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.


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


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.


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!


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.

Tips to Prevent Paying Additional Car Hire Charges

Here are some tips to prevent paying additional car hire charges:

  •  Do not allow an unauthorised person to use the rental car.

no driving

Usually, the hirer and/or the driver who signed the car hire papers are the only authorised persons to drive the rental car. Any person who has not been permitted by the lessor in the car hire agreement should not drive the rental car. In addition, the rental car should not be used for racing, speed testing, pace making or any illegal activities that violate legislation. Although car hire companies offer insurance, damages due to accidents that are caused by people other than the registered hirer/driver won’t be covered by the policy.

  • As much as possible, avoid bringing your pets.

dog sitting in the car

There are car rental companies that do not permit pets inside their cars. Other companies charge additional pet fees to cover any possible damage to the vehicle. Pets can also leave an unpleasant smell that is almost impossible to eradicate, which can make the car hire experience an unpleasant one for those people without pets.

  • Do not smoke inside the rental car.

smoking in the car

Most vehicle rental companies forbid smoking in their rental vehicles, while other companies charge additional cleaning fees to remove all traces of cigarettes or tobacco. Some people think that air fresheners can cover up the unpleasant odour of cigarette smoke but the truth is, once you remove the air freshener from the car, you can still smell the cigarette. If smoking is a part of your lifestyle, please refrain from smoking inside the rental vehicle to avoid costly fees.

Aside from avoiding additional car hire charges, you should always keep in mind that other people will want to use the vehicle after you. Therefore, you should always return the vehicle in as good a state as when you hired it.

Are you planning to hire a car? Choice Vehicle Rentals is a car rental company that offers car hire Sussex services that come with reasonable terms and conditions. Please visit our website or contact us on 01273 819303 to learn more.

Road Tips for Car Rental Drivers at Gatwick


Are you planning to use car rental Gatwick services for convenient transportation? Here are some Gatwick road driving tips that you should follow to avoid vehicular accidents or collision:

Before and after moving the car


  • Make sure that the road is clear before actually moving out.
  • Using the signal lights could help, especially at night.
  • Once you have moved, make sure you stay in the left lane, except if you are planning to overtake or cross the road.
  • Take full control of the car. If possible, use both hands on the wheel.
  • Keep your eyes on the road. You should be aware of other motorists, pedestrians and cyclists on the road to avoid accidents.
  • Selecting a lower gear on long downhill slopes will help you control your speed and the car better.

In road junctions

  • You must watch out for pedestrians, cyclists and motorcyclists as they may not be aware that you are approaching from behind.
  • Take note that long vehicles that are about to turn at a junction could use the whole width of the road in order to make the turn. Try to maintain a safe distance.
  • For junctions with a “stop” sign or a solid white line across the road, the driver must remember to stop and wait for a safe gap in the traffic before moving off.

At roundabouts

  • Be mindful of the traffic signs, traffic lights and lane markings for these will lead you into the correct lane. They will also help you to know which exit to take.
  • Use signal lights to avoid causing confusion to other road users when approaching the exit. Do not swerve.
  • Upon reaching the roundabout, you must give priority to the traffic approaching from your right.

It is always important to practice safe driving, not just for your own safety but for other drivers as well.

If you are in the Gatwick area and are looking for car rental services, you may contact Choice Vehicle Rentals on 01293 825149. They offer various types of vehicles for rent such as estate cars, vans, minibuses, etc.

Driving Laws and Practices in the UK

driving laws and praactices

If you’re from overseas and you are planning to drive in the United Kingdom, you should be aware of these driving laws and practices:

  1. A person must be at least 17 years old and should carry a full legal driving licence issued from your own country to be able to drive in the UK. You should carry your driving licence with you wherever you go.

Note: A beginner’s (temporary) driving licence issued abroad is not applicable in the UK.

