Why Hire from Atlas?

Comparing prices and propositions from different companies can sometimes be a challenging job.   Prices appear to range dramatically and the services offered are not always the same.  This page is aimed at highlighting the key reasons why you will want to hire from Atlas.   It may also prompt you to look for more detail from other companies you may be comparing us with.   If you are in doubt about any aspect or just wish further clarification please feel free to contact us. Emails should be addressed to enquiries@atlashiredrive.co.uk or please call us on +44 141 374 2126.

Top Reasons our customers choose Atlas

The reasons listed below have been sourced from customer satisfaction surveys undertaken on-line, within 5 days of returning their vehicle.

Pricing is based on full 24 hour periods

We do not charge for a whole day, on either your collection or return day.   We literally only start charging from the time you collect the vehicle.   This can sometimes make a huge difference to the overall hire price.  If comparing pricing, it is always worth checking the total price quoted, not just the daily rate.

Example: You wish a hire to commence at 2pm on a Friday, returning 2pm on a Monday. We will charge you 3 Days. Most other companies will charge for the Friday, Saturday, Sunday & Monday. This is 4 days. This makes us 25% cheaper, even if the daily rate were the same. If you are comparing our prices please ensure you are comparing like for like.

We offer round the clock collection and return times, with no additional charge

There are no premiums for collecting or returning on Sundays, public holidays or outside of normal office hours. Many companies charge £40+ for out of hour returns and many others don’t offer Sundays at all.  Use our enquiry system, enter your preferred dates and time, and you will see the total price for the vehicles available.  There will be no hidden charges.

We do not restrict your pick up and return times.   Many companies only allow vehicle collections after 3pm with returns before 11am.   This is very restrictive and may not suit your arrival or onward travel arrangements.

Modern Vehicles, latest 2016 & 2017 models

Most of our motorhome and campervan fleet are brand new 2017 models.  We refresh our motorhome fleet every year ensuring our customers experience a vehicle that feels like new.  After every hire we conduct an intensive turnaround programme.  This ensures the vehicle is returned to as near new condition each time.   We want our customers feeling like they are the first to use the vehicle.

Each motorhome is well equipped as standard meaning there are no hidden or last minute charges.  TV/DVD’s, powerful heaters are all standard and not options

 

Atlas only use their own vehicles

At Atlas, we only rent our own vehicles.  Our customers recognise the benefits of this.

Many rental companies on the internet are not actual vehicle rental firms.  They are a booking system for vehicles owned by members of the public who wish to make some extra money from hiring their vehicle.  This can lead to lower prices, as there is no fleet to purchase or maintain, however it also means there is no control of the vehicle quality and maintenance procedures.   Many agents have nothing vested in the business and can easily disappear overnight.   High profile agents went out of business this year with customers losing their money and having their holiday ruined at the last minute.

If you were renting a car, you wouldn’t expect Avis or Hertz to provide you with someone elses vehicle.   It is worth checking this if the price looks too good to be true.

 

Operate from City Centre Based business premises

We operate from a commercial depot, not a business from home. We offer free secure parking for customer vehicles with multi camera CCTV system.

Location Location Location

Glasgow City centre location offering simple and easy connections to rail, air and major road networks. Collections and drop offs from major transport hubs available. Glasgow Airport, Edinburgh Airport, Prestwick Airport, All major Glasgow Train Stations, Edinburgh Train Stations.

It’s your holiday vehicle, not a mobile advertisement

No branded signage or logos on our vehicles.  Our customers do not want to drive a mobile billboard advert around.   We believe this can make you stand out as a tourist.

With Atlas the vehicle doesn’t look hired and you could easily pass it off as your own.   You don’t see car rental firms like Hertz and Avis with big signs on them so why do so many campervan and motorhome companies plaster their logo, web address and telephone number on the front back and sides of the vehicle.

Don’t look like a tourist.

Peace of mind on the road – Full roadside mechanical support

Full  roadside support keeping you on the move.  Why change your own wheel if you get a puncture. Let someone else do it and you can relax.

FREE Camping and Caravannning Club Membership

Get privileged access to member only * campsites as well as obtain a 30% discount on all pitching fees. We recommend you book sites in advance of your trip, especially during the peak summer months. See their site at http://www.campingandcaravanningclub.co.uk/ukcampsites/

* Excludes Luss on Loch Lomond.  You must become a full member 24 hours prior to booking to meet their entry terms.

Customer Service & Interaction

From the moment you find out about Atlas Motorhome and Campervan rental you will notice a consistency of service.  Our response times, either on phone, email, social media or otherwise will be consistent, ensuring you get the information you require timely and accurately.  If for any reason we cannot answer fully any enquiry within our timeframe, we will still make contact so you know we are working on it.  We all know what it feels like to be forgotten about now and again; nothing can be more frustrating or bad mannered.  You will not experience that from Atlas.

We have designed our business with the customer at the centre.  We know what you want from your holidays and short breaks.  We know because we ask, we love feedback and we know because we do this every day.  We understand what you want to do on your holidays and where you want to go in our vehicles.  This means we offer the right combination of vehicle facilities, the right type of vehicle and understand how some of the little ad ons can make all the difference in the world.

Quality

It is important to us that our motorhomes and campervans go out safe, clean and reliable every time.  This is made possible by managing them from our depot.  Our team receive them, check them, clean them and make ready for each hire.  We do not leave this to 3rd parties as your satisfaction is too much for us to risk in the hands of 3rd party vehicle owners.  We want you to have a great time, recommend us to your friends and come back again.