Buying vs Hiring a New Car

The Covid-19, or coronavirus, pandemic has affected many parts of our personal and professional lives. Whilst our fight against this terrible virus is still not over, the easing rules and restrictions nationwide have seen many individuals embracing a new normal. Getting back to work and life in general has been quite the transition after months on indoors. Whilst most of us haven’t missed that daily commute, resuming it isn’t as easy as it should be considering our cars have been parked up for a particularly long period.

A huge number of cars will not have undergone their usual annual service or MOT this year, but with the government recently resuming mandatory MOTs, your beloved vehicle will have to pass this all-important test before getting you back on the road.

Vehicles with an MOT due after 1st August will have to book in for a test as normal. Unlike vehicles that have an MOT due between 30th March and 31st July 2020, which still benefit from a six-month extension to their MOT expiry date.

Ensuring your vehicle is roadworthy is an important responsibility as a car owner. If your MOT test reveals faults or other issues that simply cannot be fixed, or easily (or affordably) rectified, you may think that you have nowhere to turn. But, here at Collison Vehicle Rental, we could provide the answer to your car problems…

Hiring a vehicle – an affordable alternative?

Whether you’ve been furloughed, have been able to work but with limited hours, or have had to dip into your savings to survive during lockdown, money may understandably be tighter than usual at the moment. With this in mind, buying a new vehicle or spending lots of money fixing your older car may not be an option if your vehicle fails its MOT test. With our vehicle rental service, you don’t have to go without transport if money is a little tighter than usual.

Hiring a vehicle from us provides an affordable alternative and a convenient stop gap while you’re getting your life back on track post-lockdown. Our vehicles are available to hire for any occasion, and this includes for everyday use.

Vehicle hire unlocks many more ways to save money too. At Collison Vehicle Rental, we’re always transparent about our pricing. In fact, the price we quote is the price you pay, and includes the cost of rental, insurance, breakdown cover and VAT for the entirety of your hire period. Using your own extras (such as car seats, booster seats and sat navs) and not pre-paying for fuel will help you harness further savings.

A bigger and better choice of vehicles

If your current car fails its MOT test and cannot be fixed as a result of its faults, buying a new vehicle can only be done to a strict budget. When hiring a car however, you can tick more of those boxes on your most wanted list without being restricted too much by your budget.

By working with our team, you can hire a vehicle that works for you, your family and your budget. You can be picky about the comfort and luggage space requirements, and choose from a range of makes and models to ensure you’re satisfied with the appearance of your hire vehicle. You can even select a rental vehicle that’s suitable for the type of driving you do each and every day – whether that’s long or short distance, little or often, or back roads or motorways! It’s worth noting that we also offer a range of European travel ready vehicles if you plan to travel overseas in the future.

You can shortlist vehicles based on the number of passengers, price, parking availability and convenience. Many of our hire vehicles are fully equipped with the latest mod cons including Bluetooth and parking assist.

Be on the road the very same day

When purchasing a new vehicle or waiting for your old one to be fixed, there’s bound to be a lengthy lead time. When hiring a vehicle however, there’s no need to wait!

Your MOT test dilemmas can be over as soon as you receive that troublesome fail by hiring a vehicle from us the very same day. We understand that life sometimes can’t wait and the convenience of our quick hire times ensures you can get back to business as usual and leave those car troubles behind.

We offer a professional and personal service to ensure you find the hire vehicle you need for the budget you have in mind. Our company provides unbeatable, fully inclusive rates, whatever your requirements. If it’s your first time hiring, our dedicated team will guide you through the rental process with ease. Paperwork can also be submitted in advance to make the checkout process even simpler on the day.

You can browse our range of hire vehicles online and request a quick quote based on your pick-up and drop-off date so you know exactly what to expect price-wise. Want to find out more about why hiring is better than buying? Contact our team direct or request a callback today.