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Please note that from the 8 June 2015 the paper counterpart of all UK Photo Driving Licence became obsolete. However you may still be required to present the information, regarding endorsements, fines etc. that used to be contained on the counterpart, when you hire a vehicle.
You can obtain this information from the DVLA website by entering your driving Licence number, your national insurance number and your postcode. Some car hire suppliers may accept a PDF document of this data, however you are now able to download a unique code which will allows you to share this information directly with your car hire company by giving them the code when you pick up your hire car. Please note that this code is only valid for 21 days. Click here to enter details.
It may on the face of it seem complicated, but it is all very easy (probably easier than trying to find your old paper counterpart!).
Further information on this subject can be found here on the GOV.uk website.
Please remember for all car hire you must have a Full Driving Licence and a valid Credit Card in the name of the main driver.
Given the location of most of our properties, the use of a car is essential and moreover generally enhances the pleasure of your holiday by enabling you to explore the surrounding area at your own pace.
We strongly recommend that you book your hire car at the same time as you confirm your holiday property, to be sure of your choice of vehicle and the best price. This is especially true of larger vehicles (people carriers for 6, 7, 8 or 9 passengers) which are always in short supply.
For car hire pricing please select your destination from the locations shown in the panel on the right:
Our hire vehicles shown under each area give a selection of the most popular sizes and types (generally these include: a small vehicle for a couple, a family sized car to accommodate up to 5 people with luggage, an automatic vehicle, an estate car, and larger people carrier type vehicles for 7/9 people).
If you require a vehicle type which is not listed, do contact us and we will endeavour to find one and quote a price.
Standard cars seat up to 5 people - 2 in front, 3 in back (middle seat may have a lap belt or diagonal belt). Group A 3 door vehicles are usually only suitable for 2 people + luggage. People carriers are described with the number of seats. Luggage capacity in all vehicles can vary enormously and cannot be specifically guaranteed.
Collection of vehicles
Some suppliers have a desk in the airport arrival area, others have a representative waiting to meet you. The hire car may be picked up either at the airport terminal, in a nearby parking area or sometimes in the car hire company's compound to which you will be taken by transfer vehicle.
Out of hours delivery charges
Most car hire companies are available during the hours that the airport is open. In some cases an additional charge is made for late collection. See the notes below the price panel for the relevant area.
Most car hire companies permit driving of the vehicle into a bordering country during the hire period and may make a charge for additional insurance of the vehicle.
One way rental
In some areas it is possible to collect the vehicle at one airport and return it to another - a charge may apply.
Our car hire companies do not allow you to take the vehicle from one island to another. We can of course arrange daily hire on another island if you wish to visit for a day.
Some suppliers require a deposit (usually by credit card authorisation) against a full tank of fuel. Others supply the vehicle with a full tank, which is to be paid for and the vehicle then returned (near) empty.
All car hire companies will require a deposit to be left by credit (not debit) card. The card must be in the name of the lead driver.
The car hire price panel below the table of costs per month will show whether or not a second driver is included free and cost for subsequent drivers.
Some car hire companies can supply an infant carrier but most stipulate a minimum age of 6 months for the standard type of child seat. For liability reasons, some suppliers may not be able to strap in the child seat to the car on your behalf.
Child booster seats
The information below the price panel indicates if they can be supplied. View details of BubbleBum travel Booster seats to buy from Vintage Travel.
Not offered in all areas, see price panel. May only be available for certain vehicles.
Vehicles carry full comprehensive insurance (against Collision Damage, Loss, Theft and Third Party Liability) and are covered for all roads. However there is usually an Insurance Excess which means that you are still liable for charges, i.e. if the vehicle is damaged or stolen, the driver is asked to pay a portion of the repair or replacement costs.
Larger vehicles such as minibuses are always in short supply and are generally difficult to get at the last minute. If you require one of these vehicles we strongly recommend that you book it at the same time as booking your property.
Your car rental agreement normally includes cover for Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) and Theft. However you are still liable for the Excess on CDW and Theft.
When a rental car is damaged or stolen, the driver is asked to pay the first portion of the repair or replacement costs. This is known as the Excess.
For a low, annual premium our insurance partners can provide excess insurance to protect against Excess charges whenever you rent a car.
This covers you not only for the total amount of Excess for which you are liable if the car is damaged or stolen, but also for damage to the roof and undercarriage of the car, and windows and tyres.
This policy will give you peace of mind while renting cars in Europe for the next 12 months. It is valid for 31 continuous days for any one rental and covers the policyholder and all additional drivers on the car rental agreement for multiple use throughout the year. A daily policy is also available.
For more information please click here to review 'Insurance 4 Car Hire ' partner website.
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