Minibus and Van Hire Tips

Here are some useful hints and tips for customers hiring a self-drive hire van or minibus from Admiral Van Hire (

1. Whilst driving, be aware of protruding signposts, the clearance height of bridges, any over-hanging trees or overhead power lines and telephone cables.

2. A van or minibus has a wider turning radius and higher centre of gravity so you should slow down when taking corners and make use of your external mirrors when reversing.

3. When collecting your van, practice driving for a while at our premises to get a feel of how the vehicle handles.

4. Remember that the braking distance of a van is much greater than a car.

Driver Requirements

When hiring a vehicle, you must be over age 22, under age 70 and have held a full driving licence for at least two years.

Vehicle Collection

When collecting your vehicle you will need:

  1. The driving licences for all named drivers, and details of any licence endorsements.
  2. A credit or debit card in the name of the person hiring the van or minibus
  3. Two proofs of address - Gas or Electricity bills, a building society or bank statement etc.
  4. You should also check the vehicle on collection as you will be asked to sign a check-sheet.


Our hire agreement includes Third Party Insurance and Collision Damage Waiver. Coverage is restricted to European countries only. Our friendly staff will explain the insurances in more detail when you collect.


All vehicles are supplied with enough fuel to get you to a local garage to fill up. Please return vehicle with around the same amount of fuel as when collected.

Delivery Surcharge

If you require delivery or collection of your vehicle, there may be an additional charge. Please contact us for details.

One-Way Rental

We try to accommodate one-way rentals, but an additional charge may apply. Contact us for details.

Traffic Fines

Any fines incurred will be recharged at cost and subject to an administration charge.

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