The Hirer - Driver needs to prodvide original documents in order for Cooke Bros to present your details to our insurers to qualify you for the Fully Comprehensive Insurance cover.
Full UK Driving Licence
Valid photo card licence must be produced at the time of rental and must remain valid for the duration of the rental.
The old style pink paper licence is still accepted should you not have the current photo licence.
DVLA Codes are generated by logging into www.gov.uk/view-driving-
If you have any difficulties with this process please bring your National Insurance number with you when collecting your vehicle and we will assist you.
Please provide Two proofs of your current address which should be dated within the last two months and confirms your licence address. Your Drivers licence should always display your current address as it carries a £1000.00 fine for not displaying the correct current address. The identification can be Utility bills, Bank statements, Credit/Debit card bills or Current Motor Insurance policy and Log Book V5 for your car. If unsure please contact us on 01942 874122 or 0161 474 0567
Payments & Deposits
The deposit MUST be paid on a credit card or debit card which is refundable on safe return of your hire vehicle.
Please note that if the hirer is not the cardholder, the cardholder must be present at the time of hire and will be required to produce photographic ID. The cardholder will then become the guarantor and is financially responsible for any charges incurred and the Insurance excess in the event of any accident.
You have to be over 25 years of age and must have held your full UK driving licence for a minimum of two years with no accidents, endorsements or disqualifiactions.
Please note that 21 – 24 year olds can be accommodated subject to insurance approval – please contact either of our rental offices on 01942 874 122 or 0161 474 0567 to clarify.
Drivers over 70 years old are also subject to insurance approval.
You may provide your own Fully Comprehensive cover which need to include rental vehicles should you not get approval from our insurers.
All prices at Cooke Bros include VAT @ 20%, Fully comprehensive insurance cover for one driver and all passengers, National 24 hour breakdown and roadside repair cover by the national organizations AA or RAC, Replacement vehicle in the event of a mechanical problem, warranty issue or breakdown. Replacement tyres in the event of fair wear and tear.
One and two day hires have a mileage allowance of 200 miles per day. Excess mileage charges apply there after.
Please enquire at our rental offices on 0161 474 0567 or 01942 874 122 firstname.lastname@example.org
The Deposit is a refundable deposit and should not be confused with the Insurance excess. They are totally not related at all a lot of people believe that the deposit is their excess or liability. Should you have an accident or cause damage to the vehicle the applicable excess will apply. Please ask your rental agent to clarify what your deposit and excess are prior to rental.
The refundable deposit is £100.00 and must be paid with a credit card or debit card on all and every rental, this is part of the terms and conditons set by our insurers.
A higher deposit may be charged if your driving history does not fall within our normal terms of NO accidents, endorsements or disqualifications
The deposit is refundable subject to the clean and safe return of the vehicle without any damage or excess mileage.
The insurance excess on most of our vehicles is £500.00. This can be reduced to as low as £250 by paying the applicable rate of Collision Damage Waiver. This cover is subject to insurers approval for each driver.
If your driving history does not fall within our insurers normal terms and conditions, an additional insurance premium and higher insurance excess may be applied. In these cases you are advised of your options and free to choose the most favourable option for yourself.
The Insurance excess is payable on each and every accident or incident where damage to either our vehicles or 3rd party vehicles, property or persons is caused.
PLEASE BE AWARE THIS IS THE SITUATION WITH EVERY INSURANCE POLICY AND ALSO AT EVERY RENTAL COMPANY.
Yes you can provide your own insurance. The insurance does have to be Fully Comprehensive cover and must cover rental vehicles and the use you want the vehicle for and all drivers. A current valid copy of the policy must be produced prior to the time of rental. As this will require approval by our insurers inadvance of any rental.
Under the new DVLA regulations the counterpart is now void and invalid. The new driver reference procedure must be followed. Log on to www.gov.uk/view-driving-
The Old Pink paper UK drivers licence is still accepted.
