Arnold Clark Car Hire

Arnold Clark is a well know car retailer in the UK that has also been in the car and van rental business since 1963. Today their rental business can be found at 35 different locations around the UK and have especially good coverage in their Scottish homeland.

Arnold Clark offer a wide range of cars and vans having thankfully left their early fleet of Hillman Imps behind. Today they have over 55,000 vehicles available ranging from smaller cars like a Ford Fiesta, to medium size SUVs like Volkswagen Tiguans up to larger and premium vehicles like an Audi A6.

A selection of vans are also available for personal use so, whether you’re moving a sofa or everything you own, Arnold Clark Van Hire are bound to have what you need.

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Have any questions about Arnold Clark?

Are there any hidden charges in your prices for car rental with Arnold Clark?

We work hard to make sure that our prices on our website for your car rental include all costs. Including anything you need to pay when you collect the car

Is the car hire fully insured?

Car rentals with SUPPLIER are usually fully insured with an excess amount. You can either purchase Essential cover for the excess or choose Premium cover to reduce the excess amount to zero. We clearly explain all of the insurance details every step of the way.

For my car rental with Arnold Clark, how can I reduce the security deposit?

Security deposit amounts vary for each car rental supplier. You can easily find the lowest insurance excess options using our search filters

Can I cancel my rental with Arnold Clark if I change my mind?

Yes, you can cancel your booking with a full refund anytime up until 48 hours before you collect the car.

What do I need when I collect the car from Arnold Clark?

To collect your car the lead driver should present a Valid driver's license, Passport or National Identity Card, Credit or debit card in the lead driver's name, Home and local (hotel, villa etc) address and a Booking confirmation email. Any other requirements at collection will be clearly explained in your booking confirmation email.

Making a car rental booking with Arnold Clark on our website

We strive to be the best car hire agency around so that you know when you rent through us you're getting the best value, service and price.

When searching on our website for your rental, information you'll need includes:

  1. Pickup location & car hire
  2. Pick-up & drop-off date
  3. Pick-up time and drop-off time
  4. The age of the driver

To begin your stress free booking process, simply head over to our homepage and type in your locations and dates then in just a few seconds we'll bring up some of the best deals based on your details.

All of the deals on our website include all fees including everything that you're required to pay when you collect the car, including (but not limited to) one way fees, additional drivers and young driver fees.

Once your booking has been made, managing it couldn't be easier, you'll receive a booking reference which can be used, along with your email address, to check your booking including payments and prices.

Renting a car, let along booking a holiday, can be a stressful, surprisingly costly, ordeal which is why our clever matching technology will find you your dream hire car at your dream price.

Car rental terminology

Damage Liability

Damage Liability
It insures the car for damage in the same way the insurance you have on your personal car does. CDW usually includes an excess amount which you can cover with an additional policy (See Excess reimbursement insurance). We also list cars on the site that include CDW with a zero excess

Essential Cover

Buying this policy means you'll be reimbursed for any of the excess you have to pay to the hire car company when you drop off the car.

Excess reimbursement insurance also usually covers other potential costs, like cleaning, towing, admin fees and misfuelling fees.
Excess Insurance

Third party liability cover

Third party liability insurance
Third party liability insurance provides protection in case you cause an accident. If you do, it could injure or kill others (such as your passengers, people in other vehicles or pedestrians), or damage their property (their vehicle, house or possessions, for example). Since they need to be protected, you could be responsible any claim, or treating any injuries or financially covering loss of earnings, as well as any legal costs and any court costs.

Third party liability is subject to an excess, which means you'll need to pay the first part of any claim (normally between £900 to £1,500, varying dependent on the value of the car, the deal and the country). If you choose to insure the excess , you will be refunded for all of the excess you have to pay. Or if you take out Premium Cover, the excess amount can be reduced to zero.

Insurance excess

For rentals outside of the US and Canada there is usually an insurance excess held on your card* - this is similar to the excess on domestic car insurance in the UK. The excess on rental cars is very high. It's usually between £1,200 to £2,500. If you fail to cover the excess amount you will be liable to pay for damage to the car up to the excess . Check out the Premium Cover rental car options if you'd like to avoid having a large amount blocked on your card when you pick up the car.
Car Rental excess

Fuel policy (full to full vs full to empty)

Fuel policy (full to full vs full to empty)
The rentals on the site always come with a full to fuel fuel policy.

You'll be asked to pay a small deposit for fuel on a credit card when you pick up the car. Ensure that you fill the car up and drop it off full and there will be no additional fees for fuel.

You might find full to empty policies on other sites that seem to be offering better deals. Be sure to check the small print for full to empty rentals as usually the admin and refuelling fees included with full to empty fuel policies always make it more expensive than full to full .

Additional driver fees

A car hire agreement is between the car hire company and the one individual who signs the agreement and will be the named driver. This means you will need to ask for any other drivers to be added, and this usually comes with a cost (which can be up to £12a day ). However, there are occasional promotions where extra drivers are free. Always be cautious of being asked if you'd like to include a driver without being informed of the price.
Extra driver charges

Theft liability cover (theft protection)

Theft liability insurance (theft protection)
It insures the amount due if the hire car is stolen. Theft liability usually includes an excess amount, which means you'll be required to pay the first part of an insurance claim (normally between £950 to £2,500, depending on the car, the country and the deal.

