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Carlisle Van (QJ0)

Address:

99 London Road, Carlisle, XX, CA1 2LS, United Kingdom

Phone:

01228590823

Hours of Operation:

Mon - Fri 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Holiday Hours:


2022
XMAS DAY   December  25  closed
BOXING DAY   December  26  closed
XMAS HOLIDAY   December  27  closed

Free pickup service available

Terms and Conditions

Prepay Rules
  • Retain your reservation confirmation number as it is necessary for modification, cancellation or no-show refund requests. Changes to your prepay reservation must be made either on Budget.com, Budget.com.au or Budget.co.nz or at the rental counter. At time of change, current rates, taxes and fees apply.
  • Your credit or debit card will be charged upon reservation confirmation. Method of prepayment toward your rental may not be changed after confirmation.
  • Debit cards are not accepted at some Budget locations and are not a recommended form of prepayment.
  • While a debit or prepaid charge card is an acceptable form of rental prepayment online, they may not be accepted for the credit hold required when you pick up your vehicle.
  • Please review the terms and conditions on our confirmation page regarding credit or debit card acceptance at the location. To release the vehicle to you at time of pick-up, all rental terms and conditions must be met, regardless of your original prepayment.
  • Prepaid Debit/Gift cards are not acceptable methods of credit identification to pick up a vehicle at any location. One of the above mentioned cards must be presented. Prepaid Debit/Gift cards are accepted at time of return only.
  • The same credit or debit card used to complete an online Pay Now reservation must be presented at the rental pick-up counter as a form of identification.
  • Generally, at the time of rental, we'll require an authorization hold on your credit card or debit card. A prepaid charge card is not accepted for this required hold.
  • The card presented at pickup will be the card of record for the rental.
  • If you use a debit card at a location that accepts them, we will perform a credit check to ensure credit worthiness before releasing the vehicle and you must also present a second form of current identification.
  • Prepaid reservations are only offered at participating locations.
  • Upon paying your rental with a Debit Card, Budget will generally request an authorization hold against your account for the estimated charges of the rental but reserves the right in its sole, discretion, to request extra value based on certain factors as we deem appropriate. Some exceptions may apply. THESE FUNDS WILL NOT BE AVAILABLE FOR YOUR USE.
  • If you selected Fuel Service Option, fuel price isn't included in your reservation total, but prevailing market rate will be added when you return your vehicle .
  • Budget accepts most major credit cards as credit identification at the time of rental. Accepted credit cards: Budget Charge Card, American Express, AT&T Capital, Diner's Club Intl, Discover, China Union Pay, GE Capital, JCB, MasterCard, PHH, Sears and Visa. Some locations may not accept each of the referenced cards.
  • Coupons may be applied to prepay rentals. Vouchers or Budget rental certificates cannot be used in conjunction with a prepay reservation.
  • Gift Cards (Budget or any other) are not allowed on prepay reservations.
  • When the rental is over, we will process the reversal but the bank may take time to post it back to the account - unless you already paid toward your rental, in which case the hold will be only $100 USD. While this hold is in place, the funds will not be available for your use.
  • Budget is not responsible for any returned checks or overdrafts based on this policy.
  • Your quoted rental rate is based on the exact parameters (locations, dates, etc.) of your particular rental - changing your confirmed reservation parameters could result in a different rate.
  • There is no fee for making the following changes: vehicle type, options (GPS, protections, etc.), rental period dates/times, adding other drivers, switching between participating prepay pick-up locations within the same country. To change to a non-participating location or one outside of the original pick-up country, you must cancel your original reservation (with applicable cancellation fee) and re-book at then current rates.
  • Non-permissible changes include: method of prepayment; name on reservation; changing your pick-up to a non-participating prepay location or one outside of the original pick-up country. If you still wish to make these changes, you must cancel your original prepay reservation with applicable cancellation fee and re-book at then current rates.
  • At time of rental pick-up, location rental qualification rules apply. The name on all rental credentials (license and credit or debit card) must match the name on the reservation. If the names do not match, it is deemed a non-permissible change to your prepay reservation and must follow procedures to cancel and re-book at then current rates (with applicable cancellation or no-show fees).
  • At the time of pick up, driver must present a valid driver's license and credit card (or debit card at participating locations) in the driver's name. A prepaid charge card is not an acceptable credential. All drivers must have a safe driving record.
  • At time of pick up, driver must present a valid, drivers license and credit or debit card in the driver's name. If the drivers license is not U.S.-issued, you must present your drivers license and either a passport or a Canadian enhanced license in the driver's name.
  • At the time of rental, the renter or authorized driver may be subject to an electronic DMV check from the issuing state of the driver's license, or may be asked to sign a declaration attesting to specific criteria.
  • Positive identification in addition to your driver's license may be required.
  • Your total rental rate is calculated based on the information provided at time of reservation.
  • Vehicles are rented on a daily (24-hour) basis. There is a 29-minute grace period for returns. After 30 minutes late, a 3/4-day late charge + $.01 + taxes apply. After 90 minutes late, full-day late charges + taxes apply. There is no grace period for rental fees, surcharges and optional equipment or protections charges, so full-day late charges will apply for these items.
  • Extensions or late returns result in additional charges.
  • Rather than requiring customers to be 25 to rent, Budget now rents to customers between the ages of 21-24 with a valid credit card and driver's license. At time of rental, we will automatically apply an additional underage surcharge for these drivers.
  • The collection, use and retention of your information, including your personally identifiable information, provided to us in connection with payment for our services and products, or participation in our programs, whether directly by you or on your behalf through a payment service, is subject to our Privacy Notice.

