2014 VW Golf GTE review

The first plug-in hybrid from Volkswagen, the Golf GTE is one of a stream of Golf models, with other options including petrol, diesel and pure electric vehicles. Pushing the boundaries of cars as we know them, this innovative creation by Volkswagen is to be expected from this German car manufacturers who are renowned for their […]

Top Five Roads to Drive in Europe

Where are the best roads to drive in Europe? For some, there is nothing quite like enjoying spectacular views and scenery from the comfort of their own car. At Gatwick Car and Van Hire, we have compiled a list of what we believe to be the most spectacular of ‘Top Five Roads to Drive in […]

The Benefits of Hiring Compared to Owning a Car

Having a car available for use does not always mean owning one and there are alternatives to this. Hiring a car is a great option to consider for those that need private transport, and there are plenty of advantages to this when compared with owning a vehicle. The following are some to consider.   Access […]

What are the Pros and Cons of Buying an Ex-Rental Car?

In recent years, buying an ex-rental car has become a viable option for many motorists. This is particularly true when times are tough and everyone is looking for a bargain. Purchasing an ex-rental car is one way to potentially save a large amount of money on a second-hand car. However, it’s a good idea to […]

2014 in Sat-Nav Apps: Which are the Best?

It seems like only yesterday that the first of those little boxes began appearing on our dashboards, giving us instructions and the best directions to our destinations (only occasionally through rivers/people’s homes!).   It seems as if the age of the standalone TomTom satellite navigation device might soon be coming to an end, however, as […]

Why Should you go for Car Rental?

Although the public transport networks in many major cities around the UK will suffice for short journeys around town, most of the time only having access to a car will do. Whether you’re on holiday and need a car to get out and about and see the sights, or are on business and trying to […]

London Looks into Electric Car Hire Scheme

Both visiting and living in London can be a highly enjoyable experience, with a wide variety of cultural activities and culinary delights on your doorstep. However, for the most populous city in Europe with a density of over 13,000 people per square mile, getting around can sometimes be a bit of a chore. London is […]

Luton Vans – Should I Buy or Rent?

  Luton Vans – Should I Buy or Rent? Whether carrying out a house move or relocating a small office, Luton vans have long since provided the best solution, with their practical design allowing for extra storage above the cab. If your business requires regular use of a Luton van, either for a short or […]

E10 Fuel: What is it?

From hybrid cars to fuel efficient systems, the motoring industry is taking noticeable steps towards more environmentally friendly practices, and another of these has recently been introduced to Britain. E10, a new ‘greener’ fuel, has recently been introduced to petrol station forecourts across the country, so-called because it contains around 10% bio-ethanol. The fuel was […]

UK New Car Sales Hit a 6 Year High

In a move that will no doubt please those who subscribe to the economy boosting mantra of “spending our way out of recession”, new figures released by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) show a huge rise in the registration of new cars in 2013.   In fact, the latest sales are the […]