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PCO hire vehicles: Top 5 things to look for

28th May 2024
Posted In: Guides

Are you a PCO driver struggling with what to look for when it comes to PCO hire vehicles? You have come to the right place. Here at Rapid PCO, we understand that choosing the best PCO car can be a leading factor in your success on the roads and the impression you leave on your customers.

Whether you are a seasoned driver or just starting your journey in the PCO industry, our guide will give you an insight into the top five things to look for when choosing PCO hire vehicles for driving in London.

What should you look for when searching for PCO hire vehicles?

When hiring a PCO vehicle in London, there are several key criteria that drivers may want to consider, ensuring they choose the vehicle that best suits them.

1. Fuel Efficiency: A crucial factor in PCO hire vehicles is the vehicle’s fuel efficiency. As a driver, you will want a car that can go the distance without guzzling petrol or diesel. This not only saves you money but also contributes to a greener London.

Rapid’s top pick:

Toyota Prius

Celebrating its 20th year of production, the Prius is a pioneering award-winning Hybrid car.

Known for its fuel efficiency, this hybrid vehicle combines a petrol engine with an electric motor, boasting excellent fuel economy. This makes it a cost-effective choice for PCO drivers who cover a lot of miles, as you get 61 Miles Per Gallon with 44 electric miles in a 1 litre engine.

2. Comfort: This is another crucial aspect of PCO hire vehicles. Drivers spend a significant amount of time in their vehicles, so choosing a car that provides a comfortable ride for all journeys, including long and short ones is worth spending some time on.

Rapid Vehicle Management’s executive range allows you to experience sophistication and innovation while enjoying top-tier comfort and advanced features as standard.

We offer:

BMW 520d Sport

The BMW 520d M Sport combines elegant styling with sporty performance. As a luxury sports vehicle, it offers the best of both worlds—comfort and driving excitement.

Mercedes E Class

The Mercedes E-Class effortlessly blends style and practicality. Its sleek, sporty appearance is not just for show—it complements the car’s functionality. Whether you are behind the wheel or admiring it from the roadside, the E-Class boasts both comfort and elegance.

3. Reliability: When looking to hire a PCO vehicle, you are hiring the car for the time agreed by the rental company; the last thing you want is to lose out on a day’s earnings because your car has broken down. As a result, it is worth investing in a PCO car known for its reliability to avoid these roadblocks. Rapid VM offers a range of vehicles and provides our drivers with benefits, so you can rent with confidence.

Our top pick for car reliability is the following:

Hyundai Ioniq

Just like other Hyundais, you are highly unlikely to come across any reliability troubles. According to Auto Express the Hyundai Ioniq has claimed an impressive 4.4 out of 5 stars for the reliability and safety rating.

4. Cost of Hire: Drivers need to balance the cost of PCO Vehicle hire against potential earnings. You want to look for the car that you are going to get the most out of and not the one that is going to get the most cash out of you. When it comes down to the car that will give you the most bang for your buck, the Hyundai Ioniq takes the cake again.

At Rapid, the Ioniq is one of our most popular PCO hire vehicles due to the cheap running costs and MPG. The Hyundai Ioniq offers 70.6 miles per gallon with 39 miles electric, in a 1 litre engine.

5. Safety Features: Safety is always a priority, and that is why modern cars are designed with safety and security in mind. Depending on the car model you choose, you will find a range of features aimed at keeping you and your passengers safe. Beyond the basics like airbags and seatbelts, some recommended safety features include:

Rapids Top pick:

BMW 520d Sport

Our BMWs, made from 2020 onwards, have an impressive safety record. Notably, in 2023, the BMW 5 Series received the highest rating of 5 stars for road safety from the Europe NCAP. This recognition underscores the vehicle’s commitment to protecting occupants and minimising risks on the road.

When looking to hire a PCO vehicle in London, it is important to factor in these criteria as they will help you make an informed decision when it comes to choosing the perfect car for you. Not only will it allow you to choose the vehicle most suited to your driving needs, but it will also allow you to select a vehicle that meets the requirements of the PCO license.

As a result, you can ensure a smooth and consistent experience as a PCO driver in London.

Are you ready to choose your PCO hire vehicle?

At Rapid PCO, we understand the importance of efficiency and affordability. That’s why we offer a range of economical and desirable PCO cars, with a range of inclusive extras. Whether you are a seasoned professional or just starting out, you can drive with confidence, knowing that you have an established PCO partner by your side.

Call us on 01732 280727 or click here for more information on our fleet of PCO private hire cars today!

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