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Booking Instruction Video
How do I see whether a vehicle is available?
Use the search function on the homepage: enter the location and date, then click 'Search' to see a summary of all available vehicles on the selected date.
Select the type of hire (Chauffeured, Self Drive or Commercial), and it will show all vehicles available for this type of hire.
It's as simple as that!
How do I calculate a quote for a vehicle?
How are quotes calculated?
Chauffeured hire & hourly Commercial hire:
The hourly rental rate for chauffeured or commercial hire is displayed on each car profile. Please note that the hourly rate is applied to the total time of the event: from the point at which the vehicle leaves the owner's garage until the time it returns to the garage. All bookings have a minimum hire price (usually 2x the hourly rate).
Self Drive hire and Commercial daily hire:
For self drive hire, the daily rate is applied to the number of days of your hire. Some vehicles have a delivery option. The price for delivery to the location entered is added to the rental price. The same calculation is used for daily commercial hire.
How do I get personal assistance at BookAclassic?
Our customer service staff are available every weekday between 9am and 5pm. If you receive an email from us, you can always reply directly to it should you have any questions or comments. Otherwise, scroll to the bottom of this page to fill out our contact form.
Then we'll help you as soon as possible!
How do I contact the vehicle owner?
You will only be able contact the vehicle owner directly once they have accepted your booking request through BookAclassic:
If you have a question you want to ask prior to sending a booking request, do get in contact with us and our customer service will be able to help you.
Once you have made a booking, the owner will contact you to discuss details of your event. You will also be able to contact the owner by going to your booking overview in your dashboard to find their e-mail address.
Can I drive the vehicle myself?
If you wish to rent a vehicle to drive yourself please choose "Self Drive" in the search options to see our range of vehicles available for self drive. Please note that you need to be at least 25 years old and have held a valid driving license for at least 3 years.
Advice for hiring a wedding car
How long does a wedding take?
Everything about a wedding takes time. A lot of time. The bride should arrive five minutes before the wedding begins. A church wedding takes from 30-60 minutes, depending of course on the type of service. A civil marriage usually takes 20-45 minutes. But of course you’ll want to take your time and savour every moment of the big day.
The photographer and the wedding car
The photographer will often use the wedding car as a backdrop to create spectacular wedding day images. These are the images you’ll look back at for many years to come, so it’s important to choose correctly. A professional photographer will know exactly how to use the car for the very best images. They will usually spend about an hour outside the church, whereas a family friend taking pictures may not take so long.
Veteran cars and long wedding trips
A beautiful old vintage car from the 1920s, such as a Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost, is about as romantic as a car can get. However, you should be aware that they often have a maximum speed of 30-50 mph, so journeys can take longer. In city traffic, it’s rarely a problem, but on the open road it will seem extremely slow, so you need to take this into consideration. General running classic cars (cars that are more than 35 years old) go from about 40-60 mph.
Small fancy sports cars can seem romantic but the reality is often different. Most sports cars are small, low and tight for legroom. This doesn’t tend to mix with big wedding dresses, bouquets and high heels. So before you look at small sports cars, it’s important to examine whether there is room for an elegant entry and exit from the car.
Open wedding cars and the weather
In the summer sun, there aren’t many more romantic ways to arrive and leave your venue than in a beautiful open top car. However, you must ensure that the roof can be raised and locked, in case of a light shower. And be aware that some vintage cars are likely to be affected by heavy rain.
Driving yourself is really good fun if you're familiar with the car beforehand. This is an impressive sight when you come out of the church, but it’s important that you have a test drive before and know how to tackle driving a Ferrari. Classic cars often require a bit of adaptation and good driving skills.
Children in the wedding car
This is not always a good idea. Many young children can become uncomfortable with the situation. You’ll avoid tears, screaming and stress if you leave the kids with Grandma. They can still enjoy the day and have pictures taken with the car. Also remember that many classic cars have no seatbelt in the back (this is completely legal), but children must be secured.
The chauffeur for the wedding drive will typically be discreetly yet elegantly dressed. Please clarify your expectations on suitable dress with the chauffeur when booking your dream car.
Champagne and decorations
This is quite an individual wedding car service. Some offer both Champagne and decorations, others let you take responsibility for this. Please address your requests with the chauffeur when the car is booked.
Booking and payment
Our price calculation system provides an immediate quote for the booking of any car.
You can expect one of these payment processes:
When you book a vehicle, a percentage of the total price is paid upfront through the online booking system to secure your reservation. We will not charge the service fee to your credit card or complete the booking until the vehicle owner has accepted the booking request. The outstanding amount to be paid should be settled directly with the vehicle owner.
When you book a vehicle, the total price is paid upfront through the online booking system. The vehicle owner's share of the payment will be paid to them once the event has taken place. We will not charge the payment to your credit card or complete the booking until the vehicle owner has accepted the booking request.
Rejection of a booking
If for any reason your booking request is not accepted by the car owner, you will be notified by email and text message, and your credit card data will be automatically deleted from our system.
If you wish to cancel your booking, we can provide a full refund providing we receive your cancellation request within 24 hours of the booking being accepted. For our cancellation terms after 24 hours, please read our terms here.
If for any reason the vehicle isn't in a fit condition to be driven, the owner will inform you as soon as possible. You can of course request a refund if the owner cannot supply a substitute vehicle that meets your needs. In the unlikely event that a vehicle doesn't appear without prior notice, please inform BookAclassic as soon as possible. We will then ensure that you are refunded and the vehicle is removed from our site.
Inspect the vehicle
It's usually possible to inspect the vehicle once the booking has been accepted by the owner. You can contact the owner directly to arrange to see the car prior to your booking, to discuss your expectations with the chauffeur if booked for chauffeured hire, or to ask any questions about the car that you may have.
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