The car rental industry is available for use by most people including individuals or businesses. The car hire companies can also be used by professionals within the self moving industry as long as the renting company has the use of vans or trucks. If they have the correct size of vehicle the renting company will be able to serve an array of renting needs.
In order to be able to hire a car you need to have a valid driving license. There are two other considerations that you should take into account when it comes to hiring a car; these are the facts that car hire companies have the power to set age limits on the hiring of a car. In the UK, for example, you are legally allowed to drive when you are 17 years old but you might not be able to rent a car until you are 25. Different car rental companies have different age limits on their car hiring rules. As well as your age, another aspect that is taken into consideration is how long you have held your license for. Certain car hire companies might be reluctant to hire a car out to someone who has only passed their test a week ago. Also if you have points on your license or driving offences against your name you may also have slight difficulty in finding a car hire company.
There are two main types of car hire companies; the first group being one that own all of the cars that they are using for rental purposes, this is known as a ‘fleet.’ The second type is companies who operate on what’s known as a broker model. These companies have commercial agreements with car hire companies to provide access to their fleet of cars. Whatever your type of car hires company you will more than likely be required to use a credit card when paying your car rental fees. The reason behind this is for security reasons because you can use a credit card payment to track someone if they decide to steal the rental car or if any damage is found on the rental car upon return.
The rental fees that you pay vary depending on factors such as how long you are renting the car for and what type of car you are renting. The more expensive the car model is that you are renting the more fees you will have to pay to.