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CAR HIRE SELF DRIVE VEHICLE RENTAL

THINGS TO THINKS ABOUT WHEN RENTING A VEHICLE

There are major international car hire chains all the way down to small, independent car rental firms in local destinations, the choice of car rental is huge and can be confusing. Choose a reputable car hire company as they will have high car safety standards. The cheapest car hire deal may not always be the best. Word of mouth is as good a recommendation as any, so if you know someone who hired a car at your destination ask them which company they used and whether or not they had a good experience.

After shortlisting which companies you'd be happy to rent a car from, you should use our links to check their prices and if you book online you are able to check their contracts before you book. You should try to use your credit card to book as you will get further protection from your credit card company.

If you intend having more than one driver, be sure to check additional cost, as there can be huge variations. Also insurance cover varies from country to country, but most companies impose a large excess charge, even if the accident is not your fault, you can obtain free CDW (collision damage waiver) cover but the excess is still considerable. You will be encouraged to take out additional insurance on a daily basis that removes or greatly reduces the excess, however, these costs can add up to more than the excess.

Reputable multinational companies ensure that their vehicles are in good condition, whereas there are small local hire companies that are not nearly as careful. Be particularly wary when booking in Malta, Turkey, Spain and Greece. In most countries you will be required by law to carry a first aid kit and at least one warning triangle, check what is required in the country you are visiting and ensure that the required items are supplied by the hire company.

With the advent of digital cameras it has became simple and cheap to safeguard yourself when you collect the vehicle it is advisable to photograph or video ALL damage however small that you observe including, dents, scrapes, scratches, chips in glass and stains on upholstery. Failing to do this could end up with you being charged for existing damage when you return the vehicle.

We have gathered together a wide selection of car hire companies and car hire search engines.  If you really want to find the best value hire car at your destination you will have to spend some time checking out these links, but rest assured that we have included vehicle rental worldwide with the widest range of the latest models from the world’s leading manufacturers.

Holiday Autos

Holiday Autos offers the best fully inclusive prices in over 4,000 rental locations car hire UK, car hire europe, car hire USA and car hire worldwide. Get cheap car hire quickly and securely online with holidayautos.co.uk, the experts in online car rental.

Remember we have good rates on cars of all sizes to suit all needs - from small 'runarounds' to minivans and convertibles. So whatever the occasion, holiday autos has the car to match.

Avis

New cheap car hire offers available every week at Avis.co.uk. Visit often and be the first to grab our car rental deals for great locations in UK, Europe and the rest of the world.

Avis Europe was the first car rental company to launch a CSR Policy in 1997, and we have been a CarbonNeutral® operation accredited company since 2000 and for more than a decade we have been doing our bit for the environment by measuring and taking action against our CO2 emissions.

Hertz

Hertz has won numerous awards around the world over the past, including the prestigious 2005 Readers Digest Award for most Trusted Car Hire brand in the UK.

Customer benefits

# Access to over 7400 locations in 154 countries, including all major cities and airports
# Wide range of the latest models from the world’s leading manufacturers
# Flexible booking features such as one-way rentals
# Inclusive rates with unlimited mileage
# Instant booking confirmation
# Driving direction mapping on website
# Emergency roadside assistance 24/7
# Unique NeverLost® Satellite Navigation System
# Specially equipped vehicles in winter
# Instant Return services at many locations .

Europcar

Europcar Promise

With Europcar you rent a lot more than a car Being the "World's Leading Leisure Car Rental Company" means that we are committed to our customers. And we promise to deliver the best car rental experience through excellent customer service and high quality vehicles.

That's the Europcar Promise.

  • Only new rental cars
    The Average age of our cars is under 6 months
  • All inclusive prices
    All inclusive rates guarantee - no surprises at the desk
  • 24 hour roadside assistance
    Wherever you are at any time we never let you down
  • 24/7 service in most major airports
    Late night flight? We'll meet your reservation
  • Flight delayed?
    Give us your flight number at booking time and we'll wait for you

 

Alamo Rent A Car

Alamo Rent A Car is a great value, internationally recognised brand serving the rental needs of leisure travellers. Alamo offers low rental rates and a fun, hassle-free customer experience at the most popular travel destinations throughout the world including United States, Canada, UK and Europe.

Autos Europe

For over 50 years, Auto Europe has been a leader in worldwide car hire services. Customers can expect the best quality providers in over 6,000 locations worldwide. Auto Europe strives to provide customers with competitive rates and excellent customer service. We do not believe that customers should expect less because they pay less. At Auto Europe, you can expect -The best online rates for car hire worldwide -Regular special offers -Outstanding around the clock Customer Service

E Bookers Car Hire

We are offering an exclusive upgrade on selected car destinations in the USA and New Zealand This offer is only available at ebookers so make sure you get motoring - availability is limited!

Car Rental Bookers

Car Rental Bookers Ltd is a UK based car hire company that offers competitive all inclusive car hire from thousands of destinations worldwide, including UK, Spain, Greece, Cyprus, the Canary Islands, Balearics, Portugal, Malta, France, Italy, Australia, New Zealand, Turkey, Bulgaria, South Africa and more. We have the fastest and easiest booking engine with a range of options from free additional driver to no excess insurance.

Global bag tag

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Globalbagtag.com is a unique "Must Have" travel gadget for anyone who travels for business or pleasure. We have over 1 million members worldwide. Globalbagtag offers a solution to the vast problem of lost luggage enabling bags to be traced worldwide 24/7 via the internet. Our tags make great gifts and we ship worldwide.  

 
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