What is an Additional Driver?

Posted on January 18, 2012 by . 0 comments

When you hire a car the vehicle is insured in the name of the person who paid for a vehicle. However, often people are not travelling alone and share the driving responsibilities with another member of their travelling party.

If another person is to be driving the hire car in addition to the named driver, they are added to the insurance by the car hire company as an additional driver. In the majority of cases there is a charge for adding an additional driver to your rental but it can in some cases be free. Check the terms and conditional of rental before hiring to see if a charge is to be levied.

Guy Salmon Car Hire

Posted on January 17, 2012 by . 0 comments

Guy Salmon Car Hire is now operated under the ‘Europcar Prestige’ brand which provides premium and luxury vehicle hire.

Due to the premium nature of the vehicles on offer from Europcar Prestige stricter minimum age requirements apply (at least 25 but often 30 years of age).

Enterprise UK Cross Border Fees

Posted on January 15, 2012 by . 0 comments

If you are hiring a car with Enterprise in the UK you are permitted to take the car anywhere on the UK mainland. However, if you wish to travel from the UK to Northern Ireland or the Republic of Ireland there is a one off fee of £150. You will also need to ensure your vehicle is returned to a depot within the mainland UK. One ways from mainland UK to NI and ROI are not permitted.

Car Hire Chambery Airport France

Posted on January 14, 2012 by . 0 comments

With plentyful skiing within easy driving range, Chambery Airport has in recent years become a popular winter destination for visitors to the slopes.

The most popular destination for skiers into Chambery is the 3 Valleys which is around 1h 30m drive away. A 5 door hire car can often be found for less that £200 making car hire more convenient option that a transfer depending on your circumstances. Luxury vehicles and 4×4’s are also available for hire at Chambery Airport as well as minibuses such as a Renault Traffic.

Minimum driver age is usually 21 and snow chains are provided on all hire cars (additional charges may apply, check terms and conditions before booking).


Car Hire with Sat Nav

Posted on January 14, 2012 by . 0 comments

If you need a Sat Nav with your hire car the units are often rentable on a per day basis and can be arranged when you collect your vehicle, or when you book if the option is available.

Charges vary between supplier but you can expect to pay between £4 and £8 per day.

Hertz Bus Stop at Heathrow

Posted on January 13, 2012 by . 0 comments

To get to Hertz’s Heathrow desk you will need to catch the ‘Car Rental Courtesy Bus’ which stops at each terminal and will drop you off at the Hertz desk free of charge. The bus stop numbers are

Terminal 1: Bus stop 5
Terminal 3: Bus stop 21
Terminal 4: Bus stop 26
Terminal 5: Bus stop 18

The bus takes around 15 minutes to get to terminal 1, 2 and 3 and 20 minutes from terminal 4. You can catch the same shuttle bus after you have returned your car to get to the departures terminal.

Fuerteventura Airport – On Site Car Hire Providers

Posted on January 12, 2012 by . 0 comments

The on site (i.e within the airport) car hire providers at Fuerteventura Airport are:

  • Top Car Auto Reisen (Auto Reisen is German for car hire)
  • Payless Car Hire
  • Avis
  • Hertz
  • Cicar

The car hire desks at Fuerteventura Airport are located on the ground floor of the terminal building.

Chambery Airport Address

Posted on January 11, 2012 by . 0 comments

The address of Chambery Airport is

Aeroport De Chambery
73420 Le Viviers du Lac

The airport is located just off the A41 Autoroute