European Car Hire that is Worry and Hassle-Free
Take the hassle, worry and uncertainty out of your car hire in Spain, Portugal and Italy by booking our new Key’n Go service from Interent. Skip the sales desk altogether with this Premium Car Hire service. Without up-sales or add-ons, without excess and without confusion! Continue reading
Florida is the perfect USA family holiday destination with all the theme-parks, state parks, restaurants, shopping and beaches. The preponderance of self catering villas makes it really economical, simple and fun to take the whole family. We arrange lots of car hire for multi-generational families and more times than not, it is Grand-parents doing the arranging. Continue reading
Do I need a credit card to hire a car in the USA? The short answer to this popular question is yes, you do. In this article we examine the general facts associated with the use of credit and debit cards. Continue reading
It is easy to avoid excessive fuel charges when you hire a car for your holiday. Our simple tips will help you avoid paying any more than necessary.
Firstly, be aware of whether or not fuel is included in the cost of your rental. When the initial tank of fuel is included you can safely return with an empty fuel tank. Continue reading
When you collect a hire car from a rental company in the USA with a pre-paid rental voucher, you are often offered an additional package that is generally referred to as Enhanced Roadside Assistance. The actual name varies according to the supplier. The cost is around $7 – $10 per day plus local taxes. Continue reading
Christmas is nearly upon us and most of the car hire companies are now sold out for next week in Florida and San Francisco! We still have cars available in other parts of the USA so if you are heading to Boston or Las Vegas, you can still find a car (as I write!). Continue reading
Here in the UK we have had the most exciting Olympic summer and even occasional glimpses of the sun! But now, as summer slips to autumn and the days shorten attention turns to the next ‘main event’. USA Car hire companies are well ahead of this curve and have already put seasonal surcharges for car hire in place for the peak Christmas period.
Hertz Global Holdings, Inc. and Dollar Thrifty Automotive Group, Inc. today announced that they have entered into a definitive merger agreement under which Hertz would acquire Dollar Thrifty for $87.50 per share in cash in a transaction valued at a corporate enterprise value of approximately $2.3 billion.
As part of the deal, Hertz has reached an agreement to sell Advantage (currently its car rental leisure arm) to Franchise Services of North America and Macquarie Capital. Other car rental companies within that stable are: U-Save, Rent-a-Wreck, Practicar and X-Press Rent-a-car. That sale is contingent upon the successful merger of Hertz and Dollar Thrifty. Continue reading
Tips on driving in USA and renting a car with a UK driving licence
To hire a car in the USA you need a full, valid driving licence from your country of residence (but not USA or Canada). Some car hire companies require that you have held your full licence for at least one year. But not all make this distinction – please see the checklist below. For UK drivers heading to the USA, we understand that nothing will change with regard to UK driving licences and that in other English speaking countries you will not be required to hold an IDP following Brexit. For drivers heading to Europe please click here
NB: If you have a driving ban in your home country you cannot hire a car in the USA
Alamo is the most popular supplier for USA Car Hire with our customers.
Their Free choice of vehicles and consistent, efficient customer service are the main reasons for this. Alamo Car Hire is also the largest supplier of our very popular USA Young Driver’s Package. Through parent company Enterprise Holdings Group, Alamo has access to the largest car hire fleet. Enterprise also owns the self-named car hire company and National Car Hire.
Alamo was founded in 1974 with just 4 locations in Florida. It quickly grew to become the largest supplier in the USA of car rentals to international travellers with nearly 6000 locations, including over 400 airport locations. In 2005 Alamo launched Online Check-in and now has more than 170 self-service kiosks at over 60 locations.