Cancellation Policy

  • Changes to a reservation must be done at Budget.com, Budget.com.au, or Budget.co.nz using the "Modify/Cancel" option.  Any changes to the reservation may impact the rental charges.  If a prepaid reservation is cancelled more than 24 hours before the pickup time, a $50.00 USD cancellation fee will be assessed.
  • If you need to cancel during the 24 hour period prior to the scheduled pick-up time, we will refund the full prepaid amount less a $150 USD processing fee. 
  • If you do not cancel the reservation prior to the time of pick-up and the rental vehicle is not picked up on the rental date, no portion of the prepaid amount will be refunded.
  • If you return the vehicle before the original return date (early return), you will not be refunded any portion of the payment.
  • All refund requests must be submitted within six months of the scheduled rental pick up date. No refunds will be granted after this six month window.
  • Underpayments will be handled at the counter at time of rental return. Unfortunately, we can't promise that your prepaid daily vehicle rate will apply if you change vehicle types, lengthen or shorten your rental period or change your pick up location.
  • Upon returning the vehicle, Budget will process a release of the unused portion of the hold subject to your bank's procedure. This hold may take up to two weeks to be released by your bank.
  • If you have already paid toward your rental using a debit card, we will reverse any hold when the rental is over. The bank, however, may take time to post it back to your account. While this hold is in place, the funds will not be available for your use.

Optional Coverages

Damage

What products reduce the amount I have to pay if the vehicle is damaged during the rental?

If you have Damage Waiver (CDW) and the vehicle, keys, any accessories or any vehicle documents are damaged, the amount you have to pay for the damage will be reduced to no more than the excess stated on your rental agreement meaning you'll pay for the cost of repair or replacement or the excess, whichever is less, for each separate incident of damage, plus a damage processing fee of £33.00 and loss of use of the vehicle, if the damage is beyond our acceptable minor damage guide. If you can show the damage was not in any way your fault or due to your negligence, we will refund these costs to you. If you can show the damage was less than we said, we will refund you the difference.

How much is the excess?

The excess will be from £1500.00 to £2000.00 depending on vehicle type rented.  You can reduce the excess even further by buying an excess reduction product. This also reduces the administration fee. 

How do I get Damage Waiver?

In most cases, Damage Waiver is provided with the vehicle as standard. If it is included, it will be stated on your rental agreement and in your booking confirmation email. If it is not included, the price depends on the vehicle you're renting and the place you're renting it from. But you can expect it to cost between £6.47 and £7.50 a day. If you rent the vehicle for more than 10 days, you willl only be charged for a maximum of 10 days and get cover for the duration of your rental, up to 28 days.

Is there an excess reduction product available to reduce my excess further?

Yes, Super Damage Waiver (SCDW) is an excess reduction product which reduces your excess to zero. The price depends on the vehicle and location – but you can expect it to cost between £10.78 and £25.00 a day. If you rent the vehicle for more than 10 days, you willl only be charged for a maximum of 10 days and get cover for the duration of your rental, up to 28 days.

Is there an excess reduction product available to reduce my excess further?
Yes, Super Damage Waiver (SCDW) is an excess reduction product which reduces your excess to zero. The price depends on the vehicle and location – but you can expect it to cost between £12.94 and £25.00a day. If you rent the vehicle for more than 10 days, you'll only be charged for a maximum of 10 days and get cover for the duration of your rental, up to 28 days.

Will I need to pay if the windscreen is damaged?

Yes. However, Windscreen Protection reduces the amount you have to pay if the windscreen is damaged to zero. Having windscreen protection also means you will not pay an admin fee.

How do I get Windscreen Protection?

If you've bought Windscreen Protection, it will be stated on your rental agreement. The price depends on the vehicle you're renting and the place you're renting it from. But you can expect it to cost between £3.59 and £6.50 a day. If you rent the vehicle for more than 10 days, you will only be charged for a maximum of 10 days and get cover for the duration of your rental, up to 28 days.

What happens if I damage any optional extras I rent from you?

If any optional extras are damaged, you have to pay for the cost of replacement, or their estimated repair costs in addition to the rental fee.

Are there any times when the excess waiver would not apply?

Yes, the amount you pay will not be reduced if damage was caused by or as a result of:

  • Water or fire damage
  • Driving the vehicle without due care and attention
  • Driving or using the vehicle in breach of your contract
  • Losing the keys
  • Allowing someone else not named on the rental agreement to drive the vehicle

 What do I have to pay if I don't have Damage Waiver?

If the vehicle, keys, any accessories or any vehicle documents are damaged during your rental, unless you can prove the damage was not in any way your fault or due to your negligence, you'll have to pay:

  • Either the cost of replacement, or the estimated repair costs - whichever is cheaper for each clearly separate incident of damage
  • Plus our loss of use
  • Plus a damage processing fee


Where can I find information of damage charges I've paid?

