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PCO Car Hire

If you’re new to the private hire industry and need some wheels to get started, then this is the scheme for you.

Equally, if your own PCO car is out of action and you need to get on the road quickly, then we can help.

Our Uber-approved PCO car are available to rent on a rolling basis. The minimum rental term is 8 weeks.

You must be:

– Minimum age of 25 (max 65)

– Live and work in Greater London

– Good level of English

– Maximum 6 points on your licence

– Maximum 2 fault accidents

– No major convictions such as an IN10

– Must already hold a PCO licence and be registered to at least one private hire operator in London

Please bring the following:

– Deposit & first week’s rent

– Driving licence

– National insurance number

– PCO licence (original) & badge

– Proof of address (within the last 3 months and address must match your driving licence)

Yes. Every PCO car is Uber and TfL-approved and ready to go.

The deposit is £250. This is a refundable deposit and is refunded after you return the vehicle.

We will also ask for your first week’s rent upfront.

8 weeks. After that, you can return the car at any point with one week’s notice.

Yes. Otto Car provides optional PCO insurance if you select it, and sorts out the paperwork on your behalf.

There is up to a £1000 insurance excess for fault and split liability claims. Non-fault claims don’t require an excess.

Yes. Our PCO insurance covers deliveries for companies such as Uber Eats. Please speak to a member of the Otto Team for more information.

Call our insurance company to report an accident immediately (see Otto sticker in vehicle).

Please refer to the accident report form in the ‘Otto Welcome Pack’.

Dashcam is there for your protection and to give you peace of mind, however, please don’t rely on this and remember to always take down third-party details and double-check third-party registration. Please refer to the accident report form in the ‘Otto Welcome Pack’.

Every PCO car is serviced at 10,000 miles (unless stated otherwise). Your service includes; oil change, oil filter, air filter & pollen filter.

Brakes are included, however, you’ll be liable for tyre punctures and accidental damage.

As part of the sign-up process, you’ll have to take a driving assessment with us.

In the event that a PCO driver’s standards are below what we perceive to be acceptable, you may be asked to come back at the discretion of the driving assessor.

Many drivers benefit from this assessment to improve their driving performance and even come back for further lessons later down the line!

Yes, there’s a fair usage policy of 1000 miles per week. If you exceed this, you can be liable for a charge of 20p per extra mile.

Yes. Your PCO car will come fully licensed and ready to use.

Only you are allowed to drive the PCO car under the contract. Under no circumstances can anybody else drive your PCO car.

Rent 2 Buy +

If you’re an experienced PCO driver who’s tired of endlessly renting or wants to upgrade their PCO car, this is the plan for you.

Rent 2 Buy + is more or less what it sounds like. You pay weekly rental fees for the length of your scheme, and at the end of it, the PCO car will be fully yours.

We’ve helped thousands of PCO drivers become car owners since 2015.

 

Your PCO car comes with free PCO insurance, servicing, MOT, road tax, PHV licence and breakdown cover.

There is no credit check and the scheme includes a 8 week holiday break. Our PCO cars also come fully fitted with our state of the art CCTV camera system.

You can focus on PCO driving, and we’ll help you take care of the rest.

Yes! All the log-book details and information will be transferred into your name at the end of your scheme.

Down payments start from just £499. Please check the individual Uber cars on our Rent 2 Buy + page for exact pricing.

The down payment is refundable if you cancel your Rent 2 Buy + order at least 7 days before picking up the car. Unfortunately, if you cancel your order within 7 days of your pickup date, we cannot issue any refunds.

Yes. Servicing and PCO insurance are included free of charge in your plan.

Wear and tear items such as tyres and brakes are not included and will be your responsibility to replace.

Once your payments are completed, there is £200 admin fee to change the log book into your name. That’s it!

Please bring the following:

– Deposit & first week’s rent

– Driving licence

– National insurance number

– PCO licence (original) & badge

– Proof of address (within the last 3 months and address must match your driving licence)

– For the Premium PCO cars -Tesla Model 3, Model Y, Ioniq 5 and Kia EV6 Air – please bring proof of your 1 year no claims with you

This isn’t a problem. Here at Otto Car we’re more interested in your present than your past.

The minimum age for our standard PCO cars is 25 years and over.

Premium PCO cars – Tesla Model 3,Model Y Hyundai Ioniq and Kia EV6 – have a minimum age of 30.

Please note, maximum age is 65 years old for all of our PCO cars.

 

– At least 1 month of recent PCO driving experience and 200 trips (For the Tesla Model Y, 3, Kia EV6 Air and Hyundai Ioniq 5, it’s 6 months PCO driving experience and 1,000 trips).

