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At iCarhireinsurance we’re famous for our low cost car hire insurance premiums and our customers are perhaps more used to us highlighting ways to drive down the costs of motoring, but what if money were no object and you wanted to give your own car a real sense of majesty?

Travelling on the continent can be confusing enough as it is. Driving on the ‘wrong’ side of the road, trying your hand at the local language (before they realise you are British) and simply navigating in an unfamiliar place are all part of the fun. What isn’t fun, however, is discovering a serious money drain that you hadn’t accounted for, either during or after your holiday. 

Wednesday, 04 September 2013 16:06

Help – a skyscraper melted my car!

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It sounds like a line from a dodgy “B-movie”, especially when you consider that the skyscraper has a name but believe it or not this is the accusation that’s being levelled at the new skyscraper on 20 Fenchurch Street in London according to a report on Yahoo News. 


Consumer electronics – a label which encompasses everything from mobile phones and iPads to electric toothbrushes and pregnancy tests. During the latter part of the 20th Century electronic consumption began to move away from being a high involvement purchase to a less considered, more frivolous one. 
Monday, 22 July 2013 15:06


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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 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

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