Why is it always 7 out of 10 motorists?

A Halloween tale of spooky goings on in the world of driving statistics… We don’t do many surveys of our car and van rental customers. It’s rare we ask what you get up to in your rental van, how far … Read More

Why Do Learner Drivers Fail?

As the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) reveals the top 10 reasons why learner drivers fail their tests, we ask what’s the value in creating a top 10? Last year, the DVSA carried out almost 1.7 million driving tests. … Read More

Should Smart Motorways Be Scrapped?

“People are dying on smart motorways” says MP Grant Shapps. Not long ago, we ran a piece on this site about how to drive on smart motorways. It was prompted by research that showed many UK drivers are confused about … Read More

Speeding More Common in Summer

In news that will surprise absolutely no-one, insurer Admiral announces that speeding is more frequent in summer. Let’s gloss over the fact that, for much of the year, you couldn’t break the speed limit in our rental vehicles even if … Read More

6 Tips for Autumn Driving

If you’re taking your hire car onto the roads this autumn, here are a few ways to make your journey safer. Autumn. Season of lengthening shadows, foggy starts, blowing leaves and (usually) loads of rain. But driving your rental vehicle … Read More

The Tunes That Make You A Worse Driver

Want to be a better driver? Steer clear of Green Day when you’re in our rental vehicles… “Baby, we were born to run”. So sang Bruce Springsteen, although to be fair he never mentioned anything about running safely. Which is … Read More

How Do You Drive on Smart Motorways?

According to one survey, more than half of us are getting it wrong. There’s no shortage of smart motorways to take you between our numerous car and van rental depots. The M1 and M62 in particular have miles of ‘smart’ … Read More

The Battle Over Batteries

Why the biggest battleground for success in the electric vehicle market won’t be the dealership forecourts, but recycling plants. Take a stroll around any of our rental vehicle depots and you’ll find the internal combustion engine still rules the roost. … Read More

Putting the Brakes on the Handbrake

Why the traditional handbrake’s days are numbered. Sit yourself in most of our hire vans and a number of our rental cars and you’ll find the traditional handbrake present and correct. But every year, as we replace models, the number … Read More

Are colour changing vehicles the future?

You can have any colour as longs as it’s… actually, you can have any colour. Last month, we ran an article about our rental vans (and all vans, for that matter) asking why so many of them are white. You … Read More

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