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Manchester is one of the largest metropolises in the UK. Well known for its famous football club and for being the first truly industrialized city in the world, it has established itself as a major European centre of business, culture and commerce. The city's economy has achieved phenomenal growth rates over the previous decade, which is evident in its ever expanding range of businesses and opportunities, high end shops and its service sector.

Hiring a car in Manchester

There are a large number of Manchester car hire offers available year-round, including car hire from Manchester airport and most Manchester hotels for any desired duration. Drivers holding valid licenses from EC and EEA countries can drive in the UK, while licensed drivers from other countries can also be eligible provided the proper conditions are met. In Manchester, car hire arrangements and road systems are excellent and with the ease of car rental in Manchester, getting around should not be a problem for visitors, particularly with GPS devices to help combat the urban sprawl.

Places to visit in Manchester

A wide selection of cheap Manchester flights are available, making the city easily accessible from plenty of destinations worldwide. On arrival, the 'capital of the north' welcomes visitors to its wealth of attractions such as the Imperial War Museum, Manchester Science Museum and the ruins of its Roman fort.

General Advice on Hiring a Car

When you purchase car hire you are entering into a contract with your car hire company. Always check their terms and conditions before you buy to make sure you're aware of your responsibilities when you collect your car in Manchester, and any additional charges.

Here's a few things to watch out for:

  • Almost all car hire companies add a mandatory fee for drivers under the age of 25.
  • Check what level of insurance is included for the hire car in Manchester. In particular check how much the excess is (the amount you need to pay in the event of any accident) you may want to take out additional insurance.
  • Check what the fuel policy is with your car. Don't forget to fill up the tank before you drop it off if you've agreed to return it full!
  • Find out if there's a maximum daily mileage - especially if you're planning to do a lot of driving in Manchester!
  • You'll need to pay a deposit (or pre-approve one) to pick up the car. Most car rental companies will only accept credit cards for this.

  • If you'd like more advice on common charges (and what you can do to avoid them) read our complete guide to car hire.