2023 Rent-a-car news post

Every now and again, you need to rent a car. The most frequent reason is because your own car is off the road. You need wheels…you rent a car to keep you mobile while your own car is sorted.

However, there are loads of other reasons why car rental makes sense.

For a lot of car owners, the vast majority of their journeys are local commutes. In the UK the average daily round trip commute is a shade under 30 miles,…going to work, doing some shopping, dropping off the kids at school…and a lot of those miles will be in town traffic or on slow roads.

Why bother with a car which is either powered by a sizeable, thirsty engine or has chunky exterior dimensions which make it tricky to drive through city streets or along country lanes? Big, powerful cars are also more expensive to buy and insure.

The only time when you are likely to need a bigger car is when you go on holiday or need some additional space when you go to visit Aunt Meg in Wales at Christmastime.

So, why not have a small, economical car for you normal commuting…which is probably for about 50 weeks of the year…and then hire a bigger car for special occasions or if you are doing a longer journey with possibly a lot of motorway work?

2023 Rent-a-car news post

Another reason for renting a car is to see whether you like that particular model. Okay, if you go to any of the Pulman dealerships there is a strong possibility that they will have the car you are interested in and also have one available for test drive. But, they’re not going to let you borrow it for a fortnight summer trip to Cornwall.

So rent one. You’ll then be able to tell whether it really does fit in with your needs and your lifestyle.

Pulman Rent-a-Car has a huge choice from across the Volkswagen, SEAT and ŠKODA ranges. They have Rent-a-Car facilities at their Durham, Sunderland and Cramlington dealerships, so there’s bound to be one near you. Their priority is to make renting a car as simple as possible for you. There are no hidden extras and there certainly won’t be any hard selling. The only questions will be what do you need and when you need it? Simple.

And there really is something for everyone.

If you fancy a Volkswagen you can choose from various models in the range including the Golf, Polo, Tiguan SUV, Sharan MPV, Passat saloon or estate, T-Cross and T-Roc. You can even rent the brilliant all-electric ID.3.

If you prefer a Škoda then why not try the Fabia, Kamiq, Octavia, Scala, Superb saloon or the Superb estate which has a huge load area…perfect for holidays.

Pulman Rent-a -Car can also offer you cars from the sporty SEAT range. How about an Ateca, Leon or ultra-popular Ibiza.

2023 Rent-a-car news post

All Pulman car rental rates include insurance (CDW - Collision Damage Waiver), breakdown cover, tyre, windscreen and glass cover and, where available, we include build-in satellite navigation systems for free.

You can rent for a day, a weekend, a whole week or longer. Business customers can book daily or weekly hire. There is also an option for long-term hire called Flexi-Rent which has discounted rates for vehicle hire in excess of 28 days.

Private customers can even order the car they fancy, book it into the diary and pay over a period of days or weeks until the collection date. It helps you to spread the price.


You can either do everything online, or of course you can pop into the Pulman dealerships in Durham, Sunderland or Cramlington. Each site has its own Rental Manager who’ll quickly get you sorted and fine exactly the right car.

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Car rental has never been so simple.

And of course at Pulman you’re always guaranteed a fantastic customer experience.