Essex car rentals

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6 Dec — 13 Dec
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Car rental locations in Essex

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  • enterprise

    Enterprise car hire locations in Essex

    13 Locations

  • sunnycars

    Sunnycars car hire locations in Essex

    8 Locations

  • keddy

    keddy by Europcar car hire locations in Essex

    8 Locations

  • firefly

    Firefly car hire locations in Essex

    6 Locations

  • budget

    Budget car hire locations in Essex

    5 Locations

  • europcar

    Europcar car hire locations in Essex

    5 Locations

  • hertz

    Hertz car hire locations in Essex

    5 Locations

  • greenmotion

    GREEN MOTION car hire locations in Essex

    3 Locations

  • sixtrentacar

    Sixt car hire locations in Essex

    3 Locations

  • thrifty

    Thrifty car hire locations in Essex

    3 Locations

  • avis

    Avis car hire locations in Essex

    2 Locations

  • free2move

    Free2Move car hire locations in Essex

    2 Locations

Top tips for hiring a car in Essex

  • We recommend choosing a smaller, compact, vehicle when hiring a car in Essex, like a standard or economy vehicle. This is because the towns in the county are quite small, with narrow roads in places, as well as old road layouts. However, if you are travelling with the family, or are planning to leave Essex to the surrounding countryside, an SUV or 4x4 is a great choice too. Luxury or convertible cars are also popular choices for vehicle hire in Essex for those on a business trip or celebrating a special occasion.
  • Like the rest of the UK, it’s illegal to use your mobile phone or satnav in your hands whilst you’re driving your hire car. If you need to use a device because of an emergency, it’s always best to pull over once it’s safe to do so. If you’re travelling with young children under the age of 12, it’s a legal requirement to use a child seat, it’s easy to add this to your booking when hiring a car – your child may be exempt from this if they are over the height of 135cm, but it’s always best to wait until they are the correct age to be as safe as possible.
  • You can hire a car in Essex and use it beyond the county to the rest of the UK; however, if you are planning to visit Scotland and Wales it’s important to note that journey distances are quite long. We recommend making plenty of stops along the way, perhaps overnight if you are travelling to Scotland. Car hire companies in Essex will not charge you extra for this service; however, it’s important to consider that some companies have a limit on mileage, with charges if you go over this amount. It’s therefore best to select a company with unlimited mileage if you are hiring a car in Essex and planning on leaving England.

FAQs about hiring a car in Essex