Ford for Hire at Choice Vehicle Rentals

Are you a Ford lover? Our Ford vehicle range is included in our car hire Eastbourne service. These are the Ford cars that you can hire from us:

  1. FORD GALAXY 7 Seat

Ford Galaxy 7 Seat

The Ford Galaxy LX TDCI is diesel-powered, has power steering and is complete with a 5-speed transmission gearbox. It can accommodate up to 7 people.  This vehicle has electric windows and entertainment features including a radio and speakers.

Safety Features

Some of its safety features include central door locking system, immobiliser, front fog lights, seat belt pre-tensioners, centre rear seat belt and air bags (side, passenger, knee, driver and head air bags). It also has an Electronic Brake Force Distribution (EBD). The size of this car is 1736 mm x 4820 mm x 2154 (Height x Length x Width).

Engine Performance

The Ford Galaxy LX TDCI has a 1753 engine. With CO2 emissions of 166 g/km, this vehicle has a manual transmission.

The price of renting this Ford Galaxy LX TDCI 7 Seat is £65.00. Road Tax, unlimited mileage, insurance and VAT are all included in the price.

  1. FORD MONDEO ZETEC TDCI

Ford Mondeo

The FORD MONDEO ZETEC TDCI can accommodate up to 5 people – 2 seats in front and 3 seats in the back. It also includes a spacious boot. It has 16-inch aluminium wheels.

Engine Performance

The CO2 emissions of the FORD MONDEO ZETEC TDCI are 139g/km, with a total fuel capacity of it is 18.5 gallons or 70 litres. This vehicle is diesel-powered and has 6-speed manual transmission. The car will reach up to 124 mph with its 1753cc engine.

Safety Features

This vehicle includes the Intelligent Protection System, a remote central locking system, an immobiliser, centre rear seat belt, ABS, stability control, parking sensors and front fog lights.

Interior Features

The FORD MONDEO ZETEC TDCI has a leather steering wheel, automatic (electric) windows, cup holders, arm rests, radio, CD player and Bluetooth.

Choice Vehicle Rentals offers many other car brands for hire. To learn more us and to find out how our comprehensive fleet of vehicles will allow you to travel in style please call 01323 520353.

VAUXHALL ASTRA ESTATE from Choice Vehicle Rentals

Vauxhall astra estate

Choice Vehicle Rentals, a car hire Sussex provider, offers the Vauxhall Astra Life A/C CDTI estate car. It is a perfect getaway car for a small family or group. With an anti-lock braking system (ABS), central locking and leather upholstery, if you are looking for a stylish yet cheap estate car, the Vauxhall Astra Life A/C CDTI is perfect for you.

DIMENSION

The size of the Vauxhall Astra Life A/C CDTI is 4,515 millimetres (length) x 2,033 millimetres (width) and 1,496 (height).

FEATURES

Including Electronic Brakeforce Distribution (EBD), this car also has heated rear seats and an auto dimming rear view mirror. With a CO2 emission of 119 g/km, it has a 6-speed gear box and a 1,686 cc engine. This diesel-powered vehicle, with manual transmission, includes a CD player and a radio. The fuel tank capacity of this estate car is 52 litres. Its fuel consumption in urban areas is 50.4 mpg, 72.4 in extra urban and when combined together, it can consume 62.8 mpg. The car also provides ample boot space to put your luggage and other stuff.

VAUXHALL ASTRA ESTATE PRICE

You can drive this Astra Life A/C CDTI for £33.00 including unlimited mileage, VAT, insurance and road tax.

Choice Vehicle Rentals is open every Monday to Friday from 08:30 am to 5:30 pm. If you want to rent this vehicle or if you want to learn more about our services please call us on 01273 819303. We look forward to hearing from you!

Top 3 Driving Violations Committed in the UK

Top 3 Driving Violations

Car hire Sussex services should be enjoyed with these top 3 UK driving violations in mind.

  1. Speeding

According to Sky News, almost 50,000 drivers in 2014 (nearly 1,000 drivers a week) were guilty of breaking the speed limit. Most drivers were spotted through the fixed speed cameras (62%), policemen with roadside cameras (22%) and policemen without a camera (10%). A motorist driving at a speed of 70mph will automatically be issued with a speeding fine, while those travelling at speeds of up to 96mph will likely receive a court summons.

