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  1. It’s all Greek to me!

    by
    Greece3

      Are you off to Greece or one of the islands this summer and are a bit worried about the news that they’re in trouble with the EU? Don’t panic too much, especially if you’re going to one of the gorgeous little islands as you can cover yourself by doing a few simple things.     Take cash Just in case the banking system does close in Greece you will be ok if you have plenty of cash (euros and a bit of sterling) to hand. Take your cards as usual but be aware some places may be unable to take them and the ATM’s won’t be full of cash!   Get Insured As soon as you book your holiday, get insured! You’ll be covered if they have to cancel your holiday or if a strike affects your plans. The FCO warn “There are regular strikes. These are sometimes called at short notice and can Read more…


  2. Win a Helicopter Flying Lesson for Father’s Day

    June 11, 2015 by
    helicopter blog (8)

      Have you sorted your Father’s Day present out yet? I know, men are so hard to buy for, and the usual bottle of whisky or DVD has been done too many times now. Well maybe this year you could win the Best Present Award by winning our fabulous competition. How about a Tactical Helicopter Flying Lesson?   How do you enter? All you have to do to enter is either go to our Facebook page or fill in the form below. Entries must be in by Thursday 18th June, the competition closes at midnight on this date. Items marked with a red asterisk (*) are required. Title Mr Mrs Ms Miss Dr Given Name (forename) * Family Name (surname) * Email Address * Confirm your email address * Postcode * Date of Birth * Enter what you see in the image * I would like to receive information via email from carrentals.co.uk   What do you get? Whoever gets this present Read more…


  3. Glastonbury – don’t camp near the toilets!

    by
    glastonbury220125

      Tickets for this years Glastonbury festival sold out in 25 minutes, all 135,000 off them! If you’re a music lover then this is the hot ticket to have. Did you know: Tickets for the first Glastonbury in 1970 cost £1 and only 1500 attended, today the tickets cost £225.     Pre-Glastonbury fun   Planning is essential to enjoy Glastonbury. Please don’t think you can just pack your carrier bag on the morning of the 24th June and everything will be fine. If there’s a group of you going then work out in advance who’s got the tent and camping equipment, who’s driving, and who’s got the tickets.     What to pack?   Glastonbury is famous for the bizarre weather so you need clothes for every eventuality but please don’t think you can take a suitcase full for the weekend. You have to carry this along with your tent, sleeping bag, food and Read more…


  4. Are you properly covered?

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    Have you ever been on holiday and not had travel insurance? It’s amazing but 41% of British holidaymakers last year went abroad without it. The FCO are currently running a campaign ahead of this years holiday season to make travellers aware of the problems that they could face if they travel abroad without proper cover.     Travel Insurance costs too much, doesn’t it? Not at all. Travel insurance is so cheap these days; a family of 4 can get cover for a week in Spain in July from just £14.00. Is it worth the risk? It could save you thousands if one of you have an accident. Please be aware that you must declare any pre-existing medical conditions when you apply. It may only cost a couple more pounds to make sure you have the right cover.   I’m going bungee jumping do I need different cover?  Yes, it’s so important that you read the Read more…


  5. Top Ten Summer Holiday Destinations

    by
    london

    Are you having trouble deciding where to go this summer? Are you having a ‘staycation’ or travelling abroad? If you are still arguing over where to go then let us help you. Tripadvisor have released their Top Ten of places that us Brits favour, which one will you pick?   Source   1. London A great choice if you don’t like flying! Plenty to see and do, festivals, shows, you can’t get bored. Hire a car to get around from £18 a day*   Source   2. New York, USA A tourists dream destination, a week is probably not enough to do the city but if you’ve been before and want to see more then hire a car from JFK from £45 a day*   Source   3. Albufeira, Portugal If you want to explore more beaches in the region then grab a car to get around from as little as £20.50 a day*   Read more…


  6. 10 beautiful places to stay in Britain this Summer

    by
    surfer

      The weatherman has promised us another glorious summer, so with this in mind maybe a few of us will be spending our holidays at home this year. Here’s a compilation of our Top Ten places to stay, why not give your car a rest and hire something special aswell. While we were compiling this list we asked everyone in the office for their favourite places to stay and most people gave us places they stayed as kids. Their faces as they remembered holidays as families were priceless, so get making some memories with your children.     1. Newquay,  Cornwall This is probably the most famous surfing place in the UK, if you’re slightly into any water sports then this is the place to go to meet fellow surfers; they hold the England Surfing Championships here in May every year.  It’s also a great place for kids as there is plenty of outside activities Read more…


  7. Top Tip 3: Condition of the car

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    inspect car

        What a mess! If you get to the rental desk and the car provided by the supplier is a bit more bashed, scraped and dented than you were hoping, what can you do!? How about if you open the door and find muddy foot prints all over the inside of the car, it stinks of cigarette smoke or there are numerous controls not working properly? It is important to remember that once you signed the car rental forms as accepted and driven away from the car rental depot, it can be very hard to get the supplier to agree to change your car.   What do I do? The first thing you should do when collecting your car, is inspect both the inside and outside. Your supplier should have a rental agreement ready, where they should mark down all the damage already on the car. If you don’t make sure that all damage Read more…


  8. Top Tip 2: Fuel Policy

    by
    petrol gauge

      Many of our customers find confusion over their fuel policy and with suppliers recently starting to offer customers alternatives at the rental desk, you can easily come unstuck and end up being charged over the odds for fuel when you don’t need to be!   If your rental voucher states that your fuel policy is “Pick up full, return empty” – or a variation on that, you will be charged for a full tank of fuel at the time of collection. Unless the suppliers states anything else at the time of collection, you unfortunately get no alternative.   If your rental voucher states that your fuel policy is “Pick up full, return full” – or a variation on that, your rental car will be provided with a full tank of fuel, which you must refill before you return the car at the end of your rental. If you don’t refill the tank, you could Read more…