Why is my Ford Kuga burning?
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Google announces its most common motor-related searches of the last decade, and some of them are definite eye-openers. We live in a world where the answer to virtually any question is just a quick Google away. Let’s be honest, the … Read More

Putting a stop to idling
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Using our rental cars or vans to make deliveries? Don’t keep them running when you park up. Most of us, it’s probably fair to say, know what idling (in a motoring sense) is. It’s stopping the car but keeping the … Read More

What difference would a 20 mph speed limit make?
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As the Welsh First Minister suggests 20mph should be the default speed limit for residential areas, we ask what difference would it make if 20 mph was adopted across the UK? It’s not as if 20 mph zones are a … Read More

Parking fees set to jump
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Watch where you park your hire car or van. Local councils look set to dramatically increase the cost of parking. The age of austerity hasn’t been a great deal of fun for anyone, and that’s certainly true for local councils, … Read More

The lanyard hazard
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If you’re driving one of our hire cars or rental vans whilst wearing a lanyard, best take it off… We’ve never done a formal survey of this, but we’d say it’s a fair bet that a significant number of the … Read More

Why it’s not ok to ‘dent and run’
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According to a new survey, 14.3% of UK motorists wouldn’t own up to damaging someone else’s car… which means they would all be committing a criminal offence. It’s one of those mornings. You’re running late. The weather’s foul. You’re in … Read More

Fixing a hole?
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If you’re about to take one of our rental vans or hire cars out on the road, mind the gap… In 2017, 512,270 potholes were reported to local councils across Britain. That’s a 44% increase in just two years, according … Read More

Speed angel?
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Are the days of the speed demon numbered? New plans to cut road deaths could automatically limit your vehicle’s speed and keep you to the limit. Speed limiters are nothing new. If you’ve driven a commercial van or truck you … Read More

How much are traffic jams costing you?
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New data suggests that timing your travel to avoid peak times could save you a fortune. If we had a pound for every driver who returned their vehicle to us saying, “traffic’s a nightmare!” or similar, we probably wouldn’t need … Read More

Why a no deal Brexit just made renting/leasing a van or car your only sensible option
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At the time of writing, we have just five weeks to agree a deal with the EU before we leave on WTO rules. But if you’re planning on a buying a car, what does that actually mean? This isn’t a … Read More

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