Sign In

Please pop in the email address you used to book your car and we will send you a unique link to access your account:

{{ signInMessage}}

We have found no reservations connected to the email address.
Please contact us if you require further assistance.

Please access the email we have sent you and click on the link. This link will expire in 30 minutes if it is not activated.

Contact Us

We love to help customers in their search for car hire and, whilst our online services are there 24/7 enabling you to research and book whenever you want to, there are always times when it's good to talk.

So we are here to help - from our Wokingham based offices in Berkshire we offer a team of highly trained specialists who are ready to discuss your trip with you and help you decide the best car hire package for your break.

You can call us on:

0330 222 0369

or

(+44) 1184 671530

Our booking office opening hours are:

  • - Mon - Fri: 10:00 - 16:00

We are closed on Saturdays, Sundays and Bank Holidays.

Our online service is available 24/7.

If you have a booking with us and have an urgent issue please call using the phone number on your voucher, where our out of hours support team will be available to assist. They are operating whenever our customers have pickups or drop backs booked.

Our online chat facility is available weekdays from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. - click the tab in the bottom right hand corner of the screen. Outside those hours you can use the service to send us a message.

You can also email us at info@clarifycarhire.co.uk and we will respond as soon as possible.

We look forward to hearing from you.

Car Rental

Clarification not Confusion

  • Prices with extras included
  • Pay only a low deposit today
  • No surprises at the rental desk
  • Transparency on fuel policies
  • Free cancellation*
  • Best Price Guarantee*
Loading...
Loading...
 
 
 
Completing the Reservation

Your reservation is awaiting confirmation. Once it has been confirmed by the end supplier, you will be prompted to pay. You may either visit the link and bookmark it, or copy the raw URL somewhere safe. The link will also be emailed to you soon.

Your reservation has been confirmed, and is awaiting payment. You will recieve an email with the link to the payment screen, but you may also go directly there now, using the link below.



generating...

Reservation

We are processing your reservation.

Loading...

If you need to contact us, the reference code below will help us to identify you faster.

{{ viewManager.reservation.reference}}

This is not a confirmation.

Your reservation has been confirmed

We are delighted to inform you that your booking has been confirmed with your rental firm. We have sent you an email with the full details, but if you have any queries please contact us quoting the reference number below.

Please keep a note of the reference number below in case our confirmation email goes astray.

{{ viewManager.reservation.reference}}

Your reservation is awaiting confirmation

We have contacted the car hire firm to request your vehicle. It can take up to two days to receive their confirmation that your car has been reserved, but as soon as we have heard from them we will be in touch.

Please keep a note of the reference number below in case our email goes astray.

{{ viewManager.reservation.reference}}

Our system encountered an error processing your reservation

We are sorry, but an error has occurred during the booking process. We are currently investigating this and will be in touch shortly to complete your booking.

Please keep a note of the reference number below in case our email goes astray.

{{ viewManager.reservation.reference}}

Your reservation has been abandoned

We have been advised by our payment processing partner that your payment was abandoned before it was completed.

If you still require car hire, please re-run your request using the booking engine above.

Your reservation was unsuccessful

We are sorry but the car hire firm you wished to hire your car through has been unable to fulfil your request.

We will refund any payment that has been taken.

Please feel free to use the booking engine above to run another search, choosing an alternative vehicle.

Our system encountered an error processing your reservation

We are sorry, but an error has occurred during the booking process. We are currently investigating this and will be in touch shortly to complete your booking.

Please keep a note of the reference number below in case our email goes astray.

{{ viewManager.reservation.reference}}



{{ viewManager.previewVehicle.name}} (or similar model) Delivery

Clarify - The Revolutionary Way to Find Car Hire

  • Find out prices for all your extras before you book
  • Discover the total price for your rental package
  • Excess insurance costs clarified - make your choice before you get to the desk
  • Want to compare rates with your extras included? Click the back to results button above and add your extras in first