If we find damage, we'll charge the amount you have to pay to your card. Unless you've asked us to send you a receipt by post or email, you'll be able to find details of this payment here

Theft

 

What products reduce the amount I have to pay if the vehicle is lost or stolen during the rental?

If you have Theft Protection waiver (TP) and the vehicle is stolen, the amount you have to pay will be reduced to no more than the excess stated on your rental agreement meaning you'll pay for the cost of repair or replacement or the excess, whichever is less. If you can show the damage was not in any way your fault or due to your negligence, we will refund these costs to you. If you can show the damage was less than we said, we will refund you the difference. If you can show the loss or theft was not in any way your fault or due to your negligence, we will refund these costs to you. 

How much is the excess?
The excess will be stated on the rental agreement and will be from £1000.00 to £1500.00 depending on the vehicle type rented. You can reduce the excess even further by buying an excess reduction product.

How do I get Theft Protection waiver?
In most cases, Theft Protection waiver is provided with the vehicle as standard. If it is included, it will be stated on your rental agreement and in your booking confirmation email. If it isn't included, the price depends on the vehicle you're renting and the place you're renting it from. But you can expect it to cost between £2.16 and £2.50 a day.

Is there an excess reduction product available to reduce my excess further?

Yes, Super Theft Protection waiver (STP) is an excess reduction product which reduces your excess to zero. The price depends on the vehicle and location – but you can expect it to cost between £2.87 and £5.50 a day. If you rent the vehicle for more than 10 days, you'll only be charged for a maximum of 10 days and get cover for the duration of your rental, up to 28 days.

What happens if I lose any optional extras I rent from you or if they are stolen?
If any optional extras are lost or stolen, you have to pay for the cost of replacement in addition to the rental fee.

Are there any times when the excess would not apply?
Yes, the amount you pay will not be reduced if the loss or theft was caused by or as a result of:

  • Keys being left in the vehicle
  • Keys being lost or stolen
  • Using the vehicle in breach of contract

What do I have to pay if I don't have Theft Protection?
If the vehicle, keys, any accessories or any vehicle documents are lost or stolen during your rental, you'll have to pay:

  • The cost of replacement
  • Plus, our loss of use

If you can show theft was not in any way your fault or due to your negligence, we will refund these costs to you.

Where can I find information of theft charges I've paid?
If a loss or theft has occurred, unless you can prove the theft was not in any way your fault or due to your negligence, we'll charge the amount you have to pay to your card. Unless you've asked us to send you a receipt by post or email, you'll be able to find details of this payment here

Damage to people and their property

What do I have to pay if I injure someone whilst driving?
Third Party Liability (TPL) cover is provided with the vehicle as standard. This means that if you have an accident in our vehicle and you injure someone, including any of your passengers, or you damage anything which belongs to them, you will not have to pay any of their costs. Third Party Liability cover does not cover any death or injury suffered by the driver of our vehicle or any damage to personal items in our vehicle.

Are there any times when third party liability cover would not apply?
If the law requires us to provide you with third party liability cover, the minimum cover required by law will still apply but we, or our insurer, may seek to recover our costs from you if the accident was caused:

  • By you breaking the contract (for example allowing someone we had not approved drive the vehicle or whilst under the influence of alcohol, drugs or any other unlawful substance)
  • By you breaking the law
  • As a result of your negligence or recklessness
  • If you fail to report an accident or fail to provide information to our insurance company

 What products cover the driver of the vehicle and personal items in the vehicle?
Personal Accident Insurance (PAI) covers the driver of the vehicle and personal items in the vehicle in the event of an accident. Personal Accident Insurance provides the following benefits:

  • A maximum of £42,000 in the event of death, loss of limbs or eyes or permanent total disability
  • A maximum of £2,100 toward emergency medical expenses related directly to the accident
  • Medical assistance and rescue costs (conditions apply)
  • Baggage up to  £2,100 per vehicle - excluding any items you rented through us (again there are conditions and a limit of £200 per item). An excess of £75 per claim applies.

 

Who provides Personal Accident Insurance?
Personal Accident Insurance is underwritten by AIG Europe Limited. You will need to agree to their terms and conditions. Our agent, Avis Europe Risk Management Limited retains 20% of the price you pay after insurance premium tax has been deducted, as commission.

How do I get Personal Accident Insurance?
If you've bought Personal Accident Insurance, it will be stated on your rental agreement. The price depends on the location you're renting from, but you can expect it to cost between £3.45 and £4.00 a day. If you rent the vehicle for more than 10 days, you'll only be charged for a maximum of 10 days and get cover for the duration of your rental, up to 28 days.

Can I increase my cover and reduce my excess?
Yes, Super Personal Accident Insurance (SPAI) reduces your excess to £50 per claim and provides the following enhanced benefits:

  • A maximum of £126,000 in the event of death, loss of limbs or eyes or permanent total disability
  • A maximum of £6,300 towards emergency medical expenses related directly to the accident
  • Medical assistance and rescue costs (conditions apply)
  • Baggage up to £4,200 per vehicle - excluding any items you rented through us (again, there are conditions, and a limit of £245 per item)
  • Expenses for replacing main house keys and locks up to £350
  • Emergency travel expenses up to £350
     

Is Super Personal Accident Insurance available when renting any vehicles?
Yes

How do I get Super Personal Accident Insurance?
If you've bought Super Personal Accident Insurance, it will be stated on your rental agreement. The price depends on the location you're renting from, but you can expect it to cost between £6.75 and £8.00 a day. If you rent the vehicle for more than 10 days, you'll only be charged for a maximum of 10 days and get cover for the duration of your rental, up to 28 days.

