Car Rental News

Flexible Autos reassures agents after car hire probe - TTG

Wed, 08/02/2017 - 04:51

TTG

Flexible Autos reassures agents after car hire probe
TTG
“First and foremost, we continue to work hard with our suppliers in order to address transparency issues. It can be really confusing booking car rental online, hence we firmly believe in the huge benefits that come with booking via a travel agent in ...

Nightmare experience leads marketing director to invest in MyTripCar in bid to reveal real cost of hiring cars abroad - Kent Online

Tue, 08/01/2017 - 19:04

Kent Online

Nightmare experience leads marketing director to invest in MyTripCar in bid to reveal real cost of hiring cars abroad
Kent Online
Giles Bones decided enough was enough when he felt he had been ripped off hiring a car abroad. He paid £750 for a rental in Switzerland in 2015 that he expected to cost £287. Two years later, he is helping to expand a “transparent” comparison website ...

TV RACHEL RILEY: 'I WAS RIPPED OFF TOO' - Daily Mail

Tue, 08/01/2017 - 18:41

Daily Mail

TV RACHEL RILEY: 'I WAS RIPPED OFF TOO'
Daily Mail
Countdown maths wizard Rachel Riley has complained that she was a victim of car hire rip-offs. The 34-year-old Channel 4 presenter took to social media, claiming she had been charged for a number of 'add-ons' that she had previously declined.

Car-hire companies in Spain caught ripping off Brits by heaping on extra charges and blocking more than £1200 from ... - The Sun

Tue, 08/01/2017 - 04:30

The Sun

Car-hire companies in Spain caught ripping off Brits by heaping on extra charges and blocking more than £1200 from ...
The Sun
Budget and Thrifty, which is also owned by Hertz, quoted hugely inflated costs for renting a car on the day, the investigation found. Drivers who damage cars abroad have to pay an excess for repairs – normally a few hundred pounds – although holiday ...

Car hire sharks caught red-handed: Mail's undercover probe reveals the ruthless tricks of airport rental desks to ... - Daily Mail

Mon, 07/31/2017 - 17:49

Car hire sharks caught red-handed: Mail's undercover probe reveals the ruthless tricks of airport rental desks to ...
Daily Mail
An undercover investigation by the Daily Mail today lays bare how car hire firms are heaping extra charges on to holidaymakers' bookings. Europcar, Goldcar and Firefly, which is owned by Hertz, all added charges to bookings by a reporter in Spain.

Court rejects car hire firm's claim crash was staged - The Irish Times - Irish Times

Mon, 07/31/2017 - 17:13

Irish Times

Court rejects car hire firm's claim crash was staged - The Irish Times
Irish Times
Seven men have been awarded sums of between €5,050 and €9,550 over a traffic collision after the High Court rejected a car hire company's claim that the ...

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Seven men awarded claims as High Court reject car hire company's claim that collision was 'set up' - Independent.ie

Mon, 07/31/2017 - 12:46

Seven men awarded claims as High Court reject car hire company's claim that collision was 'set up'
Independent.ie
Mr Justice Meenan said one would have thought, if the collision was a set up, the information sought by Mr Feeney in the phone call would already have been firmly fixed in his mind prior to returning the hire car. "This information would be an ...

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Not checking your rental car for damage could land you with a £2000 surprise bill at the end of your holiday - The Sun

Mon, 07/31/2017 - 06:12

The Sun

Not checking your rental car for damage could land you with a £2000 surprise bill at the end of your holiday
The Sun
JUST a third of drivers fully check their hire cars for damage before taking the keys leaving thousands at risk of a huge post-holiday bill. Motorists are writing rental firms a “blank cheque” by ignoring minor scrapes and dents that were there when ...

Scare tactics, lies, charges for damages that don't exist: How car hire firms take you for a ride - Daily Mail

Sun, 07/30/2017 - 20:43

Daily Mail

Scare tactics, lies, charges for damages that don't exist: How car hire firms take you for a ride
Daily Mail
Europcar has a motto – 'moving your way'. But rather fewer customers may be moving the car hire giant's way in future after its offices in the UK were raided by officers from trading standards. The French-owned firm, Europe's biggest vehicle rental ...
Brit tourists are paying hundreds of pounds for hire car repairs that rental companies DON'T even bother fixingThe Sun

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Car rental firms don't do repairs you pay for | Daily Mail Online - Daily Mail

