Whether you travel regularly or your time abroad consists of two weeks in August, it’s likely that car hire will be one of the issues you have to deal with before you can really start to enjoy your time away. If having a car is essential for your trip you need to do it properly. Whilst the size and model of the car may be important, there are various other factors you just have to get right; ranging from your car hire excess insurance to the all important checks when you first pick up the vehicle. Take a look at our guide to the most important aspects of hiring a car abroad.
When you arrive to collect your car, the staff at the car hire desk will often try to sell you additional insurance, add-ons etc. We’ve put together this handy guide to take with you to make sure you know what your rights are, what you’re covered for and what you definitely don’t need.
We like to think our car excess insurance is nice and straightforward. Your car rental agreement however, might not be so easy to understand. We’ve put together a handy guide to car hire documentation, including a few bits you may not think to read and even a jargon buster!
Staycationers, overseas travellers and business travellers all have one thing in common. They all want to save money. With thousands of people hiring cars every year, insurance4carhire have put together some top tips to keep a few more pounds in your pockets when using car rental firms at home or abroad.
When you come to hire your vehicle, cars fit into a variety of categories. These vary between car hire firms, however, as a rule of thumb, the smaller and less exciting the car, the cheaper it will be to hire (although not strictly true in all cases).
The DVLA are set to scrap the use of the paper counterpart traditionally issued as standard with your driving licence. But what will this mean for drivers who hire cars and will the alternative system cause difficulties for drivers? We’ve answered a few questions surrounding the topic to help keep you up to date with the changes.
It’s a relatively new phenomenon which is increasing in popularity in the UK and abroad. Car Clubs are set up so people can easily drive when they need without having to own a car. It’s a great option for the environment but there are many other benefits to joining a car club. So here’s the low down:
Next time you hire a car you might notice some changes in the way your car hire firm is operating. They are set to make positive changes, from booking processes to added extras, so holidaying and hiring aboard are less stressful experiences.
For many, the concept of hiring a car can be a little daunting. Whether it’s your first time or you’re a seasoned pro, renting a car comes with its fair share of risks and uncertainties. Whilst we’re always looking to keep you informed with the latest tips and tricks, the true beacons of knowledge sit with you, our savvy car hire excess customers. So, we asked you to share your top car hire tips and we received an overwhelming response.