What will you pay if I don't have Personal Accident Insurance?
If the driver of the vehicle is involved in an accident and is injured or dies, we will not pay their costs. If any personal items in the vehicle are damaged, lost or stolen, we will not pay for their repair or replacement.

For information, passengers are considered third parties and would benefit from the third party liability cover provided with the vehicle as standard.

Protection packages

I want to buy more than one protection product, can I get a protection package?
Yes, we offer a variety of protection packages:

  • Zero Excess includes Super Damage Waiver, Super Theft Protection, Windscreen Protection.
    The price depends on the vehicle and location but you can expect it to costs between £29.00 and £42.00 a day. If you rent the vehicle for more than 10 days, you’ll only be charged for a maximum of 10 days and get cover for the duration of your rental, up to 28 days. 
     
  • Complete Protection includes Super Damage Waiver, Super Theft Protection, Windscreen Protection, Super Personal Accident Insurance and Roadside Assistance Plus. The price depends on the vehicle and location but you can expect it to costs between £35.75 and £48.75 a day. If you rent the vehicle for more than 10 days, you'll only be charged for a maximum of 10 days and get cover for the duration of your rental, up to 28 days.

Third party protection products

I have bought a protection product from an external provider, can I use it?
If you decide to buy cover from someone else, you will have to pay our full costs, then you'll need to make a claim with the external provider to get your money back. It is your responsibility to ensure you understand the terms of any cover you buy from an external provider and for any claim you make. We are unable to help you with your claim.


Credit Card Policies

What payment cards do you accept?

We accept:
• American Express (excluding American Express Traveller’s Cheque cards)
• Diners cards
• Visa credit cards
• Visa debit cards
• Mastercard credit cards
• Mastercard debit cards

2 payment cards are required for car groups K & N

We don’t accept Maestro cards, Cirrus cards, JCB cards, any pre-paid cards – even if they carry the Visa or MasterCard logo – or any other cards not listed above.

We do not accept Digital Payment Cards.


Can I pay by cash?

No, regrettably, we are not able to accept cash.

Can I get a refund when I have prepaid?

Where you pre-pay in advance, there will be no refund of the prepaid amount if the final cost of the car rental is less than the prepaid voucher (e.g. for unused days, where you decide to return the car early).

If you return any optional products early and, as a result, your rental no longer meets the requirements for a special offer, you will lose the benefit of that special offer. This may result in a higher overall charge for such products.

What happens if I am late in making payment?
If you are late in paying us, interest will be calculated at 4% per year above the base lending rate of National Westminster Bank PLC from time to time.


Debit Card Policies

Visa and MasterCard debit cards are accepted. We do not accept any pre-paid card even if they carry the Visa or MasterCard logo.


Drivers License

Do I need to bring my driving license with me?

Yes. All drivers must bring all parts of their valid driving licence with them. They must bring both their driving licence and either an international driving licence or an official English translation, by a notary, of their driving licence if:

  • a driving licence was issued in Europe and you are renting in a country outside Europe,
  • a driving licence was issued in a non-European country, and you are renting outside that country. Except for customers from the following countries who can rent with their national drivers licence and passport: Argentina, Australia, Bolivia, Brazil, Canada, Colombia, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, South Africa and United States, or
  • a driving licence was issued in a non-roman alphabet like Arabic, Greek, Russian, Hebrew or Japanese. 

We do not accept digital driving licenses.

What other documentation do I need to supply?
If you hold a UK driving licence and are renting a car or van, you must bring a DVLA licence code with you when collecting your vehicle. Codes can be requested from https://www.gov.uk/view-driving-licence (you will be asked to submit your driving licence number, National Insurance number and home postcode), or by calling the DVLA on 0300 083 0013 (Monday to Friday 8am – 7pm, Saturday 8am – 2pm). The code (which will be valid for a maximum period of 21 days from the point it is generated) must be presented to the store and still be valid when picking up any vehicle from us.

Is there a minimum length I must have held my license for?

Yes, all drivers must have held their licences for at least 1 year for cars and 2 years for vans. If a licence does not show the driver has held it for the minimum period then they must provide evidence such as:

  • previous driving licences or
  • a letter from their driving licence authority stating that they have held it for this minimum period.

I have unspent convictions on my license, can I drive?

If any driver has any unspent driving convictions for

  • careless, reckless or dangerous driving
  • driving or attempting to drive whilst under the influence of drink or drugs
  • using a vehicle uninsured against third party risks
  • theft or unauthorized taking of a vehicle
  • license offences
  • accident offences
  • failure to provide information offences
  • racing offences
  • been disqualified or

if they have two or more unspent convictions for offences not listed above unfortunately, they will not be able to drive our vehicles.

 


Additional Driver Policy

Additional drivers must meet the same requirements as the primary driver.  Additional Driver fees may apply for all additional drivers. Check at the time of rental for complete details.


