Car Insurance Cover: A Guide

Sometimes car insurance can get complex. There are different kinds of cover, add-ons and legal requirements which can make the process of selecting the correct product harder than it sounds. Nationwide has helped many people over the years hire cars effortlessly, so deciphering car insurance policies is second nature to us. Check out our insider insight below…

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How to Plan a Glamping Trip Abroad

Glamping is going strong, with more people than ever taking to the fields in style. According to statistics from the Welsh Visitors Survey more than 100 UK sites have seen an increase of 15% over the last 12 months. With the rise in glamourous camping expected to continue, we look at how you can plan your glamping trip abroad this season. So all you need to do is pack up one of our top-of-the range hire cars and start your brand new adventure.

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The Best of Rural France

Packing up a hire car and going on an autumn adventure is essential for anyone who didn’t get the chance to celebrate summer. As experts in all things hire vehicle related, we know that one of the best places for a late-season getaway is France. Renting a car is a great way to explore scenic areas that remain virtually impossible to visit via public transportation. Let’s take a look at what makes a rural retreat better than a visit to the ever popular Paris…

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How to Plan A Community Trip

Getting together as a community and going on an adventure is one sure way to boost community pride and spirit. Such trips can be exciting and worth the time spent planning. However, that is exactly what makes a great trip even better – good planning! Nationwide has helped provide communities with vehicles for every size of trip for years. Here’s some of our best community trip planning tips below.

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Car Journeys with Toddlers: Top Tips

Keeping kids happy when they are buckled up can bring real stress, especially over long journeys. Nationwide appreciates that car journeys with toddlers can be hard. That is why we have put together our top tips on how to reduce travelling troubles, and make car journeys with your little angels easier than ever.

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2016 Bucket List: European Festivals

Summer is slowly becoming a distant memory now that autumn is here. That doesn’t mean that you can’t start planning which European hotspot you will visit next year. Nationwide are no strangers to the festival scene, and have decided to share our best pick of the festivals for the 2016 summer season. All that is left for you is to pack up the car with your tents and wellies, and away you go. Make the entire experience easier with a hire car from Nationwide.

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Smoking in Cars with Children set to be Made Illegal

From October 1st drivers in England and Wales could find themselves faced with on the spot penalties of £50 if found smoking in a vehicle which carries someone under the age of 18. The government has finally woken up to the dangers of second hand smoke and has made it illegal to smoke in cars which have children as passengers.

According to Action on Smoking and Health (ASH) 10 million people smoke in the UK, which means the new law is set to affect around a sixth of the UK population. So what does this mean for parents who drive and smoke?

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How License Changes Affect Hiring Cars

For decades British licenses have been accompanied by a paper version that lists additional details not included on the standard photo card ID. These include vehicle category qualifications, as well as any penalty points, disqualifications or driving convictions. This year the system is set to be shaken up with the introduction of new DVLA rules that remove the green paper counterpart portion and replace it with a digitalised version. So what does this mean for Brits wanting to hire cars? Read on for an explanation of how the new DVLA license changes will affect car rentals from now onwards.

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Best Fuel Saving Techniques

With the price of fuel on a seemingly upward spiral, motorists should be doing everything they can to slash their petrol consumption. As well as saving cash minimising emissions is also an integral part of increasing air quality, preserving the natural environment and helping the EU reach its ’20-20-20’ targets. Did you know that across the globe, the transportation sector is responsible for a colossal 13% of total greenhouse gas emissions? Cars are a major offender which means drivers should make a conscious effort to minimise their footprints.

So what can you do to save fuel? Read on for our top tips and techniques on how to slash gas bills, no matter what vehicle you’re driving.

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Key Changes to British Driving Licenses

This year saw the DVLA get rid of paper licenses and make the switch to an online electronic process. The decision to phase out the green paper sections in favour of an electronic alternative is part of the government’s Red Tape Challenge. The endeavour is designed to reduce regulations for businesses while simultaneously minimising environmental impact. Overall the challenge is set to save the British government around £8 million. The DVLA is also on-board and maintains that the paper license phase out will simplify its services.

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