If you have any difficulties with this process please bring your National Insurance number with you when collecting your vehicle and we will assist you completing the process.
It depends on the conviction date and what the endorsement or convictions were for. Certain endorsement, convictions or disqualifications we will not be able to cover. If you have any endorsements at all contact us on 0161 474 0567 or 01942 874 122 to make sure we will be able to provide insurance cover. Alernatively you may be able to provide your own Fully Comprehensive insurance cover inclusive of rental vehicles.
All fines or fixed penalties are the hirer’s total responsibility. Any fines received by Cooke Bros will be transferred into the hirers name and an administration fee will be charged at £30.00 for each fixed penalty charge notice or fine received.
Yes an additional driver can be added they will have to be approved by Cooke Bros motor insurers and provide all original documents. Drivers licence, DVLA code and two current forms of Identification, Any additional driver will have to pay a surcharge subject to the insurers terms and conditions and approval. All drivers are vetted and approved in the same way and have to adhere to the insurers terms and conditions. Each driver is responsible individually for any excesses for each and every accident or incident that results in damage or claim.
Unfortunately not. Any damage to the windscreens, windows, tyres and wheels, oil and water are the hirer’s total and sole responsibility. We do cover for fair wear and tear on tyres. But if you have a puncture or blow out you must get the tryre re[laced or repaired at your own cost.
We are open from 08:00 am – 17:30 pm Monday to Friday and 09:00 am – 13:30 pm Saturday Closed Sundays and Bank Holidays.
Any car or van rental cannot be returned or left outside of these hours.
We offer a courtesy pick up and drop off service. We will happily pick you up from your home / office address, Manchseter Airport, Liverpool Airport, and local railway stations and bring you to our rental office to complete all necessary paperwork and at the end of your car or van rental we will happily drop you off again.
Unfortunately we do not allow any out off hours returns, all vehicles cars or vans must be returned during office hours so they can be inspected with yourself and your refundable deposit refunded back onto your debit or credit card.
You can pay cash for any vehicle rental charges only, The refundable deposit as with all rental companies MUST ALWAYS be paid on a credit or debit card on every vehicle rental. this is one of the terms and conditions from our insurers with no exception at all. Other rental companies may insist that the refundable deposit and rental must be paid on credit card only and this can be as much as £500.00 - £2500.00.
Please call our rental office on 0161 474 0567 - 01942 874 122 to confirm if you are unsure about anything at all.
When you collect your vehicle you will be given the appropriate contact number to call in the event of a breakdown or a fault arrising. We are also obviously available within office hours on 0161 474 0567 - 01942 874 122 to assist with any problems you may encounter. Each manufacturer is covered by different roadside services : Our current rental fleet is Fiat AA 00800 3428 0000 - Ford AA 0203 584 4444 - Vauxhall RAC 0800 553 388 - Toyota AA 0800 246 824 - Hyundai RAC 0800 980 2733 - Renault assist 0800 085 8000 - Volkswagen VW Assist 0800 777 192 - Nissan AA 0330 123 1231 - Peugeot Assist 0800 294 0294 Plesae contact our rental offices if you have any quieries on 01942 874 122 or 0161 474 0567. You will be assisted Roadside to establish what the problem may be, if the problem can be fixed Roadside this will be done. If the vehicle requires further attention or investigation by the manufacturer. You will be transported back to our rental office and a replacement vehicle will be provided for your onward journey.
Yes you can hire from Cooke Bros car hire. You must be staying at a local contactable address and be able to produce two local proofs of identification from the local address such as Utility bills, Bank statements etc as a local contact.
