Top tips when renting a car for the first time

We have a wealth of experience dealing with car rentals and know what top queries people tend to have when they first come to visit us. Here’s a few of our top tips to get you started:

Find the best option for you
If you’re unsure about anything, we have a team that’s ready to help. Our rental team work with personal and business customers every day and will do what they can to meet your individual requirements. So whether you are unsure of what kind of vehicle you need or you have a specific type in mind, just give us a call or stop by.

Give yourself time
Particularly if you have a certain vehicle in mind; let us take your booking in advance to avoid disappointment. We will require a security deposit of £150 which is fully refundable if your vehicle is brought back in the same condition it was received.

Familiarise yourself with the vehicle
Our friendly team will show you around your rental vehicle before your set off, always feel free to ask as many questions as you want. We are there to help and want you to feel safe and confident.

Check out the insurance
When you choose your rental vehicle, always check out the insurance. At Shelbourne Vehicle Rental, all of our prices include fully comprehensive insurance. You can also add additional drivers onto our insurance for an extra charge of £8 per day.

Check the Fuel
Check the fuel in your vehicle when you receive it and bring it back with the same amount.

Be aware of age restrictions
Be aware of age restrictions on vehicles, especially if you place to have multiple drivers. For our insurance you must be at least 21 for a small / medium sized car, 25 for a large car / commercial van or 30 to drive our minibuses and 7 seat vehicles. Note: If you can provide your own fully comprehensive insurance then age will not be a factor.

Treat the vehicle with respect
Customer service is at the heart of everything we do, we ensure all vehicles are presented to you at the highest of standards. This applies to all future customers, which is why we keep our vehicles in tip top condition and are always grateful to our customers for respecting this.

If you're interested in renting a vehicle for personal or business purposes, please feel free to get in touch with us today on 028 3839 6868.