Welcome to our Blog

Welcome to the inner workings of the mind of ReduceMyExcess. Here you’ll see all the ramblings that fall out of our brain and onto the page, whether it’s how best to save money on car hire, or how to pack the perfect suitcase for your holiday, hopefully you find them entertaining and you never know, you just might learn a thing or two along the way. Stick the kettle on, pop your feet up and have a read:

Best way to spend money abroad

Find out the best way to spend money abroad, whether you want to use debit cards, credit cards or cash for your foreign currency purchases.

What is flight delay compensation and what happens if my flight is cancelled?

Learn about flight delay compensation, what happens if your flight is cancelled and what you may be entitled to.

Travel accessibility: disability car hire, guide dogs on planes & more

Want to know your travel accessibility options? We’ve got the lowdown on disability car hire, guide dogs on planes and more

Refuse to pay rental car damage? How to avoid such situations

Check out our best ways to avoid those questionable charges that you might find yourself looking at!

2023 Car Hire Study: Survey Results & Statistics

Our survey results for the best and worst car hire companies

Holiday planner template and tips for your break

The ultimate guide to creating a holiday planner for the perfect trip away

Do you need a breathalyser in France?

Come and take a look and some of the oddest rules of the road you'll ever see!

European Drink Driving Laws

Make sure you stay on top of the rules when it comes to drink and driving on the continent.

How to jump start a car

The best and safest tips and tricks to get out of a rut

What will reduce fuel consumption?

Find out the best ways to save fuel whether at home or abroad

Holiday packing list for the perfect trip

Check out our comprehensive list for holiday packing which will cover you for any type of trip...

Best Places in Europe to Hire a Car

Looking for a great driving holiday in Europe? Look no further...

How Will Brexit Affect Car Hire?

With Brexit seemingly fast approaching, we try and explain what might happen to the car hire industry.

What You Dislike Most About Car Hire

We recently asked you to tell us what you really didn't like about hiring a car, and the results are in!

What You Need to Hire a Car

First time hiring a car? Here's everything you need to know.

How To Save Money on Car Hire

Some great tips on how best to save money when hiring a car.

What Is Car Hire Excess Insurance?

All you need to know about car hire excess insurance and why it's important.

Who Regulates Car Hire Companies?

Who can you go to if you've been mistreated by a car hire company? Find out here.

The best car hire companies, as rated by you

Discover which car hire companies come out on top in our customer rankings table

How to save money when buying money!

Being exchange savvy can save you money. Read this blog to find out how you could save on your holiday cash

Top Tips from our Customers

We pass the microphone to you and find out what you think about car hire companies

Avoid Unfair Charges

How to Avoid Car Hire Companies charging you for damage you didn't cause

Choosing a Car Hire Company

Choosing the right car hire company will have a huge impact on your car hire experience, and not all firms are the same.

Driving in hot weather conditions

Driving in hot weather conditions requires just as much planning and preparation as in cold conditions.

CDW and SLI Cover

This month we’re focusing on a couple of little abbreviations that have a big impact on your car-hire agreement.

Packing for the perfect trip

There’s a few considerations you can make when packing which can have a serious impact on your travelling experience in a really positive way.

Tips for planning your holiday

The era of the pre-packaged holiday is over and more and more people are choosing to book all the aspects of their holidays individually.

Problems at the car hire desk

A few useful pointers to help with dealing with problems at the car hire desk when picking up your hire car from the airport or rental company.