Five reasons to use a hire car over buying your own
In the current climate buying and running your own car isn’t always possible. Buying a car either means parting with a large sum of money or taking out a loan meaning you have to commit to monthly payments and possible interest and additional charges. If you don’t rely on a car for everyday use it might be worth looking into using a hire car for when you do need to use a car. Here are five reasons to go without your own car and use a hire car-
Few of us have enough money in the bank to buy a car and taking out a loan means you will be paying hefty monthly instalments with charges added on. Currently the last thing many of us want is extra costs and with petrol prices at an all time high running a car can be very costly. Choose alternate transport options to save a little extra money and avoid large monthly costs or parting with a lot of money all at once.
Reduce Your Carbon Footprint
A few years ago global warming was somewhat of a myth. The recent weather confirms that global warming is no myth and things are going to continue to get worse if we don’t make changes today. Choosing to walk or take public transport over driving with dramatically reduce your carbon footprint and save you money at the same time.
No MOT Or Tax Charges
As well as the cost of buying your car and running it you also need to pay for regular MOT’s and taxes. Anyone who has previously owned a car will know just how expensive these can be especially if your car needs work. Using car hire means you don’t have to worry about any of these expensive mandatory costs.
If you do intend to buy a car of your own in the future when things are a little better financially you will want to have a clear idea of what you enjoy to drive and what kind of car works best for you. Using hire cars means you can test drive a different car every time, which has got to be more fun than driving the same car every day!
Tailored To Your Needs
When you have just one car it doesn’t always work for all your needs. Some days you may need a car that can carry eight people, sometimes just two and occasionally you may need a van to pick up or drop off big items. Using car hire means you can use a vehicle that meet your needs no matter what the occasion.
Eilidh MacRae works for Collison who provide car hire in Waterlooville.
- photograph – Old Shoe Woman