Argus Car Hire is an Irish agency that can truly offer vehicle hire wherever you travel. In a similar fashion as Booking.com offers hotel rooms, arguscarhire.com has partnerships with car and van rental companies all around the world, allowing customers to compare prices and find their ideal vehicle all from a single website. With over 1000 vehicle hire partnerships from all over the world, Argus Car Hire offers convenience and choice for vehicle hire in a way few others can.
The Argus one-stop-shop is naturally an excellent place for van hire in the U.K. At your fingertips is the complete range of vehicles from every major rental company, with a live van hire comparison on price and policy per supplier. The Argus van rental website is very easy to use and there is no credit card fee charged for any bookings, so the price you see should always the price you pay. And the price you pay can be extremely competitive, considering their Best Price Guarantee. This means that if you find a lower car rental price for the same car, with the same car hire company, on any other website within 7 days of your reservation, Argus will refund you the difference.
It’s also worth looking out for the distinctive orange ‘Sale’ markers that Argus displays, which can discount any rental by up to 20%. These offers are usually time sensitive so be sure they are active for the time of your booking. Customers can also sign up for an Argus email which nets an exclusive catch of 5% off any rental.
Argus Car Hire – Rental
As Argus van hire is an agency, the vehicles and terms and conditions are that of the vehicle provider. This means that any restrictions or policies, such as fuel, can change depending on who you are hiring from. It’s worth checking the terms and conditions of the supplier if you are unsure of any details.
The Argus van rental website has a default age restriction for drivers aged between 25 and 70. If you are not within these ages do not despair – you can still hire a van from some providers as long as you are over 21. Un-tick this box on the front page and enter the drivers age.
You can check each van providers age requirements here, on our van hire comparison chart.
Anyone under the age of 25 will, by law, be subject to an additional surcharge.
Once you have selected the pickup location and dates you can search through their complete inventory. It is not possible to remove cars from the search results but as the results are sorted on price (lowest first) any available vans will usually be shown on the first couple of pages. If you are looking for something larger than a small or medium sized van, these might be deeper within the search results.
Once you have found your ideal van, selecting the ‘Book Now’ button will take you to the confirmation screen. You can check at a glance what your price includes, such as any cancellation policies and insurances, and also determine any conditions by clicking the ‘Terms and ‘Conditions’ text below the photo of the vehicle. You can also check the ‘supplier rating’ which collects reviews of previous customers experiences with the supplier. You can also elect to take additional insurance which will reduce any excess liable during your rental period, for small additional cost.
From here, booking the vehicle is as easy as completing a simple form with your personal details and credit card information. Some providers will also allow you to book without a credit card, however a credit card will be required upon pickup for identity purposes.
Any optional extras will depend on availability from the supplier. You can book the following extras online from most suppliers, however the cost of these will not be included in the final price. Once you have made a booking you can confirm the inclusion of them and the final price directly with the supplier.
One way van hire is possible from most suppliers. An extra fee for this service is usually required. The Argus website will state whether the one way van hire fee is included in the price (make sure to check this) as well as what the cost will be.
Unfortunately it is not possible to book a van for international van rental via the Argus van hire website. Any international van hire agreement should be made directly with the rental provider.
The Argus Car Hire website offers clear and concise cancellation policy information. This is displayed in the green bar at the top of the screen once you have selected a vehicle. Any further information regarding the cancellation policy can be found within the Terms and Conditions. Cancellation policies vary depending on the van hire company and any special offers.
Payment options will vary depending on the rental company. A valid credit card is the easiest form of payment (and is required for identification purposes upon pick with all suppliers) however some suppliers also accept debit cards.
Collision Damage Waiver and Theft Protection are automatically included with every van rental quote. Optional additional insurance coverage can be included for an extra charge. The amount and level of coverage will vary depending on the vehicle and the rental provider. These details are available upon the conformation screen after a vehicle has been selected, and also within the terms and conditions.
After a booking has been made, Argus will send a rental voucher to the email address entered to book the vehicle. This will specify all of the required documentation and anything else required to pick up the vehicle.
The documentation that each vehicle supplier requires may vary however in most cases you will need to bring a:
Credit card in the name of the main driver (Visa or MasterCard. Some providers may also accept American Express but please check the booking confirmation in advance to confirm that this is accepted).
Driving licence (Only a full licence held for minimum of 1 year with no major endorsements will be accepted – certain providers may have further license restrictions).
Booking voucher (This is sent to the email address used for booking the vehicle, within 48 hours of booking).
Further forms of identification may be required. The rental voucher will contain all information required to pick up the vehicle.