19th January 2017

How much do you really know about your car and how it works? There are many parts that are present in every single car on the roads that we take for granted, such as the odometer. Traditionally, the odometer was used to count the number of miles a car had travelled, although, these days you can calculate total distance, journey distance and so much more.

While the dashboard in your car or van is a great way of communicating with your vehicle, seeing all those different lights flash up can fill a car owner with anxiety and trepidation, and, more often than not, it means a trip to the garage and a trip to your local car hire company.

The odometer makes up part of your vehicle’s dashboard, which for both the new driver and the experienced can be something that you either love or hate. When your vehicle is running smoothly, it can be your best friend, merely telling you how far you’ve driven; but, when your car is having a rough time, you can grow to dread the dashboard and its many lights.

Don’t be Left in the Dark by Car Hire

When it comes to Global Self Drive, the situation doesn’t have to be all doom and gloom, in fact, it is far from it. With our extensive range of business, family and luxury cars, and a wide variety of vans and trucks available, you can use the whole experience as a learning curve as to what you’d like to drive in the future. We have vehicles for personal and business hire, too, so if you want to really create a lasting impression, you can do so with Global.

With so much choice when it comes to booking with Global Self Drive, our car hire process could not be simpler.

For now, we’ll leave you with a little information on just how well you know your car dashboard, just so that you can be as prepared as possible, should your car ever break down.

  • A thermometer in water symbol indicates that your engine is overheating
  • An oil lamp dripping means that your engine is running low on oil or there is an issue with your oil. Usually, when this is highlighted in red, it is best to stop driving immediately
  • A car driving on a winding road indicates that your traction control is switched on
  • The yellow engine symbol blinking is never a good sign, but it most definitely requires attention
  • The ABS light switched on means that there’s a problem with your brakes
  • The fuel light coming on is the most common light on the dashboard, usually meaning you are running low on fuel!

For more information on our full range of car hire vehicles here at Global Self Drive, please browse our website or contact your nearest office today.

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J Fulcher

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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!

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