Luxury holidays on low budgets

When it comes to choosing a holiday everyone wants to find a bargain, but that doesn

Swerving harsh fines when driving in Europe

Whether it means taking your own car or hiring a rental vehicle, taking a driving holiday around Europe is now one of the most popular roads trips.

The safest countries to drive in

With driving holidays increasing in popularity, one of the biggest concerns relates to how safe it is to drive in other countries

Tackling unfair car rental damage charges

The vast majority of us opt to hire a car when on holiday, but what happens if the rental company tries to charge for damage you’re convinced you didn’t do?

How to save money on your 2019 summer holiday

If you’re preparing to jet off in the coming months, there are plenty of ways that you can ensure you don’t blow your entire holiday budget in the first few days of your trip.

Holiday driving safety tips

A driving holiday can be a great way to enjoy going to different places in a way that is truly bespoke – whether that means a…

London attractions and car hire

If you are visiting London, you may decide to hire a car so that you can add a level of flexibility and personal choice to your itinerary…

Driving in Europe checklist

A driving holiday can be one of the most relaxing ways to see the sights and visit as many different places as possible in one go, but if you are travelling abroad…

Learn a Car Hire Tip from a Veteran Traveller

Car Rental companies can use fear tactics to get more cash out of you... A travel expert shares his best tips for beating the upsell. Get informed and save money!

Hiring a Car Abroad - Avoid the Pitfalls 

Travel is wonderful, enlightening & life-changing... but it can also be very stressful, especially if you're hiring a  car! But there's a way to get peace of mind & save money while doing it. 

Driving License Scam

In June 2016 the government issued a warning about a new driving license and vehicle tax scam being distributed to the public, via text message, email and telephone. Many of the scam/spoof emails and text messages contain a link to an imitation government website (the website and even URL may look similar however they will be a slight variation from the real URL).

Uninsured Travellers Killing Time

The FCO (Foreign & Commonwealth Office) has released details of the ten oddest calls it has acknowledged in the past year, mainly coming from British expatriates or travellers.

Frequently Asked Parking Questions… The Answers

We have all been in that situation where we have driven to our desired destination and are faced with a whole host of car parking dilemmas, such as can I park here? How long for? And how much does it cost? Take a look below for some of the most frequently asked car parking questioned answered.

What You Shouldn't Leave Behind When Going on a Business Trip

Are you known to your trips away for business? Then it's easy to put packing on the last thing to do for you go on your trip. There always seems to be other main concerns, including preparing properly for the meetings you have planned. But it is always worth taking some care in preparing everything you need. There are a few items which you may oversee when packing at the last minute which could ensure that your trip goes without a drawback.

How to Renew your Passport while Abroad

Sometimes traveling isn’t always straight forward, you may need to renew your passport while in another country or could even face travel problems after a passport has been lost or stolen. Take a look below to find out more about travel and your passport.

What is ABTA and ATOL?

ABTA is an abbreviation for ‘Association of British Travel Agents’, ABTA is the UK’s largest travel trade association for travel agents and tour operator. ABTA has been a trusted travel brand name for over 65 years, offering advice and guidance to the travelling public.

Information About Biometric Passports

Recently there has been a lot in the media about travelling with biometric passports, please take a look at this blog to find out more about the biometric passport and how it may affect you and your travels.

What Happens at a Car Hire Desk?

Take a look below to find out more about what happens at a car hire desk and how car hire excess insurance can benefit you.

Feefo Gold Trusted Merchant

Direct Car Excess is proud to announce that we are now one of the hard-working merchants who have achieved Gold trusted Merchant accreditation, the independent and trusted ratings and reviews platform.

Top Late Season Ski Destinations

Planning a late ski trip this year? You'll be happy to hear that not only are you likely to experience a cheaper holiday rate, you'll also probably benefit from quieter slopes. This is because you run a higher risk that the snow conditions won't be as assured as during January and February. Although this is a risk, on the flip side you will benefit from longer days and a better chance of sunshine to top up the tan. Choose the right resort and you'll improve your chances of a great late seaso