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“Concrete jungle where dreams are made of. There’s nothing you can’t do. Now you’re in New York. These streets will make you feel brand new. Big lights will inspire you. Let’s hear it for New York.” (Jay-Z, ‘Empire State of Mind’)

When you think of New York City, a lot of things come to mind: Concrete Jungle, Skyscraper National Park, The Big Apple. When you think of apartment hunting in New York City, one thing comes to mind: Pounding Headache! Have no fear; we’ve outlined all the information you’ll need to make the search as quick and painless as possible! So get into your Empire State of Mind, grab your MetroCard, and let’s go!

Having trouble with Craigslist New York? Can’t find that special apartment for rent on Apartment Finder or Zillow? Apartment List is here to help!

The Bare Essentials to Call NYC Home What’s it Gonna Cost? No matter where your apartment hunt takes you, there are a few things we recommend you have handy. Of them, the most important has to be some cold, hard, cash. New Yorkers should expect to spend ¼ of their annual income on rent. Landlords like to see that your annual salary is at least 40 to 50 times the cost of your monthly rent.

Be Prepared: To get into just about any place, you’ll need at least first month’s rent and security deposit in the form of a cashier’s or bank check. (New Yorker’s aren’t very trusting when it comes to personal checks!) A letter from your current employer stating your salary and time of employment as well as a reference from your previous landlord don’t hurt, either. If you don’t make a certain amount of money, you may need to call in a guarantor. However, this varies building to building. A credit check will also be required, but those obtained on your own will not be accepted. Be prepared to spend between $25 and $100 getting one.

Getting Your Priorities Straight: Chances are that you, like most New Yorkers, probably won’t have everything you desire in your immediate vicinity. Are you most concerned with the size of your new space? Commute? Prioritize the things that are most important to you before you set about your hunt.

Do I Need a Broker? Using a broker or an apartment locator is often recommended when renting in New York City (especially in summer and early fall – NYC’s most difficult times to rent) and while brokers can charge a fee ranging from one month’s rent to 15% of one’s annual rent, in certain circumstances it may save you both time and money in the long run. Many brokers have access to rentals that aren’t listed elsewhere, so if you’ve hit a dead end in your apartment search, it’s probably worth a phone call. Just keep in mind that the shorter the lease, the more expensive they come. Most brokers deal in long leases, so make sure you really want to live in your selected spot before committing.

Leaving Expectations at the Door: Usually, if something sounds too good to be true, it probably is. Be conscious of bait and switch scams found on Craigslist and elsewhere. Trust your gut. This same rule applies to the cost/size ratio.

One of the city’s iconic architectural feats, the Empire State Building is a favorite spot for locals, tourists, and Sleepless in Seattle diehard fans. Radio City Music Hall, designed in the 1930s in Rockefeller Center, once showed only G-rated films to the public. It’s image changed drastically when it was selected as the location for the premier of the Harry Potter series. Originally gifted to the USA by our French neighbors, the Statue of Liberty welcomes newcomers to NYC as fervently as it once did our ancestors arriving in the States. While Lady Liberty is arguably the most famous national statue, surprisingly few New York locals have actually visited her in person.



Many people move to the Big Apple with images of Carrie, Charlotte, Miranda, and Samantha’s “Sex and the City” pads floating in their heads. Manhattan is completely doable if you look in the northern regions of Harlem, Washington Heights and Inwood. These neighborhoods more budget-friendly. The only drawback to living ‘round these parts could be your commute downtown (assuming that’s where you’ll be winning your bread). Thirty-minute commutes to the subway train are standard fare, so you better bring some comfy walking shoes. Whoever said a little exercise was a bad thing anyway?

Your New York options are truly endless! We suggest pointing yourself towards the East Village for an amazing nightlife, the West Village for cobblestone-street cuteness and adorable sidewalk eateries, Midtown for easy access to the best theater in the world, the Upper East Side for endless museums, or the Upper West Side for strolls through Central Park with your pooch.


Big City Living

Big City Living

Once you get to NYC, there are a few things you should know to help you make you look like less of a transplant.

Now that your unlimited MetroCard has been put to good use, let’s reconvene! New York’s 5 boroughs are home to over 8 million people speaking over 800 languages. And no matter the borough you choose to call home, we’re sure you’ll bring something unique and amazing to the table. Get your apartment fondue skewers.

