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!

Starting your Journey from Gatwick Airport

Gatwick Airport

If you have just arrived at Gatwick Airport, a car rental Gatwick service provider is just what you need to help you get in and around the Gatwick area. There are lots of things to see and do!

1st stop: Guildford Cathedral

The Cathedral Church of the Holy Spirit, Guilford is a good place to start your journey. One of the architectural masterpieces of Sir Edward Maufe, it took 25 years to construct due to the interruption of World War II. With a height of 160 feet and of a Gothic style, the interior of the cathedral may be defined as noble and subtle. It has 12 classic bells, with the largest weighing in at about 1.5 tonnes. The cathedral has a beautiful garden named Seeds of Hope Children’s Garden.

2nd stop: Jerwood Gallery

If you want to learn more about British culture and arts, you can visit Jerwood Gallery. A contemporary museum located in Hastings, East Sussex, it was opened in March 2012.  Operated by the Jerwood Foundation, the gallery boasts an exhibition and collection from the following artists:

  • Rose Wylie – a British painter and a representative in the National Museum of Women in the Arts in 2010.
  • Philip Guston – a well-known abstract expressionist in 1950.
  • Marlow Moss – a British constructivist artist during the early 1900s.
  • Sir Quentin Saxby Blake – an English cartoonist, writer and illustrator that was inaugurated as Children’s Laureate in 1999-2001.

3rd stop: Chessington World of Adventure

It’s time to have fun! Chessington World of Adventure combines a zoo, a theme park and a hotel complex. Located in Central London, England, this adventure haven was opened in 1987.

  • Zoo

Featuring over 1,000 animals including sea lions, gorillas, lions, tigers, etc., the zoo is divided into different areas including Sealion Bay, Penguin Bay, Sea Life Centre, etc.

  • Theme Park

The theme park area houses the Pirates Cove, Forbidden Kingdom, Market Square and Mexicana. It offers different rides and attractions including Dragon’s Fury, Scorpion Express, Black Buccaneer, Monkey Swinger and a lot more.

  • Hotel Complex

Chessington has two on-site hotels: Safari Hotel and Azteca Hotel.

4th stop: Shopping Centre

Of course, an escapade will not be complete without shopping. There are three popular shopping centres near Gatwick airport. These are:

  • Guildford

Lined with cobbled streets, Guildford’s shops display clothes, books and home decors. There are also restaurants and bars near the area.

  • Lewes

A small yet progressive place for shoppers, all the items that you are looking for are widely available within the area.

  • Royal Tunbridge Wells

Home to high quality boutiques, antique shops, bars and cafes, you can shop til you drop for jewellery, designer clothes and different gift choices in the Royal Tunbridge Wells.

Are you ready to make the most out of Gatwick and its neighbouring towns? Check the Choice Vehicle Rentals website and book a vehicle for your trip. For enquiries, please call 01293 825 149.

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Beware: Common Rental Scams

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Renting a vehicle is beneficial for people who are planning to travel or to go on a business trip. However, those who need to hire a vehicle have to look for a reliable Brighton van hire provider to avoid the following rental scams.

 

Extra-low front fares

Rental companies commonly offer almost the same price range. Do not entertain extremely low offers because they can lead to expensive and inadvertent upgrades later on. The company could also require you to pay “hidden charges” after you have signed the agreement or contract. It is best to ask for the breakdown of things included in their package or special offers before entrusting in their services.

Unnecessary add-ons

Some companies require clients to buy add-ons like insurance. According to research, additional insurance coverage is often unnecessary because it just duplicates the insurance that you already have. For example, you have insurances like supplemental liability protection, collision damage waiver, personal effects coverage and accident insurance. All of these have different insurance titles and payments, yet they cover the same things.

“Unlimited mileage” offer

Most rental companies offer “unlimited mileage”. This means you can use the car wherever you want to go. However, some companies use this strategy to increase your rental fees. If you want to use the vehicle for an out of town trip, you will be required to inform the company first. If they say that you have to pay extra charges, then it’s up to you if you want to continue with your use of the vehicle for your out of town trip.

