Category: Car Hire Companies

Who are Firefly?

Posted on October 5, 2013 by . 0 comments

Firefly is the name of Hertz‘s budget car hire brand. Vehicles are collected from the Hertz car rental desks and all vehicles are Hertz stock.

The main difference between booking with the Firefly brand rather than Hertz can be found in the rental terms and conditions. Whilst the car hire rate is often cheaper with Firefly the extra charges such as fuel, additional drivers, one way fees, child seats etc can be more. Fuel charges are the main charge to be aware of so be sure to read the T&C’s carefully.

Avis LV2

Posted on September 30, 2013 by . 0 comments

If you see Avis LV2 on your car hire voucher it is referring to the Avis desk on level 2 of the airport/terminal that you are collecting from.

Holiday Autos Acquired by Cartrawler

Posted on September 3, 2013 by . 0 comments

In June 2013 Cartrawler acquired Holiday Autos. Cartrawler also operate the site

What does this mean for the customer?

All Holiday Autos bookings prior to the acquisition are still valid so there is no need to act if you have a pending reservation with Holiday Autos prior to June 2013.

See the Cartrawler statement for more details of the sale.


Alamo Gold in the USA

Posted on March 20, 2013 by . 0 comments

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Alamo operate an Alamo Gold policy in the USA which is essentially an extras package offering:

  • Full to empty fuel policy
  • 3 free additional drivers


Before taking out the Alamo Gold policy first calculate how much it is costing your for the duration of your rental. The car hire desk will often quote a ‘per day’ price to make the policy seem cheaper than it is. You will also need to be aware of the fuel policy if you do not take out the Alamo Gold cover. For example a lot of Alamo vehicles have a full/full fuel policy as standard which means you simply return the vehicle with a full tank when you return it. If you are not expecting to use a full tank of fuel, that would be the best fuel option to take. However if you are driving long distances and sharing the driving, the Alamo Gold policy may prove worthwhile.

Green Motion East Midlands

Posted on February 9, 2012 by . 0 comments

The Green Motion depot at East Midlands airport is located within the Regus Office centre adjacent to the airport.

The depot is ‘off airport’ so Green Motion will collect you in arrivals and drive you to the depot so you can sign the relevant documents and collect your hire car.

Locauto Car Hire Italy

Posted on February 2, 2012 by . 0 comments

Locauto is a local Italian car hire supplier with 25 Italian depots, mainly located at airports.

Locauto Cancellation Policy
Locauto offers a free cancellation policy up to 48 hours before you rental commences. If you cancel 48 hours of commencement you will be changed a 50 euro cancellation fee.

Locauto Age Requirements
The minimum age for renting a vehicle through Locauto is 21.

Green Motion Car Hire Heathrow

Posted on January 20, 2012 by . 0 comments

The Green Motion Heathrow depot is operated from the Holiday Inn London Heathrow Ariel, the address is

118 Bath Road


In order to get to the depot from a Heathrow terminal you will need to catch the ‘Heathrow Hoppa’ number H56 operated by National Express. The bus stops are at

Terminal 1: Bus stop 4
Terminal 3: Bus stop 11, 12, 14
Terminal 4: Bus stop 12
Terminal 5: Bus stop 26 & 27

The charge is £4 one way or £7 return. Tickets can be purchased from the central bus station, the British Hotel Reservation Centre in the terminal building and the bus stop ticket machines.