Sometimes you need more than a car hire in Brisbane. Sometimes you need … a minibus.

Well, you're in luck – here at East Coast Car Rentals, we have state-of-the-art, twelve-seater minibuses for hire that will make transporting your group of family or friends around Brisbane a breeze.

The perks of hiring a minibus when you're travelling with a large bunch of people are, of course, that you don't have to worry about coordinating a convoy of cars or having enough room for everyone's luggage.

However, hitting the road in a minibus can be a little bit tricky when you're used to driving around in a five-seater. So, here are a few things you should consider before renting one.

Have a look around

You'll no doubt notice that the average minibus is a lot wider, longer and taller than the car you normally drive.

There will be a lot more blind spots that you need to be aware of because of this. Practise makes perfect, of course, but it pays to keep this in mind when you're turning or changing lanes on your minibus journey.

Take it slow

The minibus you're driving is also going to be A LOT heavier than your everyday car, so make sure you take extra care when cornering. You're also going to be climbing hills more slowly than some other road users, so make sure you keep left when there are passing lanes about.

Think before you park

You need to be conscious of covered car park vehicle height restrictions. A quick Google search indicates that many covered car parks in Brisbane accommodate a maximum car height of two metres; our Toyota Commuters are about 2.3 metres high.

This just means that you'll need to plan ahead when it comes to parking around the city; or consider opting for uncovered and on-street parking.

In the end, it's all about being road-smart. Keep your wits about you, and you'll enjoy the wonders of the minibus!