This year sees Buggs Car Hire celebrate 17 successful years of business, founders Karl and Simon recount: "I suppose we both had experienced our fair share of car rental horrors and we came to the conclusion that hiring a car does not have to be journey full of trepidation and fear, it can and should be a relatively stress free procedure..... It was clear a different approach was needed...
...so we decided to take on the monopoly of these faceless multi-national car rental companies. Buggs opened for business from a car park at Bergerac Airport with a fleet of just 3 cars!!".
Fast forward to today and the fleet is now 500 plus serving Bergerac, Limoges, Biarritz Airports.
Buggs are the only independent car hire company at these locations and they tend to do things their way.
"You can only book directly with Buggs and this can only be done through our website, which means no brokers or middle-men and the price you see is the final price you pay, no hidden surprises.....guaranteed.
We refuse to be associated with comparison websites as these also use brokers who then try to sell on bookings to whoever will service them....and alarmingly and ever more increasingly, this means no one at all!
The journey has not been easy, with many challenges thrown at us along the way...but every year we see continual growth and our happy and loyal client base increasing.
Ultimately, we just like to keep our car hire simple, the best value, with a speedy service and a genuinely hassle free experience and with thousands of satisfied customers behind us, we are pretty sure we are doing it right..."
Covid Footnote: "Obviously to say things have been challenging during the horrific Pandemic is an understatement, but thanks to the support and help from many different quarters we are still here, functioning 'normally' and enjoying seeing many familiar faces and of course welcoming new ones...a big 'chapeau' to you all."