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On the 3rd day of Christmas my true love said to me: I can't believe that rental company tried to blame the damage on the rental car on us, when it was definitely there before we picked it up:

On the 2nd day of Christmas my true love said to me: "Do you remember that awful queue at the rental desk last summer. How can we make sure we never have to go through that again?"

Wednesday, 25 December 2013 13:28

On the 1st day of Christmas my true love said to me:

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On the 1st day of Christmas my true love said to me: "I'm booking the hire car for the summer holiday, why are the rental webistes so confusing?"

Wednesday, 11 December 2013 15:12

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‘Fateful Friday’ is nearly upon us – the day when the England national football team discover their fate and bookmakers across the country furiously change their odds! 

The second Ashes Test starts tonight in Adelaide. If you are one of the lucky few already out there, or are planning to go to Australia for the third, fourth or fifth tests, make sure your car insurance is in order. Basic insurance is included with all hire cars, but excess in Australia is higher than most other countries. Drivers are liable for between $3000 and $5500 (£1667 - £2779), depending on the car and provider, if their car is damaged or stolen, even if it’s not their fault.

Excess insurance is also expensive in Australia, with rental desks charging between $25 and $40 (£13.89 to £22.23) each day, plus local taxes and surcharges.’s worldwide daily excess is only £3.99 a day. Our worldwide annual policy is only £59.99 which is great value if you are a frequent traveller or are fortunate enough to be in Australia for the cricket.  

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Monday, 18 November 2013 15:27

How to Choose the Right Rental Car for You

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Are you thinking of picking up a rental car for your next holiday? If so, it’s probably safe to say that you’re attracted by the flexibility and autonomy that a hire car offers in relation to allowing you to enjoy a holiday at your own leisure. 

Breakfast; the most important meal of the day! And one which is of the upmost importance if you are travelling long distances in unfamiliar territory. With 20% of accidents being fatigue-related, not eating enough or not eating the right types of food before setting off in your hire vehicle can seriously affect things like reaction time and perceptual awareness. 

Thursday, 31 October 2013 21:11

Britain’s Most Haunted Roads – The Top 10!

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Today is Halloween - the date in the calendar which is now more synonymous with sugary treats than scary encounters. Halloween is now considered by most as being a time for costumes, candy apples and guising rather than a celebration of the departed, however it provides the perfect back-drop to look at the most haunted roads in the UK as reported by the British public in a survey conducted back in 2006 by Tarmac.

Ghosts and Ghouls aren’t the only phenomena which can render you speechless on the roads this winter. With car hire excess charges becoming more and more ‘other-worldly’, the need to buy car hire excess insurance before picking up your hire vehicle has never been more essential. And with iCarhireinsurance’s car hire insurance policies costing as little as £2.99 a day, you’ll no longer need to lay your hard earned cash to rest at the rental desks.

Tuesday, 29 October 2013 15:02

The Car Rental Industry and Electric Vehicles

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In 2010, led by the Nissan Leaf, the world was introduced to the first batch of affordable, practical and commercially available electric cars. Motivated by an increasing global focus on sustainability, the introduction of these electric vehicles (EVs) signified a massive step forward for green motoring. 

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