It seems they are not. The self promoting companies using stock that would otherwise sit idle probably do not think it sounds as exiting and appealing to the general public which is a shame. A big thank you to the staff that continue to work in essential roles which includes staff in supermarkets, and I hope she manages to get her car fixed soon
No they are not
Are supermarket workers included in this as my wifes car has a fault and struggling to find a garage open with an auto elctrician available
Posted 25th Nov 2019Posted 25th Nov 2019
Europcar Black Friday up to 40% off£55£9039% off
Europcar have started there sale this morning offering up to 40% off. I’ve been looking for a rentals for a week and took my price from last week from £90 down to £55...runs unti… Read more
Brilliant thanks for posting! So glad to see it's back after drying up several months ago. We've had loads of these over the last few years - usually use them to get to an airport and jump on the train to get back home. Often fly back to a different airport anyway, so driving my own car to Gatwick is pretty useless when I'm flying back to Manchester :-) As with any car hire - always check the car with a fine tooth comb on pick up and take photos or video of any damage. Most importantly, don't forget the cashback... Wouldn't want to pay a whole quid!!
To echo the above comments, Europcar are easily one of the worst companies I've ever dealt with. We booked a car with them to be collected from a train station and when we arrived to collect it their office was closed. We then filed a complaint which they rejected because we "didn't provide a flight number". Why we would need this when collecting a car from a railway station is anybody's guess. Finally they refunded the rental fee but then immediately and illegally charged a no show penalty to the same credit card. We had to go to the credit card company to file a chargeback claim for that. TLDR; Europcar are awful and need to be removed from existence.
Sorry to hear you had a bad experience. I've personally used Europcar dozens of times, including a couple of £1 one-way rentals and I have never once had any problems. Unfortunately there are some bad eggs in all areas of car rental and for that reason I only ever hire cars with a full waiver in place (sourced externally see links on moneysaving expert pages). For that reason I couldn't give a flying hoot if they try and claim I've done any damage... in any case I've not yet ran into any car rental companies that have tried this on me yet...
Don't trust Europ Car. I was wrongly given a parking ticket, I told the council it was wrong (with photo), so the councik at the same time asked Euopcar to pay - which they did, then illegally took the money off me. I got it back from the bank - never trust Europcar.
Posted 16th Oct 2018Posted 16th Oct 2018
Europcar - £1 One Way Car Rentals - Ideal if travelling to airport£1
Europcar are offering £1 one-way car rentals, from many of their UK Depots to the major Airports around the country. Simply log on to their website the week before you need to tra… Read more
Press the link then there is a map and you zoom into you location
The email have is from carhireexcess.com but I'm pretty sure I got to it through a search/comparison site, but can't recall where. I took a video of the car upon collection, but they are not that bothered as the cars are generally got bits of damage and are going to be sold anyway. I think they are grateful they don't have to spend time and money transporting them
We hired in Eire a few years ago for 10 days .. Paid the total waiver price and the number of times we scraped by tractors on country roads etc bumped doors ,were glad we did . The roads in rural Ireland were little more than tracks in places. But driving city to city then yeah prob makes sense to have annual independent policy.
Yep, if the car is damaged during the hire, they will charge your credit card for the damage up to the maximum excess amount held on your card dependant on what is damaged and how bad the damage is. The charge is just to offset depreciation in value due to the damage because they rarely bother repairing bodywork damage. You then claim the cost back from your excess insurance company using copies of the damage report, invoice and credit card statement as proof of payment. Just to add that it is always a good idea to do your own thorough visual check of the hire car condition at pick-up anyway and ensure any damage not already shown is added to both the car supplier's and your copy of the rental agreement before driving off. If that is not possible for some reason, take photographs as proof that it was already there in case of any dispute over damage on return.
They do put a hold on your card in any case you ran off with it. LOL However, insurance is different. I use this on a regular basis and it's always just £1 and then perhaps £15 petrol from Southampton to London Heathrow.
Indeed, not a very well paid job. Hopefully a win win though. The various companies have fleets of cars belonging/allocated to airports and they need the cars to be returned to their home bases. It is a days salary, petrol and return fare home for an employee to get it back to an airport.
Is this the worst paid job in the gig economy? You actually have to pay to work and will possibly get charged thousands!
And if you get a scratch on it, pay for the respray!
my credit card CVV is 072 and expire on 12/27
Sounds like a clever way for them to return/rebalance their fleet after one-way rentals, instead of paying fuel and wages for staff to drive cars around between locations, let customers pay you a quid and do it for you 😁
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Posted 2nd May 2018Posted 2nd May 2018
Europcar Van Hire FROM £23 - AVOID SCOTTISH ALCOHOL PRICE INCREASES!£23
Avoid the Scottish alcohol price hikes and hire a van from Europcar from £23 a day! Perfect for those booze trips from Glasgow down to England to stock up on Frosty Jack's and Ten… Read more
Turns out, it's cheaper to hire a car when buying airtickets with EasyJet - 200EUR with EasyJet vs £192 (exchange is 1.15 today, 220EUR) with the 25% discount. So not always the cheapest, keep an eye out if you're doing the same as me.
Thanks - will be popping back in August and this will do nicely!
Pity they dont do a code for Europe - I would have booked
Can't get it from these guys even though my points expired