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Classic and Vintage Car Rentals

The latest trend of marriage ceremonies is the concept of using a wedding car hire. This style of doing things has grown very popular and it’s cutting across cultures, customs, and borders. These cars are special and are not like other kind of cars you can get from a car hire company. They come adorned and decorated to fit the great occasion.

Do you need a classic or vintage car for the event? When hiring it for a wedding, there are some things that you should put into consideration.

Can you drive the car?

Vintage and classic auto rental usually stipulates more requirements than the other car rental businesses. Drivers must be at least 25 years old but not older than 70. Typically, there is a minimal of having experience in driving for at least two years and it could be as many as 5 years. The driver should also have a clean driving license but small convictions could be overlooked but those are only at the discretion of the renting company and they could decline. Any convictions for driving dangerously won’t be considered.

Older cars have their own idiosyncrasies; the rental company might need you to show competence and they will be watching to see the way you handle each facet of the vehicle from the steering to gear change. They may refuse to rent out a certain model if they don’t believe you can handle it well.

How much is the cost?

It will depend on the age, make and condition of the car. Old automobiles come under three classes: Veteran, made before1903; vintage, manufactured 1903-1933; and classic which are normally above 15 years old. The veteran cars aren’t usually available for rental purposes but they tend to be used as showpieces in private collections or museums.

The age of the car determines its level of personal security which in turn impacts its car insurance. By way of example, following 1969, automobiles began being made using the ignition key which locks the steering wheel when the ignition is switched off. Therefore, classic and vintage automobiles after that time could be more economical to rent because they have an extra layer of security that earlier models don’t.

Classic and vintage car rental companies give a full comprehensive car. It may be a stipulation of the hire business to accept them. Your cover should be inclusive of damage to the leased automobile (Collision Damage Waiver), damage to any other automobile involved in an accident, in addition to drivers and passengers and any fire and theft which might occur. Read the policy to make sure it will cover all the expenses, as some comprehensive classic car insurance policies will pay a percentage like 80%. And considering the cost of a vintage or classic car, even 20 percent of a vintage car is still very expensive to pay.

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