Car Hire UK

A Guide to Car Hire in England

Friday, August 5th, 2011

England (as with its many cups of tea) has very notable characteristics that strike any visitor during their first visit to the country. This green… and yes, rainy land…is a reference point for cultural and modern ideologies which are passionately imprinted on the many tourist attractions. To spend time here is to walk back in time and get immersed in the many pastimes that the English hold dear to their hearts. Visitors that eventually leave are all tempted to go back one, two, three…times to relive yet another thrilling experience.

England like many other countries in the United Kingdom is modern and served with the latest modes of transportation. Here you will find buses, cars, trains and even taxis moving from one place to the next. The busy streets can be confusing for those that are visiting for the first time, but for those that are brave enough to hire a car to explore Liverpool, Manchester, Newcastle upon Tyne and Bristol the reward is truly fulfilling.

Sports Car Hire in England

Friday, August 5th, 2011

Whilst the thought of sports car hire in England may be tempting, you will have to ensure that your driver’s licence is in accordance with the rules outlined in the United Kingdom(UK). International driving licences are not valid in the UK and as such you cannot drive nor will be approved for car hire with one. You can, however, use an international driving permit that is valid or a full licence. If you choose to use any of these you can only drive for 12 months with it after entering the UK.

However, if you want to avoid any problems in the future for sports car hire in England then the best solution is to apply for a British licence. To do so, you will need to complete and send in the D1 form. In addition to this, you must be a resident in GB and have a permanent address in the country. Further details you can be found on the DVLA website.

Long term Car Hire in England

Friday, August 5th, 2011

If you are running a business and experience seasonal peak in staff, then you may want to consider long term car hire in England to guarantee adequate transportation for them. Companies that offer this type of service will generally consider long term hire for periods that are 28 days or over. The advantage with such an agreement is that you do not pay high contract costs.

However, if you are going to the United Kingdom for play and no work, then you too can consider long term car hire in England. The hiring fees and conditions may vary, but you can enjoy the same advantages and benefits of having a car in your possession for a long period.

Convertible Car Hire in England

Friday, August 5th, 2011

When you are looking for convertible car hire in England you need to take the availability of the car at a specific location into consideration. A car hire company may have the convertible model that you want, but not necessarily at the location you are staying. However, you may be able to take the car to where you want provided that you pay extra.

Some popular cars that you may see around London, Manchester, Birmingham and other English cities include:  Aston Martin V8, Mazda MX-5, Audi A4 and Mini Cooper S Cabrio. These are excellent cars to consider for convertible car hire in England or any other country in the United Kingdom.

My time in the UK for Sixt rent a car

Friday, June 10th, 2011

In this post I would like to describe my 5 weeks internship time for Sixt in the UK. First of all, a short introduction about myself. My name is Martin and I’m a university student from Germany and as part of my degree studies I am working for Sixt every term between my semesters. Usually I work in the German Headquarters in Munich, but this term I took the chance to work abroad and I decided to go to the United Kingdom, to be exact to the Sixt UK head office in Chesterfield.

My colleagues and me in the Sixt office

My colleagues and me in the Sixt office

I have never been to the United Kingdom before, so I did not know much about the country but that changed during my stay in Chesterfield and I am really starting to love the UK. Anyhow, on my first day I had two shocking experiences: first, the temperature change. Whilst the temperature in Munich was about 25 degrees, I arrived on a rainy and much colder day at Manchester airport. At the airport I hired a car from the local Sixt rent a car branch to drive to Chesterfield. And driving on the left side was a very tough challenge! I felt tense and had to frequently change the way I normally would look from the left to the right side and vice versa to ensure I didn’t drive too close to the edge of the street. Nevertheless, I arrived healthy in Chesterfield and as from now on I decided to use the buses and trains to make my way around the UK.

Visiting the Old Trafford football ground

Visiting the Old Trafford football stadium

The next day was my first working day and I joined the Online Marketing Team where I learned a lot about online marketing, search engine optimisation and data analysis during my stay. After work I went with my colleagues for dinner and had my first Roast Beef with Yorkshire Pudding which I really enjoyed. Incidentally I really prefer the English food. I will miss all the Yorkshire Puddings, Chips & Fish and amounts of sandwiches and burgers when I return to Germany.

I travelled a lot around the North of England and visited cities and places in Liverpool, Manchester, Leeds, York, Nottingham, Sheffield and the lovely Peak District National Park. The weekend I spent in Manchester was especially good because it was the day of the Champions League final between Manchester and Barcelona and the atmosphere in the pub was impressive and reached its peak after Rooney scored the equaliser. Unfortunately, the atmosphere declined in the second half…

Peak District National Park

Peak District National Park

Regrettably, this is my last week in the UK and I have to go back to Germany afterwards, but not before going to London to visit the capital city with its touristic highlights. Altogether I can look back on a very interesting time with a lot of positive experiences and friendships and I’m sure I will come back to the UK sometime in the future as there are still a lot of nice places I did not have the time to visit.

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Honda Civic Sales Numbers Strong Before Release of New Model

Friday, February 4th, 2011

The Honda Civic is still selling strong in the United States for now. The new model is due out soon and could help the car hold on to its high spot in sales numbers.

Air & Hotel Deals with United from $549*

Thursday, February 3rd, 2011

Air and Hotel Deals with United from $549*

United and FlyInternational can fly you to Europe this winter and spring for unbelievable savings with these air and 3 night hotel packages! Be sure to check out London’s Big Ben, the Louvre in Paris, Zurich’s St. Peter Church, Frankfurt’s beer and the Anne Frank house in Amsterdam. Call to speak with one of our travel associates to book one of these great package deals.

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