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Car Hire Queue Times - How to Avoid Queuing

Nobody likes to queue, sadly it’s commonplace whilst travelling, from queuing at the airline check-in desk, airport security, or the queue at the boarding gate. You’re likely to spend some considerable time in a queue when travelling and the last one you are likely to encounter is the queue at the car rental desk when you arrive.

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Car Hire or Similar – What does ‘or similar’ mean when hiring a car?

If you’ve hired a car recently, you’ll no doubt have noticed that when looking at options the car make and model will have ‘or similar’ stated next to the option. If you delve into the terms and conditions also you see a reference to ‘or similar’. So what does this actually mean and why can’t car hire suppliers offer the exact make and model suggested when booking?

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Is there an upper age limit to hire a car?

With the earliest baby boomers now well into retirement and millions more to follow over the next 10 years to so, it’s no wonder that one of the largest growing markets in the travel industry is the seniors.

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Winterisation Fee (winter tyres) – Car Hire

If you’re hiring a car this winter, whether for a ski holiday or other winter sports pursuit you might want to pay attention to the ‘winterisation fee’ often charged by car rental agents as this can have a significant impact on the overall price you will pay for your car hire.

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Driving Licence Check Code - Car Hire

On June 8th 2015 the paper counterpart of the UK driving licence was abolished leaving just the photocard element of the driving licence valid. The paper counter part was used to record endorsements on a driving licence such as speeding fines and drink driving convictions (DR10), however that recording process has now moved to digital records. The DVLA now record your licence details and endorsements on a digital system and it is your responsibility to activate a licence share code when hiring a car in the UK.

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Seat Belt Laws when Driving Abroad

When driving abroad the driver and passengers must wear a seatbelt, where one has been fitted. The driver of the car is responsible for any passengers under the age of 18. These passengers should have the correct safety restraint, car seat if required, when travelling. For passengers over the age of 18 it is their responsibility to ensure they are wearing a seatbelt.

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Safest US Rental Cars - What are the Safest Rental Cars?

​When choosing a new car, most people would take into consideration the safety rating of that particular vehicle. Knowing that the car you drive is as safe as possible for the occupants and other road users / pedestrians offers a great deal of comfort for many. So how do you know how safe a rental is?

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Red Number Plates – Hire Cars in Cyprus

If you’ve visiting Cyprus and plan to hire a car, the first thing you’ll likely notice when you arrive at the car hire agent is that the fleet of rental cars all have red number plates. Whilst it may seem odd at first, it’s actually a really useful way to easily identify rental cars out on the roads, which in a tourist destination can be useful for both the renter and other road users.

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Car Hire Limited Mileage – How Many Miles can I Travel in my Hire Car?

Car Hire suppliers will often place a restriction on how many miles you can do in your hire car. 

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Lego Technic Porsche 911 GT3 RS - 42056

A recent visit to Lego Land Windsor was all it took to sew the seed in my mind that I NEEDED to get my hands on the Lego Porsche GT3 RS, whilst the model has been available since 2016, I’ve never thought it looked quite right, however to see the finished model in the flesh in the ‘hard to find’ display at the Lego shop set my mind on getting my very own.

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Car Vending Machine – Singapore

What’s the best snack you’ve ever had from a vending machine? Have you ever been lucky enough to get 2 lion bars for the price of one from selection C24, or perhaps put your last £1 into the vending machine only to see the coil spin and your packet of monster munch refuse to drop?

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Are dogs allowed in Rental Cars? Pet Friendly Car Hire

Are you planning a holiday or long trip? Then you’ll want to make sure you can bring your pet along for the ride too.

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Road Accident Statistics in Europe: How Safe are our roads?

The good news is, European roads are still the safest roads in the world, when compared with the number of fatalities that happen globally.

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Safest Rental Cars - The Safest Hire Cars Revealed

Choosing a hire car can be a difficult decision. You need a car that will cope with the demands of your holiday or trip in addition to safely transporting your loved ones about. Safety matters and more and more of us are looking into how safe a car is when purchasing a vehicle, at Rhino we wanted to provide you with the information you need to ensure the vehicle you hire is as safe as the vehicle to drive at home.

 

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Using Smart Phones and Driving – What You Need to Know

We all know by now that texting and making calls on your mobile phone while driving is illegal and extremely dangerous, however a new law banning mobile phone use completely could catch you out. 

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Overbooked or Cancelled Flight – What happens to my car hire?

Following the recent case of a passenger being forcefully dragged from his seat due to an over booked plane, many passengers have been left asking what are their rights in regards to not only their cancelled flight but the other holiday expenses this could trigger.

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Should I pay for Extra Car Hire Insurance?

Should I pay for extra car hire insurance is a question many customers ask. I would always suggest taking out the Full Protection cover at the point of booking.

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Greece Highest Road Traffic Accidents in EU – Drive Safe in Greece

Greece is a popular destination with Rhino Car Hire Customers and with the peak holiday months fast approaching we thought it was worth sharing some tips on how to stay safe in your hire car this summer. 

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Add a Touch of Luxury to your Holiday with Convertible Car Hire - Our Top 5 Destinations

What better way to enjoy the sun and experience the sights and sounds of your chosen destination, than from the front seat of your convertible hire car? 

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Minimum Age to Hire a Car by Country

Hiring a car whilst on holiday allows you that extra freedom to explore; it gives you flexibility and is a cost effective way of seeing all your chosen destination has to offer. The advantages of car hire are no different for young drivers, however the terms and conditions can be.

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