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Jacksonville: Where Florida begins! OK, maybe not technically, but that’s the city’s official marketing slogan and who are we to nitpick?

Nestled in the northeastern corner of the state, Jacksonville is geographically one of the largest cities in the U.S. with 841 square miles of canvas for the city’s 841,000 people to work with. (OK, again, there may be more than 841,000 people, but our poetic license says it’s close enough). The city’s culture and climate is more South Georgia than South Florida, with a strong military presence, warm weather, the St. Johns River, and the NFL’s Jaguars. And here’s a fact that catches many non-Floridians by surprise: It’s just 20 miles from downtown to the Atlantic Ocean. Wait! Before you slip on that speedo, how bout we get you situated first, hmm?

Having trouble with Craigslist Jacksonville? Can’t find that special apartment for rent on Apartment Finder or Zillow? Apartment List is here to help!

Big Talbot Island State Park Cpl. Jody Carter playing guitar at the downtown Riverwalk Park Jacksonville’s 250 year-old Treaty Oak Tree

Renting in Jacksonville

Renting in Jacksonville

There’s an Apt. for Jax: Apartments make up the majority of your rental options in Jacksonville. There’s a good amount of condos, too, but many of those are former apartments that have been converted. Self-sustaining holographic bubble pods haven’t been invented yet, so as you might imagine, there aren’t many of those to choose from in Jacksonville.

When to Pounce: For a better deal, pick your pad in the fall or winter. With Jacksonville University, University of North Florida, and Edward Waters College, thousands of students are competing with you for an apartment in the spring and summer. If you can home in on your home-to-be between October and February, you may be able to save a few bucks; but please, spend that money on something other than beef jerky.

Where the heck is Jacksonville’s Eastside?

Where the heck is Jacksonville’s Eastside?

You’ll often hear Jacksonvillians (yes, that’s the correct though rarely-used term) refer to three main parts of the city: Northside. Southside and Westside. “Wait a second,” you say, “aren’t we missing a side?” Astute observation, dear apartment-seeker! While there may technically be an east side of Jacksonville, no one mentions it; kinda like how you don’t mention your hardcore crush on Susan Boyle. Instead, everything east of the Intracoastal Waterway (a narrow but long body of water that runs parallel to the river) is referred to as “the beaches” (Jacksonville Beach, Atlantic Beach and Neptune Beach, all separate municipalities), while most of the turf west of the Intracoastal is just called the Southside. The Southside is in many ways the center of the city, with the massive outdoor Town Center mall and hundreds of businesses centered there. It’s also where many people live. Mandarin is another popular suburban center where apartments are plentiful as well as food and shopping options.

Downtown Jacksonville is still a work in progress. Home to a handful of skyscrapers, the area is known much more for its 9-5 rush than its residential dwellings. However, if you’re OK with spending a good chunk of change, there are some eye-catching options overlooking the river.

If you’re looking for a little more culture, Avondale. Riverside and San Marco are three neighborhoods to check out. All three offer a nice mix of standalone restaurants, shops and pubs, with San Marco standing out as the prettiest and priciest of the trio.

You may be able to find the most inexpensive apartments on the north and west sides of Jacksonville. Arlington is the best option if you’re going to live in the northern part of the city.

Exploring the First Coast

Exploring the First Coast

Jacksonville’s Identity: Jacksonville’s two main nicknames say a lot about its identity. You’ll often hear it referred to as the “River City” because the historic St. Johns River runs right through the center of town (hope you like bridges!). TV news anchors with lopsided makeup-to-personality ratios will often refer to the whole region as “The First Coast”, a nod to Jacksonville’s roots (St. Augustine, the oldest city in the U.S. is 30-minutes south of Jax) and it’s placement on I-95. When most non-Floridians think of Florida, they think of Orlando’s theme parks or Miami’s star-studded beaches, but Jacksonville’s history is much more aligned with the South than the tourism-driven attractions of its Florida neighbors. That can be good (shrimp and grits, southern charm) and bad.

Bring a Car: There are no significant public transportation options to speak of, so a vehicle will be necessary. The traffic can be rough heading towards downtown in the morning and going towards the beaches in the afternoon. A good rule of thumb for driving in Jacksonville is figure just about everything will take a half-hour’s drive. Meanwhile, if you’re looking for Mickey and his gang of merrymakers, Disney World is 2.5 hrs away.