{{ viewManager.previewVehicle.name}}
Doors {{ viewManager.previewVehicle.minimumDoors}}/{{ viewManager.previewVehicle.maximumDoors}} Seats {{ viewManager.previewVehicle.origSeats}} + {{ viewManager.previewVehicle.smallSeats}} seats
Bags {{ viewManager.previewVehicle.largeBags}} large, {{ viewManager.previewVehicle.smallBags}} small Aircon {{ viewManager.previewVehicle.getAirConditioning()}}
Transmission {{ viewManager.previewVehicle.getTransmission()}} Fuel {{ viewManager.previewVehicle.getFuel()}}
SIPP {{ viewManager.previewVehicle.sippCode}}
{{ priceFormatter.displayCurrency(currentResult.getExcess(), currentResult.currencyCode)}} excess {{ priceFormatter.displayCurrency(currentResult.getDeposit(), currentResult.currencyCode)}} security deposit
{{ viewManager.previewVehicle.supplier}}
{{ viewManager.previewVehicle.supplier}}

{{ viewManager.previewVehicle.name}}

Pickup
{{ viewManager.selectionRequest.search.pickupDayFormatted}}-{{ viewManager.selectionRequest.search.pickupMonthFormatted}}-{{ viewManager.selectionRequest.search.pickupYearFormatted}} {{ viewManager.selectionRequest.search.pickupHourFormatted}}:{{ viewManager.selectionRequest.search.pickupMinutesFormatted}}
{{ viewManager.previewVehicle.pickupLocation.name | lowercase}}
({{ translateType(viewManager.previewVehicle.pickupLocation.type)}})
{{ addressLine}}
{{ viewManager.previewVehicle.pickupLocation.postalCode}}
Dropoff
{{ viewManager.selectionRequest.search.dropoffDayFormatted}}-{{ viewManager.selectionRequest.search.dropoffMonthFormatted}}-{{ viewManager.selectionRequest.search.dropoffYearFormatted}} {{ viewManager.selectionRequest.search.dropoffHourFormatted}}:{{ viewManager.selectionRequest.search.dropoffMinutesFormatted}}
{{ viewManager.previewVehicle.dropoffLocation.name | lowercase}}
({{ translateType(viewManager.previewVehicle.dropoffLocation.type)}})
{{ addressLine}}
{{ viewManager.previewVehicle.dropoffLocation.postalCode}}


Price Breakdown
Online Discount

Headline Price: {{ breakdownPrices().headlinePrice}}
Discount - {{ breakdownPrices().discount}}
Online Booking Discount - {{ breakdownPrices().addDiscount}}
Admin Booking Fee {{ breakdownPrices().phoneBookingfee}}
Drive Away Price {{ breakdownPrices().driveAwayPrice}}
Schedule
Pay Today {{ breakdownPrices().payToday}}
We only take a small deposit to reserve your car. Why should you be out of pocket until pick up day?
Pay on Arrival {{ breakdownPrices().payOnArrival}}
({{ breakdownPrices().payOnArrivalCur}})
Price Breakdown
Vehicle {{ breakdownPrices().vehicle}}
({{ breakdownPrices().vehicleCur}})
Protection Insurance {{ breakdownPrices().insurance}}
{{ extraEntry.name}} (x{{ extraEntry.numberSelected}}) {{ extraEntry.price}}
({{ extraEntry.priceCur}})
{{ surcharge.name}} {{ surcharge.price}}
({{ surcharge.priceCur}})
Fuel
You will receive your vehicle with an empty tank of fuel. The car should be returned with a similar level of fuel in the tank. You will receive your vehicle with a full tank of fuel. The car can be returned empty. You will receive your vehicle with a full tank of fuel, please return the vehicle with the tank full. Keep your receipt to show you have filled the tank close to the car hire company’s office. You will need to leave a deposit with the car hire company for a full tank of fuel, once you have returned the vehicle with the tank full, you will be refunded for the fuel. You will receive your vehicle with a half-empty tank of fuel. The car can be returned empty. You will receive your vehicle with a half-full tank of fuel. The car should be returned with a similar level of fuel in the tank. You will need to pre-pay the car hire company for a half-full tank of fuel. Return it with half full and you will be refunded for the fuel. You will need to pre-pay the company for a tank of fuel. The car can be returned empty. No refund for any remaining fuel. You will need to pre-pay the company for fuel. Once you have returned your vehicle with a similar level of fuel, you will be refunded. You will receive your vehicle with a quarter-full tank of fuel. The car can be returned empty. You will receive your vehicle with a quarter-full tank of fuel, The car should be returned with a similar level of fuel in the tank. You will need to pre-pay the car hire company for a quarter-full tank of fuel. Once you have returned your vehicle with a similar level of fuel, you will be refunded. You will receive your vehicle with a level of fuel, please return the vehicle with the same level of fuel. You will receive your vehicle with a three-quarters full tank of fuel. The car can be returned empty. You will receive your vehicle with a three-quarters full tank of fuel. The car should be returned with a similar level of fuel in the tank. You will need to pre-pay the car hire company for a three-quarters full tank of fuel. Once you have returned your vehicle with a similar level of fuel, you will be refunded. The company will also charge you for a tankful of fuel at pickup. You will be refunded for fuel remaining in the tank at the end of your rental excluding the fuel service charge detailed above. The company will also charge you for a tankful of fuel at pickup. You will be refunded for fuel remaining in the tank at the end of your rental excluding the fuel service charge detailed above.
Discount - {{ breakdownPrices().discount}}

