Archive for category: Car Hire

Study shows drivers of damaged hire cars reluctant to take blame

Study shows drivers of damaged hire cars reluctant to take blame

/ April 26, 2018 10:47 am

A study carried out by iCarhireinsurance.com has revealed a high proportion of rental car drivers try to weasel out of accepting responsibility for any damages. Almost a quarter of drivers who returned damaged hire cars claimed they did not do […]

DriiveMe introduces ultra low cost UK car hire services

DriiveMe introduces ultra low cost UK car hire services

/ April 19, 2018 9:19 am

Europe based DriiveMe car hire has launched in the UK and now offers one-way rentals with rates beginning at just £1 per day. If this sounds a little like pie in the sky it is because there are lots of […]

Europcar to introduce security checks for renters

Europcar to introduce security checks for renters

/ April 12, 2018 8:41 am

Drivers renting cars or vans from Europcar may soon be required to undergo security vetting if a provisional proposal gets the green light. The plan comes in the wake of several fatal terror attacks on UK soil in which rental […]

UK car hire firms vow to display all add on charges

UK car hire firms vow to display all add on charges

/ April 5, 2018 9:37 am

The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has announced a new code of conduct for car hire suppliers. The CMA says around 30 hire car firms in the UK have agreed to show all applicable fees relating to requested quotes up […]

EuropCar to join pilot tests on hydrogen fueled vehicles

EuropCar to join pilot tests on hydrogen fueled vehicles

/ March 29, 2018 10:49 am

EuropCar is one of three major participants in a new UK project to road test hydrogen powered vehicles. The car hire company will buy a portion of the almost 200 strong fleet of hydrogen fueled cars to be made available […]

Go Rentals tops Canstar Blue table of hire car firms for New Zealand

Go Rentals tops Canstar Blue table of hire car firms for New Zealand

/ March 22, 2018 9:52 am

Canstar Blue has named Go Rentals as the best hire car supplier in New Zealand for 2018. For its annual rankings, the southern hemisphere consumer service comparison website stated that the independent rental company beat all others hands down in […]

Eurowings signs up Hertz and Thrifty as preferred car hire suppliers

Eurowings signs up Hertz and Thrifty as preferred car hire suppliers

/ March 15, 2018 9:09 am

Eurowings and the Hertz Group have inaugurated a partnership which gives customers of both entities special privileges. The preferred partnership launched at the beginning of March and will run for three years before being reviewed. A Eurowings website interface allows […]

Which claims rental car firms charge inflated damage repair fees

Which claims rental car firms charge inflated damage repair fees

/ March 8, 2018 9:30 am

Consumer organisation Which? claims hire car firms in the UK and Europe are cheating customers with the fees they charge for fixing damaged vehicles. A Which? survey found that in up to two-thirds of repairs the charge passed on to […]

Avis and Hertz shut down discount programmes for US NRA members

Avis and Hertz shut down discount programmes for US NRA members

/ March 1, 2018 11:43 am

Three of the world’s top car rental companies have announced terminations of discount programmes for members of the US’s National Rifle Association (NRA). The three companies are Avis, Hertz and Enterprise plus their affiliate suppliers. All three have confirmed discount […]

Europcar in Dubai adds WiFi connectivity option to car hire services

Europcar in Dubai adds WiFi connectivity option to car hire services

/ February 22, 2018 9:54 am

Global rental vehicle supplier Europcar has added internet connectivity to its add-on features for Dubai. For the sum of AED42 (£8.15) a day hirers can add WiFi to their rental rate. The daily fee gives up to 5MB of 4G […]

In the Press
  • The Sunday Post Martin Lewis of moneysavingexpert.com: Early booking using comparison sites including Carrentals.co.uk can slash up to 70%
  • The Daily Mail For the best deals, use price comparison websites such as Carrentals.co.uk.
  • The Daily Telegraph Check out car hire comparison sites such as Carrentals.co.uk to see the prices on offer at dozens of car hire companies.
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