Each manufactuer has it;s own roadside assistance service these are -
Fiat abarth roadside assistance contact number uk 00800 3428 000 http://www.abarthcars.co.uk -
Alfa romeo roadside assistance contact number uk 0800 870 713 http://www.alfaromeo.co.uk -
Aston martin roadside assistance contact number uk 0888 592 7866 http://www.astonmartin.com -
Audi roadside assistance contact number uk 0800 699 999 http://www.audi.co.uk -
Bentley roadside assistance contact number uk 0800 316 1333 http://www.bentleymotors.com -
Bmw roadside assistance contact number uk 0800 777 111 http://www.bmw.co.uk -
Citroen roadside assistance contact number uk 08000 727 272 http://www.citroen.co.uk -
Dacia roadside assistance contact number uk 0800 051 2251 http://www.dacia.co.uk -
DS roadside assistance contact number uk 00800 2424 0707 http://www.dsautomobiles.co.uk -
Ferrari roadside assistance contact number uk 0800 358 8550 http://www.ferrari.com -
Fiat roadside assistance contact number uk 00800 3428 0000 http://www.fiat.co.uk -
Ford roadside assistance contact number uk 0800 111 234 / 0203 564 4444 http://www.ford.co.uk -
Honda roadside assistance contact number uk 0800 521 728 http://www.honda.co.uk -
Hyundai roadside assistance contact number uk 0800 980 2733 http://www.hyundai.co.uk -
Infiniti roadside assistance contact number uk 0800 662 6200 http://www.infiniti.co.uk -
Jaguar roadside assistance contact number uk 0800 246 844 http://www.jaguar.co.uk -
Jeep roadside assistance contact number uk 0800 521 2779 http://www.jeep.co.uk -
Kia roadside assistance contcat number uk 0333 202 1827 http://www.kia.com -
Land rover roadside assistance contact number uk 0800 521 786 http://www.landrover.co.uk -
Lexus roadside assistance contact number uk 0800 255 3987 http://www.lexus.co.uk -
Mazda roadside assistance contact number uk 0800 777 179 http://www.mazda.co.uk -
Mercedes roadside assistance contact number uk 0800 1777 7777 http://www.mercedes-benz.co.uk -
MG motor UK roadside assistance contact number uk 0800 072 3338 http://mg.co.uk -
Mini roadside assistance contact number uk 0800 777 101 http://www.mini.co.uk -
Mitsubishi roadside assistance contact number uk 0800 587 9833 http://www.mitsubishi-cars.co.uk -
Nissan roadside assistance contact number uk 0330 123 1231 http://www.nissan.co.uk -
Peugeot rodside assistance contact number uk 0800 294 0294 http://www.peugeot.co.uk -
Porsche roadside assistance contact number uk 0800 777 123 http://www.porsche.com -
Renault roadside assistance contact number uk 0800 085 8005 http://www.renault.co.uk -
SEAT roadside assistance contact number uk 0800 262 622 http://www.seat.co.uk -
Skoda roadside assistance contact number uk 0800 526 625 / 0330 100 3243 http://www.skoda.co.uk -
Smart roadside assistance number 00800 2777 7777 http://www.smart.com -
Suburu roadside assistance contact number uk 0800 777 1270 http://www.subaru.co.uk -
Suzuki roadside assistance contact number uk 0800 107 1155 http://www.suzuki.co.uk -
Tesla roadside assistance contact number uk 0800 756 9960 http://www.tesla.com -
Toyota roadside assistance contact number uk 0800 246 824 http://www.toyota.co.uk -
Vauxhall roadside assistance contact number uk 0800 553 388 http://www.vauxhall.co.uk -
Volkswagen roadside assistance contact number uk 0800 777 192 http://www.volkswagen.co.u -
Volvo roadside assistance contact number uk 0800 777 176 http://www.volvocars.com
If you require any further inofmation please contact our car rental office 0161 474 0567 or 01942 8741 122
If you get a flat tyre each hire vehicle comes supplied with a jack and wheel brace also a spare tyre or an inflator kit, If you have any difficulty please use the provided Roadside assistance cover and within office hours you can call our office on 01942 874 122 or 0161 474 0567. Tyres are the hirers responsability for punctures, blow outs or side wall damage, Cooke Bros are responsible for fair wear and tear also replacing worn out tyres. To replace any tyres here are some of the national companies for assistance ATS Euromater 0800 505 505 - National Tyres 0808 231 0732 - Kwik Fit 0800 222 11 there services are chargeable. Other local companies and services are available and may be as competative plesae check on www.yell.com or www.google.com for local services.
