Holiday Makers Warned About Possible Hire Car Shortages

23Feb10

The British Vehicle Rental and Leasing Association has warned that holiday makers planning on renting a car during the Easter or Summer holidays should book early. Whilst it might sound like they are merely trying to encourage booking there is actually a genuine reason behind the statement. Most van hire and car rental companies have been forced to reduce the size of their fleets over the last year. Touch economic conditions have meant that it is in each company’s best interests to maintain as few vehicles as possible. At most times of year this is not a problem for customers as supply is able to match demand.

The problem occurs at peak times when the demand for vehicle rental can be 5x the normal rate. At this point the number of cars and vans available to potential customers is low and this can lead to companies ‘selling out’ of vehicles. If you are relying on van rental for moving house or car hire for your holidays this can cause you issues. There are lots of companies who offer car hire but the increased demand can lead to higher prices.

The best way to solve this issue is clearly to book early to avoid disappointment as the old saying goes. If you have planned your holiday in advance it is best not to leave the car rental too late.  Those looking for van hire should also book early where possible. For instance if you need van hire in London you don’t want to be competing with every other person looking for a van! Once you have found a satisfactory offer make a booking and be safe in the knowledge that you don’t have to worry about it any more.

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