Winter Tyres and Snow Chains – The Winterisation Fee Explained

What Does Winterisation Mean?

Winterisation is the process where a car hire company makes its vehicles safe to drive during winter months. This is achieved by adding winter tyres to vehicles in Europe and North America. Winter tyres are those displaying M+S – Mud and Snow – on the tyre wall. Snow chains may also be available to hire if relevant. Winterisation occurs from the beginning of November to the end of March.  Continue reading

Skiing in Colorado with Car Hire from Denver

We recently put together an information page here about skiing in America with regard to hiring a car. David is a regular TripWheels customer who has skied in Breckenridge with his family, for about 20 years, and has very kindly put together some tips, thoughts and suggestions for anyone looking at hiring a car from Denver Airport for a ski trip in Colorado. We are delighted to share that information here.  Continue reading

Planning your USA Road Trip with Car Hire

The season for planning a USA road trip seems to start every spring. I receive many enquiries each day about car hire starting on one-side of America and ending on the other, or in Las Vegas! In this article I will share a few points to help you discover how to save money on your car hire. Also the best places to start – if you still have a choice… Continue reading

Elle Hubbard

23rd January 2015

We are delighted to again be awarded Gold Trusted Merchant Status by Feefo, the Global Feedback Engine. Gold status recognises our achievement of a positive feedback rate of 99 – 100% for our service at TripWheels during 2014. This is the second year the awards have been run, and our second year as Gold Trusted Merchants.

Working in the highly competitive US car hire industry we are truly appreciative of all the feedback we receive, and overjoyed that so many of our clients rate our service as Excellent (92%) or Good (7%). Customer Service is at the heart of what we do. A big thank you to all our of clients that have taken the time to fill in the review request following their reservation process.

Gold Trusted Merchant Certificate 2015

Elle Hubbard

1st August 2014

Due to exceptional demand for one-way car hire from the San Francisco area to Southern California and Las Vegas, Dollar and Dollar Thrifty has instated seasonal one-way fees on some rentals from San Francisco, San Jose and Oakland. One way fees are payable locally and subject to taxes and fees.

Washington to Boone Road Trip

Washington to Kissimmee Road Trip, part one – to Boone

We had a late flight out of Heathrow, meaning that by the time we landed at Washington Dulles Airport, it was already dark and raining heavily.  We stayed the night in the Dulles Marriott hotel, – nothing wrong with it per se, but certainly nothing to justify the price when all you are doing is laying your head on a pillow for a few hours.  Continue reading

How To Use A SunPass While Hiring A Rental Car In Florida

Florida has over 700 miles of toll roads, bridges and causeways, the most of any US State. These can all be easily navigated by use of the state’s SunPass e-tolling system.  All of the rental car companies have signed up to use the e-tolling system in one form or another, to make it easy for their customers to whizz through the toll roads without having to pull off all the time to pay cash. Our separate post discusses which methods are used and how much is charged by the rental car companies for the privilege of using their system. In this post we will look specifically at the physical transponder favoured by Budget in Florida. Continue reading