If you get a stone chip or damaged windscreen or window glass this will be your responsability depending on the serverity may be repaired or may need replacing, If you need any assistance please use your dedicated Roadside assistance or call our rental offices on 01942 874 122 - 0161 474 0567. Here are some of the nationwide windscreen companies that could assist there services are chargeable National Windscreens 0800 955 0108 - Auto Windscreens 0800 999 5000 - Auto Glass 0333 999 0100 there are other local companies in each area that may be as competative check on www.yell.com or www.google.com
If you damage the vehicle the damage will be estimated and you will be advised of the costs involved, we are happy at that point for youi to obtain other estimates if you wish. Your deposit will be held and the appropriate excess will be charged. Whilst the vehicle is being repaired you will remain responsible for the daily hire charges. Once the vehicle is repaired and roadworthy you will be required to pay any outstanding charges.
PLEASE BE AWARE THAT ALL HIRERS REGARDLESS WHERE THEY HIRE A VEHICLE FROM REMAIN LIABLE FOR THE DAILY RENTAL CHARGES WHILST THAT VEHICLE IS BEING REPAIRED ONCE REPAIRED AND ROADWORTY THE HIRER CEASES BEING LIABLE FOR RENTAL CHARGES
If you have an accident regardles of circumstances YOU DO NOT ADMIT LIABILITY AS IT IS ONLY THE INSURERS WHO CAN ACCEPT OR DECLINE LIABILITY. If you do accept liability you are breaching the terms and conditions of your insurance cover and run the risk of possibly having your insurance cover revoked.
Do not panic make sure that everyone in the vehicle are fine and not injured if any injuries call the emergency services ambulance and police on 999
If everyone is in the vehicle are fine call our offices on 01942 874 122 or 0161 474 0567 if out of office hours use the Roadside assistance cover provide if the vehicle needs attention or cannot be driven.
Take pictures of the damage to both vehicles and any occupants in the other vehicle and email them to email@example.com from the scene of the accident, take the Registration number, name, address, contact telephone number of the driver in the other vehicle.
If there are any witnesses please take there name, address, registration number, if the situation allows take a brief statement.
Always call the police if there any injuries or you are not happy about the situation or circumtances of the accident.
You will need to contact our office at the earliest opportunity.
Cooke Bros will offer to any 3rd party without prejudice complete repair of any damage and courtesy car whilst repairs are undertaken.
You will have to come into our office to complete an accident report and the damage to be estimated at the earliest point possible.
No you have not resrved a vehicle by using the enquiry form, we will send you all requested information regaring your enquiry via email and request your approval to reserve a vehicle. You are then free to reserve or not to reserve a vehicle at will.
We will only ever take your details when you are happy that Cooke Bros have provided the most competative quote and are able to provide the right vehicle for your requirements.
In the case of a vehicle not being available or not returning on time for your rental, we will endevour to provide an equivalent vehicle or upgrade where possible. Cooke Bros always tries to honour each and every reservation.
Yes all one day rentals are 24 hours Monday to Friday, the time you collect the vehicle is the time you return the vehicle the following day.
It is important to collect the vehicle at the agreed time and return at the agreed time.
Late collection or return can impact on the next hirer who could be on a tight deadline such as a house move, interview or medical appointment.
Yes you can still hire a car or van the old original paper licence is still accepted and we require the DVLA code.
Cooke Bros operate an empty to empty policy.
When you collect your hire vehicle you are shown the fuel level and agree the amount that it should return with.
Whilst on hire you refuel the vehicle enough to cover your own usage so the vehicle retruns with the same amount of fuel as when taken out.