Jaguars: Real and Less Real: Besides the great proximity to the beach, Jacksonville has one of the largest urban park systems in the country. The Jacksonville Zoo is a pretty nice medium-sized zoo, and an affordable way to spend the day. A handful of museums are sprinkled throughout the city, with the Cummer Museum of Art standing out as the most impressive. The Jacksonville Landing is a picturesque place for downtown dining and shopping. The Jacksonville Jaguars reign supreme when it comes to sports (hope you like teal!), and EverBank Field is where they call home. It’s also the home of the annual Florida-Georgia college football game, which turns a big section of downtown into a massive outdoor cocktail party for three days (hope you like RVs!). Minor league baseball is also nicely represented at the spiffy Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville with the Jacksonville Suns. The Veterans Memorial Arena also hosts the ABA’s Giants and major music acts when they come into town.

OK, you’re all set for your new life full of warm weather, beach access, and Jaguars! Good luck! Now, about that speedo…

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Car Leasing And Contract Hire

Great Choice For Your New Lease Car

If you are looking at car leasing then you have arrived at the right place. As one of the UK’s official car lease providers, the team at CarLease UK are confident that they can assist you with your requirements.

Throughout each year we form part of a process that purchases thousands of vehicles, allowing us to negotiate competitive prices with vehicle manufacturers such as Audi, Ford, Mercedes-Benz and Volkswagen, to name but a few. The end result for our customers? Some of the best offers and deals available in the UK!

Just browse our website and discover for yourself just some of the 8500+ of the latest leasing deals available to you, whether personal or business contract hire. With such choice, the team at CarLease UK are confident that they can find the right solution for you.

For business owners, or fleet managers, we have a number of dedicated pages, where we discuss the benefits of company vehicle leasing that are available to you and your business. This does extensively discuss the tax considerations and, in addition, some of the more practical points to consider as you endeavour to make the correct decision.

CarLease UK- The Key Facts

• Whatever your requirements and budget we will find which car lease deal is right for you

• Benefit from our optional maintenance inclusive contracts

• Avoid the risk of costly and unpredictable depreciation

• Consistent cheap car leasing deals

•  Over 40 years of automotive experience

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You will not find prices here! Why? Because we treat each enquiry individually! Speak to a representative NOW!

Midlands Vehicle Rental Limited (MVR Ltd) is independently owned and specialises in listening to, and offering self drive hire solutions that suit the job. For all your vehicle hire requirements, MVR covers the South Midlands, the whole of Gloucestershire. With offices in Cheltenham and Stroud, MVR are ideally placed to service customers in the surrounding towns and cities, Gloucester, Tewkesbury, and Cirencester are where a lot of our existing clients operate and live.

Need a Car for the Weekend?

Special weekend rates on our wide selection of cars with deals to suit all budgets for both private and commercial hirers. Contact us for further details!

Moving Home? Hire a Van!

MVR have vans of all shapes and sizes to accommodate your needs. We have the knowledge to help you make the right choice for the job that you have to do.

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Car Lease Contracts Explained

Understand How Car Lease Contracts and Agreements Work Before You Lease

Car lease contracts, or lease agreements, from different dealers and finance companies can vary in detail, but contain the same common elements. Some are easier to read and understand than others. There are no standard car lease contracts.

You should know and understand at least the basics of car lease contracts before you lease. Doing so will allow you to make informed decisions and avoid costly mistakes.

In fact, if possible, you should pick up a blank lease contract form from your dealer before you actually plan to lease to allow yourself plenty of time to examine it. Seeing a contract for the first time as you re sitting tired under the hot lights in the dealer finance manager s office is not the ideal time to study it.

Our Lease Kit contains a Sample Car Lease Contract form, each section of which is annotated and explained in detail. This is a typical standard lease contract form but may not look like the exact form that your dealer uses. It is meant to serve as an educational tool and is not meant to substitute for the actual contract that you ll receive from your car dealer.

Let s now look at some of the elements of a typical auto lease contract.