– You must be living in London or the home counties which includes:
Bedfordshire
Buckinghamshire
Essex
Hertfordshire
Kent
Surrey
Sussex

– Have a good level of English

– Tesla Model 3, Model Y, Hyundai Ioniq and Kia EV6 Air, you need 1 year of no claims, and you need to bring proof with you at the point of order.

Normally we can accept up to 6 points on your licence, however, certain convictions such as IN10’s cannot be accepted onto our scheme.

We recommend that PCO drivers call us before visiting if they have any major convictions.

Premium PCO cars – Tesla Model Y, 3, Hyundai Ioniq and Kia EV6 – require maximum 3 points.

No. We welcome PCO drivers from all platforms onto our car schemes. We only ask that you’re already signed up to at least one platform before visiting us.

Unfortunately, if you’ve had two or more fault accidents, we won’t be able to accept you onto our Rent 2 Buy + scheme.

Through our Rent 2 Buy + scheme you are eligible for up to 8 weeks’ payment break through the year.

Please note, you can only request a payment break after 12 weeks of renting with us, with a maximum of 4 weeks to take at one time. All requests are subject to approval from the Credit Control team.

There is a £25 admin fee for every week taken.

Your Rent 2 Buy + and insurance contract is with Otto Car Limited.

Not a problem. After 2 months you can cancel with 4 weeks’ notice.

Please keep in mind that you will lose all of your rental payments up to that point.

In addition to this, if your total mileage exceeds 1000 miles per week then you may be liable for any excess mileage charges. There is also a £200 cancellation fee if you decide to cancel before the contract finishes.

If you had a fault accident whilst on the Rent 2 Buy + Contract then you will still be liable for the insurance premium.

PCO Insurance is free with your Rent 2 Buy + contract.

You are covered by our fleet insurance for third-party claims and the cost of the car. Your liability is limited to £500 for any fault accident and we cover the rest.

Yes it does. Our PCO insurance covers deliveries for companies such as Uber Eats. Please speak to a member of the Otto Team for more information.

Delivery mileage includes mileage from the dealership to the TfL licensing facility, and then to our garage where you collect your new car. This is usually 30-40 miles.

Yes. We have a fair usage policy of 1000 miles per week. If you exceed this, you will be charged on a monthly basis but your contract length will be shortened meaning you own the car quicker. You’ll never pay more than the agreed price set out in the contract.

Mileage Cap 48,000 miles/year = 1000 miles/week + 8 weeks Holiday.

Excess mileage costs £0.20p per mile that you’ve gone above the cap each week.

As the log book of the PCO car is in our name, the PCN will come to us first. We’ll then transfer the PCN into the PCO drivers name who can then decide to pay it or appeal it.

Due to the amount of time and effort it takes to transfer liability, there is a small charge of £10. This is significantly lower than most of our competitors.

Every PCO car is serviced at 10,000 miles (unless stated otherwise). Your service includes; oil change, oil filter, air filter & pollen filter.

Yes. Your new PCO car will be fully licensed and ready to use.

No. The PCO car is not insured to travel outside the UK and therefore must not travel abroad at any time during the contract.

As part of the sign up process, you’ll have to take a driving assessment with us.

In the event that a PCO driver’s standards are below what we perceive to be acceptable, you may be asked to come back at the discretion of the driving assessor.

Many drivers benefit from this assessment to improve on their driving performance and even come back for further lessons later down the line!

This will depend on the make and model of PCO car. Please check with our enquiries team for more information around this.

Leatherette seats are fitted in the majority of our PCO cars free of charge. Please check this during the order process as this differs from PCO car to PCO car.

This will depend on availability and approval. There is no guarantee of a replacement vehicle at any time.

Only you are allowed to drive the PCO car under the contract. Under no circumstances can anybody else drive your PCO car.

Rent 2 Buy

Rent 2 Buy is a no-frills solution to private car ownership. Pick the car you want from our wide range, and you’ll rent it until you see out the contract. Once this is complete, the car is yours.

Not all PCO drivers are looking for the all-inclusive experience that we provide on our Rent 2 Buy + scheme, and that’s perfectly alright!

Think of Rent 2 Buy as a simple financing solution for private hire car ownership. We provide the car, you take care of the rest.

Yes. What you see is what you get with Otto Car. You will only be required to pay the agreed upon weekly rental fees, and at the end of the contract term we will transfer the logbook details and vehicle information into your name.

To transfer the logbook into your name there will be an additional £200 administration fee.

– Servicing

– The first year’s breakdown cover and road tax is included.

