1. #carrentalsroadtrip

    September 8, 2014 by
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      Have you got any great road trip pictures from your holidays on your mobile? Then it’s worth uploading some of those pictures onto Instagram and tagging them with #carrentalsroadtrip. This is all you have to do for your chance to win a Fujifilm Instax Mini 90 camera, there are also runner up prizes of £75 in Amazon vouchers and £30 in Pizza Hunt vouchers.   We’re running a new competition for the rest of September so you have time to sort through your phone for the best pictures, there is no limit to how many you upload either. If you’re planning a trip soon then get snapping and send us some pics, but don’t forget to tag them #carrentalsroadtrip. We’ll be putting some of the pics on our social media sites too during the competition so keep checking to see if your photo gets picked for the Pic of the Week! If you remember using Read more…

  2. Great British Beach Clean

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    Source Do you love visiting the beach or live near a beach? Then try to be free during the weekend of the 19th September, maybe organise a small party or join in with another group to do a beach clean.     The Marine Conservation Society have organised the annual Great British Beach Clean. They run Beachwatch which promotes year round beach cleans and surveys but once a year they hold a massive weekend. This is to promote the fight against marine litter around our beautiful coastline. Beach litter has doubled over the last 10 years, the MCS are working to highlight the need to clean this problem up, to help reduce the impact this has on our marine wildlife. If we want to keep watching dolphins off Cardigan Bay in 10 years time then we need to do our bit now!   Source If you can’t find an event near you then why not organise Read more…

  3. Airplane myths answered!


        We’ve all heard about people who have had large chunks of frozen waste dropped on them from an airplane or that if you play with your tablet on take off then the plane will crash, well here are a few of those myths answered.     On the 26th August 2014 some Australian airlines are allowing passengers to use electronic devices during their flight. This puts that myth firmly in the MYTH bin doesn’t it. Obviously they don’t interfere with modern planes. Another myth is that pilots can drop the toilet waste during a flight. The only way this tank can be emptied is with a lever that is outside the plane, so another one definitely for the MYTH bin. The third one is regarding drinking the water on board. This one is a FACT. A US study found that the water did not meet safety standards on board one in seven planes. Read more…

  4. Have you heard of Champing?


    Source Not heard of it? It’s simply camping in a disused church, Champing! A lot of the old decommissioned churches are having trouble keeping themselves maintained so The Churches Conservation Trust have come up with this brilliant idea. No you don’t sleep on a pew in a sleeping bag but they will pop an inflatable mattress onto a rug so you get the feel of camping. They also provide folding chairs and tables, there’s tea-making equipment and a portable loo in the vestry.     Still not sold on the idea? I asked in the office what they thought and the majority, who are quite young, said they would feel disrespectful as they go camping to party and you can’t possibly party in a church! Some said they would only go if it was with a group of friends; they didn’t like the idea of sleeping with a load of strangers. A few mentioned it would Read more…

  5. Paper Driving Licences

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      Did you know that the paper part of  driving licences are being phased out in the UK and will be abolished by January 2015?   Did you also know you can now view your driving licence details on-line with the DVLA?  It’s only in it’s infancy but it’s there and it’s available.  If you sign into the DVLA website (make sure it’s the GOV.UK one and not a bogus site) and type in View Driving Record. You will need your driving licence number, your national insurance number and your postcode, enter all this information and there you are; your driving history.  It tells you what you can drive, how many penalty points you have and when your licence is due to expire. This information will also be available to the insurance industry so when you phone for a quote they will be able to check this for accuracy too. You won’t be able to Read more…

  6. Notting Hill Carnival

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    Source Each August Bank Holiday weekend London’s Notting Hill district comes alive with the Carnival of Carnivals and has been doing so since 1964. This year is no different, hundreds of thousands of people will flock to West London to join in the carnival atmosphere.   Source Sunday’s procession is for the kids as it is quieter and more child friendly, although remember it’s still very busy so keep the kids close and use a smaller buggy if you have one. The floats and bands start around 9am and is usually finished  by 7pm on both days. The main parade is on Monday, Carnival day, and will start on Great Western Road, along Chepstow Road, Westbourne Grove and finally coming to rest at the top of Ladbroke Grove.   Source Along the route you will find every type food that the world has to offer, a truly multi-cultural event. But the main aroma will come Read more…

  7. Fair Fuel Policy

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      We get quite a few queries about the different fuel policies that exist. Each supplier is different and can even differ from car to car. So we thought we’d write a short blog to explain the differences.   Pick up Full, Return full This is the best option to get. You’ll get a full tank of fuel when you collect the car, you’ll have to return it with a full tank! Simple! You buy the fuel from the cheapest garage near the airport (not at the airport itself if you can help it) so you get the best deal. Just make sure it’s as full as you can possibly get it to avoid any additional charges.   Pick Up Full, Return Empty Quite hard to work this one out as you might only be hiring the car for a few days so you won’t get through a full tank of fuel. You’ll still be Read more…

  8. Win £20 Amazon Vouchers every day for a fortnight!

    August 11, 2014 by
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      We’re running our new competition starting today to win £20 worth of Amazon Vouchers every day for a fortnight!   How to enter You can enter every day and if you share this with your friends then you will be given three bonus entries too! All you have to do is simply enter the competition through our Facebook page or    Are there any restrictions You just have to be 18 or over and be a UK resident to enter. Full terms and conditions are listed below   Terms and Conditions This competition is open to UK residents over the age of 18 only. (Except employees of and their relatives) No purchase is necessary. A limit of one entry per person, per day will be accepted. However, there are chances to gain bonus entries when you share the competition on Facebook so that your friends can like our page and enter the competition too. No Read more…