Free Upgrades in November

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Book car hire and get a free upgrade in selected countries!

Hire a car in November with us in the following countries and get an upgrade to the next car group absolutely free.

Get a quote for car hire now and take advantage of our car rental free upgrade offer!

Be quick though – bookings must be placed and check-out between 1st and 30th November 2012 to be eligible for this offer. See below for full details.

  • Austria
  • Bahrain
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Bulgaria
  • Croatia
  • Cyprus
  • Czechoslovakia
  • Estonia
  • Faroe Islands
  • Finland
  • France
  • Germany
  • Hungary
  • Iceland
  • Israel
  • Jordan
  • Kuwait
  • Latvia
  • Libya
  • Lithuania
  • Malta
  • Morocco
  • Oman
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Qatar
  • Romania
  • Russia
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Serbia
  • Slovak Republic
  • Slovenia
  • Spain
  • Switzerland
  • Tunisia
  • Turkey
  • Ukraine
  • United Arab Emirates
  • United Kingdom

Free upgrade offer applies to car groups Mini, Economy, Compact and Intermediate. Bookings must be placed and check-out between 1st and 30th November 2012.

This offer may only be available at certain rental locations, may only be available on certain car groups, is subject to availability, may be changed or withdrawn without notice and may not be combined with any other offer. Driver age limitations and other factors may affect access to this offer.

Unmissable Sights in the UK

The United Kingdom is a tale of four countries – England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. There are few places out there that offer as much history, culture and scenery as the UK does, considering its size. From the rolling moors of Yorkshire and the mysterious Scottish Highlands, to the beautiful beaches of Wales and the vibrant modern cities, the UK has something to offer everyone.

Due to its compact nature and good network of roads and motorways, travelling around the UK is easy and relatively cheap. One of the most convenient ways to explore the many sights and sounds is with UK car rental from Lynx Car Hire, the best way to find cheap car hire in the UK.

Our team have been out scouring the nation to bring you ten un-missable sights in the UK. Does your favourite UK attraction make our list? Leave a comment below!

Attractions in the UK

Windsor Castle is the biggest inhabited castle in the world

Windsor Castle

Windsor, a short trip from London, is dominated by the crenelated towers of the historic Windsor Castle. The grand site, overlooking the River Thames, was chosen by William the Conqueror and has served as a fortress and Royal residence for over 900 years. Covering an area of 13 acres (excluding the grounds), it proudly claims the title of biggest inhabited castle in the world today.

See the Windsor Castle website for specific details of ceremonial events and opening times. Visitors can easily spend a whole day exploring. Look out for The State Apartments, Queen Mary’s Doll House, The Semi State Rooms and more.

Places to visit in the UK

Snowdonia National Park is a haven for serious hikers

Snowdonia National Park

Wales is an amazing country for hikers and there is no better place to start than the dramatic and unpredictable landscape of Snowdonia National Park. The highest peak in the range, Mount Snowdon, is 3,560 feet and offers stunning views over nearby deep glacial valleys carved by ice ages. As well as being a haven for serious hikers, Snowdonia is also popular with cyclists and those preferring more leisurely walks or activities like pony trekking.

The Iron Bridge

Crossing the River Severn in Shropshire, The Iron Bridge was opened in 1781 and was the first arch bridge in the world to be made of cast iron. Iron Bridge Gorge is popular with families and visitors today can enjoy ten award winning museums ranging from china and tile makers, to an entire reconstructed Victorian town.

Sightseeing in the UK

The mysterious Stonehenge on Salisbury Plain

Stonehenge

The mysterious Stonehenge on Salisbury Plain was made a UNESCO World Heritage Site in the 1980s and is without a doubt one of the most iconic sights in the UK. Nobody knows why it was built or who built it, but it has fascinated visitors and historians alike for centuries and will do so for many years to come. Stonehenge is now home to The Summer Solstice, a magical gathering that joins New Age Tribes with ordinary families, travellers and party people.

