Family holiday hire vehicles
By Jonathan Clarke
When choosing a hire car for family when on holiday, it's vital you pick the right kind of car that'll suit your specific needs.
As you're travelling with your baby, a two-seater sports car will be totally impractical, as will many smaller cars. You'll need a safe and practical family car that has plenty of room on the back seat and plenty of room in the boot.
You'll need a safe and practical family car that has plenty of room on the back seat and plenty of room in the boot.
At HolidayExtras.com, we can help you find a great price on a hire car at many top holiday destinations. While our selection is wide, you'll want to pay particular attention to the family-suitable cars. Here are some handy tips for what to look out for in a hire car.
As we recommend putting your baby on the back seat, we advise hiring a car with at least five doors. Having to squeeze a baby seat and baby into the back of a three-door hatchback can be difficult, so the extra doors eases access to the back seats.
Make sure you've got enough room for all your luggage. Some cars may have five seats but will only have small boots. You'll have a lot of extra bags for baby, so ensure your hire car has ample storage space.
A sunroof is nice in the hot weather and is also a great way to get a bit of fresh air in the car. If you're headed somewhere warm, it can be difficult to keep baby cool. Many cars will come with big sunroofs and/or air conditioning and it's a nice extra to look out for in the heat.
Some of our hire cars are available with a sat-nav upgrade. Satellite navigation could prove invaluable in a foreign country. Look out for this on some of the larger cars such as the Citroën Berlingo.
Many cars will have the option to add child booster seats. We recommend using your own baby seat for the plane and a hire car, but additional booster seats could prove handy for any other children.
Ensure you travel with, or hire, a suitable baby seat. Laws can vary by country, so it is worth checking before you travel.
Book your car hire with HolidayExtras.com and enjoy hassle-free transportation throughout your holiday. After all, we take the hassle, you take the holiday.