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On the 5th day of Christmas my true love said to me: "What is a winterisation charge?"

On the 4th day of Christmas my true love said to me: How can I avoid the surprise charges at the rental desk?

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. 

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