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Why Should I Hire a Car?

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  A car provides the ultimate freedom to go wherever you want, whenever you want, without having to rely on public transport, but the costs of owning a car can put a lot of people off. In this month’s article, we’ll be showing you why exactly you should think about hiring a car instead, so … Continue reading

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Driving a Van for the First Time

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  If it’s your first time driving a van you may feel a little in the dark and very hesitant to get going, and this is something we often find with first time hirers of vans. Therefore, in this month’s article, we’ll be talking you through the things you need to know about van hire … Continue reading

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Four tips for booking a hire car

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  Whether you’ve been through the process of booking a hire car before or not, it’s always worth refreshing yourself and ensuring you’re prepared. In fact, many of the tips we’re about to share with you are applicable for any vehicle you hire, be it a light commercial vehicle or a lorry; the rules apply … Continue reading

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Van Hire: 5 Things To Know

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There are a whole host of reasons you might want to hire a van, from personal usage to transport furniture in a home move, or for professional use to carry out work elsewhere and transport your tools or machinery. If you’ve used van hire services before you’ll know what to expect for the most part, … Continue reading

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Public vs Private Transport

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We’re lucky to live in a world where transport options are varied and plentiful for most areas, but it often comes down to this: public vs private transport. While we have the option to pick and choose, there are definite advantages and disadvantages to all types of transportation. Public vs Private Transport – Which is … Continue reading

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What Are The Licence Requirements For a 7.5 Tonne Lorry?

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  The requirements for driving different vehicles can often be difficult to get your head around, particularly if you are operating in a profession which relies on you using a variety  of transport options. As a company dealing predominantly in commercial vehicle hire, at Whitgift Hire we want to help clarify the rules when it … Continue reading

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Top tips for driving with a sat nav

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No matter where you’re driving, if you’re unsure of the route you’ll probably want the assistance of a sat nav. Driving a hire vehicle usually involves navigating your way to locations you’ve never been before – whether for work purposes or when moving house – making it even more important to get help. You can … Continue reading

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Top 10 Long Journey Driving Tips

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Whether you’re taking a van or a car, long journeys can be a real drain if you aren’t prepared for them. There is always a purpose behind taking a long journey, whether for business or pleasure, but ensuring you’re safe and comfortable is the most important thing. Take a look at our top 10 tips … Continue reading

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Five Tips for Driving a Lorry Safely

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If you want to hire a lorry to move your belongings, or if you have to drive a lorry as part of your job, there are several factors that you need to take into consideration in order to drive both safely and legally. If you’re used to driving a small car then switching to a … Continue reading

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Google self-driving car vs Vehicle Hire

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The world around us is constantly changing, often at an increasingly rapid pace. One aspect of our lives which we could soon see change is the introduction of self-driving cars; most notably highlighted by Google’s efforts to push the technology forward. While the tests are still ongoing and with any potential roll-out likely to take … Continue reading

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