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  1. Top Ten Summer Holiday Destinations

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    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…


  2. 10 beautiful places to stay in Britain this Summer

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    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…


  3. Top Tip 3: Condition of the car

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        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…


  4. Top Tip 2: Fuel Policy

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    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…


  5. Win £100 in Amazon Vouchers for May Day

    April 23, 2015 by
    amazon comp banner

      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…


  6. Top Tip 1: Excess Insurance

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    insurance sign

        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…


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

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    signal

      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…


  8. Fly me to the moon, Carrentals!

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    blog-top

      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…