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Finding discount car hire for 2024/2025 couldn't be simpler as we've gathered the latest deals and special offers from major providers in one place just for you.

Whether you're planning a trip within the UK or looking for the freedom to explore a new destination in Europe, the USA or almost anywhere worldwide, we're sure to have an offer that suits your needs.

Latest car hire deals & discounts

Booking your car hire in advance online could save you some serious money, as providers promote deals and special offers to give you a varied selection of discount car hire. Search our collection of the most up-to-date promotions from leading car hire companies today:

  • Save EXTRA 10% on car hire in Europe by pre-paying online
  • Book car rentals in the UK, France, Germany, Ireland & Spain
  • Discount based on saving compared to base car hire rate
  • Save up to 30% on Disney Resort stays with Priceline
  • Choose from a range of hotels at Walt Disney World
  • Travel before 3rd October 2024 (inclusive)

Expires at 23:59 on Thursday 3rd Oct 2024 · View all Priceline offers

  • Browse the latest Avis worldwide discount codes
  • Sale promotions & discount offers on worldwide car hire
  • Plus offers on car hire for UK, Ireland & Europe
  • Save EXTRA 5% on car hire at worldwide destinations
  • Book with the exclusive Zest Car Rental promo code
  • Discount valid on all locations, car sizes & travel dates
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Expires at 23:59 on Tuesday 31st Dec 2024 · View all Zest Car Rental offers

  • Save 15% on car rentals this summer with Hertz
  • Enjoy pick ups acrosss the UK, Portugal & beyond
  • Travel before 30th September 2024 (inclusive)

Expires at 23:59 on Tuesday 25th Jun 2024 · View all Hertz offers

  • Save up to 10% on cheap car hire worldwide
  • Exclusive Holiday Autos discount code automatically applied
  • Travel before 31st December 2024 (inclusive)
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Expires at 23:59 on Tuesday 31st Dec 2024 · View all Holiday Autos offers

  • Save on hire cars for Spain, Portugal, Italy & Greece
  • Book compacts, family cars, people carriers & minibuses
  • Book online & save. No Centauro discount code required
  • Save 10% on Goldcar car hire in Europe & beyond
  • Become Goldcar club member for discounts & special gift
  • Discount available to first car hire with Goldcar only
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Expires at 23:59 on Monday 31st Dec 2040 · View all Goldcar offers

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About discount car hire

No car hire company likes seeing vehicles left in the parking lot, so to maximise the number of cars rented at any given time, companies offer deals and discounts to win your business at a competitive price.

As a result, this means that there are always promotions taking place as companies compete for your custom, making it easier than ever to find discount car hire.

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Where to book car hire

The problem with so many companies vying for your attention is that it can be hard to choose which car hire company to go with.

Your best bet for discount car hire is either through dedicated car hire brands or third party car hire brokers, both of which offer significant deals and discounts when you book in advance, online.

Leading car hire brands include:

You can also compare pricing with car hire brokers and online booking engines such as:

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Types of hire cars

People's needs vary greatly when it comes finding discount car hire: if you're away for work you may be after something small and practical, but if you're on holiday you may want something a little racier.

Then of course it depends on your party size: couples may fancy a speedy convertible, while families often need roomy people carriers.

To match this vast and varied demand, car hire companies offer a wide range of vehicle types to correspond with every need and budget.

From small basic two-door vehicles, to convertibles, premium cars, vans and 4x4s, you're sure to find an appropriate type, while the latest model is almost guaranteed as most companies aim to keep their fleets young.

Car hire extras

Some car hire companies can catch you out with added extras, although with our selection of discount car hire deals and promotions, added extras sometimes come as part of the bargain.

Whether it's unlimited mileage, car seats for children, snow chains, sat navs or an additional driver, make sure you read the small print regarding any extras before booking.

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Car hire in popular destinations

If you're looking to hire a car in a popular holiday spot, check out our dedicated car hire destinations' section to see if we could help find you discount car hire while inspiring you with tempting ideas of things to do around the different regions:

  • Algarve - Faro Airport
  • Costa del Sol - Malaga Airport
  • Majorca - Palma Airport

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More information on driving abroad

Every country has its own driving rules and regulations, and you must make sure you adhere to these as claiming ignorance won't help you if you find yourself on the wrong side of the law.

There are numerous resources to help acquaint you with the latest requirements, and gov.uk's Driving Abroad section is a great place to start.

Discount car hire deals from Argus Car Hire 2024/2025
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No matter where you're going (whether faraway and exotic or closer to home) or what you're doing (be it off-roading or chilled out cruising), you're sure to find discount car hire with a well-known car hire company to suit your needs here.

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Important changes from 8 June 2015

From 8 June 2015 the paper counterpart for UK driver's licenses will be scrapped. Traditionally, the paper counterpart contained details of any previous driving convictions and/or penalty points, but from June onwards, you will need to acquire this information online.

If you're planning on hiring a car overseas, you will need to take a special code from the DVLA with you for the hire company to use before they release the vehicle to you.

You can obtain a code online from the DVLA, however, it is only valid for three days (72 hours). If you're planning on hiring a car more than three days after you arrive, you will need to apply for this code wherever you may be located, which means finding reliable internet access.

Unsurprisingly, this could cause a great deal of hassle and confusion for any drivers hiring cars this summer onwards, so make sure you know what you need to do before travelling.

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