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How can I pay for my rental car?
Payment for a rental car should preferably be made by credit card. It is possible to pay by debit card, however at the rental counter you will need a credit card issued to the main driver in order to secure the deposit for your rental car.
Who is allowed to drive the rental car and what are the conditions?
A rental car can be driven by a main driver, that is the person registered in the booking. Additional drivers may be added to the reservation at extra fee. The main and additional drivers are to present a valid driving license, which they have been in possession of for at least one year (please refer to the rental conditions), and a valid identity card/passport. Additionally, the main driver is to present a valid credit card issued in their name.
Do I have to pick up and return the car at any time? What happens if I am late for pick-up?
We recommend that you pick up the car at the agreed time as the availability of the car cannot be guaranteed in case of a delay. As a rule, local suppliers keep vehicles available up to 30 or 60 minutes after the agreed time. If a delay is inevitable, please contact the rental agency (you will find their contact details on the voucher).
What documents are required to pick up the vehicle?
When picking up the vehicle, the main driver is to present the following documents: the printed voucher, their identity card or passport; their driving's license and their valid credit card.
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Why rent a car in Edinburgh?
Steeped in rich history, Edinburgh is a beautiful city of castles, cliffs, and captivating monuments. With plenty of world-class galleries and museums celebrating both national and local arts, the city is also perfectly placed to explore the alluring Scottish landscape with rental cars from Edinburgh. Whether you’re looking to sample the country’s finest whiskeys or explore Scottish clan history, Scotland comes to life when you rent a car in Edinburgh.

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Rent a car in Edinburgh - What's important to know?
1. What kind of vehicle should I rent in Edinburgh?
Travelers may prefer to choose a small and compact cheap car hire in Edinburgh because fuel costs are quite high. Small vehicles will ensure a more economical visit. Compact cars are also great for navigating the narrow, cobbled streets of the city center.


2. What is the cancellation policy?
You can cancel your low-cost car hire from Edinburgh should your travel plans change. HAPPYCAR allows you to cancel up to 48 hours in advance, free of charge. Any later and you will incur a charge.


3. What is the speed limit in Edinburgh?
Scotland’s roads have a speed limit of 30 mph, but many of the inner-city roads of Edinburgh will be marked with 20 mph limits. Main single-carriage roads have limits of 60 mph, while expressways are 70 mph. Keep your eyes on signs, however, as local limits are also enforced.


4. What documents do I need to pick up the rental car?
Every car rental company in Edinburgh needs the following documents from you: 
  • ID/ passport
  • Driving license
  • Credit card
  • Your car rental voucher
All documents must be issued in the name of the main driver.


What to do in Edinburgh?
You can take day trips with an Edinburgh car rental. Glencoe, the Highlands, the Trossachs, and Loch Lomond are among the top destinations you can reach with a car hire from Edinburgh. Many historic towns and villages are nearby, including Roslin, Stirling, and Falkirk. You can also visit the oldest university in Scotland and the birthplace of golf: St Andrews, fifty-two miles away by car and across the Firth of Forth. 

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