North London Car Rental Company – 121 Rental

121 Rental is a North London car rental company established in 2015, specialising in small cars and vans to the retail market. As a local independent car hire company, we always aim to deliver the best service to our customers. 121 Rental are proud to be members of the BVRLA, The British Vehicle Rental and Leasing Association, the national trade body for companies engaged in the leasing and rental of cars and commercial vehicles. Its members provide short-term rental, contract hire and fleet management services to corporate users and consumers.

We keep track of our customer reviews in order to be able to identify any areas of our car rental services that need improvement. Here is what our customers have to say about our North London car rental company:

“Needed a luxury car last minute for a wedding. 121 Rental were very accommodating and went beyond expectations to provide me with a stunning vehicle. I thank them for coming to my help in my time of need and also for their amazing customer service. I will surely be using their services again.”

“I found this company really good & the price was perfect for me, also their service is wonderful would 10000% recommend them!! Thanks guys”

“Excellent service, will definitely be using them anytime I am in the UK, car was delivered and picked up on time.”

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If you have any questions or want to book a car, do not hesitate to contact us. Call: 0203 887 2323 or email: enquiries@121rental.co.uk.

 

How to keep your hire car costs down

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Some of the best discoveries on a holiday can be found when you’re exploring in a hire car. Having your own wheels allows you to stumble upon stunning viewpoints as you drive, to look around nearby attractions without having to master the local public transport system, and to access secluded beaches many travellers will not find.

Shopping around to find the best deal on your hire always makes good sense, but there are several other hidden costs that can catch you out and cause your hire car costs to spiral.

Read on to find out how to avoid these hidden costs and to keep your overall car hire costs down.

How to find the best car hire deal

Whether you’re looking for a sporty vehicle, a super mini or a larger family car, you’ll find the best deal on your hire car by shopping around on our website advance (www.121rental.com). Not only will this save you money, it will help you to secure the vehicle type you want rather than turning up and choosing from the cars available in the showroom – if there are any left at all.

Don’t forget your car hire excess insurance

Once you’ve sorted out your hire car itself, there are still significant savings to be made, and car hire excess insurance is a common area that trips holidaymakers up.

The cover (also known as excess waiver insurance) is an important purchase as it means you won’t have to foot the first part of the bill should your hire car be stolen or involved in an accident. Recent research from the Post Office found that drivers without this insurance risk paying up to £1,186 in excess charges. But there’s no need to pay over the odds for this protection.

Some extra charges that can be avoided

Even if you’ve pre-booked your hire car and have already bought your excess insurance, the chances are the car hire rep will still have other extras and upgrades up their sleeve to sell you. So, to avoid paying any more than you have to, here are a few extra charges you can avoid.

  • Personal accident insurance – This will pay out should you be seriously injured or die in a car accident while you are away. However, this is likely to be covered already by your travel insurance policy, so double check to avoid paying for protection twice.
  • Daily charges to hire sat navs or child car seats – If you know you will rely on a sat nav or are travelling with children and will need car seats, be prepared and bring your own from home to avoid steep daily charges. Not only will this save you money, but it will ensure the quality of the items is what you are used to.
  • Extra drivers – Adding additional drivers, particularly those under the age of 25, can bump up the cost of hiring a car. So, find out the costs and think realistically about whether the price justifies how often the extra person will actually be behind the wheel.
  • Upgrades – At some rental desks – particularly in the USA – you will be told about other higher-spec vehicles that are still available to hire. Unless you can justify the extra cost, don’t let yourself be tempted or, before you know it, you’ll have handed over more of your hard-earned cash.

A pitfall to be aware of

When you pick your hire car up, you may be asked to leave your credit card details as a deposit. To prevent any problems, find out how much this deposit will be and make sure you have adequate funds available. And, remember, this type of transaction is not suitable to put on a pre-paid card.

Keep your fuel costs down

According to the Post Office’s Motoring on the Continent report, UK drivers in Europe can expect to pay significantly more for fuel this summer than last. So, it’s just as important to shop around for fuel while you are away as when you are at home.

Many car hire companies now also operate ‘fuel empty’ policies, whereby you pick up your hire car with a full tank of fuel and are charged for it at a price set by your company. You are then expected to return your car with an empty tank. If you want to avoid this type of policy to control your own fuel costs, find out the rules of the company you are planning to hire with before you book.

Don’t get fined for inadvertently breaking the law

If you’ve managed to escape from the rental desk without paying over the odds for a single item, don’t fall at the last hurdle by picking up a fine while you are away for inadvertently breaking the law. To prevent this, check what the speed limits are on all road types in your destination, do some research on the drink drive limits and find out which essential items you are required by law to have in your vehicle.

Also check parking restrictions carefully and do your homework on a few of the local signs and regulations so you know, for example, if you need a permit for entry into certain parts of the city you are visiting or a vignette (a sticker) displayed in your vehicle to drive on the motorway.

Do you have any tips on keeping car hire costs down? Leave a comment below and let us know.

Email: enquiries@121rental.co.uk

Call: 0203 887 2323

Car Hire with 121 Rental – Hiring a car for Easter holiday?

 

hiring a carEaster is one of the busiest periods of the year when it comes to hiring a car. With most of the schools having 2 weeks holidays it is the first real chance of the year to get away for a break.

There are obviously lots of options at this time of year depending on the weather, if the Great London climate is been good to us then you may consider a ‘Staycation’ and plan a trip within the UK.

If the weather is typical for this time of year then you will most likely be looking top plan something Outside the city or abroad as Tenerife and Cyprus are popular in April/ May time as they tend to have all year round sun.

Whether you decide to stay in the UK or travel abroad, Easter Car Hire and family holidays can be a bit of a nightmare to organise, especially when travelling on a budget.

TOP TIPS FOR HIRING A CAR ON EASTER

Look Before You Book: Always consider the costs of all aspects of your holiday before booking anything, we see a lot of people that have booked the cheapest flights at a bargain price that means they arrive at 11.30 at night when only one car hire supplier is open and the hire car is quite expensive, compare this to an earlier flight when other suppliers are operating and you may find the car hire is a lot cheaper, and possibly saving you more than the later flights did.

Book In Advance: Leaving car hire until the last minute at anytime of year is quite risky, even more so at busy times like Easter, Bank Holiday Weekends & Christmas. Book well in advance and you will be surprised at the deals you can get.

Pick The Right Car: Family holidays can be stressful enough without having to worry if everybody and their luggage will fit in the car you have selected. Sometimes the first or cheapest option you see may not be the best for what you need, tying this in with booking in advance may mean that you get the car you need at a great price.

Pick The Right Supplier: Again this can be decided on price but as above the cheapest option is not always the best option for you. An example is that the cheapest suppliers tend to be the busiest, so you should expect delays at the airport when collecting your car. If you would rather not wait then choosing a supplier that is slightly more expensive may be for you.

As with any of our special offers and services we advise that you contact us before making a booking for Easter Car Hire, this way we can ensure that you will get exactly what you need and that you will not have any surprises when you go to collect your car. You can chat with us online or email us at

Email: enquiries@121rental.co.uk

Call: 0203 887 2323