London Car Rentals

Written by Kathleen Gagne
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Other than figuring out how to drive on the wrong side of the road, booking London car rentals is very much like making advanced reservations for rental cars in the United States. Basically, you have to decide what size car you want and how luxurious you want that car to be. While you might prefer a hot little sports number, this is one time when practicality should rule, especially if you're planning serious road trips around London's 650 square miles that will require long car rides and lots of luggage.

Easy London Car Rentals

When you're planning your London trip, it's a good idea to make reservations as early as possible. This includes rental car arrangements as well as those for hotels and any tours you might want to take. Most of the major car rental names you know in the United States also serve London, and you can get quotes online at any time.

You will, of course, have to have a valid driver's license, and it's a good idea to check with your car insurance company to see whether coverage extends to a car rented outside the US. This is an important step because it will help you to decide on what type of insurance you might want to purchase when you rent your car. Basically, when you have made those decisions, all you have to do is to visit a London car rentals website and select the car you want.

You should know that while air conditioning is almost a given feature in American rental cars, it may not be available in all the London car rentals you're considering. If you are travelling in the summer, be sure to get a guarantee that the car you're renting has "comfort cooling." As with US car rentals, you will find that renting by the week is generally less expensive than renting by the day. Once you've decided on a company and a car, you can usually book your rental online using a credit card. Be sure to print out the confirmation and to bring it with you, along with your other important travel papers.

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