Rent a Car in the UK
If you are not used to driving on
the left hand side of the road, driving a car in the UK can be intimidating. Most large cities in the UK have extensive
public transport., and in city centers, parking is usually difficult and
expensive, particularly in London. However, if you are travelling to countryside
or remote areas, hiring car is essential.
Speed limits are 30 mph in urban areas, 60 mph
on roads away from built-up areas and 70 mph on motorways. In the UK traffic
drives on the left-hand side of the road. Full/cir/information can be found in
The Highway Code, available in most bookshops and newsagents.
On most roads, parking is restricted between
8am-6:30pm weekdays and 8am-1:30pm Saturdays. Do consult the parking restriction
signs (usually found on street light posts) before you park your car. In central
London, parking fees and fines are one of the major incomes for local councils.
You often find that traffic wardens show up from nowhere as soon as you have
left your car on the road. If you are not careful, you may find a yellow fine
notice on your car, or your car wheel-clamped, or even worse that your car towed
away (it costs fortune to get the car released).
Road Travel Information:
Roadwatch - AA traffic reports.
- AA Route
Planner - Plan your journey across the UK.
- Very detailed route planner for the whole of Europe.
- Get Me There -
Plan your journey across the UK and Europe. Provided by Toyota.
- Highways Agency - Motorway traffic reports.
- RAC -
With the latest traffic reports and journey planner, this is a good site for
all car drivers.
- Traffic Wales: North - Latest traffic report from the
North Wales Regional Traffic Control Centre.
Wales: South - Latest traffic report from the South Wales Regional
Traffic Control Centre.
- Avis - Avis is
the second largest car hire company in the world providing business and leisure
customers with a wide range of services at more than 5000 locations around the
- Car Hire 4 Less - Great deals with over
20,000 car rental locations worldwide
- ebookers.com - Book you holiday
car hire before leaving the UK with one of the best know travel companies
- Europcar UK - Europcar is one of the leading
car hire companies in the world, hiring more than 220,000 vehicles in over 118
- Online Travel Group: Car Hire -
Onlinetravelextras.com have a policy of working with multiple suppliers. This
allows us to offer consumers great products at the best prices.
- Churchill - Churchill is one of the UK’s leading
- Eagle Star Insurance - Eagle
Star is one of the best known direct insurers in the UK.
- esure - esure have some great deals on car
- Halifax Car Insurance - One of the best car
insurance policies around with some great features.
- LTSB Insurance - Lloyds TSB Insurance offer a
wide range of general insurance products, and use a panel of top insurers to
find the best possible deal for our customers.
- More Than - MORE TH>N is one of the UK’s fastest
growing direct insurer offering great value deals and great cover on car