University Car Club
Need access to a car for a trip to the shops, to attend a meeting, or for other occasional journeys?
The University of Reading Car Club, provided by Hertz 24/7, could be just what you're looking for. The scheme gives students and staff access to Pay-As-You-Go vehicles available for hire on campus from only £5.50 an hour.
If you're 19 or over, and have a licence valid for driving in the UK, sign up to the scheme today (for free). The hire cost includes insurance, congestion charge and 20 miles of fuel!
Becoming a member
Membership of the scheme is free and enrolment takes just a few minutes. You must be at least 19 years old and have a drivers licence valid in the UK (the website says 23, but we are an affiliated partner, so 19 is fine). Go to Hertz 2/47 sign-up to register. You should select 'London' when the website asks for your location and enter 1137 if it asks for a promotion code. If you prefer to register by phone call Hertz on 08708 45 45 45.
Booking a car
Once you are a member you can book the cars on-line, over the phone or by using your Smart Phone - you can reserve a vehicle weeks in advance or just minutes before you need it. Go to Hertz 24/7 booking page to book.
The cars are parked at Whiteknights Campus outside Whiteknights House. They are low CO2 and feature start-stop technology to reduce emissions. You can pick up your car at any time of the day or night, 365 days a year.
The cars currently on campus are Fiat 500's which cost £5.50 per hour to hire. There is however an additional charge of £2 per hour for anyone under 21.
Please note that should you be involved in an accident or damage is caused to the car you will be liable to pay a considerable excess on the insurance policy. Please see the Term & Conditions and FAQ sections on the Hertz 24/7 web site for the current excess rates.
The cars can also be rented for longer periods, costing £44 for 24 hours.
For full details on the scheme and to book a car, visit the Hertz 24/7 website or call the Member Care Centre number on 08708 45 45 45.