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  1. Know before you hit the slopes!

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      The FCO have launched their latest travel advice and this time it’s for us Brits travelling to a skiing or snowboarding holiday abroad.   Skiing is quite a dangerous sport whether you’re a beginner or Eddie the Eagle, so it’s worth noting the following information to ensure your holiday goes smoothly.   Take out comprehensive insurance that covers all of your winter sports activities Don’t drink and ski Protect our head and policy – many insurers insist you wear a helmet Don’t attempt slopes you’re not experienced or fit enough to tackle Make sure someones knows where you’re going and tell them of any changes to your plans     Have a look at the Infographic for lots more information that could help keep you safe.   A lot of skiers are experienced and seasoned but for newbies the information can be really handy. Are you a skier who can possibly hand over some Read more…


  2. Banish the January Blues with Amazon Vouchers!!

    January 19, 2015 by
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      It’s that time of year again; we’re all broke, got colds and months to go before we have another bank holiday! So we’re here to cheer you up, would £100 in Amazon vouchers help? We’re giving one lucky winner £100 in Amazon vouchers and 3 lucky runners up £50 each.   All you have to do is enter through our Facebook page or enter with the form below.   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 open to UK residents over the age Read more…


  3. Are you in favour of drink-driving vehicle immobilisers?

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      Most people have very strong views on drivers who drink and drive, but would you support having an immobiliser fitted to your car; a sensor that can detect if you are over the legal drink-drive limit. Following a recent survey by National Windscreens, 84% agreed that they would support this idea.     Driving whilst under the influence of alcohol has been illegal since 1925, unfortunately then there was no breathalyser available to measure the alcohol in your system, not until 1968. Thankfully  times have moved on and now it’s just a quick blow into a machine to check your sobriety! The problem comes when you, the drinker, must decide that you’ve had your limit. You hear so many people telling you that they can drink more as they’re larger and have a constitution of an ox! Or that they’ve had a 3 course meal and so have soaked up those 2 glasses of wine Read more…


  4. How to enjoy a ski holiday!

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    Fallen skier lying in powder snow

    Source   Are you being dragged off to the slopes this year and seriously don’t want to go? If the thought of standing on 2 sticks and throwing yourself down a snowy mountain fills you with complete dread then it might be worth having a look at what else there is to do while your nearest and dearest is hitting the piste. Source   If you’re on a budget and are heading to Bulgaria then you’ll probably be staying in Bansko, this ski resort is at the foot of the Pirin Mountains and is incredibly popular. If you’re staying in one of the many complex’s in the town then you won’t have to leave the hotel to enjoy yourself. A lot of them have spas and pools so you can chill out, without the chill! If you’re lucky enough to be staying at the Pirin Golf Hotel and Spa then you’re in for a real treat. Read more…


  5. Gareth’s Views: Mandatory Driver Awareness Courses

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      Not long ago, we asked our customers whether driver awareness courses should be made mandatory for all motorists caught carrying out traffic offences such as excessive speeding, not wearing a seatbelt or using a mobile while driving; all of which could prove fatal or cause an accident.   Current legislation states that it is illegal to ride a motorcycle or drive using hand-held phones or similar devices (the same rule applies while stationary at traffic lights or queuing in traffic). Any person caught will get a fixed penalty notice which means three points on your licence and a fine of £100; similarly, if you are caught without a seatbelt, you will get fined £100 but given no penalty points, while the minimum penalty for speeding is £100 fine and three points. According to the poll, nearly 60% agree that awareness courses should be a mandatory punishment. These courses – which come with a fixed Read more…


  6. Mules are Fools – Don’t be an Ass

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      This is the hard hitting message from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO). Their new campaign has just started  and is partnered with the charity “Prisoners Abroad” to highlight the repercussions of drug possession/ trafficking abroad. 13% of Britons arrested abroad are now drug related; hence the new campaign to promote awareness! The campaign video focus’s on the turmoil that the families have to endure ‘back home’. Their lives are practically on hold while their loved ones are incarcerated thousands of miles away possibly for decades. It also shows Shaun Attwood who’s life was turned upside down when he was imprisoned for 9.5yrs in one of America’s toughest jail for distributing ecstasy and one of the worst parts of it for him in still seeing the hurt and pain in his parents faces. Something he can’t change. The video is aptly called ‘You only have one life, don’t waste it’.  Watch below:   http://youtu.be/Xe8S53P1pGY Read more…


  7. 12 Days of Christmas Competition

    December 10, 2014 by
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      “On the first day of Christmas my true love gave to me”.…ok, so we’re not your true love but you will love us when you see the prizes we have in store for this years Christmas competition! Firstly, let me introduce Noel to you. He’s our Christmas mascot this year and he’s the little fellow that you’re going to have to find on the different pages of our website. Each day we’ll give you a clue to Noel’s whereabouts and all you have to do it tell us which page he’s on to enter the competition. Easy!  Every entry will then be forwarded to the main prize draw to win a GoPro Hero 3 camera at the end of the 12 days.   How do I enter? To enter all you need to do is check out the clue on the form below  (which will be updated every day with a brand new clue to Read more…


  8. Changes to how you search for Car Hire

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    Over the last couple of months Carrental.co.uk have made some changes to how you search for car hire on our website. We have now increased the number of locations from 15,000 to over £2.5 million. In effect you should be able to find a car anywhere in the world or within a 25 mile radius of your desired location! When you type in a location you will be given a choice of suppliers, as before, but now you will need to check the distance aswell. We always supply you with the cheapest option first! Under each price is the distance from the location, so it might be that what you see is the cheapest option but it could be 13 miles away! The next supplier might be £20 more but is actually at the location you requested. If you hover your cursor over the suppliers details it will show underneath exactly where the pick up Read more…