New car releases for 2018

  It’s set to be a bumper year for new cars in 2018. From rehashes of old favourites to completely new models made by obscure manufacturers, we’re excited to see the developments and missteps that are sure to be made in the automotive industry this year. Let’s take a look at some of our favourites! […]

Top 5 tips for driving around London

It sounds like a nightmare to most drivers, but the reality is driving in London is like driving in any other major European city. You have to have your wits about you, sure, but that is no different whether you are driving in Leeds, Luxembourg or London. Follow our top 5 tips for driving in […]

How to choose a reputable car hire company at Gatwick Airport

  Gatwick Airport has been a major transport hub for over 80 years and in that time it has become one of the busiest airports in the world. It may not be the biggest, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t the best, especially when it comes to car hire. Of course, we should know. After […]

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 […]