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Vegan Car Hire – Is Car Rental Vegan Friendly?

It’s not something that many of us consider, however for vegans hiring a car isn’t as simple as finding the best deal and picking which rental car suits our needs. Veganism is booming with more and more people from all walks of life opting for a life that does not eat or use animal based products.

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Car Rental Lost and Found - Most Common Items Left

If you’ve left something in a rental car whilst rushing to catch your flight, and trust us you are not alone, then we’ll do our best to re-unite you with whatever you might have left in the rental car. Ideally, you’ll want to contact the rental agent before you’ve left the country (city or airport) to see if they can find your lost property, but if you’re already cruising at 35,000 feet before you realise you’ll need to get in touch with us when you get home.

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When does Murcia San Javier Airport close?

The Spanish National Government has confirmed that the last flight into Murcia - San Javier Airport (MJV) will be on the 14th January 2019. All scheduled flights after this date will be automatically transferred to Corvera Airport (RMU)

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Rhinocarhire.com Win Best on the Road at 2018 Travolution Awards

Last night saw Rhinocarhire.com re-establish itself as the No.1 car rental website by reclaiming the ‘Best on the Road’ (formerly Best Car Hire Website) crown at the 13th Travolution Awards in London. Having won the award in 2010 at our first attempt when we made a splash in the car rental sector, the following years proved less successful when it came to industry awards and recognition.

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4 door Ford Mustang could be on its way

In a shock announcement, albeit unofficial at this stage, Ford has suggested that it might consider building the first ever 4 door Ford Mustang and it’s big news. Now in it’s 6th generation the iconic Ford Mustang has only ever been available in a coupe or convertible variant with strictly 2 doors. However recent chatter from Ford has lead to rumours of a 4 door Mustang being available when the much awaited 7th generation car rolls off the production line.

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UK ePassport gates to open to travellers from US, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and Japan

The UK Chancellor, Philip Hammond announced in his 2019 autumn Budget speech that visitors from Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Japan and the United States would be able to pass through egates at UK airports if in possession of an ePassport. Electronically enabled passports, or ePassports or biometric passports as commonly known, have been in circulation since 2006, however various restrictions apply around their use.

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Car Rental: What Happens in Brexit No Deal?

The UK is set to leave the European Union on 29th March 2019, should it leave without reaching a deal with the EU, the ramifications on travel plans, both booked and yet to be booked are largely unknown at this stage, but terms such as ‘chaos’ and ‘jeopardy’ are often used in the media. We want to cut through the noise and let you know what will happen to your rental car in the event of a no deal Brexit.

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Airport Multi-faith Prayer Rooms

Following our recent studies on airport drop off charges and airport Wi-Fi provisions, we’ve extended our review of the UK’s top 20 airports by passengers numbers to see which offer Multi-faith prayer rooms and where in the airport you can expect to find them.

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Is my rental car petrol or diesel?

We’re car enthusiast here at Rhino so telling the difference between a petrol car and a diesel car won’t cause us any sleepless nights, however we appreciate that not all of our customers might find it so easy. So we’ve put together a few hints and tips to help you determine whether your rental car is a petrol or diesel to help you make sure you don’t mis-fuel your rental car when it comes to refilling the tank.

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​Can I book a rental car for someone else?

There might be a time when you need (or want) to book and pay for a rental car for someone else, so all they have to do is turn up, sign the paperwork, pick up the keys and drive off. Sounds simple enough, but is it as straight forward as that? Well, yes it can be with Rhino. Our rental cars are pre-paid in the vast majority of cases and the payment card used to secure the payment on our website does not have to match the payment card used for security at pick-up.

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Can someone else drive my rental car?

When booking a rental car, the person named on the rental (primary driver) is the person responsible for the vehicle during the time of the rental. It is this named person who needs to be in attendance when collecting the rental car and they alone who can sign the documentation to release the car. The rental agent will only accept the necessary identification, license and credit card documents corresponding to the person named on the rental.

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Can I take a rental car on a Ferry?

There are some places you just can’t get to by air and as such, renting a car on smaller islands can also be a problem. With that in mind, we’re often asked if it’s possible to take a rental car on a ferry to get to those hard to reach places. The good news, is that in the majority of cases you can indeed take a rental car on a ferry but there are a few things you need to know first.

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Fuel Labelling in Europe - New EU Standards

As of 12th October 2018 fuel labelling of both new cars and petrol stations in Europe are changing. If you’re hiring a car in Europe the changes will affect you so we’ve put together a useful guide on what the changes are and how they might affect you and to help you avoid misfuelling a rental car.

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Can I take a rental car out of State?

If you’re renting a car in the USA, it’s quite likely that you’ll want to see as much of what the country has to offer. It’s a vast country so whilst an east to west coast (or visa versa) road trip might be a bridge too far, there are plenty of east coast and west coast ready made road trips in waiting. Some of these involve crossing from one state to the next and we’re often asked if it’s ok to take a rental car out of state? The simple answer is yes, we’ve yet to come across a case where a rental agent has restricted out of state travel.

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How long can I rent a car for?

We’re often asked what is the maximum length of time a car can be rented for. Traditionally, most rentals had a cut off time of 28 days, however in more recent years we have been able to offer rentals of up to 3 months.

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When Does Angola International Airport Open?

Besieged with problems and delays, the long awaited Angola International Airport opening is said to be within the sight. The current best case being that phase 1, whilst completed in 2012 should finally open to the public in 2019, or at worst 2020 some 4 years later than planned.

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Can I take a rental car to Canada?

It’s a common question from both our US domestic rental customers and international visitors to the US wanting to extend their trip over the border into Canada. The short answer is YES you can take a US rental car into Canada, but much like taking a rental car to Mexico there are a few things you need to know.

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Can I take a rental car to Mexico?

We are often asked if it’s possible to take a rental car from the US into Mexico, the simple answer is yes, but there are a plethora of restrictions and variations between rental agents. We’ve done that research for you to provide the best overview of taking a rental car into Mexico from the US to show which rental agents don’t allow it, which do and any restrictions

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Airport Drop-Off Charges Revealed

As part of our series of ‘Airport Charges Revealed’ articles, our final edition of the trilogy (for now) looks at airport drop-off charges to see which airports in the UK charge for dropping off at the airport and of those that charge, how much they charge and how long you get for your money.

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Weird and Strange Driving Laws

We’ve all come across some strange rules and regulations whilst driving, whether we find speed limits in different countries odd, or can’t understand why the drink drive limit around the world varies so much, driving in a different country can bewilder at time. However, there are some really weird driving laws out there that will really blow your mind.

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