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Reasons to rent a car in Hong Kong

Car rental is a great way to have the best of both worlds – you get the the convenience of getting around on your own four wheels rather than relying on public transport. And if you’ve only moved to Hong Kong for a limited period of time, you don’t have to deal with the high cost of maintaining a car in this city.

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Car rental is a great way to have the best of both worlds – the convenience of a car without the hassle

Hawk Rent A Car has been in the car rental and leasing business for over 20 years, and it aims to provide customers with a transportation solution that is simple and not too hard on the pocket. Managing Director Richard Hawkins explains that there are many situations in which leasing, rather than buying a car, makes life a whole lot easier. “Having a car, especially when you have children to move around safely, can make your life much easier. When you lease a vehicle, you avoid all those problems that often come with buying a second-hand car, such as on-going repairs and maintenance, along with low resale values.”

With fixed monthly instalments, and expenses such as insurance, government tax and maintenance included in the rate, leasing allows you to plan your budget and avoid the high initial expenditure that comes with purchasing a car. Richard also points out that there are occasions when people need a car, but don’t want to sign up for a lengthy commitment that comes with a lease. Renting can give you freedom and flexibility, and, with daily, weekly and monthly rentals available, there are options to suit your individual needs.

“Often there are special occasions when you have to transport family or goods, and this can be made much easier by having a car available rather than trying to use buses and taxis. If you have visitors in town and you want to show them Hong Kong, having a car allows you to go where and when you want, and you can stop to explore as often as you like,” he adds.

When you rent from Hawk Rent A Car, they will deliver the vehicle to you and collect it when you have finished with it. They also handle all the administrative and technical details, so all you need to do is figure out how to negotiate Hong Kong’s maze of one-way streets!

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This article first appeared in the Oct/Nov edition of Expat Living magazine. Subscribe now so you never miss an issue.

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