Before hiring a self-drive vehicle from Senior Car and Van hire please take the time to read through our FAQs below. If you have further questions on anything or if there’s something we haven’t mentioned check our frequent questions page, alternatively seek clarification by contacting either our Leicester or Market Harborough branches.
Upon collection of a rental vehicle you will need to bring the following:
The age required to hire a vehicle can depend on the vehicle type.
Hirers can range from 23 to 74 year of age. There are restrictions on younger and older drivers.
For hirers between 23 -25.
For hirers between the ages 70-74.
Yes, you can have as many extra drivers as you require.
This will depend on the types of points you have. If unsure on the below information you are best to check with the rental office for advice.
We will be unable to insure you if you fall within one of the below criteria:
Unfortunately, we will be unable to provide insurance if you have been involved in more than one fault accident, resulting in an insurance claim, during the past 3 years.
Yes, but you will need to speak to the rental office first.
You are required to leave a security deposit on all our rental vehicles.
All vehicles have an insurance excess which is higher than the security deposit. The excess can be reduced by taking out CDW.
For more information please visit our insurance page - http://senior.csoneproofing.co.uk/info/general-information
Yes, we have a very fair mileage usage policy in place. This allows us to keep our basic rental costs down.
For each booking made you will be quoted your own mileage allowance.
It is the customers responsibility to ensure they have the correct category to drive their rental vehicle, we offer the below information as a useful guide.
Cars, 4x4’s, light commercial vehicle up to and including Luton box van (maximum weight 3.500kgs). MPV’s with no more than 8 passenger seats (see ‘Can I drive minibus’ for some exceptions to this rule)
You can drive a category B vehicle - but only an automatic one.
Commercial vehicle up to an including a 7.5 tonne truck (maximum weight 7.500kgs)
Minibus - maximum of 16 passenger seats.
If you have category D1 on your licence you can drive all of our minibuses with no restrictions. If you passed your driver's test before 1st January 1997 you may automatically have this category.
If you only have a standard B licence you can drive our 7 and 9 seat MPVS without restrictions. You may also be able to drive our 14-seater minibus providing you meet the following criteria:
We would be unable to insure you if you do not comply with the above rules. You would then be liable for the full cost of any possible insurance claim whilst using the vehicle.
You MUST have category D1 to drive either our 16 our 17 seat minibuses.