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UK advice centre says gripes about car hire abroad are on the rise

UK advice centre says gripes about car hire abroad are on the rise

August 10, 2017 9:24 am

According to the latest data from a UK consumer organisation, the number of complaints by Brits who hire cars in Europe has risen dramatically. The UK European Consumer Centre says the amount of grievances rose 33 per cent in just […]

Hertz France SAS fined for leaking customers personal info

Hertz France SAS fined for leaking customers personal info

August 3, 2017 9:21 am

The local Hertz centre in France has been slapped with a heavy fine for a data breach which leaked customers’ private details. The leak meant the names, driving licence numbers and addresses of more than 35,000 customers were freely available […]

Lamborghini hired in Switzerland swallowed up by London Ikea car park

Lamborghini hired in Switzerland swallowed up by London Ikea car park

July 27, 2017 10:48 am

Police are still looking for a rented Lamborghini sports car which disappeared from an Ikea car park in London last weekend. The £250,000 Huracan Spyder was hired from Scheiwiller Luxury Car Rental in Zurich on the 21 July. Proprietor Adriano […]

Enterprise and National add loyalty club perks to Latin America

Enterprise and National add loyalty club perks to Latin America

July 20, 2017 9:31 am

Two global car hire suppliers have both recently added countries in Latin America to their loyalty club programmes. National Car Rental has added Honduras and Jamaica in Central America plus the South American nations of Colombia, Peru and Suriname to […]

Audi set to debut day hire car services in the UK

Audi set to debut day hire car services in the UK

July 13, 2017 10:53 am

Audi On Demand has announced that its services will launch in the UK within the next two to three months. Drivers looking to hire one of Audi’s top models will be able to do so in the autumn but at […]

Avis Zipcar per hour car hire service bails out of Austria

Avis Zipcar per hour car hire service bails out of Austria

July 6, 2017 10:43 am

Cut-throat competition has forced Avis to pull the plug on its Zipcar per hour car sharing operations in Austria. Commenting on the decision yesterday, a Zipcar representative said the firm was always assessing market demand and was prepared to take […]

Europcar responds to claims of price gouging on hire car repairs

Europcar responds to claims of price gouging on hire car repairs

June 29, 2017 9:51 am

Europcar has issued a statement saying it is complying with investigators probing claims it has been ripping off customers on bills for hire car repairs. Trading Standards officers are carrying out an investigation following allegations the car hire firm has […]

Europcar gobbles up low cost hire car firm Goldcar

Europcar gobbles up low cost hire car firm Goldcar

June 22, 2017 9:05 am

Global car hire firm Europcar has announced the takeover of low-cost Europe rental firm Goldcar. Europcar CEO Caroline Parot noted that the buyout was in line with the firm’s stated aim of getting a firmer foothold in Europe and in […]

Taxpayers foot hefty vehicle hire bill for Nicola Sturgeon US jaunt

Taxpayers foot hefty vehicle hire bill for Nicola Sturgeon US jaunt

June 15, 2017 9:34 am

A US trip Nicola Sturgeon took in April has left taxpayers with a bill of £6,399 for vehicle hire. The first minister of Scotland spent five-days in the US at the beginning of April with two of her aides and […]

Somerset town opts for Europcar electric car share scheme

Somerset town opts for Europcar electric car share scheme

June 8, 2017 10:06 am

Councillors in a Somerset town have replaced their car share club with one operated by global car hire supplier Europcar. Under the terms of the agreement, E-Car Club has brought two eclectic cars to Frome for members of the now […]

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