Hadrian’s Wall

The Romans constructed Hadrian’s Wall across the north of England from Carlisle to Newcastle-upon-Tyne during the fall of the Roman Empire. Its primary purpose was to defend England from Picts invading from Scotland. Roughly around 73 miles of the original wall remains today, visitors can see and explore the ruins of fences, courtyards and stone barns. Vindolandia, a fort and settlement near to Hadrian’s Wall, is well worth a visit as is the nearby Roman Army Museum.

Things to See in the UK

York Minster is considered to be one of the seven wonders of Britain

York Minster

There are no sights in the UK that even come close to the enormous York Minster, classed as one of the seven wonders of Britain. Built between 1220 and 1472, it is the largest medieval Gothic cathedral in northern Europe and dominates the York skyline. The Great East Window can be found in the nave and is the biggest expanse of medieval stained glass in the world, and a truly amazing sight!

UK landmarks

The Royal Pavilion was built for King George IV

The Royal Pavilion

This impressive former royal residence, The Royal Pavilion in Brighton, was built for King George IV and was regularly used by his brother William IV and their niece Queen Victoria. Created by architect John Nash, the Pavilion was built on the Indo-Saracenic style (typically seen in India) and features extravagant Chinese influenced interiors made up of expensive fabrics, gilt and crystal.

Stratford-upon-Avon

Many consider William Shakespeare to be the greatest playwright of them all. His birthplace in Stratford-upon-Avon is immersed in history and offers a lot to see and do. Shakespeare’s birthplace is one of the most visited landmarks in the UK; you can even see the actual room he was born in! See The Nash House, Hall’s Croft or The Mary Arden House – the home to Shakespeare’s mother, and then complete your visit by watching a play or two at the Royal Shakespeare Theatre.

What to do in the UK

Edinburgh Castle sits on the summit of Castle Rock

Edinburgh Castle

Edinburgh Castle is located at the end of the Royal Mile and sits proudly the summit of Castle Rock. The fortress has dominated the skyline of Scotland’s capital for hundreds of years. Edinburgh Castle has had a variety of uses over the years including being a prison for sailors during the 18th and 19th centuries. Visitors can explore history on a guided tour or watch one of many costumed performer events held throughout the year.

The Roman Baths

The Roman Baths, in the UK city of Bath, are often considered to be the ancient world’s best preserved religious spa. Popular with tourists, the site features the Sacred Spring, the Roman Bath House and the Roman Temple (one of only two classical temples from Roman Britain), as well as a museum showcasing archaeological findings.

Save Money on Car Hire

You know you can put your trust in Lynx Car Hire to bring you the best car rental deals. We search over 550 companies at more than 25,000 destinations worldwide. There are some things you can do aswell to ensure that you are getting a great price, regardless of your reason for needing to hire a car.

From using social media to checking the insurance excess, there are many different ways that you can save money on car hire. We thought we would share some of our industry knowledge and expertise to help you get the cheapest car rental deals.

Buyer Beware

Be very careful about companies that offer seemingly great special offers such as “25% off” and the like. Such offers are intended to draw you in and can often come with hidden extras and charges. Just because a car hire supplier is offering a discount, it does not mean that it is the cheapest rate available. If the offer seems too good to be true, then it probably is.

How to Save Money on Car Hire

Booking car hire in advance is cheaper than leaving it until the last minute

Book Car Hire in Advance

There is a common mis-conception that better prices are to be had by booking car rental at the last minute. While this may be true for some package holidays and hotels, car hire rates can rise the closer you get to your pick-up date. Our advice is to book car rental in advance, as far in advance as possible. This not only means you will get a great deal, it also guarantees that there will be a car available.

Cheap Car Hire Advice

Check the cost of optional extras and look for freebies

Optional Extras

You may choose to add optional extras to your car hire booking, such as an additional driver or a child seat. Optional extras can vary in price, so check this when you get a quote and look out for offers such as a free additional driver. Only book the optional extras that you actually need.

Find Best Car Hire Deals

Save money by hiring a smaller car

Hire the Right Car

There is no point in paying for a bigger hire car than you need. Generally, the smaller the car, the cheaper the rental. Before you book, think about the journey you intend to make and how many passengers and luggage the car will need to accommodate. A smaller car will be more efficient on fuel too, saving you even more money on expensive petrol and diesel prices. Head to our Car Hire Fleet Guide for a quick look at the typical range of hire cars we offer.

