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Whether you drive a compact, SUV or luxury saloon you shouldn’t experience any major headaches driving around Chelmsford in your hired car. As such, the type of vehicle you choose comes down to budget and number of passengers along for the ride. Generally, smaller cars are easier to park, with better mileage per litre.
The legal speed within Chelmsford city limits is 30mph, unless you encounter posted signs which dictate otherwise. Dual carriageway roads, such as the A12, A130 and A414, all carry a top speed limit of 60mph and if you find yourself on the M11 or M25 then you’re good for a tidy 70mph. As always, observe proper driving etiquette at all times and be mindful of traffic cams and CCTV near major junctions to avoid possible fines.
On-street parking under the auspices of Chelmsford City Council is pay and display and has a 2h limit, which costs £1.20, otherwise you pay in 15-minute instalments. After 18:00-20:00 Monday through to Saturday, you can usually park in these areas (for example Victoria Road and Waterloo Lane) for free and on-street parking is free all day on Sunday. Alternatively, you can use one of the private parking concerns like NCP or Q-Park if it’s more convenient.
The average price of fuel in Chelmsford is $12.20 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a tank of uel costs between $146 and $195, depending on the car size.
Mini (Fiat 500 or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in Chelmsford.
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A Mini car hire in Chelmsford costs $38 per day, on average.
A Compact car hire in Chelmsford costs $36 per day, on average.
An Economy car hire in Chelmsford costs $34 per day, on average.