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

Why do we have an upper age limit of 75 for hiring our vehicles?
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There are more drivers aged 90+ on our roads than ever before. So how come we stop at 75? This is a difficult one. Driving is freedom, and the law enables everyone to retain that freedom for as long as … Read More

Driving on Ice
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With another Beast from the East predicted to hit us this winter, here are some reminders if you’re planning on driving one of our rental cars or hire vans on icy conditions. One of the challenges presented by living in … Read More

Not so smart?
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Are smart motorways doing more harm than good? If you’ve taken our hire cars or vans on virtually any major motorway recently, you’ll have either come across a smart motorway, or driven through extensive roadworks caused by smart upgrades. There’s … Read More

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