Rental Terms and Conditions

Always read the terms and conditions that relate to your rental carefully. Our car hire rates are free from hidden extras, but there may be costs involved for returning the car late or without re-fuelling.

Car Hire Money Saving Tips

Social media is a great way to keep up to date with car hire offers

Car Hire Special Offers

Head over to our dedicated car rental discounts section and to take advantage of further savings. Everything from free additional drivers to free upgrades, we also share our current deals on Facebook, Google+ and Twitter – follow us and keep up to date!

Check the Insurance Excess

The majority (if not all) car hire insurance policies have an excess in the event of the car being damaged or stolen. As with most things in car rental, the excess amount can vary depending on a number of factors. Remember to check this so that you are clear what your liability is in the event of an accident or theft. In many cases, you can pay a small charge to completely eliminate or reduce the excess on the insurance.

Challenge Us

Believe us, we do everything we can to make sure that we are offering you the best prices on car hire. In the unlikely event that you find a cheaper rate elsewhere, get in touch and we will do our very best to match or beat it.

Brits Proud to be British

What Makes Brits Proud to be British

The Royal Family scored highly in the top symbols of Britishness

This year is a great year for Britain, what with the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee and the 2012 London Olympic Games. A new survey has revealed that vast majority of Brits have feelings of pride when it comes to their national identity.

The study, carried out the by social networking website Friends Reunited, found that over 68% (more than two-thirds) of people rate their feelings about being British as seven out of ten or higher. Scoring high in the top ten symbols of Britishness were a love of the Royal Family, football, a stiff upper lip and the Imperial weight system.

Symbols of Britishness

Fish and chips were named by 82% of those surveyed

82% of those surveyed named fish and chips, 79% said the British Pound and 74% mentioned tea when asked to rank symbols associated with being British. Others that topped the survey include Wimbledon (68%), rain (61%), with The Beatles and cricket being named by 56%.

Meanwhile, across the pond in America, the same survey found that the top associations with Britain are tea, cricket, Wimbledon, The Beatles, the British Pound, football, bad teeth, a reserved nature, a love of the monarchy and a stiff upper lip.

Most British adults suggested that Sir David Attenborough is the celebrity that defines what it means to be British (25%), followed closely by Stephen Fry (22%) and Dame Judi Dench (15%). The Americans also named Dame Judi Dench (13%), Michael Caine (19%), Sir Paul McCartney (7%), Colin Firth (6%) and just 4% said Gordon Ramsay.

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Advice on Car Hire Abroad

If you are planning on renting a car in a foreign country, aside from driving on the other side of the road, there are many more things to take into consideration. We have put together some car hire tips and advice to help you with renting a car abroad, from booking in advance to fuel prices.

We compare car hire at thousands of destinations worldwide. Whatever trip you are planning, get a quote and find the cheapest car rental rates and enjoy the journey as much as the destination, with Lynx Car Hire. If you need help and support, read our frequently asked questions about car hire.

Tips for Hiring a Car Abroad

Booking car hire in advance is cheaper

Book Car Hire in Advance

Car rental rates depend on availability, and availability can decrease as you get closer and closer to your intended pick-up date, meaning rates can increase. Booking car hire as far as possible in advance not only means you will get the best price, it also guarantees you a car and is one less thing for you to worry about, leaving you free to get on and enjoy your holiday.

Exchange rates, language barriers and other cultural differences once you are overseas can often cause unexpected delays and problems. It is usually more expensive to just turn up and rent a car at the counter than booking in advance. Always make and confirm your car hire arrangements before you travel.

Remember to check our latest Car Hire Special Offers to see if your booking qualifies for additional discounts and savings. Be aware that in many countries, for insurance reasons, there may be driver age limitations and surcharges (these are explained on our booking engine). Car rental charging works in blocks of 24 hours; so plan your pick-up and return times carefully to avoid paying for an extra day for the sake of a few hours.

