Telford is a busy town, there are lots of stops and starts, queues and the dreaded rush hour. Not great for fuel consumption. While we can’t do anything about the cost of fuel, SSH Self Drive can give you a few useful tips on how to improve fuel consumption while driving around the town centre.
The first way to improve fuel consumption is to make sure that your car is in top condition. This is something that you can rest assured with when you hire from SHH Self Drive. All of our vehicles are maintained and checked before anyone takes them onto the road. Simply driving a car that is working correctly, will help to improve fuel consumption.
Telford is a busy place and with lots of traffic comes lots of stops and starts when driving. Driving smoothly is important when trying to improve fuel consumption. Over-acceleration or over-breaking will have a negative effect on your fuel consumption. The aim of the game is to waste as little energy as possible, so gradual acceleration to reduce your chance for needing to brake quickly is a good tactic for helping to save on petrol.
The heavier the car, the more fuel it will use. You can make a big difference by removing anything which is not required for journeys in the near future, for example a child’s car seat or the golf clubs in your boot. Any extra weight in the car increases fuel consumption – there’s a significant saving to be made by keeping light.
Not that it is warm enough to have the air conditioning on just yet, but this can actually affect your fuel consumption. Limit the frequent use of your heater and cooler as this can contribute to the amount of petrol you use. Instead wind down your window to let fresh air circulate when you are driving around Telford, as this will save you pennies in petrol.
At rush hour, like most towns, Telford can be a very challenging place to drive through. So we advise you to plan your journey in advance. Planning your journey will actually improve your fuel consumption as it will cut the time you are stopping and starting in queues. It will also eliminate driving further than you have to. Planning your journey will help you to avoid traffic black spots and busy times if possible.
SSH Self Drive has a wide selection of cars for hire. If you are based in Telford or Staffordshire and are looking to hire a car, please contact us today: www.sshselfdrive.co.uk
We accept the following payment options
All drivers must be aged between 21 and 75 inclusive. Drivers under the age of 23 may only rent vehicles up to Standard category1 and would be subject to a young driver surcharge. Drivers over the age of 70 are also subject to the same surcharge.2
1Standard category is cars up to a 1400cc and small vans (i.e. SWB Transit)
2 Under / Overage drivers surcharge is charged at £10.00 per day PLUS VAT.
All hirers who will be insured to drive South Staffs Hire vehicles must produce a full valid driving licence with their current address (having a current address on your driving licence is a legal requirement); this must be done in person, at the time of collection. No copies of licences will be accepted.
Drivers aged between 23-75 must have held a full driving licence for at least 12 months. Minor licence endorsements up to 6 points are accepted. Major endorsements i.e. UT, DD, DR & IN are subject to insurance clearance and the hire location would need to be informed before reservation is placed. Drivers aged under 23 must have held a licence for at least 24months and be free of major endorsements. (For full clarification please contact office) Minibus rental is only available to renters over the age of 25 holding category D1 on their licence.
Insurance is subject to an insurance excess. This excess is the amount that would be left as a deposit at the outset of a hire. The excess this is what the hirer would be liable for in the event of damage occurring to the hire vehicle, different vehicles attract different access levels; these levels are listed on the booking screen. Excess waivers are available.
As well as the full drivers licence the main driver must produce 2 forms of identification i.e. passport, utility bill, (utility bills must be no less than three months old) at least one confirming home address this should match the address on the drivers licence.
Payment is accepted by major credit or debit cards (card payment by 3rd parties is only accepted by prior arrangement. Cash payment is accepted but only if the excess deposit is paid by debit/credit card.
All vehicles are supplied with a full tank of fuel at the start of the hire. Customers may:-
All reservation must be cancelled 24 hours in advance or charges will apply, Charges vary from £25:00 – £50:00 depending on size of vehicle – For further information please ask a member of staff when reserving a vehicle
THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS ARE PART OF THE RENTAL AGREEMENT