Road Trips With Motorhomes – the Best Way to See a Country

Motorhomes and Recreational Vehicles (RVs) offer a unique way to see a country. Free from hotel reservations, staying in the heart of the great outdoors you immerse yourself in your road trip. National Parks provide a wonderful back-drop for your most memorable and Instagrammable moments. We have teamed up with the experts at Auto Europe to be able to provide bespoke quotes for motorhome hire in Europe, Iceland, North America, South America, Africa, Australia and New Zealand. Because of their buying power, they get great rates, usually better than going direct to the supplier! Continue reading

Great Cars, Great Deals, Great Service

At TripWheels we are all about the service.  We want you to book with us and we want you to be happy that you did. That means no hidden charges, free cancellation and amendments up to 48 hours before travel and our deposit free, book now pay later option.  We are immensely proud of our Feefo Reviews and greatly value all of our customer relationships.  Our customers range from those who prefer to speak to a person, or have a personal contact, through to those who are entirely self-sufficient. Whichever way you prefer, we are here to help whenever you have a question or need assistance of any kind. Continue reading

Planning Your Road Trip – What Are Road Trip Essentials

Whether you are planning your road trip for a few days or a few weeks, some things are just essential!

Choice of Car

The number of people travelling and the length of your planned trip (both in miles and time) will influence your choice of car hire. The 7 Seat People carrier is THE most versatile of all the cars for a long trip. It deserves consideration regardless of the number of passengers. Most of the seats will fold up or down and away. Pilot style seating converts to central tables. Many 7 seaters come with actual plug points in the USA, along with rear 12v charging points. We have had clients who have used these vehicles as mobile tents, whilst others have used them to carry their tents. Continue reading

So you want to play your favourite music on your Roadtrip?

Roadtrips and music go hand in hand. Iconic scenery and the best driving tunes. Read our 3 tips for playing your music in a rental car.

1. Rental Car Specification

It is hard to find detailed information about the media specifications on rental cars. The fleet is made up of cars from many manufacturers. This makes it is difficult for suppliers to guarantee specifications by category. But we do have some clues. Alamo reveals a bit more online than some other rental companies about its fleet. Cars in the following categories are equipped with MP3  and w.Aux.audio input: Continue reading

5 Tips for Your USA Family Holiday – From 7 Seater Car Hire to Travel Insurance

Florida is the perfect USA family holiday destination with all the theme-parks, state parks, restaurants, shopping and beaches. The preponderance of self catering villas makes it really economical, simple and fun to take the whole family. We arrange lots of car hire for multi-generational families and more times than not, it is Grand-parents doing the arranging.  Continue reading

The Best Car Hire Locations for Theme Parks in the USA

We look at the best and most convenient car hire locations for theme parks when you are staying at a resort hotel. Walt Disney World in Florida recently announced plans to charge a fee for parking overnight at its resort hotels. This move brings the Florida resort in line with the California Disneyland Resort and many hotels in tourism hot spots.  Most theme parks have at least one car hire supplier on resort, or nearby. Use our guide to find the best one for you. Continue reading

Young Drivers Package Helps Journalist On Road Trip

Our Young Drivers Package for drivers aged 21-24 years recently featured in the Evening Standard newspaper by former Evening Standard journalist Francesca Gillett (now at BBC Online). Francesca contacted us in the summer of 2017 for help with a road-trip through the southern states during that autumn. The Evening Standard published the resulting road trip article in January 2018.  Continue reading

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