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Car hire guides: Index

Our guides give you the facts about car hire so you can make an informed choice when you compare rental companies.

Car hire excess insurance

Car hire excess insurance pays for a high excess when your hire car gets damaged or stolen. This can be particularly useful when hiring a car overseas.

Car hire excess insurance »

Saving money on car hire

Follow our money-saving tips for hiring a car to get a great deal and avoid paying over-the-odds for rental, excesses, fuel and more.

Saving money on car hire »

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ABTA protection

The Association of British Travel Agents (ABTA) can offer valuable services and support to supplement travel insurance if you've been left unhappy with a holiday experience.

ABTA protection »

Guide to driving abroad

Know the legal and insurance requirements if you're driving abroad, including specific information on driving in Europe and Green Cards.

Guide to driving abroad »

Guide to good driving

Brush up on good driving tips in order to stay safe on the road.

Guide to good driving »

MyLicence: IIADD database

The Insurance Industry Access to Driver Data (IIADD) database, branded as MyLicence, could lead to cheaper car hire prices.

MyLicence: IIADD database »

Pet insurance when travelling

The right pet insurance can offer protection when travelling with your animal and/or holiday cover to insure the cost of the vacation itself.

Pet insurance when travelling »

Using credit cards for holidays

What are the benefits and drawbacks of using a credit card to purchase your holiday and for your spending when you're abroad? Also take a look at our page on credit cards tailored for foreign usage.

Using credit cards for holidays »

What to do if your car breaks down

Find out what to do if your car has mechanical trouble.

What to do if your car breaks down »

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