Summer holiday been cancelled? Unfortunately, you’re not alone.
According to a recent study by the RAC, only 1-in-3 – of the 3200 drivers surveyed – expected to take the holiday they had planned before the coronavirus outbreak. With travel restrictions firmly in place, many people are still concerned about COVID-19 and the safety of flying abroad. That’s why, for summer 2020, UK staycations are set to be more popular than ever.
If you’re planning to hit the road and wish to explore some of the country’s finest tourist hotspots, hiring a car is a great option. Here we take a look at some of the main reasons why.
3 reasons to hire a car for your staycation
Lockdown may have been eased – but, when it comes to travel, a private car is still the safest option. Due to the limited space on board public transport, it’s impossible to maintain a social distance (i.e. one plus metres) and wearing a face mask or covering is now compulsory.
By hiring a car, you get to avoid both the rules and the risk.
Here at PSD Vehicle Rental, hygiene is always a priority – but at the moment, we’re being more cautious than ever. All of our holiday hire cars are meticulously cleaned between each use. Using high-strength antibacterial sprays and wipes, we sanitise all high-touch areas (e.g. steering wheel, gearstick, centre console, handles) and ensure the vehicle is virus-free for your journey.
Let’s face it, travelling halfway across the country in your three-door runabout isn’t going to be very comfortable. Compact cars are better suited to short trips rather than long-distance travel. And the truth is, you’re unlikely to have enough space for passengers, let alone your luggage!
Hiring a holiday car could be the solution. We have an extensive range of spacious vehicles to choose from, including everything from hatchbacks and saloons to MPVs and minibuses (that seat up to 12 people). Each model is of the highest quality and comes fitted with all the mod-cons. So, whether you’re heading for Lands’ End or the Scottish Highlands, you can go in style and comfort.
Aside from issues with safety (and the inevitable, frustrating delays!), public transport fares have risen significantly over the last few months. If you’re travelling as a family, it can become expensive.
By contrast, the cost of a holiday hire car is very reasonable. Using our ‘quick hire calculator’, you can see exactly how much the rental will cost and pay upfront before you collect the vehicle. Our charges are always very competitive. But we also offer a ‘price match guarantee’. This means, if you find the same rental elsewhere for less, we will match or beat the quote you’ve been given.
Having access to a car during your staycation can also lead to further savings. For example, it could allow you to book accommodation on the outskirts of town, for a much cheaper rate. Or, it could save you the expense of getting taxis and public transport to the local tourist attractions.
Book your holiday hire car today
Ready to start planning your UK staycation? If so, be sure to keep our holiday hire cars in mind. To find out more about the vehicles we have to offer, remember, you’re welcome to get in touch at any time. Either give us a call on 01744 649889 or send an email to email@example.com.
Alternatively, if you’d like to make a booking, simply enter your details into the online booking form, choose a pick-up date and time that works for you, and start packing for this year’s summer hols!