Hiring Conditions

Driver Age

All drivers must be aged between 23 and 75 inclusive. Drivers aged between 21-23 and 75+ may be able to Hire but with additional charges, please call us for information

Driving Licences and History

Anyone who will be driving the goselfdrive.com vehicle must present a valid driving licence with their current address, in person, at the time of collection. No copies of licences will be accepted. Drivers aged between 23-75 must have held a full driving licence for at least 24 months. Two separate 3 point Convictions (eg for speeding) are accepted in the past 3 years

Requirements Needed

Please bring with you your Driving License (both parts if you have a photocard license) PLUS TWO recent (max 3 months old) forms of proof of address eg Utility Bill/Council Tax Statement to prove your address. Please note that these need to be in the drivers name and the same address as on the driving licence. The following will apply to all rental bookings for drivers who hold a UK mainland driver license issued by the DVLA.

  • 1. On 8 June 2015, the paper counterpart to the photocard driving licence will not be valid and will no longer be issued by DVLA. The counterpart was introduced to display driving licence details that could not be included on the photocard. These details include some vehicle categories you are entitled to drive and any endorsement/penalty points. It will have no legal status and should be destroyed.
  • 2. For rental bookings we will have to check your entitlements and endorsements using the DVLA “share my service“.
  • 3. For us to be able to do this you should provide a unique code from the www.gov.uk website and share this with us when you pick up your vehicle. We use the code to validate your entitlements and endorsements.
  • 4. Details on how to use the service can be found at: https://www.gov.uk/government/news/driving-licence-changes
  • 5. IMPORTANT: You can only access this service 3 days prior to the vehicle pick up for the code to be valid to check your details.
    If you are unable to generate the DVLA code you should bring along your NI number on collection and we will be only too happy to help you

Fuel Policy

All vehicles should be returned with the same amount of Fuel as when collected. The nearest Fuel stations in Frome can be found at :- Sainsbury's Petrol Station, Frome, BA11 4DH, Portway Filling Station, Frome, BA11 1RE, ASDA Frome, Warminster Road, Frome, BA11 5LA (24HR) The nearest Fuel station in Midsomer Norton can be found at :- Tesco, Old Mills, Paulton, Bristol BS39 7SW Should vehicles be returned without the correct amount of Fuel this will be charged at 20 pence per litre over the pump price.


All prices include Fully Comprehensive Insurance, but this does not cover the contents of vehicles, punctures, windscreen damage, door mirror damage or damage sustained through contact with stationery objects for example - damage caused by hitting a wall. The Insurance excess in these instances will be £500.00 of which £200.00 is paid on each hire as a deposit. THIS WILL BE REFUNDED IN FULL ON THE RETURN OF THE VEHICLE IN GOOD CONDITION, WITH ALL ADDITIONAL EXTRAS AND CORRECT AMOUNT OF FUEL. All Vans and Trucks are not covered by insurance for damage above cab height

Terms and Conditions


The Hirer shall be bound by the following Terms and Conditions which incorporate the detail below


If the Hirer has indicated that he/she wishes the Lessor to provide insurance then the following provisions will apply;- (a) This contract is subject to and is deemed to include the terms, conditions and limitations of the Lessors insurance policy; a copy of which may be inspected at the offices of the Lessor


If the Hirer has indicated overleaf that he wishes to provide his own insurance then the following provisions will apply:- (a) The Hirer undertakes to insure the vehicle until it is returned to the Lessor in its full value against loss or damage (including windscreen damage) by accident, fire or theft under a comprehensive policy of Insurance with an insurance office of repute to be approved by the Lessor


Where this agreement has been signed by a person on behalf of the Hirer, he warrants that he is authorised to sign for the Hirer, and is jointly and severally liable with the Hirer under this agreement


Neither the Hirer, nor any servant or agent of the Hirer, nor any authorised driver, or may hold himself out to be, the servant or agent of the Lessor for any purpose whatsoever


The vehicle or any part thereof shall not be re-hired, sub-let, or lent to any third party without the written permission of the owner


The Lessor is not liable for loss of or damage to any property stored on transported in or on the vehicle, nor does the Lessor accept responsibility for any property left in or on the vehicle when it returns to the Lessor's possession


The vehicle may not without the prior written consent of the Lessor be removed from British Isles or to any territory by transportation by ferry


The vehicle may not without the prior written consent of the Lessor be used to propel or tow any other vehicle or trailer


The vehicle must not be driven in a manner which would render void the policy or other contract of Insurance, or In contravention of any Road Traffic Act or Construction and Use Regulations, or by any person who is not licensed to drive the vehicle or who is under the Influence alcohol or drugs, nor must it be driven in the event of mechanical, electrical or structural failure or damage, if further damage might thereby be caused


lt is a breach of this Agreement for the Hirer to fail to return the vehicle to the Lessor at the end ot the rental period, and the damages payable for such a breach will be the rental charges that would be payable on the Lessor's current tariff for the period until the Lessor recovers the vehicle or receives full value of the vehicle


The Hirer Is not authorised to effect repairs to the vehicle costing more than £25 without the Lessor's prior consent and an order number being issued to cover, Save to the extent that there may be an excess on the Lessor's insurance that the Hirer is obliged to pay, the Lessor will refund to the Hirer the cost of necessary repairs not exceeding £25 {or more if the Lessor's consent had been obtained and an order number issued) on production of a VAT, receipt and any old parts or tyres replaced


If the Hirer commits any breach of this Agreement, the lessor may treat the Agreement as terminated and take possession of the vehicle


The Hirer shall be liable as owner of the vehicle In respect of:- (a) Any financial penalty or charge which may be demanded by any person, corporation or authority as a result of the vehicle having been parked or left upon land which is not a public road or in any designated prepaid parking place


The Hirer is obllged;- (a) To pay the Lessor's current tariff for rental and fuel, to pay for any accessories, tyres, wing mirrors, tools or equipment lost, stolen or damaged; to pay the Lessor's costs of recovering the vehicle in the event that the Hirer fails to return it to the Lessor, to pay Release Fees If the vehicle is wheel damped or impounded by an authoritative body; and pay congestion charges made by Transport for London (or any other City/Borough Council)


To pay all charges incurred by the Lessor plus any administrative costs should the payment(s) made by the Hirer be rejected by the Hirer's Bank or Card issuer


The Lessor Is obllged:- (a) To take all responsible steps to provide the Hirer with a well maintained vehicle of the group booked or a substitute without any detriment to the Hirer, (b) To maintain the vehicle to at least the manufacturer's recommended standard and warrant that the vehicle is roadworthy and suitable for the purpose of renting at the commencement of the rental period


Breakdown, repairs and adjustment (a) When the vehicle is on hire to the Hirer, any breakdown or other unsatisfactory working of any part of the vehicle must be notified immediately to the Owner