Whether you are journeying to Leicester to attend one of the many festivals on offer, see the stunning natural beauty or take in some of the city's ancient heritage, renting a car in Leicester ahead of time will make your holiday or business trip run more smoothly.
Hiring a car in Leicester before you get there is a more cost efficient way to travel as the price of organising a rental car
generally increases the closer you get to the pick-up date.
DriveNow features a simple, easy-to-use system that allows you to compare Leicester rental car rates in advance, so you know you will be getting a good deal.
You can contrast rates from the top rental car companies in the UK - Avis, Budget, SIXT, Europcar and Hertz - without spending a cent.
Set in the heart of one of England's most attractive counties, the surrounding villages and countryside are easily reachable to explore in your rental car in Leicester.
DriveNow compares rates on Leicester car hire from the UK's leading rental companies to help you find the best deal when looking to rent in Leicester.
Are there age restrictions to hire a car in Leicester and the UK?
While you can hire a car if you are over age 21 and have a full licence, be aware that most car companies will impose a surcharge for drivers under age 25.
What kind of licence do I need?
If your drivers licence is printed in English then you can drive with it for a maximum of 12 months in the UK. However, if it is written in another language you must also carry an International Driving Permit with you at all times.
What are the driving rules in the UK?
Motorists in the UK drive on the left side of the road. While speed is measured in miles, be aware that fuel is calculated by the litre.
Speed limits are the same across the UK. If you are driving on the motorway, you cannot exceed 70mph, while on urban roads the speed limit is 30mph
and dual carriageways vary between 60-70mph.
What optional extras can I get with my car rental in Leicester?
- Child Seats - It is mandatory to wear a seatbelt in the UK and children under 12 years or 135 cm tall must use a child booster seat. These boosters can be included in your car hire (make sure you book these in your initial booking - depots have limited supplies and can run out during high season).
- GPS - handy for travelling in unfamiliar territory satellite navigation guidance systems
can be rented - charged on a daily rate.
- Insurance Excess reduction - all rental vehicles come with basic insurance
cover however you are liable for an initial amount in the event of any damage.
To reduce this liability you can pay an excess reduction daily fee which ranges
from £12 through to £28 depending upon vehicle
size. Tip - many travel insurance policies include car hire excess reductions -
if you are a visitor to the UK this can be an excellent option to look at.