What is the difference between Hire and Rent? How to distinguish between Hire and Rent. Let's see the following examples.

 

British English: I'd like to hire a car for 2 days.

American English: I'd like to rent a car for 2 days.

 

British English: Hire is used for both people and things for A SHORT TIMERent is used for both people and things for A LONG TIME.

American EnglishRent is used for things (both for a short and long time). Hire is used for people (both for a short and long time).

 

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