Hiring a Car Abroad

Always provide your flight number in case of delays

Airport Car Hire

If you are hiring a car at an airport, always provide your flight number at the time of booking. If there are delays, the car hire company will keep track of your flight and your arrival time.  In some countries abroad, manual transmission hire cars are pretty much the standard, and you may have to pay extra for an automatic. It may be a good idea to arrange for another person travelling with you to be an additional driver on the rental, especially on longer journeys.

Fuel

Fuel prices can vary from country to country, quite vastly in some cases. Make sure you check online in advance to get a realistic of idea about petrol prices in the country you are visiting, and leave plenty of room in your budget for it. Check out our Fuel Saving Tips too for advice about things you can do to cut your petrol and diesel costs.

Driving Abroad

Planning your route in advance can save you time and money

Plan your Route

One of the most simple pieces of advice we can give you when hiring a car abroad is always plan your route in advance to avoid delays and getting lost. It may be worth adding GPS to your car rental booking to help with your journey, or take a detailed road atlas with you.

Familiarise yourself with the rules of the road in the country you are travelling to, such as which side of the road to travel on, speed limits, road markings and road signage. To help you on your way, DriverAbroad.com offers some great county-specific advice for driving abroad.

Renting a Car in a Foreign Country

An International Driving Permit may be required in some countries

International Driving Permits

If you are travelling to an English speaking country, you will be fine provided your driving licence is written in English. Some countries may require you to obtain an International Driving Permit (IDP) and present it alongside your normal driving licence. An IDP is a translation of your normal driving licence and is recognised by over 150 countries, and you must be at least 18 years of age to get one.

Should you require an International Driving Permit, always ensure you obtain one before leaving, as it must be issued in your country of residence.

Malta’s Unique Traditions

Visit Malta and you will discover a variety of truly unique traditions that have emerged from its exquisite and rich history. From crafts, to food and music, many Maltese traditions are still very much alive today and are ready to be experienced and enjoyed by all. Here, we have showcased some of the traditions that are a must-see for every visitor to Malta.

To make the most of your visit, be sure to rent a car in Malta and see the island at your leisure and convenience. Visit Holidays-Malta.com for Malta Holidays.

Hand-Made Crafts in Malta

Emerging from the pre-historic age, pottery making is the most ancient craft tradition in Malta. Pottery has long been an important form of expression for the Maltese, as can be seen from some of the fine Tarxien Temple figurines. Pottery crafts are still evident today, with one of the most popular being Pasturi. Early imported Italian Pasturi was very expensive, so locals began using clay and plaster to make their own and the tradition has lived on ever since. The craft became increasingly popular in Malta and today many exhibitions of beautiful hand-made cribs and Pasturi can be found around the islands.

Experiences in Malta

Maltese glass is still mouth-blown today

Around 3000 years ago during the Phoenician period, the ancient technique of glass-blowing found its way to Malta. Much of Malta’s glassware uses strong Mediterranean colours and is a type of original Maltese glass that is still entirely mouth-blown as it has been for generations. The process starts with multi-coloured beads which are formed into shape. Clear glass is then placed around the coloured glass to create the design.

The craft of gold and silverware flourished in Malta at the time of the Knights of St. John. Still a thriving tradition today, cities such as Valletta are home to many jewellers that offer a wide range of wonderful traditional and modern Maltese creations. Much of the work is also often exported for sale in major cities abroad.

Maltese Traditions

Lace-making became a source of income in Malta during the time of the Knights of St. John

Life was harsh for the people of Gozo and the rural areas of Malta during the period of the Knights of St. John, and craft industries such as lace-making, embroidery and weaving became a popular source of income. Bizzilla, a traditional lace, was introduced to Malta by the Knights of St. John and was commonly used for ruffs and collars in the 16th and 17th centuries. Maltese bobbin lace is made by winding a number of threads around an elongated wooden spool, and a special cushion called a Trajbu is used as a base for the creation.

Visit the craft villages of Ta’Qali and Ta’Dbiegi to understand and explore Maltese hand-made crafts, and watch some of the many fascinating live demonstrations that take place.

