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Since the early 2000s, we as a country have seen a marked rise in fuel prices. Sporadic price hikes have led a large proportion of the public to believe that fuel is priced unfairly and that too much of the price is made up of taxation. Whilst it is true that a large percentage (around 60%) of the price is made up of tax, it is worth considering a few factors that may just sway your opinion of this necessary liquid. 
 
Wednesday, 17 July 2013 09:28

iCarhireinsurance.com Wins Top Insurance Award

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We’re very proud to say that we’ve won the Insurance Start-Up Award at the British Insurance Awards 2013, known as the ‘Oscars’ of the insurance industry. 
 

Back in February iCarhireinsurance alerted customers to a new eco-tax which was to be introduced in the Balearic Islands in April this year. This new tax would have seen those wishing to hire a car paying an additional €3 - €8 a day on top of the rental price depending on the size of car they were renting. 

Friday, 14 June 2013 15:07

Ever Fancied Hiring a Police Car?!

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The Swiss have clearly had enough of thieves! So much so that frequent travellers who often leave their homes vacant can now hire a replica police car and park it outside their property! This quirky theft deterrent is said to cost the renter around £150 per week and so far they seem to have proved popular:

"They're very popular with people who travel a lot or who are going away on holiday," explained owner Andreas Birrer. "We park them on customers' driveways or outsides their homes and they are very effective deterrents. It started as a bit of a gimmick but it really took off".
 
The police on the other hand are a little more sceptical as to how effective the dummy police car are, particularly for those who leave their properties empty for weeks at a time:

 

Police spokesmen Urs Wigger said: "The question is whether it really does stop thieves. Especially if they see it is parked for weeks on a driveway and it never moves."

Although we can't guarantee your rent-a cop car will deter thieves, we at iCarhireinsurance are here to ensure that if your rental vehicle is stolen you are not held to ransom by the rental company over expensive excess fees

As we have come to expect from Google, they have once again updated their Google Map application in an attempt to 'enhance' our user experience and make the journey from A to B that little bit slicker. 

Wednesday, 29 May 2013 14:42

Potholes are Windscreen's Worst Enemy!

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Wednesday, 15 May 2013 10:33

Driving in Europe - Know The Rules!

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Before going on your European travel this Summer, be sure you know the laws of the land before hitting the road!

Last weekend's Guardian featured some great articles on saving money on your holiday.

Friday, 26 April 2013 12:58

5 Great Driving Apps

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Being the 21st Century we are now turning to technology to both improve our driving and driving experiences. Recent developments including distance & speed cruise control, assisted parking and rain activated wipers have helped remove some of the stresses involved with operating a road-going vehicle.

The London Evening Standard used iCarhireinsurance.com exclusive research, 19 April 2013, which showed that it really is the other drivers you have to worry about, especially when you're driving a hire vehicle.

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