Car hire excess insurance explained

If you’ve bought insurance for your own car, you’ll know that the excess is the first part of the insurance that you’re obliged to pay when you make a claim. If you’ve been in an accident, you’ll have an even better understanding of how an excess works. An excess on your personal car insurance typically […]

A guide to driving in the UK

  If you’ve never driven in the UK before, it’s best to get some advice before adventuring into the green and pleasant lands of England, Ireland, Scotland or Wales. Us Brits have a few quirks when it comes to the road network, which obviously we think works pretty well, but these can be unnerving for […]

What do I need when renting a car?

Hiring a car for the first time can be daunting but with a checklist from Gatwick Car & Van Rental, you can’t go wrong when picking up your vehicle of choice. Afterall, knowing what to bring to the hire desk goes a long way to making your car hire quick and simple.   Licence check […]

How to choose the right size hire car

Choose the right hire vehicle during the online booking process and save yourself the hassle and additional cost of upgrading on the day. It’s easy to work out your vehicle size requirements with this handy guide from Gatwick Car & Van Rental. The golden rule is: hire a car that fits your passengers and their […]

A guide to self drive minibus hire

When all you need is one big vehicle to move everyone and the kitchen sink, only a minibus will do. Gatwick Car & Van Rental offer a choice of three minibus types, from 9 seater minibuses that almost anyone can drive, to 17 seater minibuses that are ideal for transporting big groups all at once. […]

Car hire fuel policies explained

To avoid being caught out by hidden charges when picking up or dropping off your hire vehicle, it is best to understand the fuel policy of the hire company. There are many ways of going about the business of fuel, and Gatwick Car & Van Rental would like to shine a light on the many […]

Top Picks for a St George’s Day Getaway

St George’s day is a traditional feast day celebrated by cities and nations where St George is the patron saint. The 23rd April falls on a Sunday this year, which is ideal for making the most of events happening across the country. You can soak up some culture in Leicester, or stuff your face in […]

5 top tips for family car hire

The family road trip is a time to make memories and share new experiences between parents and children. Sun, comfort and the open road are all waiting to be explored with the right set of wheels. Here are a few quick tips for a smooth family car rental experience:   Provide space for family and […]

Economical Driving in a Hire Car

Renting a car can save you a whole lot of hassle, whether you’re in need of emergency transport from an airport, or require a more suitable vehicle for a cross country trek. A rental car can be a convenient and cost effective way of getting around, and you can make it even more so by […]