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DriveNow’s new rental vehicle excess insurance giving you more choice

Rental vehicle excess insurance is a great option for many people who are choosing a self-drive holiday. Driving holidays are becoming more and more popular both in Australia and overseas. That’s why DriveNow has partnered with Hiccup Insurance to give customers the option of taking out affordable new product for rental vehicle excess insurance.
It’s for anyone who is hiring a car in Australia, and also Australians who are travelling overseas.
Check out some of the rental vehicle excess insurance deals that you can pre-purchase. There’s also the options of buying excess reduction when you arrive to pick up your car! Or you can […]

Spring into action with these great Berlin attractions

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Berlin attractions are at their peak in spring. The sun is shining, the parks are green and the streets are alive with smiling locals as the weather warms up.
Are you planning a trip to Germany’s capital this spring? Find a cheap deal to hire a car from Berlin Airport and check out these Berlin attractions.
Berlin Wall
You can’t visit Germany without exploring the world’s most famous wall. For nearly 30 years it was a symbol of the Cold War, dividing Berlin and the world. The destruction of the wall was one of history’s most celebrated moments. As a […]

Cheap one-way rental deals in New Zealand

Websites with one-way rental deals are a useful tool for travellers wanting a bargain. Some of the New Zealand one-way deals with DriveNow are almost too good to be true.
You can find some incredible one-way rental deals from as little as $1 a day. The best part is DriveNow updates its list of deals from 9am every morning.
But hurry! You’d better be quick because keen explorers will quickly snap up these one-way rental deals.
Auckland to Christchurch
With all of DriveNow’s deals currently on offer you’ll get between four and seven days. You’ll also receive the first 1350km free. For […]

Hot relocation deals in New Zealand and Australia

If you haven’t yet discovered DriveNow’s amazing one way rentals deals then you’ve been missing out!
Relocation rentals are a win win situation for both parties involved. The rental company doesn’t have to pay big bucks to transport a vehicle to another city, while the customer receives incredible deals for as little at $1 a day.
Consider taking up one of the offers below. But you’d better be quick to jump on these limited deals before someone else does!
Auckland to Queenstown
Price: $5 a day
Travel dates: May 4th-8th
Terms: Minimum four days, maximum seven days hire
Do you need to […]

Hiring a car at Heathrow … a different dimension

On a recent business trip to the UK we discovered how Europcar have added a different dimension when picking up your car rental at Heathrow Airport. …… You get to actually pick out and choose your car!
OK so arriving at Terminal 3 still requires you to exit the Terminal, head left and wait for Europcar’s minibus to whisk you off to their branch on the Northern Perimeter Road. The wait was short the journey shorter still.
Europcar along with Hertz, Enterprise, national and Thrifty operate their Heathrow branches over the airport fence on the Northern Perimeter. Dollar and Thrifty […]

Difference between Car Sharing and renting a car

What is Car Sharing?
Car Sharing only started to become popular in recent years in the United States and Europe. Now, it’s growing in Australia. It’s a similar concept to renting a car, but there are differences. Car Sharing can occur through casual sharing via a website, but there are also professional Car Sharing companies, which organise everything for you.
How does Car Sharing work?
Car Sharing is charged by the hour, including insurance and fuel. Free mileage is capped, with per kilometre charges for extra travel. Share cars are also distributed around cities, close to where people […]

Early Christmas Tip #1: Booking a 7 Seater

If you are in the market to hire a people mover for Christmas, here’s a hot tip ….. book now. Get in early and get a cheaper rate and more importantly secure a vehicle.
Of all rental cars in Australia, 7 seaters and people movers sell out more quickly and earlier than any other at Christmas. Every year DriveNow has to turn away travellers looking for these vehicles as suppliers across the country book out.
There’s no deposit required and with no booking or cancellation fees charged by DriveNow you’ve nothing to lose by booking now and locking down a […]

7 amazing things to do in Australia's great outdoors before your croak it

AUSTRALIA’S landscapes are so vast and diverse, with so much to offer travellers who love an unforgettable outdoor experience. Hit the road and explore the great outdoors (and underground!) with one of these exciting adventures.
1. Hang gliding in one of Queensland’s popular seaside towns
Where: Port Douglas, 67km north of Cairns
Hang gliding is probably the closest you’ll ever come to experiencing what it’s like to fly like a bird. Admire Port Douglas’ stunning beaches and blue waters from above, while enjoying the thrill of take off and landing.
2. Horse riding in the Snowy Mountains
Where: Bago State […]

Top 4 Tips to saving money when booking a rental Car

4 Tips on saving money when hiring a car as recommended by the DriveNow Reservations team

Keeping young children safe in your car rental

Exploring the vast and scenic expanses of Australia or diverse beauty of New Zealand with a rental car is a fantastic holiday idea for the whole family.

There are strict rules on securing your young child when they're in the car.

To make the experience enjoyable for everyone, you’ll want to make safety a top priority and you’ll most likely know the basics of safe long-distance car travel.

 
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