October 2018
Recent Blog Posts

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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