Disclosure Statement

Federal law requires that automobile lease contracts contain specific sections in which certain facts and figures are disclosed to you. This part of a leasing contract is often titled, FEDERAL CONSUMER LEASING ACT DISCLOSURES. The following sections are among those required:

  • Amount due at signing
  • Monthly payment
  • Other charges
  • Total of payments
  • Total of finance charges
  • Amount due at lease signing
  • How monthly payment is determined
  • Early termination statement
  • Wear and tear explanation

Although the regulations certainly go a long way in the right direction, there is still much room for improvement. For example, the law does not regulate the actual figures in the contract, such as the amount you are credited for your trade-in, the vehicle s price, the finance rate, or whether the monthly payment figure was even calculated correctly.

Lease contracts are often written by dealers with mistakes in them — either legitimate or intended — and there s no law or punishment to help prevent it, unless it can be proven to be out-and-out fraud.

You must be able to catch and correct problems before you sign your contract. Afterwards is too late.

There is no 3-day right to cancel or cooling off period law for automobile purchases or leases, as many people mistakenly believe. This is why it is important that you read your contract and be able to verify the monthly payment figures yourself, before signing.

Our Lease Kit includes a Sample Lease Contract with easy to understand explanations, as well as an itemized Contract Checklist. Lease Inspector calculator, and Payment Worksheets to help you make sure your contract is correct before you sign.

Required Auto Insurance

Most auto lease agreements require you to maintain insurance coverage: Bodily injury or death liability: $100,000 per person / $300,000 per occurrence, property damage liability: $50,000, comprehensive and collision for actual value with no more than $500 deductible. In Canada, $1,000,000 in liability coverage is required.

While this may be more coverage than you might buy normally, it s always smart to have maximum protection in these times of expensive repairs and huge lawsuits, regardless of whether you re leasing or buying.

Don t assume your current insurance company has the best rates for a leased vehicle. It s always a good idea to check around for the best rates before you lease. Get your free auto insurance quote from Esurance in minutes start saving today!

Read our article, Car Lease Insurance for more details.

Excessive Wear and Tear Penalty

Leasing contracts specify that you must return the car at lease-end with no more than normal wear and tear. Most contracts do a good job of spelling out exactly what normal means. Basically, it means you have to take reasonably good care of the car and keep it repaired and maintained.

This is the part of the leasing contract that is most responsible for leasing phobia with many first-time leasers, and causes some people to decide not to lease. These people have a tremendous unfounded fear that, when they return the car, the leasing company will examine it with a fine-tooth comb and penalize them thousands of dollars for minor dings and scrapes. This is typically not the case. Most lease companies are relatively lenient and allow scratches and dings that are expected from normal city and highway driving.

Of course, if you actually have accident damage, significant dents, obvious paint damage, seriously worn tires, or deep scratches, you should get it repaired before your return the car — or you ll be billed after you return the car. It s nearly always cheaper if you get the repairs done yourself rather than waiting to be billed by the lease company.

Excessive Mileage Penalty

Leasing agreements specify the maximum average annual mileage you re allowed without paying a penalty. The most common mileage allowance is 12,000 miles per year, although 10,000 or 15,000 miles are often seen.

Make sure that when you lease, you select the limit that best fits your driving needs because the penalty at lease-end for exceeding the limit can be expensive — typically in the range of $0.20-$0.30 per mile. If you know you ll drive more miles, you can buy the extra miles at the time you lease for a better rate.

Early Termination

Lease contracts spell out the conditions under which the contract may be terminated. Some lease companies do not allow termination in the first few months or last few months of the lease. The way in which an early termination is handled varies by lease company. Costs can also vary depending on the method used to calculate remaining lease balance.

Terminating a lease contract early can be very costly, and should be avoided if at all possible. As stated before, this is the part of leasing that gets the most people in trouble.

If you re already in a lease and need to end it early, there are options available to you that may allow you to eliminate or minimize your early termination costs. See the Early Termination Guide in our Lease Kit for details and instructions on choosing the right option.

Destroyed or Stolen Vehicle

Having your leased vehicle totally destroyed or stolen is a form of early termination and, unless you have GAP protection, you are exposed to the same penalties and payments as described above. GAP protection, sometimes called GAP insurance or  loss waiver , covers any additional amount that you might owe after your insurance company pays off.

If your lease contract doesn t automatically provide GAP coverage, and it isn t offered by your dealer, check with your auto insurance company or bank.

What is NOT in Your Car Lease Contract

Lease contracts do not show you the finance rate (money factor) you are paying. However, it is required that you be shown total finance charges (typically called rent/lease charge ) — but not the rate that results in those charges.

