Do Miles Matter When Hiring A Vehicle?


Does Mileage Matter When Hiring a Vehicle?

When you hire a van or car rental with us at TSP Car and Van Hire, you’ll be allocated a mileage allowance. This allowance informs you of how many miles you can travel each day and whether this is capped at a certain amount of miles or not, so it’s important to understand the differences between limited and unlimited mileage options.  

If you want to find out more about limited and unlimited mileage when it comes to vehicle hire, you’re in the right place. This article covers the benefits and limitations of limited mileage and you’ll find out more about the freedom that unlimited mileage gives you, too.

By the time you finish reading this article, you’ll have a good understanding of whether you should opt for a car or van rental that has limited or unlimited mileage and learn how to make the most out of your car hire. 


Limited Versus Unlimited Mileage When Hiring a Vehicle 

Limited mileage is when you have a car or van hire and can only drive a certain number of miles per day. This can be anything from 25 miles to 250 miles, depending on your contract. 

Unlimited mileage means you can drive your car or van rental as far as you want/need to without worrying about how many miles you’re driving. There is no mileage cap so you won’t get charged in the same way that you would if you exceeded your limited mileage allowance. Unlimited mileage is the option to go for if you also want to experience unlimited freedom. 


Is Limited Miles a Better Option?

There aren’t many differences between hiring cars that have limited or unlimited mileage, other than how far you can drive your car without incurring additional costs. When deciding which option is best for you, you’ll have to consider your individual circumstances. 

Limited mileage is more cost-effective and the best option to choose if you’re hiring a car to make a one-off journey, but you’ll be charged more if you exceed your mileage limit with a limited mileage vehicle hire

Unlimited mileage is best for long journeys as it gives you the freedom to drive as far as you want, so spontaneous adventures and unexpected journeys won’t result in any additional costs. 


What To Do If You Go Over the Limit?

If you go over your mileage limit when hiring a car, there will be additional costs for you to pay upon returning your vehicle. These costs are charged per mile or kilometre and can add up over time, so it’s best to stay within your limit or choose a higher mileage limit if there’s a chance you’ll end up exceeding it. 


Unlimited Mileage Vehicle Hire With TSP Car and Van Hire

Overall, if you plan on using your car hire for long trips or aren’t sure how far you’re going to drive, unlimited mileage is the best option. If you’re making short journeys and know you’ll need a certain mileage, limited mileage is the more cost-effective option. 

Here at TSP Car and Van Hire, we pride ourselves on providing you with convenient van and car rental hire options that have unlimited mileage, so you never have to cut your journey short. If you want to find out more information about the options we have available, you can contact us at TSP Car and Van Hire to speak to one of our specialists.    



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