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FAQs

Below are the quick answers to some of our most frequently asked questions.

What do I need to hire a car with VHSLocal?

The essential items you will need to bring to VHS Local branch when hiring a vehicle are a valid drivers licence, valid ID, and a credit or debit card.

You will also need to prove you are over 25 years of age, and there may be additional documentation required for international drivers.

Do I need insurance to rent a car or van?

No. At VHSLocal you don’t need to purchase insurance as we provide a damage waiver within the cost of your hire.

You can, of course, take option to purchase additional protection products to reduce the excess further to give you complete peace of mind.

How old do I need to be to hire a car or van?

All drivers must be a minimum of 25 years old. Only drivers over 30 years old may hire full-size MPVs, premium vehicles/exotic cars and Luton vans.

Younger drivers might be interested in VHSLocal.

What are the driver's licence requirements for car hire in the UK & Ireland?

All drivers must produce a full, valid driving licence. Non-EU licence holders are required to have an international driving permit if the licence is not in English.

All renters must produce photographic ID – this can be a passport or driving licence.

Can I hire a car with a debit card?

We accept all major debit cards except for Maestro, Electron, Solo and pre-paid cards. To hire our 4x4s and premium vehicles, we require a credit card.

All cards MUST have the main driver’s name on it.

What condition will my rental car be in when i pick it up?

VHSLocal vehicles are clean, smoke free and roadworthy and we personally inspect the vehicles with you to point out any existing ‘wear and tear’ to the car and explain the policy for what is classed as ‘damage’.

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