Malta’s Traditional Entertainment

As in many Mediterranean countries, folk music is a strong tradition in Malta. Dating back to 1792, the Għana(meaning “song”) is the traditional music of Malta and is a cross between a Sicilian ballad and rhythmic Arabian wailing. This music is a very popular form of entertainment in Malta, with romance and Spirtu Pront (“on the spur of the moment”) being the common themes. Spirtu Pront involves two or more singers performing a duet, quite often a rhyming war of words, in typical Mediterranean style.

Traditions in Malta

Malta offers a wide selection of fine cuisine

Maltese Cuisine

As with folk music, Maltese food is heavily influenced by the Sicilian and North African neighbours of Malta. Maltese platters consist of olives, capers, sheep cheeselets (Gbejniet), Maltese sausage, sun-dried tomatoes, broad bean pate and traditional Maltese crackers known as Galletti, and are best enjoyed with a glass of wine. Malta’s towns offer a choice of eateries such as Pastizzeriji, which serve traditional Maltese Pastizzi (savoury ricotta filled filo-pastries) as well as other delicious pastry dishes. For a quick snack, try Hobz Biz-Zejt, the national dish of Malta, which is crusty slices of bread spread with red tomatoes and topped with onion, Gbejniet and anchovies or tuna, and soaked in olive oil.

Malta offers a fine dining experience for all. Look out for other typical Maltese cuisine such as Minestra, a thick vegetable soup served with Maltese bread and oil; a wide assortment of fresh fish, complete with Alijotta, a fish soup; rabbit stew; Imqarrun, baked macaroni, or Timpana, a baked macaroni in a pastry; Soppa Ta’ L-Armla (“Widow’s Soup”), a delicious blend of vegetables, left over cuts and cheeses; or Bebbux, which are snails cooked in a hot stew.

Traditional Maltese sweets include deep-fried Imqaret (date pastries) and Quabbajt (nougat); Easter Figolli (almond-filled pastries in shapes such as cars, hearts and rabbits decorated with icing sugar); Kannoli (ricotta-stuffed fried pastry rolls); and Christmas Qaghaq Tal-Ghasel (honey rings).

Sunday Markets in Malta

The silence of Sunday mornings in many villages in Malta is broken by the hustle and bustle of buyers and sellers at traditional Maltese Sunday markets. Everything from household items to vegetables and traditional crafts to souvenirs are available from various sellers. Aside from a place to buy daily necessities, the markets are place to socialise and to catch-up with the latest village news.

Van Hire Fleet Guide

When you need more space, trust Lynx Car Hire to find you the best prices on van rental at selected locations. We have access to thousands of vans that are ready and waiting to help you with your house move, delivery or whatever else you need to hire a van for.

This is just a quick guide to some of the vans that we typically have available for hire and their dimensions. The exact fleet available may vary depending on the rental location and other factors.

Van Hire Types

Small vans are best for items such as small pieces of furniture

Small

Vauxhall Combo (or similar)

Payload (Kg): 600-900

Load Height (m): 1.2

Load Length (m): 1.7

Load Width (m): 1.49

Van Hire Sizes

Short wheelbase vans are popular with house moves

Short Wheelbase

Ford Transit (or similar)

Payload (Kg): 900-1200

Load Height (m): 1.4

Load Length (m): 2.4

Load Width (m): 1.7

Van Hire Fleet Guide

Long wheelbase vans are ideal for heavy, long or bulky items

Long Wheelbase

Mercedes-Benz Sprinter (or similar)

Payload (Kg): 1200-1500

Load Height (m): 1.7

Load Length (m): 3.4

Load Width (m): 1.7

Van Hire Categories

Perfect for difficult and bulky items, Luton box vans often come with a tail-lift

Luton Box Van

Iveco Daily (or similar)

Payload (Kg): 1200-1600

Load Height (m): 2.2

Load Length (m): 4

Load Width (m): 2

Fuel Saving Tips

Save Money on Petrol and Diesel

Changing your driving habits can save you money petrol and diesel

Here at Lynx Car Hire, not only do we find you the best car rental deals, we can also help you to save money on the fuel that you put in your hire car!

