Eligibility to Drive
How old do you need to be to drive ?
You need to be aged between 21 and 70 to drive our cars (except the Mercedes SL where you need to be aged between 25 and 70.
I don’t have a full licence. Can I still drive ?
No. You need a full driving licence to drive our cars, not a provisional licence
I don’t have a UK licence, can I still drive the cars ?
Yes. Drivers with EU or other foreign driving licences can drive our cars but additional charges will usually apply. UK driving licences are generally considered those issued in England, Scotland or Wales.
I have a driving conviction, can I still drive the cars ?
It will depend upon the type of conviction and the rest of your driving record. If someone has a couple of 3 point penalties this general won’t make any difference. If it’s more then additional insurance charges may apply or insurance may be declined.
Are there restrictions on how the cars can be used ?
Yes. Cars may only be used for social, domestic and pleasure purposes and for the business of the drivers named and approved in the booking. It must not be used for the carriage of passengers or goods for hire or reward, racing, pace-making, use in any contest, reliability or speed trial or use for any purpose in connection with the Motor Trade. Please contact us if you want to use the cars for anything else.
Can I take the cars outside of the UK ?
Yes, but additional charges will usually apply. Please contact us for a quote.
Can I pay in cash ?
No. We can only take payment by bank transfer or credit/ debit card.
When do I pay ?
For self drive hire we ask for a 25% deposit when booking with the balance payable when the car is handed over.
Do I have to pay a security deposit ?
Yes. Generally a security deposit of £750 is taken for self drive hire when the car is handed over. The deposit is taken from a credit or debit card as a pre-authorisation transaction (similar to checking into a hotel). The transaction is cancelled when the car is returned in accordance with our Terms and Conditions.
Can you deliver/ collect cars ?
Yes. We can deliver anywhere on the UK mainland as long as suitable access is available.
Can cars be delivered/ collected from different addresses ?
How are cars delivered ?
Cars may arrive at your address/ venue on a trailer, small car transporter or simply be driven depending upon the number of cars and distance from Sutton Coldfield. Please let us know if there are any access restrictions at your venue.
Will we fit in the cars ?
People are generally surprised by how much more room there is in our cars than they expected. They are smaller than modern cars but they have a lot less in them and, after all, they were designed as day to day transport for full sized people ! So, the chances are you will fit in and be comfortable but don’t expect copious amounts of space! Anyone taller than around 6’3’’ should probably try the Fiat 500 and Mini for size first.
If you have a particularly large wedding dress or just want extra legroom then the front passenger seat can easily be removed in the Mini, 2CV and Fiat 500.
If you want to try the cars for size you’re welcome to come and view them (by appointment) in Sutton Coldfield or if you’re not far away or we happen to be in your area we’ll come to you.
What wedding decorations are included in prices ?
For self drive hire we provide wedding ribbons and bows (in a selection of colours) free of charge with any package except the Quick Spin. Our full selection of Wedding Decorations is included in Chauffeur Driven packages, our Wedding Day self drive package and can be added to any other self drive package for £15.
Can I use my own decorations to decorate the cars ?
Maybe. We’ve carefully selected decorations and fixing that won’t mark or damage the cars or fall off easily whilst driving. However, if there is something special you would like to use to adorn the car we’ll try our best to make it happen. If you do want to use your own decorations just let us know what you’re planning and we’ll let you know if it’s OK or not. You will be responsible for any damage caused to our cars by decorations you have provided and/ or attached.