Car Hire in Warrington FAQs – Our Frequently Asked Questions

Car Hire Warrington

Do you want to know all about car hire in Warrington? Central Self Drive are here to answer your questions!

We’ve proudly served business and private customers from the heart of Warrington town centre since 1968.

This latest Central Self Drive blog will answer all of our FAQ’s so you can get on the road quicker with us!

Car Hire in Warrington FAQs

How old do I have to be to hire vehicles?

  • 21 – 25 – can hire smaller cars up to short wheel base transit or similar size vehicle
  • 25 – 30 – all vehicles, excluding minibus and 7.5-tonne truck hire
  • 30 – 70 – all vehicles

What are the deposit and excess?

Central Self Drive uses a pre-authorised security deposit of £250 for the hire of a vehicle which must be paid on a debit or credit card on the day of hire. We do not accept cash to comply with our insurance policies.

The excess is £1000 in the event of damage or a claim. The excess can vary subject to driving records (driving licence endorsements & past accidents).

We can reduce the excess, so please get in touch with our rental staff for any further information.

Where does my deposit go when I hire a car?

When you come to collect the vehicle, we ask for a card deposit.

We do not physically charge this card, but the deposit is held against your balance to ensure you have the funds to cover the deposit in the unfortunate event of an accident or vehicle theft.

Once you return the vehicle to its pre-hire state, we authorise the release of these funds.

Usually, within five working days, the money is available on the balance of your card again.

Only in the unfortunate event of an accident, vehicle theft, your vehicle being returned with less fuel than when you took it, or any other event stated on your rental agreement can we physically take money from the card.

What are Central Self Drive’s opening hours?

Central Self Drive is open from:

Monday: 08:30 – 17:30
Tuesday: 08:30 – 17:30
Wednesday: 08:30 – 17:30
Thursday: 08:30 – 17:30
Friday: 08:30 – 17:30
Saturday: 09:00 – 12:00
Sunday: 10:00 – 12:00

For any further information, please call our rental staff.

Have I got unlimited mileage?

If the rental is for only one day, you will have unlimited mileage. For longer rentals, the mileage is 100 miles per day.

If you are concerned about exceeding your mileage allowance, ask our rental staff to pre-pay for extra mileage to pay at a discounted rate.

How much fuel will be in the vehicle when I collect it?

All of our vehicles are supplied on a like-for-like agreement, so how much fuel the car is when you collect it is how much you should return it.

Contact Us

For more information on Car Hire in Warrington, call 01925 444 750 or email

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