Christmas Car Hire

Benefits of Hiring a car at Christmas

Christmas, a fantastic time to eat too much, drink too much, spend too much and relax. It’s a time to spend with family and friends and contemplate the end of another year. For all the fun-filled activities that it offers, it can also be a drain on your time. Getting around to deliver presents, seeing those far-flung family and friends (or going out of your way to avoid them), showing your face at all those parties means your car takes the brunt of the festivities. If you want to rent a car or a van over the Christmas period, the time to book is now. Don’t wait until Christmas Eve to make the decision, or the best you might get is a second-hand sleigh and they don’t work as well as you think. Another great advantage of renting a car or van is you can get 12 days to hire for the price of 7! That’s right, 12 days hire for the price of 7 days. Be sure not to […]

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Basic Winter Checks for Your Car

Now, winter is on its way. And with winter we can always expect harsh weather which can play havoc with the condition and running of our cars. With this in mind, we will be looking at some basic car checks that will help make sure your car safety is exactly as it should be.

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Yawning Driver

6 Tips to Stay Alert When Driving

When either driving long distances, driving during the early hours of the morning or late at night we may not be as alert as we think. Many believe that we can safely continue to travel whilst feeling our eyelids becoming heavy and concentration begin to wonder. Because of this, we do not only put ourselves at risk of having an accident, but also all other road users. Most have done the simple things such as turning up the radio and opening the window, in an effort to keep ourselves awake and alert, however, these tactics don’t often come as a distraction rather than improving your concentration.

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Car Safety checks

Safety Checks to do Before you Drive a New Vehicle

Whether you are purchasing a new car for yourself or you are hiring a car, there are car safety precautions that you should always check before you decide to get in the vehicle and drive away. These car safety checks only take minutes to complete, however, are commonly overlooked and could potentially put you and others at risk.

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Reasons to Rent a car for Your day out in Oxfordshire

Are you visiting Oxford? Oxford is a beautiful city of history and culture as well as stunning architecture. Sometimes trips are too short to visit all of the attractions. Therefore you may find hiring a car is a great solution – allowing more flexibility with your visit. Renting a vehicle means you don’t have to restrict your sightseeing opportunities, Oxford and the surrounding villages will become far more accessible and you don’t have to worry about scheduling your day around public transport. Public transport is fantastic and great if you are staying in the city center, however, if you want to explore further afield, a hire car in Oxford could be perfect for you.

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Mechanic doing Car Service

How Often Should you Service your car?

We have our own workshop at Eurodrive and service hundreds of cars every year,  including our fleet and customers cars. If you would like to book your car in for a service with one of our mechanics please get in touch with us today. Below you will find the out of why it’s important you service your car. 

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Toy Car On Europe Map

8 Tips for Driving in Europe

When driving in a foreign country, it can be difficult to wrap your head around all the rules, regulations and traffic laws. Below you will find a list of pointers about driving in Europe so you will be all set for your next European adventure.

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Advantages of Hybrid Cars | Why should I swap?

We are all starting to think more and more about the environment and ways in which we can save our planet. So many major car brands are developing  Hybrid cars  and they are becoming increasingly popular and more essential to have a cleaner and greener environment. There are plenty of things that affect the environment and cars pay a huge part in this. Hybrid cars are becoming a key tool in the fight against pollution, keep reading to see all of the advantages of hybrid cars.

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New car hire

Things to consider before hiring a car

Hiring a vehicle can be a great solution; Whether it’s for a holiday, a house move, to tie you over whilst you wait for a new car, or you just need one short-term. Car hire can often be cost effective and save you pennies that would be spent on taxis and if on holiday can give you the freedom to explore. However, car renting can at times be confusing, especially if it’s your first time. There are a few things that it is important to know before you hire or rent any vehicle, we try and make vehicle hire easy and simple at Eurodrive.

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Going to London after the 8th April  2019 ?

To help improve air quality in London they are introducing Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ). This comes into force from the 8th April 2019 and will cover the same area as the congestion charge. Many vehicles including cars and vans  will now be affected by the ULEZ. Customers should check if they will be entering the ULEZ  and are responsible for paying the charge. As of the 8thApril ULEZ daily charges will be: £12.50 for most vehicle types, including cars, motorcycles and vans (up to and including 3.5 tonnes) £100 for heavier vehicles, including lorries (over 3.5 tonnes) and buses/coaches (over 5 tonnes) This will be in addition to the weekday Congestion Charge and the Low Emission Zone (LEZ) charge and will replace the T-Charge. A daily charge runs from midnight to midnight. If you drive within the ULEZ area across two days, for example before midnight and after midnight, you will be liable to pay two daily charges if your vehicle doesn’t meet the ULEZ standards. You can check whether you need to pay the […]

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