Terms of Hire

Please note that all rentals are subject to the detailed terms and conditions which appear on the reverse of the hire contract.

Basis of Charge

Charges are based on a day as being 24 hours (the minimum rental period).

Driving Licence

The hirer or any other driver must be in possession of a full unendorsed driving licence which they have held for 12 consecutive months prior to hire. Visitors from overseas must produce a valid licence issued in their permanent residence or an international driving permit. Bolts Car Hire reserve the right to accept or reject any application to rent.

Age Limits

Drivers should be between 21 and 80 years of age. A minimum age of 25 is required for larger vehicles.


Full comprehensive insurance is included in our rates but does not cover damage to window glass, mirrors, tyres or punctures, and wheel rims.


Any accident or damage to the vehicle must be reported to Bolts Car hire within 24 hours of occuring and an accident report form fully completed. Failure to comply with the foregoing will revoke the terms of the CDW and may result in repair costs and/or claims against Bolts Car Hire Ltd being charged to the hirer.


Fuel is not included in the rates. Vehicles are supplied with a full tank of fuel and all fuel is at the hirer's expense.


Payment is required at commencement of rental for the duration of hire. All major credit cards are accepted. Credit will only be extended to approved accounts.


Value Added Tax will be added at the appropriate rate to all taxable charges including fuel and deposit.


Rates are liable to change without notice and charges will be made according to the rates in force at the time of rental.


No pets are allowed in any of our vehicles!