The total cost of the car hire and the figures in brackets have been estimated using todays exchange rate. On arrival, you will need to pay the car hire company using the local currency.

Loading...

Optional Topup Protection insurance

You have, very sensibly, selected a package which means you are not responsible for an Collision Damage or Theft excess on the your rental vehicle. However you are still likely to be liable for other parts of the car which are still not covered. Typical examples are listed below. We therefore offer an exceptionally low priced policy which will cover these areas and provide total peace of mind. See full details here.

What's covered?
With Top-up Cover
No Top-up Cover
Collision Damage And Theft Excess Reimbursement
Damage to wheels and tyres
Loss or damage to keys

See more..

Optional Excess Protection insurance

We understand that most people, when renting a car want to avoid any risk of of an unexpected bill. To help we offer optional Excess Protection cover which reimburses you should you be liable for a Collision Damage Waiver or Theft Excess. It also protects other parts of the car not covered by the standard cover car hire firms provide. See full details here.

What's covered?
With Top-up Cover
No Top-up Cover
Collision Damage Excess Reimbursement
Theft Excess Reimbursement
Damage to wheels and tyres

See more..

Optional Topup Protection insurance - Enhanced Packages

You have, very sensibly, selected a comprehensive cover package which means you are not responsible for either a Collision Damage or Theft excess on the your rental vehicle, and covers a number of other areas of the car too. Typical examples are listed below(check your individual contract for full details). For total peace of mind we offer an exceptionally low priced policy which will top up these areas and provide the widest cover possible. See full details here.

What's covered?
With Top-up Cover
No Top-up Cover
Collision Damage Excess Reimbursement
Theft Excess Reimbursement
Damage to wheels and tyres

See more..


If you are arriving by plane and do not enter your flight number here, the car hire company may not keep your reservation if your flight is delayed.

Please note that even if you have bought your own excess insurance you will still need to leave the deposit and / or fuel deposit as advised.

Your details are safe with us.
We will use the details you give us here so we can:

  1. Share them with the car hire company so they can prepare the car for your arrival.
  2. Send you a voucher to enable you to collect your hire car.
  3. Arrange car hire excess insurance if you have asked us to do so.
  4. We may request feedback as to your satisfaction with our services and those of car hire firms you might use.
By clicking the Book Now button you agree:
  1. That you will check the details on receipt of your voucher and let us know if you need to make any changes.
  2. That you have read and accept our terms and conditions, privacy policy and initial disclosure document.

If you tick this box we will also send you periodic newsletters, where we share top car hire tips designed to inform you and make your car rental cheaper, easier and more enjoyable. You can always unsubscribe later, and we do highly recommend trying them.