Saving money is a big priority at the moment for many, what with the current economic doom and gloom. Big or small, whatever car you drive, chances are you can make each litre of fuel go that little bit further. Just by making some small changes to your current driving habits, you can increase your MPG (miles per gallon) and cut the amount of money you spend on petrol and diesel bills.

Follow our easy fuel saving tips and not only will you be helping the environment, you will be helping your wallet too! We would love to read your top fuel saving tips – share your advice with us below by leaving a comment.

Slow Down

The faster you drive, the more fuel your car burns – simple. Not only will keeping to or within the speed limit save you from penalty points and fines, it will increase your MPG too.

Smooth Operator

Be gentle on the accelerator and keep the revs down, without making the engine struggle. Acceleration and braking uses fuel, so read the road ahead to avoid accelerating to speed, then having to slow right down. In slow traffic maintain a steady speed to avoid constant stopping and starting.

Increase MPG

Driving in the highest gear possible and shifting at the right time can save fuel

Gear Up

Driving in low gears can over-rev the engine and reduce MPG. Drive in the highest gear possible without labouring the engine. Change gear at 2500 RPM (petrol) or 2000 RPM (diesel).

Streamline

Luggage racks and roof boxes cause higher fuel consumption because of the extra wind resistance they create. If you do not need it, take it off.

Tired Tyres

One of the biggest causes of poor MPG and increased fuel consumption is tyre pressure. Under-inflated tyres have more rolling resistance; this means your car has to use more fuel to keep it moving. Check your tyres at least once a fortnight.

Efficient Driving

Leaving the engine running while stationary wastes petrol and diesel

Switch Off

If you find yourself stationary or idle for more than a few minutes, switch your engine off to save gas.

Lighten the Load

It is amazing how much junk we keep in our cars. Regularly clear out your glove box and boot. The less that weight your car has to haul around, the less fuel it burns, and the higher your MPG will be.

Happy Engine

Have your car serviced regularly to keep the engine running as sweet as a nut and at maximum efficiency.

Plan Ahead

Plan journeys and check traffic news before you set off. Getting lost or stuck in a traffic jam wastes time and fuel. Google Maps is a great place to start for driving directions and live traffic data.

Cut Fuel Bills

Opening the window at slower speeds is more efficient that using air conditioning

Air Con or Air Off

Air conditioning causes the engine to work harder, burning more fuel in the process. If you must use air conditioning, use it on fast roads and motorways, and open the window at low speeds and around town.

Find the Cheapest Fuel

Use petrol and diesel price websites, such as Petrol Prices, to find the cheapest fuel in your area. The difference in price may only be small, but it could cut your fuel spending by as much as 10% each year, and as the saying goes, “every little helps”.

Hire a Smaller Car

The smaller car you hire, the cheaper and more economical it will be. Step two of our Car Hire Quote page details the average fuel consumption and CO2 emissions for most of our hire cars. Just click the “Vehicle Details” link for more information.

Van Hire Tips and Advice

Lynx Car Hire are pleased to announce that we are now able to offer great deals on cheap van hire and cheap minibus rental at selected locations worldwide. When a car is just not big enough for the job, compare van rental with us and we will find you the best rates.

It is your first time hiring a van? Read our van hire tips and advice to help your rental go as smoothly as possible.

Advice for Hiring a Van

Planning ahead can save you time and money on van hire

Think Ahead

One of the main things you will need to work out before you go about hiring a van is how much you need to transport and roughly how much it weighs. Planning ahead means you will not end up paying for a van that is too large, or struggle with a van that is too small for your needs.

We offer a wide range of rental vans from small car-derived vans, to medium short wheelbase vans, to Luton box vans with tail-lifts – particularly useful if you are moving heavy items.

Van hire charging periods usually work in blocks of 24 hours, so try to pick-up and return at the same time to avoid having to pay for an extra day’s rental for the sake of a few hours.

Tips for Hiring a Van

Make sure you present the correct documentation and read the van rental agreement

Collecting the Van

To ensure a quick and problem free check-out when you collect the van, always take the correct documentation with you (driving licence, credit card, two forms of identification and your rental voucher). Failure to do this could cause unnecessary delays or even refusal of rental.

