Our Small Car Hire Services

Are you in search of a convenient, cost-effective transport solution? Here at Caversham Vehicle Hire, we are proud to offer trusted compact car rental services.

Our fleet of small cars offers customers the benefit of exceptional fuel economy and their compact size makes for ease of driving and parking in town. Whether you’re planning a solo adventure or a quick city commute, our small car hire services provide the flexibility and freedom you need to explore the country at your own pace.

Our compact car rental range includes 3 and 5-door models, with manual or automatic transmissions. Many of the vehicles in our small car rental fleet also feature air conditioning and Bluetooth for your comfort and convenience. Whatever your requirements, we have a vehicle to suit your needs.

Don’t let their compact size fool you. Small car hire services can provide ample leg room and cargo space, ensuring a comfortable and enjoyable ride for you and your passengers. At Caversham Vehicle Hire, we pride ourselves on our modern fleet of small car hire vehicles, including popular models such as the Vauxhall Corsa, Kia Picanto, Toyota Aygo, Hyundai I10.

If you would like to discuss our small car hire services, please get in touch. Give us a call on 01189 476 500 and speak to one of our helpful, friendly advisors.

What Are the Benefits of Choosing to Hire a Small Car

  • Cost Effective – Small car hire services typically have lower rental rates, lower fuel consumption, and lower insurance than larger vehicles, making them a budget-friendly choice. 
  • Fuel Efficiency – Known for their excellent fuel efficiency, small cars can save you significant money on travel expenses. 
  • Easy Maneuverability – Whether you’re exploring a bustling city or winding through narrow country roads, small cars provide excellent maneuverability, enabling you to reach your destination with ease. 
  • Eco-Friendly – Smaller cars have lower carbon emissions compared to larger vehicles, making them a greener choice. 
  • Versatility – Despite their compact size, small cars are versatile enough to accommodate both solo travelers and small groups, making them suitable for numerous travel purposes, whether it’s a work trip or a family holiday.
  • Convenient – The interiors of small cars are designed to optimise space, offering enough legroom and modern features to ensure a small car rental companies provide a positive experience.

Caversham Vehicle Hire Can Provide:

  • Special requirements are catered for
  •  Extensive range of vehicles available
  •  Helpful and experienced team
  •  Weekend special rates available (Friday 4pm – Monday 9am)

Bookings will be made according to the category of the car; however, a specific model may be requested and we will do our utmost to accommodate model requests, subject to formal confirmation.

Why Choose Caversham Vehicle Hire for Compact Car Rental

Unlike some small car rental companies, we offer complete flexibility to suit your requirements. Perhaps you only need a car for a day or a long weekend? Or maybe you are looking for a long term rental period? Whatever your situation, we can offer competitive rates and a solution that meets your needs. We even have special prices for weekend hire or longer term periods.

In addition, we strive to provide you with the most convenient compact car hire service. You have the option of delivery and collection of the vehicle (weekdays only within 10 miles of our premises in Reading and Newbury; subject to a small charge).

Looking for a reliable small car rental company in Reading?

Do you need to hire a car, but would like to discuss whether a compact car rental is the right option for you? Or perhaps you require an automatic vehicle, child seats, or air conditioning as part of your small car hire booking? Get in touch with our friendly team on  01189 476 500. Our small car hire services throughout Reading, Newbury, and the surrounding areas won’t let you down.


Can  I Add an Additional Driver to the Rental Agreement?

Yes. It’s usually possible to add an additional driver to your car rental agreement. Many small car hire companies offer the option to include one or more additional drivers for a fee, depending on the rental package you select. 

What Types of Small Cars Does Caversham Offer For Hire?

At Caversham Vehicle Hire, we offer a range of small cars for hire, including the Vauxhall Corsa, Kia Picanto and Mini Toyota Aygo.

What Documents Do I Need to Provide When Renting a Small Car?

When renting a small car, you will need to provide a valid driving license, national insurance number and payment method.

Is There An Age Requirement To Rent a Small Car?

Yes. The minimum age requirement to rent a car is 25 years old. Some companies may have higher minimum age requirements, so it’s important to check with the specific car hire company you plan to rent from.

Is Insurance Included in the Rental Price?

In general, car hire companies will provide basic insurance coverage as part of the rental price. This typically includes third-party liability insurance, which covers damage or injury caused to another person or property in the event of an incident. It’s important to note that the level of coverage can vary depending on the company.

Can I Extend My Rental Period if Needed?

Yes. Most small car rental companies will allow customers to extend their car rental period if required.

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.