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  1. Win £100 in Amazon Vouchers for May Day

    April 23, 2015 by
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      Do you have any plans for the May bank holiday? No? Would £100 in Amazon vouchers give you something to do? Our new competition has started this morning and will be running all week. All you have to do for your chance to win is simply enter via the form below or by switching over to our Facebook page. If you enter on our Facebook page then share our page for 3 bonus entries!   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   Who can enter? As long as you’re over 18 and a UK resident then you’re eligible. More details are below.   Good luck!   Terms and Conditions This competition is Read more…


  2. Top Tip 1: Excess Insurance

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        What is Excess Insurance?   Most car rental suppliers will hold an excess deposit against the lead drivers credit card for the duration of the car rental. The excess amount can be anything from £150 to over £2,000 (you’ll find more information about the excess on your hire car in the information provided on your rental voucher).   How can you protect this excess?   As you are liable for this excess, suppliers will usually offer customers the chance to purchase their own insurance cover at the counter when the car is collected. Policies offered by some suppliers will reduce the excess to £0, so there is no need to have any amount held against your credit card and other suppliers policies will only reduce the excess to a smaller amount.   It can be a daunting thought to think that you will have such a large amount held against your credit card Read more…


  3. I’ve had a speeding ticket from Norway!

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      Have you ever had a parking or speeding ticket?   It’s pretty annoying but most of the time we’re aware we’re in the wrong but hope we will get away with it, don’t we? Well imagine getting a parking or speeding ticket from Norway or Italy through the post.   First you need to ascertain whether it was you or not. Where you even in that country when the ticket was raised? Some countries can take months to track you down, so think back. Were you driving your own car or a rental car?  If you were in a rental car then you’ve probably already paid the fine though your credit card without realising it.   When you get a ticket whilst in a hire car then the ticket will be sent to the rental company automatically. The rental company will find who had the car at the time of the incident and most Read more…


  4. Fly me to the moon, Carrentals!

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      Thinking of booking your seat to the moon? Today could be your lucky day!   Are you interested in space travel and wish to book a seat with Richard Branson on his first quest into space? Then let us help you, today we’re launching our comparison site to find the cheapest seat available on the fastest rocket to take you to the moon and back! But you can only book today!   It’s every kids dream to fly to the moon and we are not afraid to dream. Just like Mr Branson we’ve had our own visions and been watching the advances in space voyage very carefully.     As you know, its our mission statement to help customers save money on their travel plans and with over 1 million happy customers so far we thought it was time to branch into the space travel industry and offer you, for one day only, the Read more…


  5. Carrentals.co.uk Proud to Support Cancer Respite Charity Ski 4 Cancer

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        We’d like to take this opportunity to thank all of our customers who took part in the recent ‘Book and Donate’ days which were hosted throughout February and March. This year we raised £484 for the 4 Cancer Group, a specialist cancer respite charity with a sporting focus.   Ski 4 Cancer is a standalone division of the 4 Cancer Group, a specialist cancer respite charity with a sporting focus. Made up of a ‘Group’ of sporting divisions, the 4 Cancer Group uses various sports and other forms of respite as vehicles for both fundraising and convalescence. We launched the Book and Donate campaign in 2012 to help raise money for charitable organisations and have worked with the 4 Cancer Group on a number of occasions. For each designated fundraising day, Carrentals.co.uk donates £1 for every booking made, which means no added cost to our customers.   We encourage any customers who are Read more…


  6. Where do you hide yours?

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      What do you do with your passport when you get to your sunny destination? Do you hide it somewhere bizarre or just leave it lying about, or do you make use of the safe in your hotel room? Wherever you hide it it might be worth having a look at the FCO‘s current campaign to highlight the importance of keeping it safe.   A good idea is to get your passport photocopied a couple of times. Leave one with somebody back home and use the other copy as ID when you’re out and about. Don’t take your passport out with you, unless the country you are visiting requires you to.   The FCO can supply you with Emergency Travel Documents (ETD) but it can cause undue stress at the end of your holiday. Last year the FCO issued over 39,000 ETD’s!   John Heppenstall, Head of Consular Campaigns at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, Read more…


  7. Our Easter Egg Hunt is back!

    March 24, 2015 by
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        It’s Easter Time and that means only one thing….chocolate!! If you’re a chocoholic like we are then you’ll want to get egg hunting with us to win one of TEN scrummy Thornton’s Easter Eggs. All you have to do is find where our Easter Egg is hidden on our website each day and enter this information on our Facebook competition page or on here. If you share this with your Facebook friends you will earn 3 bonus entries and don’t forget you can enter every day aswell, so there’s more chances to win!   Items marked with a red asterisk (*) are required. Where will our egg be if he wants to learn what suppliers we work with? * 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 Read more…


  8. Car Hire Trends 2014

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          2014 CAR HIRE TRENDS   All figures are based on car hire bookings and excess insurance bookings for top car hire locations made in 2014   Top Five Car Hire Destinations London Heathrow Faro Airport Alicante Airport Malaga Airport London Gatwick Airport Five Most Popular Car Types CDMR- Compact, 4-5 Door, Manual Unspecified Drive, Unspecified Fuel/Power with Air Con EDMR- Economy, 4-5 Door, Manual Unspecified Drive, Unspecified Fuel/Power with Air Con MCMR – Mini, 2/4 Door, Manual Unspecified Drive, Unspecified Fuel/Power with Air Con ECMR – Economy, 2/4 Door, Manual Unspecified Drive, Unspecified Fuel/Power with Air Con CWMR – Compact, Wagon/Estate, Manual Unspecified Drive, Unspecified Fuel/Power with Air Con With Alicante and Malaga leading the way for People Carriers, indicating these as popular family resort Five Most Expensive Locations to Hire Based on price Per Day £ Manchester Airport, UK (this was Christmas Day!)   –   £153.10 Geneva Airport, Switzerland   Read more…