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Wednesday, 2 March, 2016

Common Car Hire Scams and how to avoid them

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If you have ever hired a car, you’re sure to have encountered one of the common car hire scams or rip offs – whether you knew it or not.

How often have you only paid the headline price that appears after you search for and select your vehicle? We’re going to hazard a guess and say that you haven’t. How do we know this? Because it’s hardly ever the full cost of the rental after you have added essentials and optional extras. Below, we discuss the Top 8 rip offs to look out for, to help save you cash and make you a more savvy customer! Continue reading


Thursday, 11 February, 2016

Top Tips for Driving on the Right

Seeing as nearly 70% of the world drives on the right-hand side of the road, there’s a good chance you will be too when you holiday abroad. With so much to already take on board, such as different highway codes, new driving etiquette and unfamiliar scenery, we thought we’d give you some helpful pointers to make life in the other lane as safe and stress-free as possible. Continue reading


Thursday, 21 January, 2016

48 Hours in… Germany (but not how you know it!)

 

Any History buffs out there? If the answer is yes, we’ve got the ideal destination for your next trip. Whilst Germany is not necessarily known for its soaring temperatures, it offers an amazing array of historic buildings, sights and romance that you probably didn’t even know existed! Now sit back and relax whilst we take you on a journey through one of the most invigorating countries in Europe.

Although there are many exciting places to visit and explore in Germany, we’ve done all the research for you into the places you may have not even realised existed and have narrowed it down to twelve areas that we think offer everything you need, from romantic destinations to the beaches surrounded by cliffs. We can guarantee this amazing country offers something for everyone.

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Tuesday, 5 January, 2016

Where’s cheapest to rent a car this Easter?!

Cheapest Car Hire this Easter, Sofia, Bulgaria

We know, we know, Christmas is only just out of the way, but how many of you are already planning a cheap Spring getaway over the Easter break?! We bet most of you are, but wondering where will be cheapest to go?

Between March 25th and April 1st, there are 2 bank holidays to make the most of (result being you’ll need to take less time off work!) making it an ideal time to get away. Continue reading


Monday, 21 December, 2015

Fast, Fancy or Functional? What’s your Dream Car?

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If Santa was guaranteed to bring you your dream car this Christmas, what would you pick? Would you go for something modest and practical or go all out and over the top with something flashy?

We put the question to the team here at Car Hire Centre and had some very mixed results! Do any of our selections match your dream car? Continue reading


Wednesday, 16 December, 2015

Car Hire vs. Zipcar – which one’s for you?

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You’re heading off on a weekend away, your accommodation is booked, itinerary is planned and you’ve even selected a few restaurants to visit. But what about transportation around the city? Do you book with your regular car hire provider or opt for something different?

With the rise of services such as Zipcar that enable you to hire a vehicle for as little as a few hours, it may seem that this is the cheapest way to get around, and we thought so too. Continue reading


Wednesday, 25 November, 2015

10 Facts about driving in Thailand that you didn’t know!

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Are you one of the thousands of travellers to Thailand each year? Whether you’re a back packer, there on business or an ex – pat, you will have at some point encountered the Thai roads!

With streets littered with Tuk-Tuks, Taxis, Cars and Mopeds, each with a seeming disregard for speed or safety, these roads can seem pretty daunting! (Unless of course, you know how to navigate them!)  Continue reading


Tuesday, 3 November, 2015

Top 10 Dangerous Roads

Here at Car Hire Centre,  we usually focus on telling you where to rent a car and how to safely drive in different countries… Well today, scrap that, we are going to tell you all about some of the Top 10 Dangerous Roads in the world for a little white-knuckle fun!


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Sunday, 25 October, 2015

Know your Fuel Policies

There are so many things to think about when you hire a car; have I purchased the right insurance cover, do I need to add an additional driver, have I got a young driver surcharge to pay…or the big one that catches a lot of people out – what’s the fuel policy?!

All cars need fuel, we get that, but the money that some companies charge is ridiculous. We have identified 5 different Fuel Policies adopted by the providers of Rentalcars.com, one of our own providers.

Below, we explain what these policies mean and help you get to know your fuel policies. 

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Monday, 19 October, 2015

Should Car Hire companies provide ISOFIX Car seats?

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When booking your family trip abroad, the safety of your loved ones is of utmost importance. From booking a hotel in a safe location, to tips and tricks on how to keep your valuables safe, you probably research it all.

But what about when you rent your family car and need child seats? Sure, your car seat at home may not be one of the 52% of car seats that are fitted incorrectly, but how do you know the one at your rental pick up can be fitted to the best, and safest, standard?

Should Car Hire companies provide ISOFIX Car seats? Would it put your mind at rest? It certainly would for me!

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