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15 reasons why you should use Arnold Clark to rent your next car or van

We offer hassle-free car and van hire in over 30 cities and airports throughout Scotland and England.

Hire your next car or van from Arnold Clark

Hire your next car or van from Arnold Clark

Whether you’re a tourist looking to explore a new city, or needing a van to help you move home, there can be a host of reasons why you’d think about renting a vehicle.

Thankfully, at Arnold Clark, our car and van rental service is here to help, no matter what situation you find yourself in.

From hourly hire to long staycations, from a small city car to a large van, we’ve got you covered.

With our hassle-free rental service, available in over 30 cities and airports throughout Scotland and England, hiring a car or van has never been so simple.

Below, we take a look at just some of the reasons why you should consider using Arnold Clark to rent your next car or van.

1. Experienced industry leaders

Our rental service began in 1963 with just 12 cars. Now we have over 35 branches across the UK, offering expert vehicle hire to customers from all over the world.

2. Insurance

The price you pay for your hire vehicle includes insurance as standard. However, you can purchase an excess waiver to avoid being charged if any damage to the vehicle occurs.

Drivers 25 and over can hire all vehicle groups, while drivers 23 and over can hire all sizes of vans. Drivers 23 and over can hire up to a SUV type car, including automatics and estates.

3. Roadside assistance

In the unlikely event of a breakdown or accident, we’ll be on hand to help if you call the phone number displayed on the vehicle's windscreen or printed in the information document.

4. Mileage

You will be given 250 miles free per day for all hires. If you hire a car for four or more days, you will be given unlimited mileage.

5. One-way hire

If requested at the time of booking, you can also drop off your hire car at another one of our branches.

6. Our range of vehicles

We have a nationwide fleet of over 55,000 vehicles for you to choose from, including estates, people carriers and automatics.

7. Hourly hire

Hourly rentals have zero excess, and include fuel, VAT and insurance. Mileage is limited to 125 miles – enough for most short journeys – with additional miles charged at 30p per mile.

8. Dual control hire

You can learn to drive with our low-cost dual control hire.

They come with two sets of controls, which allow an experienced driver to keep you safe while you learn. You can even use our vehicles for driving tests.

9. Payment

One quick phone call to our friendly rental reservations staff (on 0845 607 4500) and your booking will be processed with ease. Or, you can visit our website and simply fill out our online booking form.

We accept payments by most major credit/debit cards, including Mastercard, Visa Credit and Visa Debit.

10. Pick-up and drop-off locations

We offer hassle-free car and van hire in over 30 cities and airports throughout Scotland and England.

We aim to make your journey as seamless as possible. That’s why some of our branches offer free pick-ups and drop-offs from local train and bus stations.

11. Cancellation and refund guarantee

It’s free to cancel your booking as long as you give us more than 48 hours’ notice.

If you choose to pay the refund guarantee charge, you can cancel your booking at any time and you’ll receive a full refund, including the £5 fee.

12. Airport shuttle bus

Most of our airport branches offer a pick-up and drop-off service to and from the airport.

All you have to do is call our branch when you arrive, and you will be collected. We will also take you back to the airport once your hire is complete. Check our Airport Procedures page for more information on the specific airports.

13. Add-ons

We also offer a range of add-ons you, including baby and child seats from as little as £1, sat navs and additional drivers.

14. Customer reviews

With almost 12,000 reviews on Trustpilot, we’ve been rated as excellent by our customers.

15. FAQ section

If you still have any questions regarding rental, which you feel need answered, check out our FAQ section here, where we cover a whole range of topics, including our vehicles, insurance, payments and bookings.

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