You may not be shown the lease acquisition fee (see Lease Fees and Taxes ) as a separate line item in your lease contract. The fee is typically added to the cost of the vehicle and included as part of Net Cap Cost, although not always identified separately. In some contracts, the lease company requires the payment of this fee up-front in cash, in which case it is specifically identified.

Also not contained in your lease contract are early termination details and amounts. Although your contract form will explain the early termination process in very general terms, it does not and can not tell you exactly what you ll pay if you decide to end your lease early. The amount you pay depends on a number of factors that will be determined at the actual time of termination, which can be provided by your lease company. However, you can be assured that the amount will be larger than you would have expected.

It is important to know and understand what your car lease contract contains before you actually lease. It s too late if you find mistakes later.

Please read the next section, Prepare to Lease .

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Cheap car rental prices from London to Birmingham. Though the UK is quite small when compared to other countries around Europe and the rest of the world, it s still a kingdom made up of four wonderfully unique countries. From the metallic cityscapes of London and the rolling hills of the Yorkshire countryside in England, the emerald Isles of Ireland and the medieval castles of Wales and the inspiring Lochs of scotland – there is just so much to see. The history of the kingdom is intact in every country, with architecture spanning every era to be found. It s the perfect place for a road trip, you can take in the south coast and the White chalky cliffs of Dover, the Lakes of England s Lake District and then spend a couple of days driving to the Scottish border where you can begin your adventures in the highlands exploring beautiful castles and vast hilly landscapes. If you re visiting the UK for a holiday then we would recommend hiring your hire car from Car Rentals Network in advance. You can pick up your car from whichever airport you re scheduled to land at or if you prefer, you can pick it up from a number of other other locations from train stations to city centre pick up points. Whether you want a cheap car hire to visit family and friends or a luxury car rental for your busy business needs or special occasion – we can help you.

UK – The Facts

The UK has a population of 63 million people, most of which are in England.

The highest peak of the United Kingdom is Ben Nevis in Scotland. It stands at 1,343m. Interestingly, the deepest lake, Loch Morar is also in Scotland, in the Highlands. It s 1017 feet deep.

The UK is 30 times smaller than Australia, a little bit smaller that the US state of Oregon and approximately half the size of France.

Contrary to popular belief the world renowned Big Ben is not the name of the actual clock, it s actually the name of the inhabitant of St.Stephen s Tower – the thirteen ton bell that chimes the Westminster Chimes each day. The clock itself is called The Great Westminster Clock

Though Bram Stoker s Dracula was a work of fiction, many of the places mentioned within the story are real – one such place, and the star of the show, is Whitby Abbey in the whimsical Yorkshire fishing village of Whitby.

UK – A Short Guide

The United Kingdom is a sovereign state in North West Europe, and it is split into four countries over two main islands and many smaller islands scattered mainly around Scotland and England – these countries are of course England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. There are more than 300 airports in the UK – and we can arrange your car hire for just about any of them, from the biggest like Heathrow to some of the smaller more obscure airports like the Robin Hood Airport in Doncaster. London is the capital of England and serves as something of a transport hub for the rest of the UK – with rail and air links to most of the UK and of course – a fantastic network of roads linking all 4 countries. If you re up for the challenge, you can even travel by road from London to Ireland. You just need to take a short car ferry crossing. Do bare in mind that some hire car suppliers won t allow you to take a car on a ferry – but you can easily find one that will at Car Rentals Network.

The UK, though well known for its major cities like London and Manchester in the UK, Edinburgh in Scotland, Cardiff in Wales and Belfast in Northern Ireland, is also home to a wealth of beautiful countryside, incredible beaches, quaint villages and historic cities and towns with buildings dating back as far the 100 AD. From London, it s easy to visit the likes of Dover and the South Coast of England by car. In Dover you can be wowed by the astonishing and unique White Cliffs of Dover – made of billions of crushed shells and tiny sea creatures and topped by rich shrubbery and trees. Perched atop of this there is the famed Dover castle – that still has surviving pieces of a 1st century Roman Lighthouse.