Delivery Details

Your reservation is on request

Payment
Booking
You will pay today just {{ breakdownPrices().payToday}}.
/
{{ form.card.cardNumber}}
VALID THRU
{{ form.card.cardExpiryMonth}}/{{ form.card.cardExpiryYear}}
{{ form.card.firstName}} {{ form.card.lastName}}

{{ result.packageName}}

  • {{ extra.name}}
{{ priceFormatter.displayPrice(result.costs.display.driveAwayPriceSelected, viewManager.selectionRequest.currencyCode)}}

{{ priceFormatter.displayCurrency(result.getExcess(), result.currencyCode)}} excess
{{ priceFormatter.displayCurrency(result.getDeposit(), result.currencyCode)}} security deposit
{{ priceFormatter.displayCurrency(result.getFuelDeposit(), result.currencyCode)}} fuel deposit


The prices shown for extras below do not include local taxes and fees as these are not provided by the rental firm.

However once selected we will calculate these and add them to the total price so you can be confident that in the final price you will be charged.

Please select any required extras so we can request prices directly from your rental company.

{{ priceFormatter.displayPrice(addCostExtra(extraEntry), viewManager.selectionRequest.currencyCode)}}
{{ extraEntry.name}}
{{ extraEntry.name}}
Calculating prices, please wait...
Please note that all optional extras can be subject to price changes without notice and are not guaranteed, instead, they are subject to availability.
Why use this package?
{{ result.whyUseThisPackage}}


Special Offer
{{ includedExtra.name}}
{{ includedExtra.description}}
Special Offer
{{ optionalExtra.name}}
{{ optionalExtra.description}}
SAND, ASH AND GRAVEL INSURANCE
PACKAGE
TRANSPONDER TOLL SERVICE
INSURANCE OPTIONS
MULTI-ISLAND CAR HIRE
CAR SIZES
NUMBER OF SEATS
PAYMENT
COMPANIES
SPECIALS
FUEL TYPE
FUEL POLICY
VIP/EXPRESS CHECKOUT
DEPOSIT
DAMAGE & THEFT EXCESS
CROSS-BORDER CARS
TRANSMISSION
GUARANTEED MODEL
CAR AGE
LOCATION TYPE
MILEAGE
SUPPLIER TYPE
WINTER TYRES | SNOW CHAINS


Our Unique Difference - Clarify Car Hire lets you compare prices with the cost of extras included
{{ extraFilter.label }}
{{ supplier.supplierName }}

{{ supplier.supplierName}}


There are no vehicles available that match your filter selection.

Unfortunately, we could not find any vehicles that match your search.

Budget Car MidRange Car Premium Car
{{ vehicle.name}}
(guaranteed model) (or similar model) Delivery
{{ vehicle.category}}, Transmission{{ vehicle.getTransmission()}}
Doors {{ vehicle.minimumDoors}}/{{ vehicle.maximumDoors}} Seats {{ vehicle.seats}} ({{vehicle.origSeats}}+{{ vehicle.smallSeats}}) Aircon {{ vehicle.getAirConditioning()}}
SIPP {{ vehicle.sippCode}}
{{ vehicle.name}}
{{ vehicle.supplier}}
Promotions
- {{ optionalExtra.name}}
- {{ includedExtra.name}}
Headline Price
(what's included?)
{{ priceFormatter.displayPrice(vehicle.cheapestResult.costs.display.headlinePrice, viewManager.selectionRequest.currencyCode)}}
Drive Away Price
(what's included?)
{{ priceFormatter.displayPrice(vehicle.cheapestResult.costs.display.driveAwayPrice, viewManager.selectionRequest.currencyCode)}}
Pay Today {{ vehicle.cheapestResult.getFormattedPayToday(priceFormatter, viewManager.selectionRequest.currencyCode)}}
Pay on Arrival {{ priceFormatter.displayPrice(vehicle.cheapestResult.costs.deskAmount, vehicle.cheapestResult.currencyCode)}}
({{ priceFormatter.displayPrice(vehicle.cheapestResult.costs.display.deskAmount, viewManager.selectionRequest.currencyCode)}})
Pickup: {{ vehicle.pickupLocation.name | lowercase}}
Dropoff: {{ vehicle.dropoffLocation.name | lowercase}}

What will be the Car Hire Trends in 2022?

2021 has certainly been an interesting year for car hire and travel. At the start of the year, travel was still a no go due to COVID-19 and its variants. After a lengthy lockdown in the UK we began to see the world opening up once again to travel.

