Van, Minibus and Car Hire in Chislehurst | FAQ

At Southern Seaters we understand that our customers in Chislehurst want safe, reliable and affordable options when it comes to car hire, minibus hire and van rental. Whether you’re renting a small care hire option for a romantic weekend away, or you’re making use of our Luton van hire to move house, the last thing you need is a bump in the road.


To get your car hire, minibus hire or van hire adventure started, we’ve listed some of the more common questions our Chislehurst customers ask.


Are there any restrictions on your van, minibus and car hire services?


Yes, there are certain restrictions. As a reputable vehicle hire service, we follow guidelines set down by the BVLRA. The following age requirements must be met by all drivers:


  • Minibus Hire – Drivers must be aged between 25 and 70.
  • Car Hire and Van Rental (including Luton van hire) – Drivers must be 23 to 70 years old


In addition, we require minibus hire customers to have at least 5 years driving experience, and car hire and van rental customers to have at least 2 years driving experience, both on full licenses.


We also require 2 further forms of identification from all drivers. These most commonly take the form of debit or credit card statements, utility bills or passports. A credit card needs to be left with us at our Chislehurst base while any of our car hire, minibus hire or Luton van hire options are on the road in order to hold the deposit.


Do you offer corporate car hire?


Yes, we do. The car hire fleet at our Chislehurst headquarters consists of premier and luxury models from renowned manufacturers. From VW to Audi, and from BMW to Jaguar, we have a corporate car hire solution for every need.


What safety measures do you have in place for your car, minibus and van rental vehicles?


First and foremost, each of our car hire, minibus hire, van rental and Luton van hire options is valeted and serviced before every rental. Quite simply, any vehicle that is not 100% clean and safe does not leave our Chislehurst facility.


When our comprehensively insured car hire, minibus hire and van rental vehicles are out on the roads, they are covered by 24-hour breakdown assistance. Breakdowns and faults are rare, but sometimes they do occur. Whatever happens, Southern Seaters have every eventuality covered.


Customers can also add a CDW to their rental agreement for the ultimate peace of mind.


Why should I choose Southern Seaters?


As a small vehicle hire service based in Chislehurst, Southern Seaters offer the kind of friendly, genuine service so often missing from larger firms. We don’t just want to give you a car hire, minibus hire or Luton van hire vehicle and hurry you outside; we want to play our part in making your trip or event something you will remember for all the right reasons.


Part of our commitment to great service includes free delivery on care hire, minibus hire and van rental agreements above a certain value in areas around the M25. It’s best to contact us directly in Chislehurst to see if your rental qualifies for this offer.


Unlike some vehicle rental firms, most of our car hire, minibus hire and van hire options can be taken outside the UK upon prior arrangement. It’s vital that we know such plans ahead of time as we that we need to arrange a Green Card, European roadside assistance and a continental touring pack for your continued safety.

For more information on car hire, minibus hire and van hire in Chislehurst, call 01322 618 927 or 0208 300 5965.

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