Additional Fees

London Congestion Charge

Basic Details  - 10.00 UKL per day if if paid by midnight on day of travel or 12.00 UKL if paid by midnight the following day (VAT exempt) for vehicles within the zone described below. Vehicles are charged Monday-Friday, 0700 - 1800, except on Public Holidays. Once the fee has been paid, renters can enter or leave the Zone as many times as they desired on that day.

Zone - Bordered by the Inner Ring Road; i.e. Marylebone Rd, Euston Rd, Pentonville Rd, City Rd, Great Eastern St., Commercial St., Tower Bridge Rd., New Kent Rd., Kennington Lane, Vauxhall Bridge Rd., Grosvenor Place, Park Lane, Chelsea Embankment, Cheyne Walk, Edith Grove, Redclife Gardens, Earls Court Road, Pembroke Road, Old Brompton, Warwick Gardens, Addison Road, Holland Road, West Cross Route, Westway A40, Eastbourne Terace, Praed Street, Old Marylebone Road, Edgware Rd and the areas of Bayswater, Notting Hill, North & South Kensington, High Street Kensington, Knightsbridge, Chelsea, Belgravis and Pimlico.  There is no charge for using the Inner Ring Road itself.

Operation & Budget Responsibilities - The fee should be quoted if the customer is renting in London, particularly in the Zone area (see above) or indicates that he/she will be visiting London. A network of fixed & mobile cameras will photograph registration plates & compare them to a database of vehicles for which permits have been purchased. 

Customer Responsibilities - Customer must purchase permits for additional rental days. Customer will be liable for any penalties. There are over 200 locations within the zone which will accept payment (gas stations, post offices, convenience stores & machines in car parks). Customer has until 2200 on the day of travel to pay. Charge increases to 10 UKL between 2200-midnight. If a vehicle is unavailable for collection or cannot be accepted on delivery, additional permit charges will be charged to the rental agreement. 

Congestion Charge Penalties - Failure to purchase a permit will result in a penalty of 130 UKL. Additional Information For further details, customers may contact the Transport for London: 0207 9414500 or see their website: http://www.tfl.gov.uk


Age Requirements

 How old do I need to be to rent a vehicle?
To drive our vehicles, you - and all of your drivers - need to be at least 23 years old and have held a full, valid driving licence for at least 1 year at the start of your rental for cars and 2 years for vans. In Northern Ireland, you must hold a full, valid licence for at least 3 years. A higher minimum age limit may apply to certain vehicles.

 I'm under 25, do I need to pay a young driver surcharge?

If you or any of your drivers are under 25 when you pick up the vehicle, you will each have to pay a young driver surcharge. The cost for this will be £40.00 per day.

If you rent the vehicle for more than 10 days, you will be charged for a maximum of 10 days and get cover for the duration of your rental, up to 28 days.

Are there any maximum age restrictions?

Some of our locations have a maximum age restriction on their insurance policy. Anyone over the age of 75 you will need to contact us to make your booking. The maximum age limit in Jersey is 80 years old. In the Shetlands and Isle of Man the maximum age is 78.

I'm over 75, do I need to provide extra information or pay a senior driver surcharge?

If you or any of your drivers are over 75 on the day you return the vehicle, you will need to advise us prior to pickup up your vehicle. At some locations, we will seek approval to rent from our insurer.

In Northern Ireland, for any customers that are aged 75 years and over, we would require the following:

  • Confirmation that you drive on a regular basis
  • Provision of a letter from your insurance company to confirm that you have an up-to-date insurance policy, and have not had any accidents in the past 5 years
  • Provision of a letter from your doctor confirming that you are in good health and fit to drive and
  • A driving assessment carried out in terms of your Budget rental agreement by a member of our staff sitting with you in the vehicle.

 

 


Estimated Totals

Estimated total includes base rate, taxes, and surcharges. Items such as coupon discounts, child safety seats and gas are NOT included in the estimated total. Optional coverages and one-way fees are subject to tax in certain locations. This tax is not reflected in the Estimated Total.

Estimated total is subject to change based upon exchange rates at the time of rental.


Fuel Policy

Should I bring the vehicle back with a full tank of fuel?
Yes if you are renting within the UK Mainland. The vehicle will normally be supplied with a full tank of fuel. You must return it to us with the same amount of fuel it had in it when you picked it up - usually a full tank - as shown on the factory-installed fuel gauge. We recommend you fill up as close to the return location as you can on the return date, and keep the receipt to show us. If you don't return the vehicle with a full tank - and you can't show us a receipt for fuel - we will charge you.

In Jersey, Guernsey and the Isle of Man we have different requirements regarding fuel. In Jersey and Guernsey, you must return the vehicle to us with the same amount of fuel it had in it when you picked it up, which is usually a quarter full tank. In the Isle of Man, the vehicle will usually be provided with sufficient fuel to reach a fuelling station, you should return the vehicle with an similar amount of fuel in the tank. We will charge you where the fuel tank of the vehicle, as shown on the factory-installed fuel gauge, is less than these amounts.

Fuel Options

I plan to travel more than 75 miles and want peace of mind, do you have a fuel option for me?
Yes, with Fuel Up Front you pay for a full tank of fuel, based on the manufacturer's stated fuel tank capacity for your vehicle plus our costs of refuelling the vehicle for you. Then you just return the vehicle with whatever's left in the tank (even if it's virtually empty) so long as the engine still runs.

