4 reasons to hire a car for your next long journey
Visiting friends you haven’t seen for a while? Booked a romantic getaway for just the two of you? Going to the seaside?
Whatever your reasons for hitting the road, you’ll probably have a long journey ahead of you, and you want to arrive at your destination with a smile on your face.
If you have the kids in tow, you’ll inevitably be asked “Are we nearly there yet?” multiple times and need to stop at the services to stretch your legs, use the toilet and grab a bite to eat.
However, the vehicle you drive can play a huge part in the success (and comfort!) of your trip.
Allow the team, here at PSD Vehicle Rental, to share some of the ways our monthly car rental could benefit you on your next road trip.
The advantages of car hire
1. Avoid wear and tear on your own vehicle
Often, you’ll only notice expensive damage to your car after a long drive. But the engine, tyres and other parts can wear out a little bit more with every mile.
Renting a vehicle will spare your personal car wear and tear – meaning you won’t need to fork out on repairs.
It’s also an easy and convenient alternative if you don’t think your car is reliable enough to make the journey – ensuring you reach your destination safely and without a glitch.
Car hire will limit the use of your vehicle, too. This is helpful if you intend on selling it in the future as it won’t put miles on the clock, preserving its value and allowing you to sell it for a higher price.
2. Test drive your dream car
Opting to rent a car for your next road trip allows you to try out a vehicle that’s different from your own.
For example, your small hatchback probably gets you from A to B on a daily basis. However, hiring a bigger vehicle, such as an estate car or an SUV, will ensure you have enough room to fit everything (and everyone) in comfortably when travelling a long distance. Plus, there’s no need to buy a roof box and fiddle around attaching roof bars!
If you’ve got a 7-seater car sitting on your driveway at home, you’ll be no stranger to driving larger vehicles. But if you’ll be travelling solo on your next excursion, why not opt for a compact yet nippy model, such as the Fiat 500 or Kia Picanto?
Both are available as part of our economy car hire and are perfect for driving around busy city centres and parking in tight spots.
Monthly car rental can also be a great option if you’re thinking about buying a new car. You can enjoy an extended test drive and make an informed decision before you buy or lease your next vehicle.
3. Travel in comfort
Is there a large group of you travelling by car?
The last thing you want is for everyone to feel squashed with luggage across their laps and under their feet. It’s important not to pile things too high, either, as you still need to be able to see out of the back window and your rear view mirror.
If your children have car seats and pushchairs, this is likely to take up a lot of space in your vehicle, leaving you with less room to store your bags and other trip essentials.
If you have a small car, you might enjoy the extra legroom that an SUV offers for your road trip. Or perhaps you’d prefer the additional boot space provided by an estate car?
At PSD Vehicle Rental, we provide newer, more luxurious models to make travelling long distances easier, comfier, and safer.
4. Minimise the risk of penalties
If you lease your vehicle, you may incur a penalty for driving over the agreed mileage.
With that in mind, calculate how many miles you’ll be travelling and how much you’ll need to spend on fuel along the way. Compare this with how many miles you’ve already driven in the car to determine whether it will take you over the mileage rate.
In most cases, monthly car rental works out more cost-effective for a road trip. And to help you save more money, we’ll let you know what deals are available.
Providing you return the vehicle to us in the same cosmetic condition it was in when you drove it away, you won’t have to worry about being charged to cover repairs.
Hire a vehicle from PSD Vehicle Rental today
We have a comprehensive range of vehicles available for monthly car rental and are confident we can help you find the perfect one for your journey.
Feel free to give us a call on 0345 222 1022 and discuss your requirements with a friendly member of the team.
We’ll need to know what type of vehicle you’d like to rent, when you intend on collecting and returning it, and your age. This is because you need to be at least 23 to drive a rental car in the UK.