Hiring a 7.5-tonne Vehicle at Choice Vehicle Rentals

7.5 Ton

Choice Vehicle Rentals offers a wide range of vehicles for our Gatwick car hire services. Aside from cars and vans, we also offer 7.5 tonne vehicles with tail lifts.

The 7.5-tonne Vehicle at Choice Vehicle Rentals

Our 7.5-tonne vehicle is powered by diesel fuel and has a manual transmission.

  • Common Use

7.5-tonne vehicles are commonly used by businesses for deliveries or by people who are moving house or business. They use this type of vehicle to transfer large and heavy articles like furniture and appliances. On the other hand, businesses use this type of vehicle to deliver hefty products or a large number of food supplies, packages and parcels. Since the 7.5-tonne has a tail lift (mobile dock leveller), it can facilitate the handling and transferring of heavy products or goods from the bed of the vehicle to the ground level or a loading dock and vice versa.

  • Compliance to Low Emission Zone

All 7.5-tonne vehicles at Choice Vehicle Rentals comply with London’s Low Emission Zone standards. The Low Emission Zone or LEZ is a traffic pollution charge scheme that works 24/7, all-year round in most parts of Greater London. It works to support the aim to reduce the tailpipe emissions of heavy diesel-powered commercial vehicles operating in London. Vehicles that do not comply with the high emission standards will be charged. On the other hand, there are vehicles that are allowed to enter the controlled zone for free.

The C1 Category Licence Requirement when Hiring a 7.5 Tonne Vehicle

To hire or book a 7.5-tonne vehicle, you should possess a C1 category on your driving licence and have previous experience in this category. The C1 Category driving licence permits people in the UK to drive C1 rigid vehicles up to 7.5 tonnes, with a trailer equivalent to 750kg.

Hiring a 7.5-tonne at Choice Vehicle Rentals

Choice Vehicle Rentals offers online booking. You can also visit our branches accessibly located throughout the south of England. For more details about the requirements, terms and conditions, please visit our website or call us on 01273 819 303.


Van Driving Tips for Safer Travel

van driving tips

Are you planning to use van hire Crawley services from Choice Vehicle Rentals? Here are some driving tips that will help to keep the rental vehicle and yourself safe while on the road:

Before You Travel

  • As soon as you collect the van from the rental company location, vigilantly pay attention to the instructions and explanations concerning the standard operation of the van that you are hiring. You should know all the controls of the rental van.
  • Wear appropriate footwear to properly utilise the pedal controls.
  • Adjust the rear view and exterior wing mirrors to see the road properly.

When Driving

  • Be mindful of the height of the van, especially when you are not used to driving large vans. Some vans are above two metres in height, which may restrict access in some places with low altitude. Get accustomed and be at ease with the dimensions and sensitivity of the van by beginning to drive in a region with less traffic.
  • Unlike cars, large vans usually require additional space when manoeuvring in areas with narrow driving spaces. You should also consider the length and width of the van, as well as the position of the rear of the van.
  • Tall vans can easily topple over because of their height and higher centre of gravity. Hence, drive slowly, especially where there are narrow curves.
  • You should be mindful of the speed limits in the UK. Never get too close to other vehicles. Vans need a considerably longer braking distance, particularly in bad weather. This is also applicable when the van contains a heavy cargo or load.
  • If you are not yet accustomed to driving a van, ask someone to guide you when parking or moving backwards. When your van has blind spots, be mindful, particularly of motor cyclists.

Visit our website or contact us on 01273 819303 for our car and van hire services.

Different Categories of Vehicles for Hire

categories of cars for hire The vehicles from Choice Vehicle Rentals, a Brighton car hire provider, are available in various categories. Here are some of them:


Typical Cars: VW Polo, Vauxhall Corsa, Fiat Punto Vehicles that fall under this category are suitable for two persons going on an excursion for a short period of time. The boot does not afford as much space as other vehicles.


Typical Cars: VW Golf, Vauxhall Astra, Peugeot 308, Ford Focus These are vehicles that can cater to a maximum of 4 passengers. With a boot that can capacitate two large suitcases, these cars are either two-door or four-door models that are comfortable to use at 80 to 90mph.


Typical Cars: Renault, Vauxhall Vectra, VW Passat, Audi A4 The intermediate category includes cars that can cater to 4 passengers, with enough space for luggage. These vehicles are perfect to hire if you are going on holiday.


Typical Cars: Vauxhall Signum, Mercedes C-class, Peugeot 607 Full-size cars are smaller cars. They are for people who are looking for a vehicle that has a beautiful exterior rather than a huge interior. This category is recommended if you are travelling alone or with 1 single passenger.


