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Why you Should Still Consider Renting a Car During the Pandemic

What a year 2020 has been, and it’s not even over! Before we were even half-way through it the world has dealt with wildfires, Brexit, a global pandemic, lockdown and the humiliation of us all having to learn how Zoom works. For many of us looking forward to two weeks in the sunshine, relaxing on a beach and swimming in crystal clear waters overseas has been put on hold.

The UK is ready and waiting, so let’s go! Why not rent a car this summer? 

An overseas holiday is a slight lottery right now rather than an opportunity to sit back and relax.  But this doesn’t mean you can’t have a summer adventure. This summer is all about the ‘staycation’ and exploring our own beautiful country. We can help by supplying you a rental vehicle for your adventure. Hiring a car means you can take to the open road and give yourself that much-needed break.

Rent a Car Staycation

Despite the lifting of lockdown restrictions, many people in the UK, and across the world, are still concerned about social distancing. The coronavirus is still very real and we all still have to be vigilant, but renting a car to enjoy everything the UK has to offer allows us to get away with the family. A change is as good as a rest as they say, and we’re blessed to be able to live in a country that has something for everyone.

The UK is ‘only’ 874 miles top to bottom, is made up of 4 distinct countries and 12 regions. Renting  a family car allows you to travel to any one of them in style and see all the places this glorious country has to offer.

If it’s something you’ve been thinking about, then you’re not alone. The car hire industry has seen a 36% rise in bookings since easing of restrictions and around 80% of Brits are looking at taking a ‘staycation’. Looking forward, 20% of people surveyed say that ‘exploring the UK’ is a strong motivator once the pandemic is over. So why not get there before they do?!

Renting a car means you’re getting a reliable vehicle, one that’s well maintained and very comfortable. The car you hire will be serviced and invariably come with breakdown cover, in the unlikely event that something should go wrong, you can be assured that you’ll be back on the road in no time.

Where shall we go?

With the whole of the UK on your doorstep, where do you go? As we’ve said, the UK offers something for everyone. If you’re a fan of walking or hiking, then the Lake District is a breathtaking choice. North of the border, the Scottish Highlands take some beating. Of course, while you’re in Scotland, they have some simply stunning scenery, some amazing lochs and cities and a cultural experience like no other.

If it’s a beach you’re missing, then don’t worry, the UK can still deliver. Down in the south-west, you’ll find some of the best beaches in Europe. Devon and Cornwall are blessed with some amazing coastlines. Whether you want to relax on a beach or trek along some stunning cliffs, then you can’t go far wrong.

For the city lovers amongst you, the UK boasts large towns and cities that will keep you entertained. As the nation’s capital, London is a city like no other. Whether you want culture, tourist attractions or some of the best food in the world, you’re bound to find something you like. As you venture northwards, cities like Birmingham, Manchester, Leeds and Newcastle have their own character. Cardiff will keep you busy if you’re venturing to Wales, and over in Northern Ireland, Belfast has a charm for days.

2020 has been a unique year… but it means we have learnt to appreciate what we have and get to truly experience this magnificent country we call home and we can help by supplying a great rental car. An unforgettable staycation isn’t only an option for this year, it’s forever!

Get in touch with EuroDrive today on 01865 715 500 – OXFORD or 01235 819 700 – DIDCOT or please feel free to fill in the enquiry form on our contact page today.

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