Car rental companies operate by purchasing or leasing a number of fleet vehicles and renting them to customers for a fee. Rental fleets can be organized in several ways – they can be unconditionally owned (called “dangerous vehicles”, because the car hire operator bears the risk related to how the vehicle will be sold when it is withdrawn from use), cars can be rented or owned as part of a guaranteed buy-out program organized directly by the manufacturer or the manufacturer’s financial arm are known as “vehicles bought back” because the manufacturer specifies the exact price of the vehicle.
Types of vehicles for rent
Most car rental companies offer a wide range of vehicle sizes, adapted to different budgets and spatial needs, and some of them additionally offer specialized vehicles suited to their location, such as convertibles, prestige models, hybrid / electric vehicles or SUVs and passenger vans. At major airports or major cities, some independent car rental agencies offer high-class rental services. London Escort Agency offers older vehicles at reduced prices.
In order to enable a uniform classification and easy comparison of car rental prices, the ACRISS Association of Car Rental Systems and Standards has developed a code system for ACRISS classification codes. It determines the size, the number of doors, the type of gearbox (manual/automatic) and whether the car is air-conditioned, encoded in four letters. The first letter in the ACRISS codex represents the general classification of the vehicle (e.g Mini, Economy, Economy, Compact, etc.). The second letter defines the variant of the vehicle on offer (eg 4 Doors, Real Estate, Spare, Convertible, SUV etc. The third letter is usually used to determine the type of gearbox, although it can also be used to describe the number of wheels that drive the vehicle and the fourth letter describes the type of fuel and determines whether the vehicle has air conditioning or not.
Conditions for renting a car
Car rental is subject to many conditions, which vary from country to country and company. The return of the vehicle to Cheap London Escort Agency must be made in the same condition as it was rented and often cannot exceed the mileage limits, otherwise, additional charges may be incurred.
For insurance reasons, some companies set a minimum and/or maximum age for renting a car. In some cases, the minimum age for renting a car can be up to 25 years, even in countries where the minimum statutory age for driving licenses is significantly lower, e.g. 14.15.16 or 17 years in the United States. It is not uncommon for all drivers under the age of 25 to be charged extra for young drivers.
In all cases, a valid driving license is required to rent a car, and an international driving permit (IDP) is required in some countries.
Most car rental companies require a credit card to be collected when returning a car or in the event of a vehicle fault, road toll, car use or fuel shortage. In place of a credit card, some companies require a large cash deposit. We invite you to book online – rent a car and travel with pleasure.