If you d like to see some evidence of England really being an island dwellers paradise, then you may want to head to the beautiful beaches found across Cornwall and Devon where you ll find plenty of places to relax in the sun or even go surfing – not something generally associated with the English – but it s worth a visit to the coastal town of Bude if you re into your waves. For something a little more pristine, then hidden away on the smaller island of the Isle of Wight, which is less than hour away when crossing from the mainland, is the incredible beach at Osbourne House, which as well as being home to a small but perfectly formed white sand beach – was once the private beach of Queen Victoria.

Further north in the highlands of Scotland, you can travel with your rental car down beautiful country lanes, stopping as you do at quaint Scottish pubs to sample the local foods, and if you re not driving onwards, the local ales and Whiskeys that Scotland is well known for. You may also visit the atmospheric and somewhat mysterious Loch Ness – which is reputedly home to the Loch Ness Monster. That aside, Inverness and Loch Ness is a beautiful slice of British countryside, with hilly landscapes and inspiring 360 degree views across vast landscapes.

In short the UK has a little bit of everything for absolutely everyone and we can help you explore it more fully by giving you access to hundreds of car rentals across the kingdom! Remember, you can pick up your rental at any one of the hundreds of airports across the UK, but also at transport hubs like London s Kings Cross Rail station and thousands of other locations. You just need to say decide what you want and we can do the rest. Our service is completely online and we work with more than 500 suppliers, both big and small such as Avis, Hertz, Europcar, Sixt, Budget and Thrifty Car Rental to ensure that we can always help our customers get the best deals available. If that isn t enough – you ll also be

glad to hear that we offer our services in multiple languages and can take a variety of payment methods and currencies to ensure that your car hire experience goes as smoothly as possible.

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Car Hire Sunshine Coast free Meet and Greet at the Brisbane or Sunshine Coast Airport or your accommodation (conditions apply)

Why use us? Don t pay $3300 excess in case of an accident or extra admin booking fees of 10% like other companies all our cars come price inclusive with only a $350 excess

Rent near new reliable cars direct from us and receive the best rates on the Sunshine Coast and friendly reliable service from Vianne the Owner, the cleaner, the delivery girl and the accounts department.

Call me and have a chat. Mobile: 0434 449 577 or 1300 733 974

Ask us about our delivery service to your hotel or we meet and greet at the Sunshine Coast or Brisbane Airports .

Go Rent A Car” car rentals is a family owned and operated Car rental (Car Hire) company based on the Sunshine Coast, predominantly servicing the Sunshine Coast Airport, Sunshine Coast Metropolitan stretching from Caloundra to Noosa compassing many of the top tourist destinations such as Mooloolaba, Maroochydore, Coolum. We offer a pick-up and delivery from all these  locations, including hotels, resorts, residences and businesses.

“Go Rent A Car” prides itself on providing exceptional one on one service. where each and every client is greeted individually by Vianne who is the owner of “Go Rent A Car”. We also pride ourselves in retaining over 80% of repeat customers who are obviously happy with the service, price and the high quality of their hire car, hence we get to know many of our car rental clients in person.

One of our strengths lies in our transparent and extremely competitive pricing policy which is somewhat rare in the hire car industry. This translates to an absolute peace of mind for our clients whereby they can remain confident that once they arrive at the point of collection for their rental car, there will be no hidden surprises or hidden charges. The price agreed upon at the time of booking their rent a car, is the price they will pay.

We provide free comprehensive street directories (maps) in all of rental cars. In addition you can hire (rent) GPS Satellite Navigation (Sat Nav) Units and child restraints (baby and/or booster seats for a small additional daily fee. We do not charge for extra drivers on our hire cars.)

Go Rent A Car also offers a low damage excess. For more information on what is covered and what is not please go to our Conditions page.

Go Rent A Car also offers very competitive rates for longer term car rental. This is negotiable on the type of vehicle, length of time required and the type of driving you would be doing. We offer near new and economy cars for rent, ensuring safe, reliable, quality and enjoyable motoring for our customers.   

Our fleet of hire cars are meticulously maintained and serviced to the highest industry standard. Each and every car is also painstakingly cleaned before each rental and our clients often comment that our rental cars are the cleanest and the best presented of any hire car they have ever rented.

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    The driving culture in USA?

    What are the roads like in the USA?

    In general, American cities were designed to accommodate cars, meaning the roads are generally wide and excellently treated. The vast majority of major cities accommodate cars, though there are a few exceptions that discourage the use of a personal vehicle.

    What are the drivers in the USA like?