How do I calculate the cost of Fuel Up Front?
Fuel Up Front is charged at the average fuel price for the UK at the start of your rental period as stated on this EU fuel index: http://ec.europa.eu/energy/observatory/oil/bulletin_en.htm. However, you don't get a refund for any fuel you don't use.

Can I get Fuel up Front at any time?
No, if you want to take advantage of Fuel Up Front, you must ask for it during the booking process or when you pick up the vehicle.

I plan to travel less than 76 miles, do I still need to fill up?
Yes, often the fuel gauges still look "full", so we ask you to fill up the tank near the return location and show us a copy of the receipt.  If you don't have time to fill up the tank, or can't show us a receipt, we will apply EZ Fuel to cover our costs of refuelling the vehicle for you. 

How much is EZ Fuel?
Depending on where you're renting, you pay a fixed fee of between £14.40 and £16.70 for cars and between £21.60 and £25.06 for vans.

What are my options if I don't return the vehicle full and haven't bought Fuel up Front?
Pay on Return will apply if you have driven more than 75 miles and:

  • Don't buy fuel up front
  • Don't return the vehicle with a full tank

How do I calculate the cost of Pay on Return?
You pay for fuel based on the factory-installed fuel gauge rounded down to the nearest eighth (1/8) of a tank. This is based on the manufacturer's stated fuel tank capacity.

We charge between 1.5 and three times the average fuel price at the end of the rental period for the United Kingdom as stated on this EU fuel index. The price per litre will be stated on your rental agreement. .This charge covers our cost of driving to the nearest petrol station at short notice, and potentially delaying the next customer's rental.


ID Requirements
Do I need to bring proof of identification?
Yes, you must bring:
  • The payment card that was used to make your booking. For some vehicles, two payment cards in your name will be required. One of these must be a credit card, in addition to the payment card used to make your booking.
  • Photo ID featuring a recognisable photo taken in the last 10 years. We will accept your passport or driving licence if it contains a photo, a national identity card or any other form of government issued identification.
  • You may also need to bring proof of where you live. This could include a recent utility bill or bank statement Your driving licence will not be accepted as proof of your address.
     
     Other requirements
Will I need to give a pre authorisation or pay a security deposit?
Yes, you must give us a pre authorisation on your payment card before we release the vehicle to you. A pre authorisation holds money in your account. 
 
What do I need to do to give a pre authorisation?
You’ll need to give us a payment card in your own name that has enough money available on it.  
How much is the pre authorisation?
The amount of the pre authorisation calculated based on:
1) A fixed value of £200.00, and
2) The vehicle rental price (including all optional extras you've requested), calculated at the start of the rental based on the intended length of the rental. If you have selected our Pay Now option, when booking, the sum you have paid will be deducted from the pre-authorization value.

Miscellaneous Information

Can I let anyone else drive?
Yes, but only if we have approved them.  You must not let anyone else drive the vehicle.

We charge a fee for every Additional Driver we allow to drive the vehicle. The price depends is £12.99 per day, per driver. 
If you rent the vehicle for more than 10 days, you'll only be charged for a maximum of 10 days and get cover for the duration of your rental, up to 28 days.
All additional drivers must meet our age, driving licence and ID requirements.

If any additional driver is outside of our age restrictions, we will also charge a driver surcharge.

Can I pick up the vehicle outside your normal opening hours?
No, unfortunately we are unable to offer an out of hour's pick-up service at this time.

My rental has a mileage allowance.  I have driven more than the allowance, how much will I pay for excess mileage
Many of our vehicles are provided with unlimited mileage. If a mileage allowance applies, it will be stated on your rental agreement and in your booking confirmation email.  If you go over the mileage allowance, the price depends on the vehicle and location but you can expect it to cost between 12 pence and 21 pence for every mile you've driven over the allowance.  Your excess mileage charge will be stated on your rental agreement.

Can I smoke in the vehicle?
No, it is against the law to smoke in public places within the United Kingdom.  The vehicle is considered a public place so you are not allowed to smoke in it.  If we believe anyone has smoked in the vehicle during the rental period, a specialist cleaning charge will apply.

Are there any roads or zones where I need to pay a fee before I can enter?
Yes, certain areas, such as the centre of London, have congestion charging zones meaning you need to pay a fee if you wish to drive in certain areas, on certain days and during certain times.  In addition, there are toll roads and toll bridges which require you to pay a fee if you wish to use them.  If you do not pay these charges before you enter such areas or use such roads or bridges, you will incur a fine. 

We recommend you check the Internet to find out about any restricted areas before you travel.  Websites such as www.urbanaccessregulations.eu provide useful information.  If the rental location is in or near a restricted area, we will tell you about it when you pick up the vehicle.  We are unable to tell you about any other restricted areas.