– Your private hire car will come pre-installed with a CCTV Camera.

– You will be entitled to our 8 week payment holiday break each year. You can find out even more about this in our “other info” section.

Here is a list of what’s not included in your scheme:

– PCO Insurance
– General maintenance costs including tyres & brakes
– PHV Licensing (London drivers have the first year covered only)
– 24/7 roadside assistance year 2, 3 and 4
– MOT
– Driver development program (outside London)

Unlike traditional finance companies, Otto Car will never try to tie you into a never-ending contract.

With our Rent 2 Buy scheme, you can cancel at any point after 2 months with 4 weeks notice.

Please keep in mind that you will lose any rental payments up until that point. In addition to this, if you have exceeded the weekly mileage limit (outlined below) then you will also be liable to pay for any excess mileage charges you may have accrued.

Finally, there will also be a £200 cancellation fee if you decide to cancel before the contract is finished.

Depending on your location, please bring the following:

– Down payment

– Driving licence

– National insurance number

– PCO/Private hire licence (original) & badge

– Proof of address (within the last 3 months and address must match your driving licence)

Your down payment price will vary from car to car. This is non-refundable and will needed to make an order.

Depending on your location, yes. All of our electric PCO cars are eligible for the Uber Clean Air Plan. Depending on how much you have saved up, this will make your weekly fees even lower.

Yes. There is a cancellation fee of £200 for any PCO drivers who cancel before the contract is over.

Yes, you will be required to pay a final £200 administration fee to transfer the logbook details into your name.

After that, the PCO car is all yours!

No. Here at Otto Car we’re more interested in your present than your past.

All PCO drivers are welcome to apply to our Rent 2 Buy scheme.

The minimum age for the majority of our PCO cars is 25 years old.

Please check each PCO car for the exact minimum age

We will accept PCO drivers with up to 6 points on your licence. However, certain convictions such as IN10’s cannot be accepted onto our Rent 2 Buy plan.

We recommend that PCO drivers call us before visiting if you have any major convictions.

If you have had 2 or more fault accidents then we won’t be able to accept you on to our Rent 2 Buy scheme.

With our Rent 2 Buy plan, you are eligible for up to 8 weeks holiday payment break throughout the year.

There will also be a £25 weekly holiday payment fee for the duration of the holiday payment break.

– You must live and work in England and/or Wales.

– If you fail the Rent 2 Buy driving assessment, you won’t be able to proceed with the Rent 2 Buy order.

– At least 1 month of recent PCO driving experience or 200 trips (For Tesla Model Y/3 and Hyundai Ioniq 5, it’s 6 months PCO driving experience and 1,000 trips).

No. Private hire drivers will be required to arrange their own insurance prior to picking up the car.

Private hire drivers will be required to arrange their own 12 month private hire comprehensive insurance prior to picking up the car. Proof of insurance must be shown before picking up the car

We will not accept 30-day rolling insurance.

Yes. Private hire drivers are required to have fully comprehensive cover, and it must also be private hire compliant.

Sure, please see the below list of potential insurance companies that could help you:

– Zigo
– Inshur
– Haven (Motorcade)
– DCL (Direct Chauffeur Line)
– Walsingham

Yes. We have a fair usage policy of up to 48,000 miles per year. On a weekly basis, you can do up 1000 miles per week as we know some weeks are busier than others and this takes into account private hire drivers taking all four weeks holiday.

Private hire drivers who exceed this will be charged on a monthly basis, but your contract length will also be shortened, meaning you own your Uber car quicker. You’ll never pay more than the agreed upon price set out in the Rent 2 Buy contract.

Our mileage cap is 48,000 miles per year. This works out at 1000 miles per week + four weeks holiday.

Excess mileage costs 0.20p per additional mile each week.

As the logbook of the PCO car is in our name, we will receive the PCN first. At that point we will transfer the PCN into the PCO driver’s name who can then decide to pay it or appeal it.

Yes. Due to the amount of time and effort it takes to transfer liability, there is a small charge of £10. This is significantly lower than most of our competitors.

Absolutely. We now offer a part-exchange scheme for new drivers joining the Rent 2 Buy scheme.

Simply visit https://ottocar.co.uk/part-exchange/ to get your car valued today.

You will need to visit one of our physical hubs (London, Manchester or Cardiff) to get your valuation approved first.

No, unless your car is based in London, in which case the first year’s licence is included.

No. Otto Car requires the vehicle to remain in the UK.

Your Rent 2 Buy contract is with Otto Car Limited

Only you are allowed to drive the private hire car under the contract. Under no circumstances can anybody else drive your private hire car.

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