  1. Parking Violation

Those who have committed parking violations will usually get a ticket from the local authorities, policemen or even private companies. There are three common types of parking tickets: Penalty Charge Notice (PCN), Fixed Penalty Notices (FPNs) and Excess or Standard Charge Notices. You will be given 28 days to pay these parking tickets. The fee will continue to increase if you do not settle the fine according to the due date. The rates of these parking fines vary. (Source: gov.uk)

  1. Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol

In the UK, almost 3,000 drink driving-related accidents occur each year. (Source: NoPenalty Points). Drink driving wreaks havoc on the roads and will incur high fines and penalties. The usual fine is around £5000 plus three years of licence disqualification. Severe cases of drink driving may even result in 3 months to 14 years of imprisonment.

To fully understand the different driving offences, penalties and associated penalty points in the UK, please read the penalty table issued by the UK Government.

Every driver must avoid these driving offences, especially if you are using a rental vehicle. For car user-friendly rental services, please call Choice Vehicle Rentals on 01273 819 303.

7 Pieces of Basic Car Terminology That Every Driver Should Know

Car Jargons

Those who want to use car hire Gatwick services should first know the commonly used car terminology. The following points will give you an idea about which car is good for you.

  1. ABS (Anti-Locking Braking System)

ABS allows the driver to steer the wheel even on a full break.

  1. CO2 Emissions

Carbon Dioxide or CO2 is a gas that comes out from the car’s exhaust. CO2 is responsible for climate change. According to Gov.UK the lower the CO2 emission, the cheaper the car tax will be.

  1. Cruise Control

Cruise Control is a technology that allows the driver to set a fixed speed, even when their foot is off the accelerator. This electronic system is great for a long drive. It helps the driver to overcome fatigue. (Source: Private fleet)

  1. Fog Lights

Fog lights are additional lights on the rear and front of a vehicle. These are specially designed to support the driver’s vision during bad weather.  (Source: danielsternlighting)

  1. Immobiliser

An immobiliser is a piece of technology that prevents thieves from stealing your car. According to Simple Monitoring, it is an anti-theft device that prevents the engine from starting without the key.

  1. Transmission

There are two types of transmissions: Manual and Automatic transmission.

A. Manual Transmission

This transmission is also referred to as stick shift. Manual transmission requires the driver to step on the clutch before changing the gear with the shifter.

B. Automatic Transmission

Most vehicle transmissions today are automatic. Unlike manual, the drive does not need to step on the clutch. (Source: The car connection)

  1. Catalytic Converter

According to Simplemonitoring, a catalytic converter is a part of a vehicle that controls and converts harmful gas emissions into less harmful gases.

Now that you know now the basic car terminology, you can start choosing the type of car that you want to rent from Choice Vehicle Rentals. Review our fleet or call us on 01293 825149. Our office is open every Monday to Saturday, from 8:30 am to 5:30 pm.

5 Vans Hire Options in Crawley

Are you looking for a van hire Crawley provider? Choice Vehicle rentals offers several transit vans for hire. Here are 5 examples:

  1. FORD TRANSIT 280 SWB LR

1 FORD TRANSIT 280 SWB LR

This transit van is diesel-powered and has power steering. With three seats in front that are all fitted with a 3-point seat belt, the loading dimension of this transit van is 1,745mm x 2582mm x 1762mm (height x length x width). The fuel capacity of the Ford Transit 280 SWB LR is 80 litres.

  1. FORD TRANSIT CONNECT T200 L SWB 75 TDCI

2 FORD TRANSIT CONNECT T200 L SWB 75 TDCI

Also diesel fuelled, the Ford Transit is complete with power steering. It has a side loading door, remote central locking, a radio and a CD player. With two seats that are fitted with a 3-point seat belt, the loading dimension of this transit van is 1,193mm x 1760mm x 1226mm. The fuel capacity of the Ford TRANSIT CONNECT T200 L SWB 75 TDCI is 60 litres.

  1. TRANSIT 350 LWB SHR

3 TRANSIT 350 LWB SHR

The Transit 350 LWB SHR has manual transmission. Diesel-fuelled van and with an immobiliser – an electronic device which stops the vehicle from starting when a wrong key is used – it has two passenger seats that are fitted with seat belts. The size of this transit van is 1,885mm x 3399mm x 1762mm.

  1. TRANSIT 350 LWB EF

4 TRANSIT 350 LWB EF

The Transit 350 LWB EF is a diesel-fuelled, manual vehicle. With 3 seats including seat belts, it has a remote central locking system and a CD player.

  1. TRANSIT 350 H/R

5 TRANSIT 350 HR

This 3-seater transit van is a diesel-fuelled, manual vehicle. Promoting a remote central locking system and an alarm for safety purposes, this model is ideal for transferring bulky items from one place to another and for long distance projects.

The prices of these transit vans cover unlimited mileage, insurance, VAT and road tax. If you want to learn more about van hire Crawley, call us on 01293 522322 or email your enquiries to crawley@choicevehiclerentals.com.