Be sure to read the rental agreement carefully and make sure you question any areas that you do not understand. If you require optional extras, such as an additional driver, ensure this is mentioned on the paperwork that is given to you.

Check your Van

Always check your van inside and out before driving away. Any damage you find should be marked on the rental agreement, report any damage that is not detailed. Check that the mileage and fuel matches up with the documentation too.

Ensure you are aware what to do if you are involved in an accident or if the van breaks down. The van hire company should provide you with emergency contact numbers, just in case.

Van Hire Guide

Vans handle differently to cars and other vehicles

Vans are Different

You may or may not be used to driving a van. Take into account the dimensions of the actual van you have hired – chances are it is probably taller and wider than the vehicles you are used to driving, so remember to be mindful of this and take extra care when travelling under low bridges or through narrow spaces. Remember to leave plenty of space when parking the van too to give you room while loading or unloading. This will make things a whole lot easier for you.

It is a good idea to familiarise yourself with the controls, and if you hire a van with a tail-lift, how to operate it properly and safely.

Pay attention to how you load the vehicle, not only will this make loading and unloading easier, it should prevent the load shifting or toppling during a journey. The van will handle on the road completely differently when it is loaded too, so take it nice and easy.

Returning the Van

As with collecting the van, ensure you check the vehicle thoroughly for any damage. Check the van hire company’s fuel policy too and ensure you return with the right level of fuel to avoid any possible re-fuelling charges.

Car Hire Fleet Guide

Lynx Car Hire searches high and low to bring you the best prices on hire cars at more than 25,000 locations across the globe. From economy to compact and intermediate to MPV, you can be sure to find the rental car that is perfect for your needs and requirements.

Our car hire comparison engine contains helpful information about the different sizes of car that we offer, including specific details about the number of passengers and luggage each car will take. Get a car rental quote through our website for more information.

We have put together a car hire fleet guide to illustrate the typical range of cars that we offer. The exact fleet available may vary depending on the rental location and other factors.

Car Hire Fleet Guide

High fuel economy and perfect for small groups or families

Mini

Peugeot 107 (or similar)

Passengers: 4

Luggage: 2

Doors: 2 / 4

 

Car Hire Categories

Ideal for small groups or families and city driving

Economy

Ford Fiesta (or similar)

Passengers: 5

Luggage: 3

Doors: 4 / 5

 

Car Hire Sizes

Perfect for families or medium groups to travel in comfort

Compact

Volkswagen Golf (or similar)

Passengers: 5

Luggage: 4

Doors: 5

 

Car Hire Groups

Perfect choice for motorway driving and long journeys

Intermediate

Ford Mondeo (or similar)

Passengers: 5

Luggage: 4

Doors: 4

 

Car Hire Fleet List

Ideal for families or groups looking to travel in style

Standard

Renault Scenic (or similar)

Passengers: 5

Luggage: 4

Doors: 5

 

Car Hire Types

Suited to families or groups looking to arrive in style

Fullsize

BMW 5 Series (or similar)

Passengers: 5

Luggage: 5

Doors: 4

 

Car Rental Fleet Guide

The best way to enjoy the sunshine

Exotic / Special

Renault Megané (or similar)

Passengers: 4

Luggage: 2

Doors: 2

 

Car Rental Categories

Ideal for families or large groups

Minivan / MPV

Volkswagen Touran (or similar)

Passengers: 7

Luggage: 1

Doors: 5

 

Car Rental Sizes

More than just a means of getting from A to B

SUV

Toyota Rav4 (or similar)

Passengers: 5

Luggage: 5

Doors: 3 / 5

 

Car Rental Groups

Sleek, stylish, spacious and powerful

Premium

Mercedes-Benz E Class (or similar)

Passengers: 5

Luggage: 5

Doors: 4

 

Car Rental Fleet List

Travel in style and complete luxury

Luxury

Mercedes-Benz CLS (or similar)

Passengers: 5

Luggage: 4

Doors: 4