Your flexible business partner

Carhire.ie is the rental partner of choice for Ireland’s SMEs — backed by over 30 years of business success stories.

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Total flexibility

No restrictive contracts, so we are a real alternative to long term leasing or buying.

Adjustable fleet

We understand business dynamics so you can change your fleet size and mix as your business demands it.

Service and maintenance covered

All servicing and maintenance is included in our pricing, so that’s one less thing to worry about. We also cover road tax.

Short or long-term rental

Ease your capital and cashflow complications by renting from CARHIRE.ie instead of buying or leasing vehicles that mightn’t be the best fit. Through our flexible short or long-term rental service, you only pay for what your business needs, and you can take a vehicle for any length of time between one day and two years — free from a rigid long-term contract.

You can also change cars, vans or groups of vehicles at any stage, so you always have your strongest fleet on the road. We take care of the boring stuff like vehicle tax, servicing and maintenance — another reason why we’re the smart alternative to buying or long-term leasing.

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Vehicle customisation

We own the vehicle, but it’ll feel like yours with our customisation offers for long-term business rentals. We’ll help you stand out. We’ve partnered with hundreds of businesses over the last 30 years, so we know how to respond to your unique set of needs.

Treat a customisation project like it’s your own vehicle, and let us know how we can go the extra mile. Talk to us about shelving, dashcams, roof racks, tow bars, beacons, chevrons, rear cameras, and branded vehicles with your logos and signage. That personal touch goes a long way.

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Vehicle replacement

If your vehicle is off the road, we make sure that you don’t have to be. We will keep you on the move by acting quickly with our replacement service to keep your business running smoothly.

If your vehicle is out of service for any reason, let us know right away and we will provide a temporary replacement van or car of a similar type and size, so you can keep serving your customers and reduce any business disruption.

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Fleet telematics

Make your rental vehicles work even harder for you with our telematics systems. Unlock the power of your data and see the road ahead more clearly. Our in-vehicle tracker measures vehicle performance and driver behaviour, and helps you save money on fuel by monitoring consumption.

You can also get an edge through powerful analytics, controlled by a centralised desktop dashboard that’s easy to use, and offers insightful reports on many aspects of your fleet.

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Express pickups with GoCar by Europcar

With GoCar by Europcar you don’t need to go to a rental station. Simply book online, making sure to choose ‘GoCar by Europcar’, then download the GoCar app and upload your driving licence. Once validated just use the app to locate and unlock your car. The keys are in the glove box so you can just drive away. Try it today!

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FAQs

If you can’t find the information you need in this FAQ section, please get in touch through our Contact us page.

We accept MasterCard, Visa, American Express, Diners Club and Discover Cards. GoCar by Europcar bookings have to be prepaid online. We only accept credit cards from the person in whose name the booking is made.

The main named driver must provide a major credit card in their own name to complete the booking, which must be used to pay the deposit. This card must also be shown on arrival. We do not accept other forms of payment such as cash, prepaid cards, debit cards, electronic cards or a credit card from a third party. Please refer to our Terms & Conditions.

Yes, you can check rates through our booking system before making a reservation. Your booking is only complete when you agree to the Terms & Conditions and click the 'Pay now' or 'Pay on Arrival' button.

Most of our basic rental fees include Collision Damage Waiver and Theft Waiver, which have an excess of between €1,500 and €2,500 depending on the vehicle category. For more information, please refer to the Excess Amounts and Coverages section in our Terms & Conditions.

Drivers must meet the requirement for licence eligibility. If the number of years is eight, this does not mean the driver must have held their licence for 8 years — they must have been eligible to hold their licence for eight years. This information is stated clearly in our Terms & Conditions.

Drivers aged 75 and over must provide a printed medical certificate/letter stating that they are fit to drive, and a letter from their insurance company stating they are a current driver who has not been involved in an accident in the last 5 years. This information must reach us at least five working days before the rental.

When you arrive at the CARHIRE desk (operated by Europcar), we will ask you to provide a valid unendorsed driving licence issued by your country of residence, and a major credit card in the name of the main driver. If your licence is issued in the UK, you must provide the ‘Share Driving Licence’ information, which you can obtain by visiting gov.uk/view-driving-licence.

Non-EU/EEA driving licences cannot be accepted if the holder has been resident in Ireland for more than 12 months. Holders of UK, US, Canadian, Australian and all EU member states are not required to supply an International Driving Permit (IDP).

If an International Driving Permit is required, it must be accompanied by the driver’s original domestic licence, photo ID such as a passport or national identity card, and a utility bill or bank statement (dated within the last three months) with the same address as your driving licence. If you are using a prepaid voucher (with a specified value or that says group and days apply'), you must also present a credit card for your deposit and charges that have not been prepaid.

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