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Top hire agencies in Southend

Explore the leading car hire agencies in Southend known for their outstanding service and extensive range of vehicles to choose from. There are currently 8 car hire companies in Southend. Reviews were last updated on 15 July 2024.
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Car hire FAQs

Find answers to frequently asked questions about car hires in Southend, including policies, requirements, and more. FAQs were last updated on 15 July 2024.
  • What are the requirements to hire a car in Southend?

    If you're considering car hire in Southend and wondering about the requirements, there are a few things you should be aware of. To start with, most car hire companies in Southend require you to be at least 21 years old and have held your licence for at least one year. Bear in mind, if you're younger than 25, you'll typically be limited to the type of car you can hire and will incur an additional young driver surcharge on top of the car hire price. To collect your car hire in Southend, you'll need to provide a valid driving licence and the credit card used to make the online booking; the credit card owner must be present. You will also need proof of identity, typically an ID card or passport. If you're not from the UK, you may need an international driving permit along with your home-country driving licence.

  • What are the rules for driving in Southend?

    If you're driving your car hire in Southend, make sure you're aware of the local driving rules, to avoid trouble with the law. Southend doesn't have any region-specific driving laws, but you'll need to adhere to standard UK driving laws while operating your hired car in Southend. You'll be driving your car hire in Southend on the left-hand side of the road and passing on the right. Typically, the allowable legal blood alcohol level while driving is 0.08%, which is low and heavily enforced. It would be better to avoid drinking and driving altogether. Everyone in the vehicle must wear seatbelts at all times, and you cannot use a mobile phone without a hands-free device.

  • What type of car is recommended for driving in Southend?

    When it comes to car hire in Southend, you'll want to consider the typical English roads and weather throughout the country. You'll want to pick your hired vehicle based on its handling ability and running costs. If you're travelling with a larger group or family, one of the most popular cars to hire in Southend is the Hyundai Kona – a petrol, hybrid or fully electric car hire that offers excellent handling, according to many reviewers. Another popular choice of car hire in Southend is the Kia Rio, which is well suited to a fewer number of passengers and features a spacious interior with low running costs and reliable handling.

  • Where are the best places to park in Southend?

    If you're driving around in your hired car in Southend, you'll be glad to know there's plenty of parking available. It may be difficult to find on-street parking due to most of the parking being residential. You will be able to park your hired car in Southend at one of several car parks where you'll pay upon exiting. If you're driving an electric car hire, you'll find a variety of charging points located throughout Southend, at Seaways car park, Warrior Square car park, London Road (close to College Way), Hamlet Court Road car park and Belfairs Park Woodland Centre, which has a different system to the others.

  • What are petrol prices like in Southend?

    The average price of petrol in Southend is £0.87/litre over the past month, costing you anywhere between £39 and £57 to fill up a car’s fuel tank.

  • Can I rent a car for a month in Southend?

    Yes, you can hire a car for a month in Southend check Cheapflights for the latest prices and car type availability.

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