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Providing excellent customer service along with low rates has been The Axil Hire philosophy since its original founder started out in 1983. Today, our success in these areas has enabled us to develop into one of the most respected independent discount car rental companies headquartered in the South of England. From our base in Brighton England, we are uniquely placed to serve your holiday, family or business needs.

We are able to serve many locations in the south east including London Gatwick and Heathrow airports.

Axil Hire has become a preferred vendor with many small to midsize businesses along the south coast. Many name brand operations look to Axil Hire to fulfil their car rental needs.

Leisure renters and corporate business travellers have come to expect the highest standard of service from Axil Hire. We consistently offer clean dependable late model cars and rates guaranteed to be lower than any national car rental company. This is Axil Hire's commitment to customer satisfaction. A commitment the consumer can count on day in and day out. Book a reservation for your business trip or vacation today. Experience the Axil Hire difference.

Axil Hire has been providing quality self drive car hire throughout the UK since September 1983. All those years ago it started from the rear of a grocers shop doing van hire from Hove in East Sussex. The first year up to 1984 saw rapid growth in its vehicle rental market with the introduction of car hire and minibus hire to compliment the already popular core fleet.

In August 1984 the founder of Axil Hire purchased the first brand new vehicle, a single Ford Fiesta! A few days later a new 15 Seat Renault Minibus was added together with a new Renault 1 ton Trafic van. All those years ago this was high finance.

Within the next two decades Axil Hire had established several additional service hubs. Today car hire, van hire, minibus hire and lorry hire is supplied from locations including : Horley, serving LGW London Gatwick Airport : Worthing : Ivor Lane, serving LHR London Heathrow Airport : Preston Road, serving Brighton & Hove : Eastbourne : Burgess Hill : Hurstpierpoint : Ditchling : Haywards Heath : Uckfield : Hastings : Bognor Regis : West Sussex & East Sussex.

1986 saw the opening of a new head office on Hove seafront, East Sussex, which involved the demolition of a former Texaco petrol station forecourt, construction of new purpose built reception with the installation of custom designed computer software named `Easyhire` which was probably the 1st of its kind. All this was designed to deal with the continued growth. In 1991 the head office was moved from this location to a far larger 1 acre site in the centre of the city of Brighton. The former Hove seafront freehold was retained and leased to Enterprise rent a car who are still there today.

Today Axil Hire self drive adds additional vehicles as well of disposing of ex-rental vehicles to the general public, business and trade buyers, all to ensure that if you rent from Axil Hire you will experience a new or near new low mileage vehicle every time.