  1. Speed cameras are typically present all over the UK. There are particular speed limits imposed in every area:
Built up areas Up to 30 mph (48kph)
Single Carriageways Up to 60 mph (96 kph)
Motorways and Dual Carriageways Up to 70 mph (112 kph)
  1. There are different classifications of roads in the UK. These are used to lead drivers to reach their destination.
  • Motorways – Also known as ‘Special Roads’, some types of traffic are not permitted.
  • A roads – They give major transport connections within or between areas.
  • B roads – They link various areas and supply traffic amid A roads and minor roads in the network.
  • Classified Unnumbered – Sometimes referred to as C roads, they are minor roads that link unclassified roads with A and B roads. They frequently link a village or community to the remaining parts of the network.
  • Unclassified – Local roads that serve local traffic, about 60% of roads in the UK are included in this group.
  1. Never use a handheld phone or any related gadget whilst driving, as it is against the law. Furthermore, it is also unlawful to use the car horn when the vehicle is at a halt. An exception will be given for vehicles with an anti-theft device or when you are in danger because of another vehicle.
  1. Children who are 12 years old and below or those who are less than 135 cm should use the proper child restraint.
  1. Seatbelts must be worn by both the driver and the passengers (front and rear) at all times.
  1. There are numerous parking rules and regulations imposed across the UK, particularly in the cities. Illegal parking might lead to expensive fines, wheel clamping and/or towing at the driver’s expense.
  1. Driving while under the influence of alcohol is prohibited. The acceptable level of alcohol in the driver’s blood is only 0.8%.

Being familiar with these basic laws and practices in the UK is necessary, especially if you are from abroad and are planning to hire a car in the UK.

Choice Vehicle Rentals offers car hire Sussex services in different parts of the UK including Brighton, Gatwick, Crawley Eastbourne, Hove, Hove West and Uckfield. Please visit our website for more information.

Dos and Don’ts of People Who Rent Vehicles

car for rent

If you are planning to rent a vehicle, you must first know your obligations as a vehicle rental client. The vehicle that you’re going to rent will be your biggest responsibility. As a driver, it is also your job to make sure that your passengers are safe at all times.

To provide you with a better understanding, here are the Dos and Don’ts of vehicle rental:


  • Reserve the vehicle that you want to rent before the actual rental date.
  • Inspect the rented vehicle before leaving the vehicle rental company.
  • Save the telephone number of the vehicle rental company in your mobile. Call them when you experience problems with the vehicle.
  • Always bring your valid driver’s license.
  • Transport the number of persons based on the capacity of the vehicle.
  • Observe and follow all the traffic rules and regulations.
  • Take appropriate precautions when driving conditions are hazardous.
  • Be responsible for taking appropriate measures to secure and safeguard the vehicle until it is returned.
  • Clean the car before returning it.


  • Do not park the rental vehicle in “no parking” zones.
  • Do not smoke inside the vehicle.
  • Do not drive while under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
  • Do not take for granted the safety of the vehicle or the safety of the passengers.
  • Do not carry more people than the vehicle is designed to capacitate. Do not overload the vehicle.
  • Return the vehicle on time, as outlined in the vehicle rental agreement.

Aside from these dos and don’ts, it is also advised that you read the guidelines of the vehicle rental company to avoid encountering complications or misunderstandings.

Choice Vehicle Rentals provides vehicle rental services in different areas in the UK including Sussex, Gatwick and car hire Crawley. Please contact us on 01273 819 303 for reservations and inquiries.

Different Vehicles for Hire for Certain Types of Trip

Tourists and people who are going on a trip with their loved ones usually rent a vehicle because it is more convenient and practical. Choice Vehicle Rentals offers different types of vehicles for hire that are ideal for different types of trip.

  • Couple Getaway

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The perfect car for couples who are planning a getaway is the VAUXHALL CORSA A/C. Running on unleaded fuel it has better engine protection and gives a better performance compared to diesel cars. It also has additives that keep the engine clean and in good condition for a long period of time. With active safety features including the latest generation of electronically controlled stability, it has an advanced brake system as well as helpful driver assistance equipment.

  • A small family trip

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The VAUXHALL ASTRA is a 5-seater car that is perfect for a small family getaway. The car has multiple airbags for the safety of everyone, including an airbag for the driver, the passenger in front, front seat side-impact airbags and a full-size curtain airbag. The car also has a CD and MP3 player with stereo radio.

  • Group escape

rental vehicle

Some people enjoy spending their holidays in big groups. They can be a group of friends, officemates, schoolmates or relatives. The most advisable vehicle to hire for group trips is the Ford mini bus. It comes in different sizes including a 9-seater, 12-seater, 15-seater or a 17-seater minibus. All of these mini bus are available from car hire Sussex providers like Choice Vehicle Rentals.

To ensure that you can be relaxed and comfortable on your journey, hire your vehicle from Choice Vehicle Rentals. Contact us on 01273 819303 to book the perfect vehicle for your getaway.