Drivers need to watch out for Added Charges when Hiring a Car, claims Drive Car Hire Wednesday 29 April 2015 PDF Print Drivers need to be careful of companies who overcharge following accidents that aren’t their fault The reaction follows reports of a driver being overcharged due to an accident that wasn’t their fault. A spokesperson for Drive Car Hire provides a statement. Drivers need to be careful of companies who overcharge following accidents that aren’t their fault, according to leading car hire company Drive Car Hire. The reaction comes after a story of a man who hired a car while abroad in the Canary Islands, and was hit by a rock falling from an adjacent cliff while he was driving, damaging the vehicle. The red warning light came on following the collision, which led to the man stopping the vehicle and calling for assistance. Later on he filled in an accident report believing that he’d be covered for the damage, however after returning to Britain he received a letter from the car hire company stating that he was obliged to pay the repair bill of £2,806. The man had to go through a long, drawn out procedure so that he didn’t have to pay the charge, but it was enough to put him off the idea of hiring a car again. A spokesperson for Drive Car Hire was shocked at the story, and they provided this statement: “It’s unfortunate that drivers are being faced with these unreasonable charges after they hire cars while abroad. This accident wasn’t the fault of the driver, but he was still expected to pay out because of terms and conditions that are hidden away. With Drive Car Hire you can rest assured that you won’t be hit with any charges like this for using our service. We’re proud of the transparent way we do things, which means you’ll never be surprised by any hidden fees or costs after you return the vehicle to us.” Drive Car Hire is a London-based car hire company, offering over 1500 self-drive hire vehicles nationwide. With 20 years of experience between their specialist team members, they pride themselves on their customer service and ability to provide the vehicle you need. They have access to everything from articulated lorries and black taxis to 50cc mopeds and dual control cars for driving tests. This press release was distributed by ResponseSource Press Release Wire on behalf of Drive Car Hire in the following categories: Motoring, Public Sector, Third Sector & Legal, Transport & Logistics, for more information visit http://pressreleasewire.responsesource.com/about.