30th March 2017

There are a number of advantages of hiring a vehicle, ranging from cost to just sheer convenience. We look through some of the main reasons why you should hire a car.

Not Reliant on Public Transport

One of the most popular reasons to hire a car is so as not to rely on public transport. Travelling to cities such as Peterborough and Cambridge is simple enough on the train, but getting around can be tedious when you are forced to rely on local bus services. There is nothing worse than waiting at the bus stop for half an hour in the pouring rain.

Car hire eliminates waiting around in an unfamiliar city, and due to the inexpensive cost of hiring a car, you can actually end up saving money if your other option is to book a taxi.

Make a Great Impression

You only have one opportunity to make a first impression, so make sure it’s a great one. Turning up for a job interview in a beaten up old car is not the impression you want to give your prospective employer. With top of the range models available at low prices, you can wow the interviewer before even stepping foot in the office.

From a business perspective, you might need to travel to close that big deal you have been negotiating for months. Show your client what you are made of by rolling up in an executive BMW 3 Series or Mercedes E-Class – either of these elegant vehicles which are available for car hire will project the right image.


Having a car at your disposal opens up a world of opportunity where you can make a move without waiting on others. Long distance travel is difficult without your own means of transport and can become costly when relying on public transport such as trains.

Many take to hiring a car for longer journeys, whether for a day out or for business use, as they are guaranteed a vehicle in top working order, making for a much smoother ride.

On top of being able to get up and go out as and when you please, many make use of van hire services when moving house or for events. This saves relying on friends and family to transport large items or paying by the hour for a man with a van.

Car and Van Hire

Global Self Drive has a range of vehicles from small cars to large 7.5-tonne trucks available for hire. For more information, please call us on 03300 411611 and a member of our team will be happy to help.

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Customer Testimonials

Excellent service – 1st rate – Vehicle Supplied was excellent and very good value for money. Satisfaction rating 10 out of 10

J Fulcher

Great Service! Great Guys! I have rented from other companies in the past and had mixed experiences with them. I have shown up for a rental and they didn’t have a vehicle for me. I have been overcharged. You name it! I rent vehicles all the time for my band. These guys were prompt and courteous.

Kenneth Edwards

This is the 3rd time I've hired from Global and I love the experience. The staff are wonderful and go above and beyond to be helpful. The 1st time we only had 2 of us in the car. The 2nd time there was four and this time 5. We might need a bus next time, lol. I've hired from 2 different companies in Cambridge before and they were a total pain to deal with. You guys make the whole experience easy and I am very grateful, thanks!

John Morris

A couple of weeks ago I had to rent a 17-passenger van for the film crew that I work with. I was served by your Ipswich office to get the reservation completed at very short notice (the day before pickup). They were really helpful and friendly and ensured that the process went smoothly. I’m really happy to have found you guys as we plan on working in your area a lot over the next two years, and will definitely be renting vans again! Best wishes!

Donna Phillips

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