British Lamborghini driver racks up £36,000 in speeding fines in Dubai


A British tourist in Dubai has had his passport detained, as a result of racking up nearly £36,000 in speeding penalty charges in the emirate.
Classic car hire now offered through AirBnB

AirBnB to offer classic car hire service


The online lodging broker AirBnB has broadened its horizons into an unlikely new market: the classic car hire business.
Hiring a car? Prepare for criminal checks

Hiring a car? Prepare for criminal checks


Motorists who want to hire cars will undergo criminal record checks for the first time to try to stop would-be terrorists from using vehicles as

Car hire add-ons still come as a surprise


Car hire companies are still smuggling hidden extras into the small print of contracts, leaving holidaymakers with higher than expected bills...
Is there an upper age limit for hire cars?

Is there an upper age limit for hire cars?


I’ve heard stories of older people being stranded in France because car hire firms will not issue vehicles to the over-75s
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Letters of the week, June 21


This week: The Spanish embassy gets in touch, Driving Licence disparity, repair rip-offs and the issue that won't go away... diesel fumes.
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Car hire firms to ignore driving convictions after...


Two of Britain’s largest car hire firms have said they will ignore a new government system for checking driving licence details because...
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Counterpart driving licence changes — what you need...


If you're hiring a car, either in the UK or abroad, or drive for a living you'll need to know about these important changes to driving licences.
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News: BMW launches London car sharing service DriveNow


BMW claims its new DriveNow car sharing service in London is the most "spontaneous and flexible" available, as it allows users to rent a car by the...
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Les voitures de Boris


News: London’s electric car hire scheme set to switch to French hands with Bolloré