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I know from past columns you have written that you often visit Thailand and therefore you are familiar with the driving regulations. I have been on holiday there on a number of occasions but never driven....
Your letter from ES reminded me of my own experience with Helphire. My car, a C Class Merc, the cooking version, was scraped on the nearside by a bus as it pushed into a slow moving queue when the bus...
My 2009 Yaris was damaged in a doctor’s car park yesterday. The event was witnessed and the elderly disabled driver waited until I came out and gave me his insurance details, however I contacted my insurance...
I had to hire a car this week. The firm asked to see my licence and the paper part, both of which they photocopied. That’s ok, but am I entitled to ask for this copy to be returned to me when I finish...
I plan a trip abroad, which would include car hire for a 5-week period. I have heard that it is possible and preferable to purchase an insurance policy to specifically cover collision damage waiver, thus...
I am looking to purchase a Mk VI Volkswagen Golf 1.6TDi S. A franchised Volkswagen dealer in Bridgwater has a couple of examples at £11,980, which are one year old with 15,000 on the clock. They are some...
I have read in your column in Dail Telegraph that there is a website where one can buy top up insurance when hiring cars to avoid unnecessary expense if damage is caused. I am hiring from Hertz in South...
We are getting some interesting cases at the moment that probably should be written up as articles. The first one concerns Enterprise rent-a-car that tried to charge a reader £1,675 for repairing a credit-hire...
I am considering buying a Golf 1.4S and have two options: April 09 (09 plate) with 7.5k miles on clock for £9490 - this is an ex Euro Car hire car. Or: Sept 09 (59 plate) with 9.6k miles on clock...
In a follow up to your comment about the question about car/van hire in Malaysia and Singapore, I did this a few years ago. The cost to hire a car in Singapore was more than double the cost of hiring the...
 

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