Choice Vehicle Rentals is a trusted rental company in the UK, offering a wide range of vehicles for hire, with NO hidden costs. With all your enquiries, please call 01273 819 303. You can also visit their website to review the vehicles available for rent.

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.

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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.

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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.

Tips and Guidelines When Driving on Motorways Using Your Rental Car

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Rental car drivers should be aware of the traffic regulations when driving on motorways to avoid violating the traffic rules. The UK government enforces the Highway Code with several guidelines including:

  • The speed limit on a motorway is much faster than on other roads. Drivers should stay alert to avoid vehicular accidents.

  • There are no traffic lights on motorways because they do not have intersections. They do, however, have signal lights that serve as a warning to drivers if the road ahead is foggy, has spillage, etc. Signals on the central reservation of the motorway apply to all vehicles:

    • Amber flashing lights – serve as warning signs of hazards ahead and are usually used to show temporary maximum speed limits on certain occasions. They sometimes show warning information such as “fog” or “lanes are closed”.

    • Red flashing lights – can be seen above a certain lane showing an ‘X’ sign. This means that the driver must not go beyond the flashing lights in that lane.

  • There are certain rules that the driver should follow when entering or joining the motorway. Here are some of them.

    • The driver must give way to the passing vehicles because they are driving at a much higher speed than those vehicles that are about to enter the motorway.

    • The driver should not cross the white lines that separate the lanes in courtesy to the vehicle behind.

    • The driver must adjust his speed before overtaking another vehicle.

  • While driving on the motorway, the driver should remember the following:

    • The driver should drive in a steady manner and within the speed limit.

    • The driver should remain a safe distance away from the vehicle in front. The distance should be increased if the roads are wet or icy or if it is foggy.

    • If the driver misses their exit, they should carry on to the next exit.

  • Switch lanes when necessary, especially if you are approaching a junction which usually leads to an exit.

  • The hard shoulder should not be used for overtaking. It is only used for emergencies or breakdowns.

  • There is no stopping at any point on a motorway, except in emergency situations.

  • Motorways are not for pedestrians. Picking up or setting down on any part of the motorway is not allowed except in emergency situations.

  • Upon exiting the motorway, the driver should remember the following:

    • The driver should let other vehicles know that he/she is going to exit from the motorway by using signal lights.

    • The driver should move into left-hand lane well before reaching the exit.

    • Reduce speed on the slip road.

Choice Vehicle Rentals offers a great many vehicle hire options. We provide Gatwick car hire services and similar services in Brighton, Eastbourne and Crawley. Please call 01273 819303 for more information.

Guidelines for Choosing a Vehicle Rental Company

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There are several factors that you should consider when finding the best vehicle rental company. Here are some of them:

  • Terms
    All vehicle rental companies provide their own terms and agreements. Find a rental company that offers flexible terms that can be adjusted according to your specific needs and preferences.
  • Rental Rate
    Compare the rates of different vehicle rental companies for the vehicles that they offer. This will help you determine which rental company provides a cheaper rate for their cars. The rates of the vehicles may also vary depending on some vehicle package inclusions, such as added vehicle features or insurance.
  • Available Vehicles
    Check the vehicle fleet of the rental company. If they do not offer the vehicle that you want, you may choose to proceed to another enterprise or you may settle for an alternative vehicle in their fleet. Customers should also check that the vehicles on offer are well-maintained. Mileage must also be considered, as vehicles with lower mileage that have been well maintained are less prone to malfunctions.
  • Vehicle Features
    Some companies offer vehicles for hire that come with beneficial features such as GPS devices, parking sensors, car insurance and other safety features. Choose one of these companies if you want to be assured of a safe and comfortable ride.

Choice Vehicle Rentals is a trusted car hire Sussex company, providing vehicle rental services for personal or business purposes. Please call us on 01323 520353 for any further information.

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