I have been caught speeding, and didn't pay a parking charge, what will I have to pay?
You are responsible for all fines and charges issued as a result of you or your additional drivers using the vehicle. Fines and charges could include:

  • All parking fines or charges
  • Toll charges
  • Towing charges
  • Clamping costs
  • Traffic fines or charges
  • Speeding fines
  • And any other charges or fines

If a fine or charge is sent to us because you haven't paid a charge or complied with the law, we will take payment for:

  • Our adminstration fee of £30 for each fine or charge issued in the United Kingdom to cover our costs of dealing with the fine or charge, or
  • Our administration fee of between €24 and €45 for each fine or charge issued in any other country, which will be charged in the currency of the country where the fine occured
  • Plus the fine or charge if we have to pay it

I've left the interior of the vehicle very dirty and made it smell.  Will I be charged to clean it?
Yes, if the interior of the vehicle is especially muddy, dirty, stained or smelly, and our standard cleaning procedure will not fix it, you will be charged a Specialist Cleaning Charge of between £14 and £75.00.

Roadside Assistance

What happens if I break down because of a mechanical failure?
All our vehicles are maintained to the manufacturer's standards, and they're roadworthy when you pick them up so mechanical failure in our vehicles is rare. So long as you're using the vehicle in a country we've agreed to, we provide roadside assistance or recovery free of charge. You can only use our roadside assistance provider to help you. You'll find their contact details inside the vehicle.
 
What happens if I break down because of a non-mechanical failure or in another country?
You must tell us if you break down or have an accident.  If you need roadside assistance, we will arrange this for you but you will have to pay for it.  You will also be charged for any costs we incur getting the vehicle back on the road in the country of rental.  This may include, but is not limited to:

  • Call out and recovery costs of around £83.40
  • Repair costs
  • Loss of use
  • Repatriation costs
  • A damage processing fee of £66.00 (only applicable if damage has ocurred)
  • Any costs to take you, and/or any of your passengers to another location
  • Electrical Charge for EV Vehicles (Where the cable is in working order)

What products do you have to protect me if I break down because of a non-mechanical problem?
Roadside Assistance Plus provides roadside assistance if you break down as a result of…

  • Flat batteries
  • Flat tyres
  • Keys locked in the vehicle
  • Lost keys
  • Running out of fuel

Provided you are using the vehicle in a country we have agreed to.  You will only need to pay for the costs of any additional items needed to get the vehicle back on the road – like fuel or tyres.

How much does Roadside Assistance Plus cost?
The price will depend on where you're renting – but you can expect it to be between £4.31 and £5.00 a day. If you rent the vehicle for more than 10 days, you'll only be charged for a maximum of 10 days and get cover for the duration of your rental, up to 28 days.

What happens if I don't return the incident report form or European accident form?
If you are involved in an accident, or the vehicle, keys, any accessories, any vehicle documents or any optional extras are damaged, lost or stolen; you must complete and return an incident report form and if available, the European accident report form.


One Way Rentals

Can I pick up the vehicle from one rental location and return it to another?
Yes, some rental locations let you collect the vehicle and any optional extras from one rental location and return them to another.

How much is the One Way fee?
The price depends on the rental location. If you want to pick up the vehicle and return it to a different location in the same country, you can expect it to be between £20.00 and £70.00. If you want to pick up the vehicle in the UK Mainland and drop it off in another country, you can expect it to be between £700 and £4,000.

How do I get a One Way rental?
You can request a one-way rental when you book, or you can ask for it when you get to the rental location.
If you asked for a one-way rental when you booked, the fee will be included in your rental price.

How much will it cost if I did not request a One Way rental but return the vehicle to a different location?
You will be charged a one-way fee at the pay at location prices available on the day you return the vehicle.


Pre-Authorisation

How much is the pre-authorisation?
The amount of the pre-authorisation is calculated based on:

  1. a fixed value of GBP 200
  2. the vehicle rental price (including all optional extras you've requested), calculated at the start of the rental based on the intended length of the rental.

If you have selected our Pay Now option, when booking, the sum you have paid will be deducted from the pre-authorisation value.
If you'd like more details, please call the Reservations team or ask a member of our team.


Rental Options

The prices we give you for optional extras when you book will generally be the price you will pay. Exchange rates or other reasons beyond our control may alter prices.

Budget Travel Partner

I'm not familiar with the country I am travelling to; do you offer travel assistance and support

Customers with disabilities

I have a disability, do you offer adapted vehicles?
Yes, specially adapted vehicles are available at some of our rental locations.  Please contact the location for more information.

I have a disability, do you offer hand controls?
Yes, we offer hand controls which are suitable if you have good use of your upper body – including hands and fingers.  Hand controls – include a hand-operated brake and accelerator controls and a steering ball – panoramic mirrors are also available.  If you need them, they're completely free of charge.

To use hand controls, you will need to book an automatic vehicle. Please give the location at least 48 hours' notice if you need hand controls or panoramic mirrors fitted to the vehicle.

Popular optional extras to rent

I have small children, do you offer child seats?
Yes, we offer baby, infant, child and full backed booster seats.  A baby seat is typically suitable for a child from birth to 12 months old and weighing no more than 13 kilos.  An infant seat is typically suitable for a child aged 9 months to 4 years old and weighing between 9 and 18 kilos.  A child seat is typically suitable for a child aged 4 to 11 years old and weighing between 15 and 36 kilos.  A booster seat is typically suitable for a child aged 8 to 11 years old and weighing between 20 and 45 kilos.

In some rental locations, we may arrange for a third party to fit the seat for you. But remember, it is always your responsibility to check the seat is fitted correctly before you drive away.

Please note: In the United Kingdom all children must normally use a child car seat until they're 12 years old or 135cm tall. 

