Affordable Car Hire in Reading

At Caversham Vehicle Hire, we have what you need if you’re looking for car hire in reading.

Whether you’re heading off on a weekend road trip with friends or are planning your commute to an upcoming corporate meeting, we’re proud to offer our customers a wide variety of affordable rental cars. From the compact Ford Fiesta to the spacious Toyota Versa, we are experts at catering our services to your unique requirements.

Choose between our small, medium, large or executive cars for your next trip. Whether you are more comfortable driving automatic or manual, we can provide either option in the required car size. Use the ‘car hire’ tab on our website menu to explore the options available from our extensive fleet.

Bookings will be made according to the category of the car; however, a specific model may be requested and is guaranteed subject to formal confirmation.

Car Rental at Caversham Vehicle Hire

At Caversham Vehicle Hire, our expert staff members proudly offer quality car hire services at reasonable prices. When you choose us, you’ll receive a first-class rental experience from industry experts. With vehicles to suit various requirements and flexible car rental durations, our trusted car hire services can provide the perfect vehicle to suit your needs. Get a quote now!

Benefits of Car Hire

Car rental reduces the risk of wear and tear or breakdowns on long journeys. Our fleet is well-serviced and maintained. Every one of our cars has full UK breakdown cover. In the unlikely event that your hire car does break down, we will send another to you immediately so you can get back on the road.

Should you require any specific add-ons like automatic controls or child seats, please contact our car hire service team, who will be more than happy to discuss this with you. Get in touch with one of our friendly, knowledgeable advisors to find out more.

What is Car Hire Ideal For?

Most people think hiring a car is exclusively for holidays; holidays are an excellent time to make the most of car rental, but there are other benefits, too.

Hiring a car is ideal for those who live in cities, need a car for a one-off journey, but don’t want to purchase a car they will barely use.

If you need to transport a larger group of people to an event, car hire can give you the extra seats you need!

For more benefits of car hire, read our blog to help your decision-making.

Our Hire Options

Our fully inclusive car hire rates are competitively priced for weekend and long-term periods. We pride ourselves on always providing affordable car hire in reading, tailored to your requirements. We even offer weekend special rates between 16:00 on Friday and 9:00 on Monday so you can whizz away for a weekend break.

Please get in touch to learn more about our long-term, short term and weekend rental options.

Our Car Hire Delivery and Collection Service

There’s no need to plan your journey around collecting your car. We offer a delivery or collection service within 10 miles of our location for only £15 each way, meaning you can quickly get to where you need to be. We also offer a meet and greet service from Reading Railway Station for only £10 to make your onward journey as convenient as possible. Get in touch for more on delivery and collection options.

Why Choose Caversham Vehicle Hire?

When you choose to rent a car with Caversham Vehicle Hire, you can be assured you will receive quality service from an established local service with over 25 years of experience in the vehicle rental market. We pride ourselves on our excellent customer service, offering the one-to-one tailored service that larger nationwide companies can’t. Our customer feedback speaks for itself.


What types of cars are available for hire?

We have a wide variety of cars in our fleet to choose from. Choose from our small, medium, large or executive car categories to find the perfect fit for your next journey. Let us know if you prefer to drive an automatic or a manual.

What type of car is recommended for driving in Reading?

If you plan to drive exclusively in Reading, we recommend hiring a smaller car or one the same size as you usually drive. Reading can experience traffic, and multilane junctions will be easier to navigate if you are confident with the dimensions of your car. If you are journeying further afield, larger cars are usually more comfortable for motorway road trips.

Is there a minimum age requirement for renting a car?

You must be 25 years or older to drive all our vehicles except for our executive range of cars, which you must be 30 years or older to drive. If you are over 70, we may need further information from you and get permission from our insurance company to process your hire.

How much does it cost to hire a car in Reading?

Car hire pricing varies depending on the kind of car you choose, how long you are renting it for and whether you use our collection and delivery service. Fill in our online form for a quote tailored to your needs.

What documents are required for car rental?

You must provide your full UK driving licence, either a photo card or an old paper-style licence. If you only have the old paper-style licence, we will also need to see another form of photo ID. We will also need your National Insurance Number and another form of ID, such as a utility bill, in order to complete a DVLA check online.

Can I choose a specific car model for my rental?

We take car hire bookings according to the category of the car. A specific model may be requested and is guaranteed subject to formal confirmation. Contact us if there is a particular car model you would like to hire, and we will do all we can to help!

Can I extend my rental period if needed?

 Absolutely, simply phone a member of our Rental Team and we can do this for you.

Can I hire a car with a debit card?

Yes. We accept credit/debit cards except for AMEX. We also accept BACS payments for the hire, but all deposit payments must be made by credit or debit card. Full payment is taken at the point of booking.

How much is the deposit for a car rental?

The deposit payments start at £200 and increase to £750 depending on the vehicle type hired. This is refunded when the vehicle is returned. This may take between 3-5 days. This is taken from a credit or debit card at the time of collection and refunded on the return of the vehicle.

Can I still hire a car if I forget my driving license?

No. We do need to see you Driving Licence when you collect your vehicle.

Do hire cars have unlimited mileage?

No. We provide an allowance of 200 miles per day for hires up to a calendar month. Hires over a month are calculated at 3000 miles per month without charge. If you exceed the mileage allowance you will be charged and excess mileage fee.

Do I need to return the car with a full tank of fuel?

We ask you to return the car with the same amount of fuel you took it with. This will be checked and recorded when we book you into the vehicle. Should you return the vehicle short of fuel you will be charged for this.

What happens if the vehicle breaks down or if I have an accident?

We provide UK-wide breakdown cover on all our hire cars. Foreign breakdown cover can be arranged at an additional charge if required. If the vehicle breaks down and cannot be repaired, we will provide you with another comparable vehicle, and if we are unable to do so, we will refund you the cost of the period of hire you were unable to use.

What is a damage or loss waiver, and how does it work?

CDW reduces your excess liability. The CDW charge and how much it reduces your liability varies depending on category of car. Please check out our FAQ page for further information.

Optional Extras

per day per week
Satellite Navigation Systems £10 £35
Car Seats £5 £28
Sack Trucks £5 £28
Our delivery or collection service of the vehicle is £15 each way within 10 miles of our location.
We offer a Meet and Greet Service from the North side of Reading Railway station at a cost of £10.00 charge.