Dual Control Hire Cars

from only £11 per hour

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As of 4th December 2017, the UK driving test will change to include independent driving using a sat nav. To help learners with this, we’re offering sat nav hire for only £1 for the duration of your hire. Please request this when you book.

Our benefits

Dual controls

Manual dual controls to allow the instructor to help out with difficult situations.

Full graphics

High visibility graphics to ensure you are safe and clearly seen on the road.


All Arnold Clark dual control cars have front and back L-plates.

£300 off a car when you pass your test

Frequently asked questions about dual control car hire

  • How do I book a dual control car?

    To book your car simply call our rental reservations department on 0141 237 1965 or book now.

  • What age do I have to be to hire a dual control car?

    Renter of dual control car must be 17 years or over, possess a clean, current provisional license and be accompanied at all times by a qualified driver, 23 years or over. If you currently possess a full UK Automatic driving licence you are still able to hire a manual dual control car as a provisional driver.

  • What if I already possess an automatic driving licence?

    If you currently possess a full UK Automatic driving licence you are still able to hire a manual dual control car as a provisional driver.

  • What qualifies me as an accompanying driver?

    An accompanying driver must be 23 years or over and hold a, current and valid UK or EU driving license for a minimum of 3 years. If the accompanying driver has points on their license, please check with branch prior to hiring, to ensure that the driver is eligible.

  • What documentation do I need to bring with me to hire?

    As the accompanying driver you are required to bring your card part of your driving licence along with a utility bill, or similar, as proof of address (proof of address must be dated within the last 3 months to be valid). As the student driver you will be required to the card part of your provisional licence. Both the accompanying and student driver must also download a code and bring it with them to allow us to log in and view your licence details. You can do this by clicking here.

  • Can I carry any passengers?

    Additional passengers must not be carried at any time in our dual control cars.

  • Do you offer driving lessons?

    No, you need to be accompanied by a friend or relative over the age of 23 who has held a full license for more than 3 years.

  • Can I use an Arnold Clark dual control car to sit my driving test?

    Yes, you can use our dual control cars to sit your driving test. You will need to have hired one of our dual control cars for at least one hour on a previous day to qualify. Please let us know that you require the car for your test at the time of booking with us.

  • Is VAT & insurance included?

    Yes, VAT & insurance are both included in your dual control car rental. An excess will be charged for any vehicle damage, however, an optional excess waiver can be purchased (subject to qualification).

  • Are there any mileage charges when hiring a dual control car?

    The first 10 miles are free of charge, additional miles are then charged at 30p per mile.

  • Will I be charged for the fuel I use?

    No, the mileage charges detailed above cover the cost of the fuel you use.

  • How long can I hire a dual control car for?

    The minimum period of rental during the week is one hour – at weekends it is two hours, depending on the branch. The maximum time for any dual control rental is 4 hours. Check with your branch for details.

  • Do you have automatic dual control cars?

    Yes, you can hire an automatic dual control car from our Allison Street, Glasgow branch, Liverpool branch and Livingston branch.

  • When should I arrive at the branch?

    You should arrive at the branch 15 minutes before your hire is due to start to allow enough time to fill out the neccessary paperwork.

What our customers say

My daughter has just passed her driving test and being able to hire the dual control car from Arnold Clark, at such a reasonable rate, and so conveniently, over the past 9 months has been a massive help. All of the staff were extremely friendly and supportive throughout and I would gladly recommend your service to anyone – it’s unbeatable!

Andrew Bull
Happy rental customer

The gift of driving

Give the learner driver in your life a passport to success with our dual control gift vouchers.

2 for 1

2 hours dual control car rental for the price of 1

*Terms and conditions apply.
Must hold valid Young Scot Card. Valid Mon-Fri.

Are you a driving instructor?

We also have competitive daily rates for driving instructors, meaning unexpected repairs or accidents won’t keep you off the road for long. Don’t disappoint your customers and keep yourself moving!

Call us on 0141 237 1965 to book