How much are your child seats?
The fee for renting a seat £11.99 a day. If you rent the vehicle for more than 7 days, you'll only be charged for a maximum of 7 days and get to use the seat for the duration of your rental, up to 28 days. 
If the seat is damaged, lost or stolen, you will have to pay for a replacement. This is likely to cost between £60.00 and £90.00 on top of the hire fee.  If you can show the damage or loss was not in any way your fault or due to your negligence, we will refund this cost to you.

I'm not familiar with the area; can I rent a GPS (satellite navigation system)?
Travel Companion Tablet - This provides a GPS service as well as other useful features you may need when travelling. - The fee for hiring Travel Companion Tablet is between £9.99 and £14.99 per day depending on features activated. If you rent the vehicle for more than 10 days, you'll only be charged for a maximum of 10 days and get to use the device for the duration of your rental, up to 28 days. If the Travel Companion Tablet is damaged, lost or stolen, you'll have to pay for a replacement. This is likely to cost from £300.00 on top of the hire fee. If you can show the damage or loss was not in any way your fault or due to your negligence, we will refund this cost to you.
 
Please note: In some countries, it is against the law to use a GPS that tells you where speed cameras are. If you plan to travel outside of the United Kingdom you should check to see whether you can use our GPS as it will give you speed information.

Do you offer an audio tour guide service on your GPS?
No, unfortunately we do not offer an audio tour guide service at this time.

I want to be able to access the internet anywhere I go, do you offer a solution?

If the Travel Companion Tablet is damaged, lost or stolen, you'll have to pay for a replacement. This is likely to cost from £300.00 on top of the hire fee. If you can show the damage or loss was not in any way your fault or due to your negligence, we will refund this cost to you. If any Travel Companion Tablet accessories are damaged, lost or stolen, you'll have to pay for a replacement. This is likely to cost from £2.00 to £10.00 on top of the hire fee. If you can show the damage or loss was not in any way your fault or due to your negligence, we will refund this cost to you. Please note: In many countries, including the United Kingdom, it is illegal to drive while using a handheld mobile phone, tablet or other communications device. It is your responsibility to drive safely and according to the laws of the country you're driving in.

I'm intending to drive along toll roads; do you offer a device to make this quicker and easier for me?
No, unfortunately we do not offer any electronic toll charging devices at this time.

Winter equipment to rent

I'm concerned about the road conditions, do you offer all-weather tyres?
No, unfortunately we do not offer all weather tyres at this time.

I'm going skiing, do you offer snow chains?
No, unfortunately we do not offer snow chains at this time.

I'm have brought my own skis with me, do you rent ski racks?
No, unfortunately we do not offer ski racks at this time.

I've left my hands-free kit behind, do you rent them?
No, unfortunately we do not offer hands-free kits at this time.

I'm moving items, do you rent blankets?
No, unfortunately we do not offer blankets at this time.

I'm moving items, do you rent trolleys?Yes, the fee for enting a sack trolley is £8.99 a day. If you rent the vehicle for more than 10 days, you'll only be charged for a maximum of 10 days and get to use the sack trolley for the duration of your rental, up to 28 days.

Optional extras available to buy

 I've left my USB charger behind, do you sell them?
No, unfortunately we do not sell USB charges at this time.

I've left my mobile charger behind, do you sell them?
No, unfortunately we do not sell mobile charges at this time.

I want to charge my device in the car, do you sell car chargers?
No, unfortunately we do not sell car charges at this time.

I've left my iPhone 5 cable behind, do you sell them?
No, unfortunately we do not sell iPhone 5 cables at this time.

 

 

 

 

 

 


Returns

I want to keep the vehicle for longer, what should I do?

If you want to extend the rental please contact us as soon as possible. At the latest, this should be before the end date and time on your rental agreement. Extra days will be charged at pay at location prices.

What happens if I don't extend the rental?

If you fail to extend your rental and are late returning the vehicle, we will charge you for an extra days rental plus a late return administration fee for each day or part of a day until the vehicle is returned.

The late return administration fee is £12.00


Travel Into Other Countries

What countries am I allowed to take the vehicle to?

You are only allowed to use the vehicle in the following countries:

  • England
  • Scotland
  • Wales
  • Northern Ireland

You are not allowed to use the vehicle in the Republic of Ireland, Isle of Man, or the Channel Islands.

Can I buy a product to allow me to drive in other countries?

Yes. If you buy Continental Cover, you may also take the vehicle to: Albania, Andorra, Austria, Balearics, Belarus, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canary Islands, Channel Islands (unless you are a resident of the Channel Islands), Corsica, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Gibraltar, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Isle of Man, Latvia, Lichtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Republic of Ireland, Romania, San Marino, Sardinia, Sicily, Slovak Republic, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey in Europe and Uskudar.

How do I buy Continental Cover?

Continental Cover is only available at selected rental locations. To find out where you can buy it, learn about any restrictions that apply and to get a quote, please the reservation center. If you want to buy Continental Cover, you must give us at least 5 days notice.

How much does it cost?

You can expect to pay in the region of:

  • For 1 to 7 days, £104.40
  • For 8 to 14 days, £146.16
  • For 15 to 21 days, £180.95
  • For 22 to 28 days, £250.56