Typical cars (Available in three sizes): Compact – Vauxhall Astra, VW Golf; Mid-size – VW Passat, Vectra; and Full-size – Volvo V70 Wagons provide a larger space for luggage compared to sedans. Most station wagons have a retractable cover that will expose the gear once it is pulled out. A compact wagon can carry up to 3 passengers, while mid-size and full-size wagons can both hold up to 4 passengers. The only difference between the two is the size of their luggage compartment.


Typical Cars: Vauxhall, Skoda, VW, Ford, S-Class Mercedes, 7-series BMW, Audi A8 The first thing to expect when renting a luxury car is its price. Of course, the satisfaction you will get from one of these cars is incomparable. People usually hire luxury cars for special occasions like weddings, birthdays and reunions or for business events. Have you decided which type of vehicle to hire? Call Choice Vehicle Rentals on 01273-819-303 for further details.

The three Divisions of Sussex and their Top Destinations

Sussex is divided into three local governments: East Sussex, West Sussex and Brighton and Hove. Here is the list of destinations that you can enjoy with car hire Sussex.


Bodiam Castle

Bodiam Castle

Location: Robertsbridge, East Sussex

Bodiam is a moated castle that will bring you back to the 14th century. It was built in 1935 by Sir Edward Dalyngrigge. It has a serene ground setting with perfect views of the Rother Valley and Steam railway.

Drusillas Park

Drusillas Park

Location: Alfriston, East Sussex

Drusillas Park is the combination of a zoo and an amusement park. This place gives you a chance to experience a face-to-face interaction with fascinating creatures including penguins and meerkats. You can also visit the Amazon Adventure and an interactive Maze.


Arundel Castle

Arundel Castle

Location: Arundel, West Sussex

Arundel Castle is a well-restored, medieval architecture established by Roger de Montgomery. Offering an exceptionally well-designed garden and with a symbolic cathedral within the castle, it is the perfect destination for people who need some quiet time.

Kingley Vale National Nature Reserve

Kingley Vale National Nature Reserve

Location: Chichester, West Sussex

Kingley Vale is a national nature reserve covering 160 hectares of land. It is the perfect destination for adventure seekers. Kingley Vale offers the perfect setting for forest activities. The area is spacious so it is best to bring your rental car with you.


Royal Pavilion

Royal Pavilion

Location: Pavilion, Brighton

The Royal Pavilion is a spectacular palace established between 1815 and 1822. You can find the Pavilion Tearoom, Pavilion garden and Pavilion shop that, without question, adds to the classy architecture of this place. Visitors are given the chance to explore all the castle’s amenities.

Sea Life Centre

Sea Life Centre

Location: Marine Parade, Brighton

The Sea Life Centre is a sea attraction that combines modern technology, entertainment and biological expertise to provide an unforgettable sea experience. You can have a close encounter with different sea creatures like starfish, seahorses and sharks.

Visit all these top destinations in Sussex using the Choice Vehicle Rentals service. We have the perfect vehicle for you. With all your enquiries, please call 01273-819-303.

Thrifty Reminders when Renting a Vehicle

thrifty reminders

Renting a vehicle can help you save a lot of money but you could save a lot more if you follow these thrifty reminders:

  • Avoid Sunday rentals

Picking up vehicles on Sundays is more expensive compared to renting from Monday to Saturday. Most rental companies in the UK, like Gatwick Car Hire, are closed throughout Sunday. If you are going on a weekend trip, schedule to pick up the vehicle on a Friday or Saturday.

  • Book early

Book the vehicle that you want to rent as soon as you have finalised your holiday plans. There are companies that give discounts or packages to early birds. You can book a vehicle from Choice Vehicle Rentals via their website.

  • Know the difference between full-size and large cars

People are often confused with the differences between full-size and large cars. Full-size cars have less seating capacity compared to large cars. The latter can cater to 5 passengers and has enough space for luggage. However, the former is better when it comes to the exterior appearance. So if you are going on a long trip with your family, it is better to choose a large car instead of a full-size car.

  • Choose diesel engine vehicles

Choose a diesel engine vehicle if you want to save more on fuel costs. These vehicles are not noisy smelly or under-powered.

  • Always return the car with a full tank of fuel

Do not return the vehicle with an empty tank because the rental company can charge you twice or even thrice the amount of the fuel you actually used.

  • Take advantage of discounts

There are rental companies that offer discounts. If you find a deal, grab it as soon as possible to save more money.

Call 01293-825-149 and speak to one of the lovely people at Choice Vehicle Rentals. For Gatwick Car hire, email your enquiries to gatwick@choicevehiclerentals.com.

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