Throughout the pandemic, car hire firms had significantly reduced the size of their fleets as the general market rule is that cars sat on the forecourt instead of being hired out costs money. The covid crisis had led to a nervousness from firms when it came to increasing the numbers of vehicles, they didn't want to get too many and have some sat unused on the forecourt but they didn't want to get too few that they didn't have enough to be able to supply customers.

Fleet levels and concerns surrounding it is a theme we have seen continue throughout 2021. When rental companies did go to increase the level of cars they found there was a car microchip issue. Currently, we are suffering a worldwide shortage of car microchips, with manufacturers unable to make vehicles without these production has significantly slowed. Dealerships are prioritising selling the cars they do have to domestic customers such as you and I over car hire firms and as a result rental businesses are losing out.

So, we in some ways end 2021 as we started it. Worldwide there are smaller fleets than 2018 and 2019. We have heard from a number of our partners who have orders in with car manufacturers but are yet to receive their delivery and are not sure when they will. This is set to continue throughout 2022 and potentially into 2023. The message of booking early is as important as ever, with a reduced number of cars the closer to your date of travel, particularly in peak times such as school holidays, the bigger the likelihood is that the prices will increase. And again, even more so with bigger cars such as 7 and 9 seaters which the companies tend to hold less of these in normal times let alone now.

Moving away from fleet sizes, another growing trend is likely to be the availability of debit card car hire. This has been increasingly demanded by customers, we currently work with a number of car hire companies (particularly within Europe) who will happily accept debit cards for both payment and security deposits when the rental businesses own excess insurance is taken. As popularity for this way of hiring grows, other firms have been looking at ways in which they can also implement this system and be able to accommodate more customers. We will continue to advertise the companies who do accept debit cards and as the number of those grow we will add them to the list and let our newsletter subscribers know, so watch this space over 2022!

On a similar note, low deposit and no deposit car hires are something that rental companies are continuing to roll out. This stress and worry free way of hiring is great for customers who don't want to leave a large amount of money preauthorised on their credit card whilst they are renting. To get a low or no deposit you will have to take the car hire companies own excess insurance, the coverage of this excess insurance can vary from just covering the excess to covering additional areas such as the tyres, wheels and underbody and including extended breakdown policies. Due to this it is always worth having a read of the terms of the hire and considering the independent top up policy we sell. A lot of the companies that we offer on Clarify Car Hire do already offer low and no deposit hires but keep an eye out over the next year as more expand their offering and others continue to be able to decrease that deposit you need to leave at the desk.

At the moment it is difficult to see that there will be many other significant trends through 2022. Many car rental firms will be looking to serve customers as best they can with the challenging levels of fleet they have. It is likely we will see more innovation and creation in 2023 as the market hopefully settles in our post-COVID world but as ever we will continue to keep you in the know with all the latest news in the car hire world.

2022 Car Hire Trends

Recent Blogs


Can I Hire as a Young Driver?

We explore the rules around young drivers and why there are restrictions when it comes to age and hiring

Read more...

Remarkable Italian Road Trips

We have created a list of some phenomenal road trips around Italy to give you inspiration for your next holiday

Read more...

What will the car hire trends be for 2022?

After an interesting year for travel, we take a look at where the car hire market is heading in 2022

Read more...

Why Book Your Car Hire Early with COVID-19 Uncertainty?

We discuss why there are benefits to booking your car hire despite the uncertainty with COVID-19

Read more...

Winter Tyre and Snow Chain on Rental Cars - A 2022 Update

Winterisation rules are changing again in Europe - we bring you up to date with the latest information for 2022. We explain where Winter Tyres are Mandatory

Read more...

The US Reopens to International Tourism

The US has reopened its borders to international travel this week

Read more...

Why visit South Africa?

We explore the great range of activities South Africa has to offer just as it comes off the UK's red travel list

Read more...

The Do's and Don'ts of Car Hire

We share our top tips when it comes to car hire, what to do and what not to do

Read more...

Clarify Car Hire's Top Seven Car Hire Tips

We share our top tips when it comes to car hire to help you have a smooth rental experience!

Read more...

Where can I travel to and what are the rules?

The government's traffic light travel system has been introduced - we explain where you can go and what the rules are

Read more...