Popular online rate comparator opens new website featuring useful advice concerning excessive insurance fees
Online PR News – 23-July-2011 – – 13 July 2011 – Carrentals.co.uk, Britain’s leading car hire comparison website, has opened a new site geared at saving travellers a lot of money on their rental insurance this summer. Offering both advice and affordable insurance options, customers can now better avoid unnecessary cover that can be as much as £2,000.
Research conducted by Carrentals.co.uk reveals that more than half of car hire consumers felt pressured to purchase add-on insurance when they went to pick up their vehicle at the car hire office. Unfortunately, common problem areas like misplaced keys and damage to tyres and windscreens are not even covered by the expensive extra insurance.
Gareth Robinson, Managing Director of Carrentals.co.uk, comments: “The most frequent complaint from car hire customers is over extra insurance coverage. The necessity of it remains a murky grey area that is rarely explained clearly by the car hire agents. This results in many travellers paying for coverage they don’t even need, and that’s something we don’t agree with.”
“Our new website program aims to give travellers the right information regarding insurance cover so that they don’t spend any more of their hard-earned cash than necessary. The savings can be huge, and in these troubled economic times every penny counts.”
Carrentals.co.uk has created a video containing lots of useful advice concerning the biggest insurance issues at http://www.carrentals.co.uk/extras/car-hire-insurance. Another helpful site deals with specific questions and answers concerning extra coverage, and can be viewed at http://forum.carrentals.co.uk/collision-damage-waiver-excess-insurance.
Many savvy consumers understand the importance of having full coverage on a rental car, so Carrentals.co.uk has created their own insurance policy for its customers. Up to 60% cheaper than the cover sold directly by the car hire firms, the savings on this special policy can be as much as £75.
“We highly suggest that travellers view our video to get the low-down on coverage do’s and don’ts,” Gareth adds. “Our new coverage policy is designed specifically to deal with these excess charges so that you can get an affordable coverage with no unnecessary add-ons.”
Carrentals.co.uk is the UK’s top car hire comparison website, showing offers from over 50 rental agencies, including Alamo, Auto Europe, Budget, Holiday Autos and Sixt, in 15,000 locations around the world.
Carrentals.co.uk was launched in February 2003 and grew to become one of the UK's leading online car hire companies by 2006.
In 2007 the company re-launched its site to create the first major online price comparator in the travel industry. Using the latest technology the Carrentals.co.uk site now searches up to 50 different car hire websites, providing an impartial comparison of the best prices available in over 15,000 locations.
Websites searched include Alamo, Auto Europe, Budget, Ebookers, Hertz, Holiday Autos, Opodo, Sixt and Thrifty, with the Carrentals.co.uk site quickly comparing prices and allowing customers to refine their search by car type.
The Carrentals.co.uk site also features over 5,000 pages of travel information in a mini-guide format.
In 2008 Carrentals.co.uk was voted Best Car Hire Website in the Travolution Awards, and in 2010 it was Highly Commended in the Best Meta-search/Price Comparison category. To book or for further information visit www.carrentals.co.uk
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