Car Hire Twickenham
Keeping safe is very important when you drive a hire car, hire van or hire minibus for the first time. Driving an unfamiliar vehicle can sometimes lead to surprises, especially if you’re used to driving a different car which may have certain controls in different places.
That means that whenever you hire a car, you should listen very carefully to any instructions or advice given to you by the car hire company’s staff. Before you drive away, check that you know where all the hire vehicle’s controls are. If you’re unsure about anything on your hire car, ask a staff member before you drive away.
As with any vehicle, it’s important to wear comfortable shoes when driving your hire car. Also make sure your mirrors are adjusted, seat positions are comfortable and all the occupants of the car are wearing their seatbelts. If the vehicle you’ve hired is a van or minibus, make sure all rear and cargo side doors and exits are securely closed before you drive on the road.
It’s also a good idea to plan extra time for your journey when you’re driving an unfamiliar hire car for the first time. That will give you plenty of time to make stops in a safe place if you realise you’re unsure about any aspect of the vehicle you have hired.