If your trip to Oldbury is all locked in but your itinerary is a bit on the empty side, let us give you a helping hand.Sometimes short and sweet drives are fun too. Just down the road, Lightwoods Park and Oak House will keep you busy. Want some more nearby options? Shri Venkateswara Temple is also worth dropping by.
If you’d like to head out on a day trip, we can give you a few ideas. Why not load up the car and check out what’s going on in Smethwick or West Bromwich? Both have plenty to do and a good range of hotels. Smethwick is 2 miles away, and West Bromwich is 3 miles.
If you’re traveling to Oldbury for work-related purposes, you’ll probably be visiting some business and convention centers. With your own rental car, you can relax knowing you’ll arrive on time. Here are some of the most well known:
Bethel Convention Centre (1 mile away).
The ICC-Birmingham (5 miles away).
International Convention Centre (5 miles away).
Pick up the keys to an intermediate car and take in the best of Birmingham with the family. These vehicles offer more space and a larger trunk to hold all your luggage. They have fantastic gas mileage, so you can easily travel the 5 miles between Oldbury and downtown Birmingham (and beyond!) without hurting your budget. If you’d prefer to splash out on your getaway, why not choose a premium car? All those cool extra features, such as heated leather seats and the latest infotainment systems, guarantee a memorable driving experience.
Sometimes it’s all about the journey, which makes choosing the right car important. If you’re planning an unforgettable road trip around Oldbury, a roomy SUV could be the ideal solution. If you’re looking for the best possible price and plan on doing a lot of city driving, a versatile compact is a smart pick. All you have to do is choose what suits you best, load up the car, and clock up those miles.
The left-hand side of the road is where you’ll be motoring along in Oldbury. Also take note that the controls of your rental car here, such as the steering wheel and stick shift (if your car has manual transmission), will be on the opposite side of what you’re used to.
One of the upsides of visiting a smaller city like Birmingham is less traffic — and you won’t find much of it in the neighborhood of Oldbury. That being said, you may still encounter busier conditions as people drive to and from work.
Most of the time, finding a place to park in Oldbury is a breeze. If you plan to drive to one of the busier sights in town, it’s a smart idea to check out parking options before you set off.
The speed limits in Oldbury are comparable to the rest of Birmingham, ranging from 30mph to 70mph. To ensure the safety of both drivers and pedestrians, a maximum speed limit of 30mph applies to residential zones.
Most of the time, your chosen car rental company will charge the amount listed on the fine to your credit card, including local taxes. Otherwise, they may forward your contact details to local authorities, who’ll then issue a fine straight to you.
Subject to some exceptions, seat belts must be worn when the vehicle is in motion in Birmingham.
If you have Bluetooth or similar functions enabled, it’s fine to use your phone while driving a car in Oldbury. Just make sure you stay focused on the road.
The legal BAC (blood alcohol content) limit while operating a vehicle in Oldbury is 0.08%. If you’re planning a big night out, leave the car behind and organize another way of getting home instead.
No, so don’t risk a fine by doing it. In Oldbury, red equals stop, with no exceptions. When nearing a set of traffic lights, always drive at a safe speed so you can easily stop if you need to.