Category Archives: Rental Companies

Looking for a free car or rental to drive overseas? Here’s what you need to know

Finding free cars to drive overseas is relatively easy. You can visit any one of the hundreds of rental companies offering a relocation, drive away or stand by car. You can also check out one of the online relocation companies such as Transfercar who list free rentals on their website for multiple organisations. However, just because it’s a free or incredibly cheap vehicle, this does not mean it is not bound by the regular rental terms and conditions. For this reason it is important to know what to look...Read More

Carpooling at a whole new level.

Who would have thought that the humble carpooling idea would emerge into a fully fledged, environmentally conscious transportation alternative. Meet Jayride: the website that allows vehicle owners to put their spare seats up for rent. Well not so much as rent but short term lease. With its humble beginnings in Auckland, New Zealand some 2 short years ago, Jayride is now the place to go to find a cheap, spare seat in vehicles travelling between towns and cities all over New Zealand and...Read More

Why relocate a vehicle with Transfercar?

Every now and then someone will say to me, “Why would anyone relocate a vehicle” and I respond by explain all the benefits of using a cheap form of transport such as Transfercar and when it is a viable option (and not) for both vehicle owners and travellers. Firstly, just to clarify: A relocation vehicle, one-way hire or standby car is a vehicle (normally a rental) that has been dropped off at a specific location and needs to be brought back to another place or depot by a specific time. Transfercar is an...Read More

Gas or Break Quiz determins what vehicle to rent

Hertz has recently developed a quiz that helps drivers determine what kind of driver they are and therefore what vehicle they should be renting. The “Gas” Traveler is supposedly aggressive, exciting and adventurous while the “Brake” Traveler is said to be conservative and more of a planner. What type of driver are you? Check out more articles about Hertz: Hertz Makes $2.24 Billion Offer for Dollar Thrifty to Foil Avis Hertz Launches New Branding Campaign Hertz considering a green...Read More

Apollo Motorhomes launch new additions to fleet

Queensland is open for business – just ask homegrown success story Apollo Motorhome Holidays, which is expanding with the stellar launch of three styles of caravans and the very first four-berth 4WD vehicle on the market. The world’s largest privately owned recreational vehicle operator, born and bred in the sunshine state, is introducing not just one but two new exciting products to its fleet. Clock here for the full thanks to Travel Blackboard Check out some of Transfercar’s great...Read More

Mercedes Partners with Europcar on Electric Van Rentals

Mercedes-Benz Vans and Europcar have signed a memorandum of understanding under which Mercedes-Benz Vans will supply “a number” of Vito E-CELL vans to Europcar for customer trials in Hamburg, Germany, and Paris, France, the companies said in a statement. Also under the agreement the two companies will explore and analyze customer profiles and behaviors involving the use of electric vehicles in cities, and how rental services can be adapted to cater to this demand. Select Mercedes-Benz...Read More