Category Archives: Practical car hire tips

Driving in Winter: 5 Top Tips for Safe Car Hire

Driving in winter brings its own special hazards: Poor visibility, heavy rain, strong winds, ice, snow, and plunging temperatures all mean you need to drive with extra caution. Keep everyone safe the next time you rent a car in winter by following our simple tips: Prepare for your journey Check the latest traffic reports issued […]

A Guide to Driving in London

Although some might say that the best advice for driving in London is to avoid it completely, with a little common sense and insider knowledge, you can navigate the streets of London by rental car without too much hassle. As with any metropolis, London can be daunting for the first-time visitor. Public transport may not […]

Driving your hire car across borders

Touring Europe with a hire car is pretty easy thanks to the Schengen Agreement. This is part of an EU law that has removed border controls in 13 EU countries, making touring Europe by car an enjoyable experience. However, not every country has these agreements, so read on to find out where and what to expect. […]

Is excess insurance really necessary?

Insurance for this, insurance for that. You’re covered for this but you’re not covered for that. We cut through the jargon to find out if excess insurance for car hire really is necessary or just another scam. Right, here’s the story – every possible Nova quotation, regardless of location or car type, includes 3rd Party […]