March 19th, 2013
One of the most common issues raised with us is that of Excess Car Insurance.
How much am I liable for in the event of an accident?
How can I reduce my liability and how much will that cost?
Does my travel insurance cover me?
To answer these questions and explain how excess car insurance works the DriveNow Res team put together a quick guide.
What insurance comes as standard with a Rental Car?
All car hire companies supply vehicles fully insured with a standard amount that you are liable for in the event of an accident or damage [...]
January 5th, 2013
Christmas in July is one thing but Easter in January?
Santa has no sooner garaged the sledge, turned Rudolph and friends loose for another 11 months of frolicking in the ice fields and put the kettle on when Easter has arrived. No long hot antipodian summer, no frenzied Australia Day celebrations nor excitement of the first term in the new school year. No, it’s official, Easter is here – just visit your local supermarket where time beats to a different tune and you’ll find yourself thrown forward to Easter in January.
Our local Victorian seaside purveyor of all things fresh and wonderful was offering Hot Cross buns [...]
August 8th, 2012
AUSTRALIAN wines have taken their place amongst the best in the world. Combined with a stunning landscape, wineries offer a great Australian drive-tour experience.
The first thing to do is nominate a driver – maybe take it in turns if an overnight stay is planned. The next thing is to select your DriveNow rental vehicle. A roomy sedan or four-wheel drive might be handy, or why not pick up a campervan and have your accommodation sorted as well?
Those in Western Australia have the acclaimed Margaret River to explore. Pick up your Perth car rental and head about 280km south [...]
July 26th, 2012
Savvy, environmentally-conscious road trippers are jumping on the solar bandwagon when it comes to charging their mobile devices on the go.
The old plug-in-the-wall charger days are disappearing fast as campervanners learn to charge their gear while they are either on the road or out and about in a holiday park.
Those who pick up a DriveNow hire car or campervan rental in Australia can have their solar-power gadgets at work while they take a road trip, stop for a bush-walk or go sightseeing.
One of the most popular tourist spots on the Australian coast is Byron Bay, home to [...]
March 31st, 2012
FOR a lot of us who live on the east coast of Australia, Esperance in the west is just that little bit too far away. Being situated along the south coast of Western Australia, the only way to get there from the east is usually along the Nullabor and a great way to travel the Nullabor is with a campervan rental, preferrably booked through DriveNow of course! And for those of you who have never done it, you don’t know what you are missing out on!
Esperance really is a remarkable place, full of surprises … good surprises, of course.
Did you [...]
January 28th, 2012
It’s suddenly an “appy” world with every app under the sun serving a purpose, whether it be a utility for business, a game to kill some time or a great travel app to assist you in your travels in an Australian campervan rental or car hire. The DriveNow app, available now in the iTunes store and Android Market, is a classic example of an easy to use application that is super convenient for people on the go. A couple of swift clicks and you’re all sorted, otherwise you can keep tabs on your current booking.
So, what else is out [...]
December 5th, 2011
I RECENTLY wrote an article for News Ltd about how techno advancements and the sudden arrival of the “App Age” have redefined the way we travel these days for all sorts of travel. But it couldn’t be more relevant to those who choose to holiday in the great outdoors by hitting the road in their campervan or car hire.
While it’s hard to say what amazing revelations will be made in 2012 for the next generation of new travel gadgets and apps, suddenly the sky is the limit and new technology means there’s a lot to look forward [...]
April 14th, 2011
There’s no need for car hire to be a stressful process, here’s a few tips on how to ensure things run smoothly and avoiding nasty surprises:
Book Earlier – Always the best advice as this ensures the best rates and locks in the vehicle you’re after. With no Credit Card details required when booking through sites such as DriveNow.com.au and no booking or cancellation fees locking in Car Hire has never been easier.
Booking Optional Extras – If you need Baby or Booster Seats, Sat-Nat aids or other optional extras ensure these are requested when making your initial booking as there will [...]
April 13th, 2011
Here’s some great tips on how to keep the cost of renting a car down to a minimum:
Book Earlier – Possibly the best tip. The earlier you book generally the cheaper the rental rate you will secure especially around peak times such as Christmas, Easter and School Holidays. Many rental companies have automated pricing systems that raise rates depending upon how close the pick up date is and vehicle availability. With no need to provide credit card details and no cancellation fees you’ve nothing to lose plus you secure the vehicle you’re after. This is particulary important if you’re in the market for a People-Mover [...]