re officially back on the cards.

Now that restrictions have started to ease, travel outside of the local area and overnight stays are permitted. And in our opinion, a UK road trip is the perfect post-lockdown escape. Just you and your family, enjoying your newfound freedom and exploring our country’s most beautiful landscape.

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Buy or rent a car – which is better?

Woman who has chosen to hire a car rather than buy one

These days, we can rent pretty much everything. A home, a mobile phone, furniture, work tools, a movie or TV series…. they’re all available for short- and long-term hire. And so are cars. But the question is, is hiring a vehicle a good idea? Or is it better to save up and buy a car outright?

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Van size guide

Selection of van sizes available at PSD

Not sure which van size is right for you? It can be a tricky decision – particularly if it’s the first time you’ve hired a van.

But there’s no need to fret. Here at PSD Vehicle Rental, we understand van sizes and dimensions like the back of our hands. And to help you select the correct vehicle for your requirements, we’ve created a simple ‘van size guide’ with the main factors and options to consider.

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Driving in snow – how to stay safe

Cars driving in snowThe ‘Beast from the East’ is back.

Storm Darcy has swept across the UK, bringing with it a bitter easterly wind, freezing temperatures and a thick blanket of snow – all of which is causing major disruption on the roads. According to the AA, the extreme weather is causing ‘treacherous driving conditions’ and accidents are highly likely.

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4 tips for moving home during lockdown

Family moving house with hire vanAbout to move home?

It can be a stressful experience at the best of times, let alone amidst a global pandemic! And whilst moving home during lockdown is allowed, the safety and wellbeing of all those involved should be your number one priority – and it’s crucial that you follow the government guidance in place.

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Drive-in cinemas in 2020 – hire, drive and enjoy

Image to represent drive-in cinemas in 2020

COVID-19 has affected almost all aspects of our lives – and cinema is no exception.

Film production has ceased, blockbuster releases have been delayed and many cinemas up and down the country have been forced to shut their doors until further notice. But as a result, one old and somewhat forgotten entertainment venue has made a comeback… the drive-in cinema.

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Car sharing rules during the pandemic

People car sharing during the COVID-19 pandemic

There’s no argument – car sharing is usually a great thing. Not only does it cut back on travel costs for everyone, it makes the daily commute that little bit less stressful and is a great way to protect the environment. But amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, is it really the safest way to be travelling?

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Stay positive and plan ahead with St Helens car hire

Hands up if you’ve a strange sense of Deja vu? Yep, us too.

As we enter lockdown 2.0, yet again all but essential shops are shut, entertainment venues have closed their doors and socialising with anyone outside of your household is strictly off limits.

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Driving in the dark – tips on how to stay safe

man driving in the dark

Daylight saving is due to end on Sunday 25th October. This date signifies the start of the most dangerous time of year to be driving. In fact, data from RoSPA (the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents) shows that when the clocks go back each year, there’s a significant rise in the number of road accidents – with many killed and injured.

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