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Car Hire: Common Hidden Costs & How to Avoid Them

To find out why people are paying more than they need to for car rentals, insurance4carhire surveyed 1000 people in the UK who hired a car in Europe between June 2018 and June 2019.

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A Guide to Car Hire Costs

We like to think our car excess insurance is nice and straightforward. Your car rental agreement however, might not be so easy to understand. With this in mind, we’ve put together a guide to car hire costs.

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Manual vs Automatic Car Hire

Hiring a car for your holiday comes with a lot of questions, mainly: should I get a manual or an automatic? Your choice will depend on a lot of factors, like destination, driving ability and cost. Here we’ll answer all the important questions including key differences, advantages of each, the type of holiday and the price.

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A Guide to Car Hire Insurance

If you’re looking to hire a car, you will need to make sure you are insured against damage or theft of the vehicle and any damage to a third party. Read our guide to ensure you get the right insurance for the vehicle you have hired and the country you are visiting.

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Hiring an Electric Car

With the huge environmental impact of petrol and diesel cars reaching the consciousness of consumers, it’s no wonder that electric car ownership is gaining popularity across the US and Europe.

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A Guide to Car Hire from the Airport

There are thousands of car rental desks across airports round the world, competing against each other in small spaces. In this guide we’ll explore whether it could be more beneficial to leave the airport before hiring a car for your trip.

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What Type of Rental Car is Right for You?

When you come to hire your vehicle, you'll presented with a number of choices, from budget to luxury cars. We've put together a guide to help you consider which type is best for you, based on features and your personal needs.

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What you need to know about car hire without a paper licence

The DVLA has scrapped the use of the paper counterpart traditionally issued as standard with your driving licence. But what does 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.

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A Guide to Car Hire Costs

We like to think our car excess insurance is nice and straightforward. Your car rental agreement however, might not be so easy to understand. With this in mind, we’ve put together a guide to car hire costs.

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Manual vs Automatic Car Hire

Hiring a car for your holiday comes with a lot of questions, mainly: should I get a manual or an automatic? Your choice will depend on a lot of factors, like destination, driving ability and cost. Here we’ll answer all the important questions including key differences, advantages of each, the type of holiday and the price.

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Can I hire a car without my driving licence?

It is inadvisable to turn up to a rental desk without your driving licence. However, if you have misplaced it you may still be able to hire a car without your licence.

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Car Hire Tips

Take a look at our guide to the most important things to consider before, during and after you rent a car.

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Hiring a Car with a Towbar

We are living in the sharing economy. These days we are happy to share taxis, homes, even our pets with complete strangers! This development offers great opportunities – especially with caravans. Instead of purchasing your own, you can rent or borrow one, and set off on a great holiday adventure.

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Car Club Membership and Insurance Explained

We explain the benefits of using car clubs as well as providing some advice on how car club insurance works.

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A Guide to Car Hire Insurance

If you’re looking to hire a car, you will need to make sure you are insured against damage or theft of the vehicle and any damage to a third party. Read our guide to ensure you get the right insurance for the vehicle you have hired and the country you are visiting.

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Hiring an Electric Car

With the huge environmental impact of petrol and diesel cars reaching the consciousness of consumers, it’s no wonder that electric car ownership is gaining popularity across the US and Europe.

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Car Hire: Common Hidden Costs & How to Avoid Them

To find out why people are paying more than they need to for car rentals, insurance4carhire surveyed 1000 people in the UK who hired a car in Europe between June 2018 and June 2019.

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