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Alco Van Hire
Low Cost Van Hire - Open 6 Days a Week
 

Are you ready to book?


Please ask the driver to call us on 01962 670067 to book, as they will be asked for their details in order for us to complete the pre rental checks and insurance pre-qualification.

Please ensure you have to hand:
  • Your driving licence
  • Your National Insurance Number
  • Your credit or debit card
Payment will be taken at the time of booking, over the telephone to secure your vehicle and your booking will then be confirmed by email.





What you need to do once you have booked


As soon as possible after booking, and no later than 4pm the working day before your hire, you should email images of the front and back of your photocard driving licence and your additional identity documents (see the list below) to us, either scanned copies or photographs are acceptable. - If you do not have a photocard driving licence, a photographic ID, such as a passport, is also required.

You should do this by replying to the confirmation email we sent you when booking, if this is not possible, you can email these to us directly be emailing: frontdesk@alcovanhire.co.uk. Make sure you include your booking reference number. NB: If you are sending photographs, please ensure you send them as 'large' or 'actual size' files.

By providing your documentation in advance, you will help make your visit to collect your vehicle as streamlined as possible. Please be aware, you will still be required to provide your photo driving licence or another photo ID on collection of the vehicle.


Your second form of ID - Acceptable Documents
You should submit a photograph of a document from the list below, it must be the full front page which must show the drivers name and address.

Alongside your driving licence we require one additional identification document which is dated within the 60 days before your hire commences, which shows your name and your current home address. Acceptable forms of identification are:
  • Utility Bill. - Not Mobile Phone.
  • Bank Statement.
  • Credit Card Statement.
Internet printed documents or screenshots are acceptable providing they show the name, address, date, and account details.

If one of the above is unavailable, two of the following documents are acceptable:
  • Council Tax Bill - which is not more than 12 months old.
  • Local Council rent agreement / Rent Book - must be valid on the day of hire.
  • Private Landlord Tenancy Agreement issued by an Estate Agency - must be valid on the day of hire.
  • HP Agreement - which is no more than 60 days old.
  • Life Assurance Policy - which is not more than 12 months old.
  • Mortgage statement - which is not more than 12 months old.
  • Your last payslip providing it shows your address.
Any document not on the above list will not be accepted.

Driving Licence Front

Close Up
Photograph

Green Tick
Driving Licence Back

No Reflection
or Glare

Green Tick
Full Bank Statement

Whole Page
Visible

Green Tick
Part Bank Statement

Part Documents
Not Acceptable

Red Cross
Remember: If you are sending photographs, please ensure you send them as 'large' or 'actual size' files.





What should you do if you are unable to email your documents?


At the moment, due to the coronavirus outbreak, we are only accepting your documents in advance, by email. We cannot accept any documentation in person. If you are unable to email your documents to us you should contact us, by calling 01962 670067.





What else should you do before you come to collect your vehicle?


  1. Read our 'Guide to Having a Smooth Journey'.
  2. Check your confirmation email for your scheduled collection time. If you arrive early, you might have to wait.
  3. Drive away happy.

If you have a little more time, we thoroughly recommend that you read our 'Guide to how we use your Personal Data', and our 'Rental Agreement Terms & Conditions', to fully understand your obligations.





If You Need to Cancel After Booking



We require 48 hours written notice of cancellation if required. This must be done through our online cancellation form. Cancellations after this period will be charged at 100% of the total hire charge.





A Driving Licence 'Check Code' - Do you need one?


We are normally able to validate your driving licence on your behalf, but there are some situations where this may not be possible, and we might ask you to generate a 'Check Code'.

On 8 June 2015, the photocard paper counterpart stopped being a legal document and the DVLA also stopped updating any old style paper licences.
For further information on the driving licence changes please click here.

If requested, you need to follow this procedure to generate a 'Check Code', without it you will be unable to hire a vehicle.
  • Please visit View Driving Licence online and login using the required details.
  • Once logged in, using the top navigation, go to 'Share Your Licence information'.
  • Click 'Get Check Code'.
  • Click 'View, Print or Save your licence information'.
  • You should then save this page and email it to us.
  • If you are unable to save it, you should copy the 'Check Code' and email it to us instead. - Be careful, it is case sensitive and can only be used once.
  • If you have any problems in generating a code, you should call the DVLA on 0300 083 0013 (Monday - Friday 9.00am - 5.00pm) for further assistance.
  • This procedure may be required for both photo card driving licences as well as paper driving licences issued before 1998 if we are unable to validate your driving licence.
You might find the following video helpful as it shows you how to get your 'Check Code':



If you have any further questions regarding the driving licence changes from 2015, or 'Check Codes', please visit our dedicated driving licence changes page for further information.
For all enquiries and reservations please call us on 01962 67 00 67
 
Collection & Return Opening Hours
Weekdays: 08:00 - 17:30
Saturday: 09:00 - 17:30
Sunday: CLOSED

Telephone & Bookings Opening Hours
Weekdays: 09:00 - 16:00
Saturday: 09:00 - 13:00
Sunday: CLOSED
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