    It is generally fair to say that American drivers are reasonably considerate to other road users, with those on the East and West Coasts particularly famed for their considerate driving. Should you be driving in the Midwest, west or south; you should be more aware of other drivers, though driving culture differs much from state to state.

    What are the best times to drive?

    For the wide majority of the United States, the driving times alter depending on work and school traffic, much the same as it does in the United Kingdom. Choose your times to drive as you would in the United Kingdom, avoiding rush hour.

    However, in some states such as New York and Boston, traffic is consistently common with no known time for easier traffic.

    What are the driving laws?

    There are no necessary items that must be kept in your car at all times. Much the same as the United Kingdom, it is illegal to call or text whilst driving; however, drivers are permitted to use GPS services found on many smart phones whilst driving, as long as the driver does not input any data whilst driving.

    Important things to note:

    There are many toll roads on American roads, which are also known as Turnpikes. It is important to remember to keep a wide range of change within your vehicle, as few booths accept debit or credit cards.

    If, for whatever reason, you are pulled over by the police, you should not exit your vehicle. The correct protocol is to pull the vehicle over to the side of the road, turn off the engine, ensure your hands are visible and wait for the police to come to you.

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    Car Hire in the USA

    Hire a car anywhere in the USA with National car rental. We are one of the largest car hire companies in America, offering more than 315 locations to collect and drop off your car, giving you plenty of options, wherever your destination.

    Travel in style in the USA

    Travelling in the comfort of a car is one of the best ways to explore the vast panorama of the United States. All of National’s cars have automatic transmission and air-conditioning for your comfort and convenience. Forget about looking up public transport schedules and experience the freedom of moving off to your chosen destination whenever it suits you. You have the freedom to follow your impulses and make your own discoveries by following those intriguing road signs leading you off the beaten track. Car hire also gives you the flexibility to change your mind without the hassle of having to inform, explain and re-negotiate with travel companies when an exciting opportunity presents itself.

    What to do in the USA

    The wide-open spaces and excellent road infrastructure makes car travel a pleasure in America. Follow the highways along iconic routes, like Route 66, arguably the most famous road in the world. Starting at Chicago and running through the varied terrain of the western states to Los Angeles, the road stretches through the Painted Desert, close to the Grand Canyon with its meteor crater.

    Explore the USA

    Alternatively, you might explore the coastline on the US West Coast from San Diego in the south or north to San Francisco, taking in famous spots like Venice, Santa Monica, Malibu, and Orange County, home of Disneyland. If you want to get back to nature, think about exploring the northeastern states like Vermont and New Hampshire, with their picturesque small towns and villages. In autumn the forests are a riot of colour. If Florida is your preferred destination, with its alluring white sandy shores, dolphins, manatees and loggerhead turtles, you can plan a route to take in the natural beauty of Florida State parks, forests and preserves.

    Car rental is easy and convenient at airports that usually lie on city outskirts. National has a wide choice of locations for you to pick up or drop off your hire car, including airports at all major centres, so book today to ensure your trip goes smoothly.

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  • Urban Speed Limit
    30 mph
  • Rural Speed Limit

    60 mph Motorway Speed Limit

    The driving culture in UK?

    What are the roads like in the UK?

    In cities and built up areas the roads tend to be fairly wide. However, in more rural areas and the countryside, the roads can be quite narrow. Motorways are high capacity roads that are usually split into three lanes. A-roads are main roads – usually dual carriageways, and B-roads tend to carry much less traffic as these are local routes.

    How will I find British drivers?

    On the whole, UK drivers are reasonably courteous but are prone to flashing their lights, beeping their horn or simply shaking their head in the case of another driver making a genuine error or causing a hazard.

    What are the best times to drive?

    Weekends and during weekdays outside rush hour is the best time to be on the roads. Rush hour varies from city to city but generally stems between 7:00 and 9:30 in a morning and 16:00 and 19:00 in the evening.

    What are the driving laws?

    It is compulsory to wear seatbelts in the vehicle, both in the front and rear seats.

    Children under the age of 12 are not permitted to sit in the front seats of the car. All children under 135cms in height must use an appropriate restraint for their size.

    You cannot use a mobile handset for calls, texts or internet while driving as this is against the law. Bear in mind that you are likely to incur a fine if you are stopped by the police for using a mobile phone whilst driving.