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New reports show that customers in the U.K. are unwittingly buying ex-rental cars that are being advertised as having had only one previous owner. The Office of Fair Trading has launched an investigation into the U.K.’s used car market which is worth around £35 billion a year after receiving nearly 70,000 complaints from customers last […]

National Car Rental just announced the continuation of their “One-Two-Free” program for the seventh year in a row. The promotion benefits National’s Emerald Club members by awarding them one free rental day for every two days of paid car rental. “We are always looking for ways to exceed customer expectations. For example, Emerald Club is […]

Europcar car rental just unveiled a new program designed to make car hire more affordable for UK drivers facing the recession. Their new program is called Hire Rewards and it has the potential to save consumers around £200 on a one week car hire. The new rewards program is similar to an airline frequent flyer […]

In a move designed to put an end to customer disputes over damaged cars, Hertz car rental is implementing a high-tech photo inspection system that will take before and after shots of its rental cars. The system is already being tested at an undisclosed car rental agency in the US. The idea is to take […]

In a move to eliminate stinky cars from its rental fleet, Hertz will begin using the Fresh Wave IAQ, a high tech odor eliminator, in all of its cars. The program is being launched in the US and Canada at major airport locations. In the UK the program gets off the ground at Heathrow and […]

In a further effort to provide seamless connections from rail to rental car, Sixt is opening two new rental counters right inside of train stations. The new outlets are located at Maastrict Central Station and Brussels South. Sixt has been increasing their visibility at train stations during the past year with rental outlets at Rotterdam […]

Two tourists died in terrible hire car accident on Fraser Island last April after their 4×4 vehicle rolled with 11 passengers inside. The accident prompted a complete review of hire car rules on the island and new laws have finally been approved. The speed limit on the island has been reduced to 80km/h. Additionally, the […]

Australia is experiencing a severe shortage of rental cars especially in the northern Queensland area around the city of Cairns. The shortage is the result of several factors that have combined to make a “perfect storm” in the Australian car hire market. It all started when new replacement vehicles failed to arrive at agencies. Besides […]

Hoping to encourage more people to buy electric vehicles, Nissan has announced a partnership with car rental giant, Europcar,  that will allow prospective buyers to try out electric cars before they buy. Many people don’t even consider buying an electric car, because they simply just don’t know enough about them. Since most electric cars only […]

British tourists headed for the Costa del Sol this summer are being warned to book car rental in advance of departure. The region is experiencing a severe shortage of rental cars as a result of tightened credit restrictions caused by the recession. Car hire companies that are feeling the squeeze of tightening credit are being […]

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