Top cars to rent this summer

This summer, why not drive the car of your dreams by renting from companies in the UK. With dealerships such as Sixt and PSD, it’s no longer a dream to drive the car you’ve always wanted. Below are some of the best cars to rent this month. These rentals range in price, but if you’re looking to rent for the weekend, any option below would be ideal for you.

Fiat 500

 

The Fiat 500, especially with its top specs and convertible option, is perfect for driving around the UK as though you’re on the winding countryside’s of Italy (without the hefty price tag). The model is perfect if you’re a couple looking for a getaway, and with beautifully finished interiors and a Bluetooth phone connection, this could make the perfect vehicle for a weekend away.

The light steering with this model is great for city driving, and can breeze along the countryside incredibly well.

The capacity if this car will fit four people comfortably with a room to fit 5, and comprises of a boot that can fit around two suitcases (at a push).

Mini Convertible

If you’re a sun seeker with a style that shouts, then the Mini Convertible is the one for you. Available in a range of colours, the mini is a classic car, and in newer models you can find some amazing specs inside the car itself.

On the road, the steering for the Mini is quite light, which makes it perfect for both city and countryside driving.

Unlike the Fiat 500, the Mini Convertible has an abundance of space, and as it’s low to the ground, you’ll feel as though you’re cruising around in a nimble sports car.

Audi TT Roadster Convertible

The Audi TT is a stable roadster which also comes without the convertible option. The sturdy build of this design will make you feel right at home when driving on motorways. Despite the compact design (the roadster only has two seats), this model is a luxury. Inside you can expect to find some amazing high tech gadgets such as Sat Nav and wireless speakers for you to connect your phone to.

The roadster has a firm suspension, and comes in a range of petrol engines. This makes it the perfect summer car to rent this summer. However, it could set you back a pretty penny.

Fiat 124 Spider convertible

Another Fiat to make the list, the Fiat 124 spider is very much a more up to date Mazda MX-5. The cars share a lot of the same aspects, including their vintage look and solid drive. This car only comes in one sized petrol engine, the 1.4 litre, making it easy to snap a cheap rental as.

The power is nowhere near the standards of a Porsche, but you can definitely expect some longing looks in your direction with this amazing little convertible. However, if it is power you’re after, you could still grab a bargain in the shape of the Mazda MX-5, which has a larger range of petrol engines.

Guest Post by Gina Kay Daniel

 

 

 

Had a car accident? How to make a claim.

We have all had those cold calls where we are asked that question – ‘have you had an accident in the last five years, did you know you could make a claim?’ For most of us these are a nuisance, but the truth is, if you have an accident that is not your fault, and you are hurt, you really shouldn’t be waiting for someone to call you before you make a claim. Time from work, personal injury and stress are all things that you can be compensated for.

If you are the victim of an accident, there are a few things that you should do straight away, if at all possible.

  1. Take photographs. We are travel everywhere with our smartphones and tablets, and this allows us constant access to a camera if an accident should occur. Use your camera to take photographic evidence of damage to your car, but also to yourself – any cuts, bruises, bleeding, swellings or grazings. These could be very useful if you decide to proceed with your claim.
  2. Call the police. Getting a police report is very important if you are going to make a claim, so it is worth calling the police even if the accident is minor. In addition to the police report, any witness statements that they collect could prove to be important too, and don’t forget to make your own notes as soon as possible.
  3. Seek medical attention straight away. If you have been injured you may need to go straight to a hospital. Even if your injury is minor, you should still see a doctor to get any injuries recorded in your medical records. Keep copies of any prescriptions for medication that you may have been prescribed.
  4. Find a good personal injury lawyer. You will need someone to fight your corner so a personal injury lawyer with a proven track record is a must. Some personal injury lawyers will operate on a no win, no fee basis, but you need to check the testimonials in order to see their success rate so that you don’t waste your time.
  5. Record any time taken from work. If your illness, injury or stress requires you to take time from work, this also needs to be recorded. Keep copies of sick notes to add to your claim, along with any correspondence between you and your employee relating to your accident.

Female Driver Making Phone Call After Traffic Accident

Ultimately you may feel that you don’t want to pursue a claim in the case of an accident. But if you are injured, and it was not your fault, you may be entitled, and shouldn’t let the process put you off.

Great Reasons for Moms to Learn to Drive

If you’ve got young children, the idea of the learning to drive probably seems unthinkable. Learning to drive is expensive and time-consuming. It can also be stressful and hard. None of which you need when you are trying to juggle raising your family with other commitments. However, learning to drive can have many benefits, both long and short-term.

While you are learning to drive, check out Toptests as this website can help you with everything from mock theory tests to driving tips and practical test advice, all of which will make the experience more enjoyable and increase your confidence and comfort behind the wheel.

Mother with children (6-10) dressed in soccer uniforms

Here are some of the best reasons to learn to drive.

It Gives You Some Time Out

Being a parent is hard work. It’s exceptionally important to take some time out and do something for yourself occasionally. Driving lessons can be a way of taking some time away from your family while being productive and learning a useful skill.

It Can Help You Relax

That hour or two away from your family can help you relax and recharge. Driving instructors meet a lot of people and tend to be very good listeners and it gives you a great opportunity to focus on something different.

It’ll Make Life Easier

Babies are quite easy to transport when they are small. But, as they get older, or as you have more children, getting about without a car can be much more difficult. Just imagine trying to get a toddler, a pram, changing bags, and your own bags onto a busy bus. A car makes things so much easier. You don’t need to avoid busy times or plan every trip carefully. You can make appointments without having to leave the house hours before. You can even keep emergency supplies in the car for when you are out.

Emergencies

While as parents we don’t like to think that emergencies will ever happen to us, it can and does happen. If one of your children gets hurt, a car means you can get to where you need to be as soon as possible. If another member of the family needs your help, you can get there. If your baby is teething and you’ve run out of medicine in the middle of the night, a car means you can head straight to a 24-hour shop. You never know what is going to happen and being able to drive is a great way of being prepared.

Freedom

Driving makes life with kids easier, but it also gives you more of a chance to get away on your own occasionally. If you’ve only got a few hours to yourself, relying on public transport can eat into your free time hugely. A car can get you where you want to be much faster, which means you can do more with your time. Gaining this independence can help to boost your confidence and mood.

Learning to drive can be good fun as well as a fantastic skill to have. You might even find it opens doors to a new career.