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!

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.

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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.

Rental Vehicle Guide: Speed Limits for Different Types of Roads in the UK

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Before choosing a vehicle from a car hire Sussex provider you should first familiarise yourself first with the UK’s traffic regulations to avoid committing violations. There are different speed limits in the UK for different types of vehicles on certain roads. Here is an overview of the official speed limits for certain roads in the UK, as stipulated by the UK government:

For Built-up Roads

These are roads with streetlights, they are also known as restricted roads in the UK. For this type of road, all vehicles including cars, dual purpose vehicles, car-derived vans, cars towing caravans/trailers, motorhomes, caravans, motorcycles, buses, coaches, minibuses and goods vehicles have the same speed limit of 30 miles per hour, regardless of their weight.

For Single Carriageways

These roads have two lanes; one lane for vehicles going north and one lane for vehicles going south. Single carriageways do not have a central barrier. The speed limit on this type of road depends on the type of vehicle.

  • Vehicles that have a speed limit of 60 miles per hour:
    • Cars

    • Dual purpose vehicles

    • Car-derived vans up to two tonnes maximum laden weight

    • Motorhomes or motor caravans with not more than 3.05 tonnes unladen weight

  • Vehicles that have a speed limit of 50 miles per hour:

    • Vehicles towing caravans/trailers

    • Car-derived vans

    • Motorcycles

    • Goods vehicles up to 7.5 tonnes maximum laden weight

    • Buses/coaches/minibuses with more than 12 metres in length

    • Motorhomes/motor caravans more than 3.05 tonnes maximum unladen weight

  • Vehicles that have a speed limit of 40 miles per hour:

    • Goods vehicles with more than 7.5 tonnes maximum laden weight

For Dual Carriageways

Just like single carriageways, dual carriageways also have two lanes for each direction. The only difference is that this type of road has a central barrier.

  • Vehicles that have a speed limit of 70 miles per hour:

    • Cars
    • Dual purpose vehicles
    • Car-derived vans with up to two tonnes maximum laden weight
    • Motorhomes or motor caravans with not more than 3.05 tonnes unladen weight
  • Vehicles that have a speed limit of 60 miles per hour:

    • Vehicles towing caravans/trailers
    • Car-derived vans
    • Motorcycles
    • Goods vehicles up to 7.5 tonnes maximum laden weight
    • Buses/coaches/minibuses more than 12 metres in length
    • Motorhomes/motor caravans more than 3.05 tonnes maximum unladen weight
  • Vehicles that have a speed limit of 50 miles per hour:

    • Goods vehicles with more than 7.5 tonnes maximum laden weight

For Motorways

These are freeways or expressways wherein certain vehicles below a standard engine size are prohibited to pass through.

  • Vehicles that have a speed limit of 70 miles per hour:

    • Cars
    • Dual purpose vehicles
    • Car-derived vans up to two tonnes maximum laden weight
    • Motorhomes or motor caravans with not more than 3.05 tonnes unladen weight
    • Vehicles towing caravans/trailers
    • Car-derived vans; motorcycles; goods vehicles up to 7.5 tonnes maximum laden weight; buses/coaches/minibuses up 12 metres in length; motorhomes/motor caravans more than 3.05 tonnes maximum unladen weight
  • Vehicles that have a speed limit of 60 miles per hour:

    • Buses/coaches/minibuses with more than 12 metres in length
    • Goods vehicles with more than 7.5 tonnes maximum laden weight

Now that you are familiar with these speed limits, you may now hire a vehicle from Choice Vehicle Rentals. We offer vehicle hire services in different locations in the UK including Sussex, Brighton, Hove, Gatwick, Crawley, Uckfield and Eastbourne. Please call 01273 819303 for more details.

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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A Guide to Car Rental Insurance

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Car rental companies offer a variety of insurance policies. They have the standard car rental insurance option and excess insurance options. What is the difference between the two?

Standard Car Rental Insurance

The standard insurance policy provides protection for vehicular accident and for theft cases. The company will cover the expenses for repairing the damaged parts. The insurance gives protection against third party claims where the car will be driven; insurance against the cars loss through theft or damage by attempted theft; and, usually a collision damage waiver that partially insures the renter against accidental damage to the vehicle.

Excess Insurance

Whatever amount is beyond the covered costs of the standard policy will be considered as excess insurance. Car hire companies sometimes charge excess for the damage on the car, even if it is not your fault. As the renter, you will be required to pay a contribution to cover the damage. This kind of policy can be bought in a yearly package prior to renting. The excess amount can be reimbursed at the end of the year or at the end of the contract.

As a conclusion, both of these insurance policies are recommended and essential for people who hire vehicles. This will lessen your worries upon the turnover of the car and the time of payment. There are still other existing car rental insurance options out in the vehicle rental industry but these are the most practical.

If you have any further questions regarding car hire or car insurance policies, please contact Choice Vehicle rentals on 01273 819303. We have branches located in the South of England, together with car hire Crawley, Brighton, Gatwick, Sussex and Eastbourne.

Hiring a Ford Galaxy at Choice Vehicle Rentals

Ford Galaxy at Choice Vehicle Rentals

Choice Vehicle Rentals has numerous fleets for car hire Sussex, Brighton, Gatwick and other parts of the UK. Offering different types of cars, vans and trucks, one of our cars available for rental is the Ford Galaxy.

The Enduring Quality of the Ford Galaxy

Ford is known to be a manufacturer of reliable cars. The Ford Galaxy is built to last. It can be pushed through the limits presented by the weather and road conditions.

Must-Have Features of a Ford Galaxy

Fuel and Boosting Efficacy. The Ford Galaxy has an excellent turbo diesel engine – from the newest 1.6 115PS Duratorq TDCi with an auto-start-stop system, contributing to a CO₂ figure of 139g/km, up to the 2.2 200PS Duratorq TDCi with 420 NM of torque. The new 1.6 Ecoboost SCTi, with the Auto-Start-Stop system, brings 160PS, provides an exceptional mixed fuel consumption of 39.2 mpg and low CO₂ emissions. The engine automatically cuts the power when the car is idling at a halt, to save on fuel consumption. The engine instantly restarts when you are ready to drive-off.

Comfortable Atmosphere – the interior of the car is inviting and offers an instant level of comfort. A solar reflect coating keeps the interior cool, while the internal blinds give shade and privacy when needed. The soft Windsor leather seats are very soothing and go far beyond comfort.

Advanced Protection System – with its advanced Intelligent Protection System (IPS), the Ford Galaxy keeps you protected with an ultra-high strength steel safety cage, an anti-lock braking system (ABS), with electronic brake-force distribution. It also has an emergency brake warning, tyre pressuring monitoring  and lane departure warning systems.

Some other features include:

  • The LED Rear Lights with striking lighting technology.
  • The Ford Powershift has a manual mode that lets you change gears at the flick of a lever, without interrupting the flow of power.
  • It has an adjustable speed limiting device. The Ford’s cruise control changes to adjust the car’s top speed of 20mph and up.