If you choose to insure your excess with an excess reimbursement policy, however, you will be refunded for the of the excess you have to pay (See our essential cover). With Premium Cover the excess can be reduced.

How to find Arnold Clark Car Hire including a Free Additional Driver

How to find Arnold Clark Car Hire with a Free Additional Driver

You can find deals on our website which include a free extra driver bundled with the price. Use the filters on the search results page to find bundled deals. It's also possible to add an additional driver on the extras page before you complete your booking.

Hiring a Car with Arnold Clark including Child Seats

You can take along your own child seats and booster seats for your car rental, as long as they meet all of the legal safety requirements for use in your car hire location.

You will have the option to include them with your car rental when you make a booking on the website. Child seats are paid for in the local currency when picking up the rental.

Hiring a Car with Arnold Clark including Child Seats

Renting a Car With Arnold Clark including Free Cancellation

Renting a Car With Arnold Clark including Free Cancellation

All of the hire cars we offer include a free cancellation policy. Free Cancellation means that you're able to cancel your booking and receive a full refund at any point up until 48 hours before picking up the vehicle.

If you have purchased our Essential Cover product to insure the car hire excess, you can cancel this with a refund anytime up until the booking start time.

All refunds are processed by us in less than 24 hours. If you have to cancel the booking, the refund will be back in your bank account in 7 days.

How to Hire with Arnold Clark with a Low Security Deposit

When you pick up the car, you'll usually be required to leave a security deposit on a debit card or credit card. Deposits vary significantly dependent on the size of the car and the excess amount. Car rental Security deposits can vary between £0 and £2,000.

We compare all of the car hire options with a low security deposit and in some instances no deposit at all except for fuel. When you book a rental with Premium Cover included, you're often able to reduce your deposit to cover only fuel (often less than £100), which is refunded when the vehicle is returned with a full tank.

How to Hire with Arnold Clark with a Low Security Deposit

Hiring a car with Arnold Clark including One Way Fees

Hiring a car with Arnold Clark including One Way Fees

Most of the vehicle providers we work with allow you to collect your vehicle in one location and return the car at a different location. If you have selected a different drop off location for your rental, the prices displayed on the website will include all additional charges for this. You will also see a breakdown of all additional fees on the payment page.

Hiring a car with Arnold Clark without an Excess Held on Your Credit Card

The insurance excess is the amount you would be required to pay if the vehicle is severely damaged, written off or stolen. However, the excess on hire cars can be very expensive. It's often between £950 to £3,000, depending on the car, the country and the deal. If you return the car damaged, or it's stolen or written off, you will have to pay some or all of the excess.

When you pick up the car, the excess is held on your credit card as something called a 'pre-auth' transaction. This means that the amount isn't taken from your credit card as a regular transaction, it's held as a pending transaction until you return the car. You won't normally have to pay foreign currency charges on credit cards for pre authorised payments, so provided the vehicle is dropped off in the same condition as when it was collected, this excess amount is fully refunded to your credit card without anything additional to pay.

If you intend to pay for your rental by debit card, the insurance excess is taken from your account and refunded when the vehicle is returned. If you plan to use debit card on collection, as the excess amount is often very high, we recommend to either buy Premium Cover on our website or to buy top up cover at the rental desk.

To view rental options with a £0 or reduced insurance excess check out our Premium Cover rental options.

Hiring a car with Arnold Clark without an Excess Held on Your Credit Card

Arnold Clark Car Hire without a credit card

Arnold Clark Car Hire without a credit card

You can pay for your car hire on our website using any credit or debit card, including Visa, Mastercard or American Express. We also compare car hire deals at 1000s of locations that accept a debit card on collection. You can quickly and easily find these by using the filters on the search results page or taking a look at our Premium Cover options on the extras page.

Arnold Clark Car Hire with Cross Border Fees Included

If you want to pick up your rental and take it over the border , we strongly recommend to check the terms and conditions. Almost all car rental brands insist that you inform them on collection; and will charge extra fees to top up the insurance. If you fail to do so, you might find that the rental car will not be insured when you cross over into a different country.

You'll find the information relating to cross border policies by checking the Rental terms and checking the Cross Border Rules section.

If you cant find the cross border terms and conditions for your car hire please get in touch with our car rental advisors and they'll be happy to help.

Arnold Clark Car Hire with Cross Border Fees Included

How to rent a car with Arnold Clark including Unlimited Mileage

How to rent a car with Arnold Clark including Unlimited Mileage

Our website offers both limited and unlimited mileage rentals.

Limited mileage rentals are often less expensive than unlimited. When considering limited mileage rentals, the mileage limit is always clearly displayed. If you choose a rental with limited mileage, you will be liable to pay a per mile additional fee if you go above the daily mileage allowance. The mileage allowance for the rental duration is calculated as (the number of hire days X the daily mileage allowance). You don't have to remain within the daily limit on every day, as long as the total miles used throughout the rental does not exceed the number of days multiplied by the daily allowance.

When you choose a limited mileage rental, we recommend checking the charges for excess mileage. You'll find these in our T&Cs section. You can also use the filters on our website to find hire cars including unlimited mileage which can save money if you're planning a longer trip

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