If you need to rent a car then you will often have a choice of where you want to hire it from. There are a number of chain and independent rental companies on the market and they all offer different prices for rental as well as different terms.
When renting a car, you will end up paying a higher daily amount than having one on finance for example, but the beauty is that you are not tied in to any long term commitments. Many people who only need a car for one or two days a week decide to rent one as they do not need to worry about insurance, tax or finance as everything is included in the daily rate.
Be sure to check all the small print in details before choosing a company to hire from such as insurance excess should you need to make a claim and times that you can drive a car. Some daily hires will only run from 8 till 6 where as others are twenty four hours.