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Car Hire With A Free Additional Driver

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Can I hire a car with an additional driver? In short yes, we deal with a number of suppliers who offer this service and sometimes we can even arrange this with no charge.

To make your car rental experience easier than ever, we can now arrange car hire with an additional driver. We recognise that driving can be stressful, especially if you are in a foreign country. Our free additional driver service means you can share the driving and take the stress out of car hire.

Whether you’re planning a holiday to the sunny heights of Spain or cold mountains of France, Our Free Additional Driver option gives you the ability to share the driving and cover more miles.

We would suggest taking the free additional driver option if it is available to you, as even if you are not planning to share the driving, this need may arise and you will not be caught out.

Enquire now for a Free Additional Driver Rental

Can I get car hire with an additional driver?

When you rent a car only the main driver named on the hire will be insured to drive. If you a require car hire with an additional driver you will need to do this when making the booking, it also often comes at an additional cost, although we have certain suppliers who will do this for free. If you wish to add a driver they will be subject to the same conditions as the named driver.

How to hire a car with a free additional driver

There are no car hire additional driver specific restrictions, they are just the same as if you where to hire a car yourself, which are as follows….

    1. 1. The 21 or over restriction still applies*
    1. 2. The additional driver needs to have held your licence for a year prior to hiring
    1. 3. There must be under 6 points (9 in some locations) on the additional drivers licence with no major convictions

*If you are under the age of 25 then you may be subject to a young driver additional daily fee which again depends on location

Avoid the additional driver fee

When booking with Indigo Car Hire you can save on the extra cost often associated with adding an additional driver to your rental. It’s dependent on location but we can arrange our car hire free additional driver deal in several different countries, airports and cities worldwide. There are a few locations that we can find this deal more often than others such as within the UK, France, Spain, Italy, Australia.

Which car rental companies offer free additional drivers?

To provide the best service to our customers we have managed to secure this offer with two large multinational suppliers meaning that you have this option when booking through Indigo Car Hire in a significant amount of locations as they cover a wide area. If you want to find out more about this offer and which rental companies we can arrange it with then please give our fantastic reservation team a call on +44 (0)113 880 0748.

Should I add a second driver?

Most of the time it’s FREE so naturally we would suggest to jump at the chance, but you have to take a few things into account first.

Adding a second driver can sometimes be more effort than it’s worth, as the other driver needs to provide their documents in order to be able to hire, just like the main driver, so the decision is completely up to you!

Top Free Additional Driver Locations

Are you looking to take advantage of this great offer? Then below we have highlighted some of the most common locations that we get free additional driver queries for:

Manchester AirportLiverpool AirportBirmingham AirportNewcastle Airport
Luton AirportGatwick AirportEdinburgh AirportSouthampton Airport
Heathrow AirportStansted AirportBristol AirportBournemouth Airport
Exeter AirportLeeds Bradford AirportBlackpool AirportThe USA

This isn’t an exclusive list and just features some of our most popular locations, if you are interested in finding out if we can offer a free additional driver in your desired location then please contact us directly.

car hire additional driverCar Hire Free Additional Driver FAQs

1. The additional driver isn’t present, can I still hire the car?

    When the car is collected any additional drivers must be present. You can be added during the rental as a second driver if you go back to the rental office, however please let us know that you are planning on doing this prior to the rental. Until the second driver has gone to the office, they will not be authorised to drive the car.

2. Can an additional driver return a hire car?

    In regards to dropping the car back, either the main or additional driver can return the car.

3. Do I need excess insurance for the additional driver?

    No extra insurance is required for the 2nd driver, the same excess / insurance applies to both drivers, regardless whether they are the main driver or 2nd driver.

4. How many additional drivers can I add?

    This varies from supplier to supplier, we can offer 1 free extra driver. Any above this would be added with a daily fee.

5. Can I get USA car hire with a free additional driver?

    Yes, we work with several suppliers in the USA who are able to offer free additional driver car hire. Both drivers will be fully covered to drive over the rental duration.

6. Can an additional driver pick up the rental car?

    Unfortunately no, the main driver needs to be present when it comes to picking up the rental car at from the selected supplier.

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 4 reviews
 by jimmy Walker
awesome service

Ive used indigo before ,but during this trying time theyve come through with flying colours ,even offering me a free additional driver [the Aussie duchess] so she can drive in the country shes about to call home ... Bonnie Scotland . So take my advice and use this lot

 by Carla
Amazing customer service

Thank you so much guys! I was given your number after a bad experience with another rental company and I've never experienced such great service, really helped me easily find a rental and through all of the process Cherie was there to help. Will absolutely be coming back to you next time I need to hire a car.

 by Nisham

Indigo made car rental so much easier. Matt Carter helped me with the reservation, found the best deal, which included additional driver and insurance coverage that adds up to a couple hundred pounds. He was very responsive to our messages as well. Our trip went really smooth. Thank You!

 by Fred Hamond
Hassle free service

Quickly sorted with a free additional driver and unlimited mileage for the same price as a more expensive on-line deal!