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
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
There can be many fees or charges to watch out for when researching European car hire. Mandatory fees are considered part of the car cost as they cannot be avoided. We note below whether a fee is mandatory or optional. Continue reading
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
Hiring in Canada – Different to the USA
There are some crucial differences to insurance packages for car hire in Canada rather than the USA. At the top of the page we address those that apply to all drivers. After that we address the particular issues relevant to drivers under 25 years. Continue reading
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
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
Let us take the strain and complete your car hire online check in for you. Use our simple form and we email your finished confirmation straight to you. Continue reading
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
Do I need a credit card to hire a car in the USA? The short answer to this popular question is yes, you do. In this article we examine the general facts associated with the use of credit and debit cards. Continue reading