The idea of bringing in a wedding car rental has become a trend in wedding ceremonies. This style of doing things has grown very popular and it’s cutting across cultures, customs, and borders. Wedding cars are different from the other kinds that you find in a car hire company. They come adorned and decorated to fit the great occasion.
Thinking of hiring a vintage or classic car for your special day? When hiring it for a wedding, there are some things that you should put into consideration.
Can you drive the car?
Vintage and classic car rental stipulates more requirements compared to other car rental companies. Drivers need to be between 25 and 70 years old. 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. However, convictions for dangerous driving cannot be considered.
Older cars come with their requirements; the rental company might ask you to show your competence and will be watching to see how you handle every aspect of the automobile including changing gears. They may refuse to rent out a certain model if they don’t believe you can handle it well.
What is the cost?
The cost of the car will depend on several things including its age and condition. Old cars come fall into three distinct categories: Veteran which were manufactured before, vintage that were made between 1903 and 1933 and the classic cars which are over 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 will determine the degree of personal security of the car which in turn affects the automobile insurance which the renter will pass onto you. For instance, after 1969, automobiles began being made using the ignition key that locks the steering wheel also the moment the ignition gets 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.
Most classic and vintage car rental companies give a comprehensive car insurance. It may be a stipulation of their hire company to take them. Your cover ought to include: damage to the rented automobile (Collision Damage Waiver); damage caused to some other automobile involved along with all passengers, drivers and some theft and fire the vehicle might be subject to. 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 should you take into account the whole cost of a classic or vintage car, even 20 percent of a classic car to cover can be very costly.