Sun, 07/30/2017 - 19:42

Daily Mail

Car rental firms don't do repairs you pay for | Daily Mail Online
Daily Mail
Avis Budget, Hertz and Enterprise, which owns Alamo and National, admit to not always fixing dents and scratches they charge for. Instead, they claim they ...
Brit tourists are paying hundreds of pounds for hire car repairs that rental companies DON'T even bother fixingThe Sun

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How CarHopper is Disrupting the Car Hire industry - BusinessZone (blog)

Fri, 07/28/2017 - 09:30

How CarHopper is Disrupting the Car Hire industry
BusinessZone (blog)
There comes a time that a trend or a specific innovation can really shake up an industry. Take the case of car rental for example. For years, the business has been dominated by car rental companies with the largest fleet. These companies are successful ...

One-in-three plan to hire a car while on holidays abroad - Evening Echo Cork

Thu, 07/27/2017 - 02:46

Evening Echo Cork

One-in-three plan to hire a car while on holidays abroad
Evening Echo Cork
“Based on market research many car rental companies can charge up to €28 a day for excess insurance and for many, particularly having already spent a large amount of their hard-earned cash on their holiday, this just isn't affordable,” Faughnan added.

Tips for selecting the right rental car when visiting the UK - Business Car Manager

Wed, 07/26/2017 - 06:49

Business Car Manager

Tips for selecting the right rental car when visiting the UK
Business Car Manager
WHEN travelling to the United Kingdom, you'll quickly discover that walking from destination to destination is not such fun and downright frustrating so it's well worth investing in a rental car. Whether you're travelling for fun or business, you'll ...

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5 epic road trips you need to try in Europe - Skyscanner News (blog)

Tue, 07/25/2017 - 07:06

Skyscanner News (blog)

5 epic road trips you need to try in Europe
Skyscanner News (blog)
It's actually possible to hire a rental car, drive to Gibraltar then hop a ferry to Tangier in Morocco. It's a long trip, so if you're up for this incredible adventure be sure to make plenty of time (and bring plenty of tunes!) Be sure to check out our ...

Holiday hint: Avoid car-hire damage fees with annual policy - Irish Times

Mon, 07/24/2017 - 08:43

Irish Times

Holiday hint: Avoid car-hire damage fees with annual policy
Irish Times
Typically, the cost of car rental includes insurance cover for major incidents but consumers have to pick up the tab for minor ones. Depending on the car-hire company and the contract in place, a holiday maker could be liable to pay the first €500 of ...

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Holiday hint: Avoid car-hire damage fees with annual policy - Irish Times

Mon, 07/24/2017 - 08:43

Irish Times

Holiday hint: Avoid car-hire damage fees with annual policy
Irish Times
Typically, the cost of car rental includes insurance cover for major incidents but consumers have to pick up the tab for minor ones. Depending on the car-hire company and the contract in place, a holiday maker could be liable to pay the first €500 of ...

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The 20 secrets to saving money on your hire car – and avoiding the rip-offs - Telegraph.co.uk

Mon, 07/24/2017 - 05:32

Telegraph.co.uk

The 20 secrets to saving money on your hire car – and avoiding the rip-offs
Telegraph.co.uk
Collision Damage Waiver (CDW or LDW in the US) does not equate to comprehensive car insurance as we know it in the UK – even when it is advertised as “fully comprehensive”. A waiver is a contractual term where the rental company waives its right to ...
Car Hire Checklist: 8 expert tips for dodging rental rip-offs ...Independent.ie
Europcar accused of PAYING staff extra for reporting damage on ...The Sun
Europcar scandal: Have you been hit by a bumper repair bill? | The ...The Week UK

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6 things to do after a car accident in the UAE - gulfnews.com

Mon, 07/24/2017 - 01:52

gulfnews.com

6 things to do after a car accident in the UAE
gulfnews.com
You must then call your insurance company – or car-hire company if you are renting a car – and let them know what has happened. Inform them that you have the Police Report and that they should arrange collection of the car from said location.

Skyscanner Is Seeing Growth in Its Hotel and Car Rental Business - Skift

Mon, 07/24/2017 - 00:05

Skift

Skyscanner Is Seeing Growth in Its Hotel and Car Rental Business
Skift
While it's interesting to note Skyscanner's growth in hotels and car hire, commission from flight searches is still the source of most of its revenue. It seems likely that the company will look to take a bigger slice of the airline market rather than ...

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