11 July 2011 – Leading Internet-based car hire price comparator Carrentals.co.uk has warned UK car owners about the problems they may face when using new car rental programmes - the schemes may create owners some cash but also contain many problems and difficulties.
Many new money-making programmes - like Whipcar - have launched in recent times and have the intention of creating cash for car owners. The leading online comparator Carrentals.co.uk is however counselling that the programmes may not be smooth sailing for car owners and can contain a lot of negative issues.
Managing Director of Carrentals.co.uk Gareth Robinson comments: “We have operated for a long time in the car hire space now and we know that these schemes are not what they may first seem. We get people money off car hire in France as well as in 15,000 other locations around the world, so we know what we are talking about here."
“These new schemes may see a way to make money for car owners but there are lots of problems involved - a car owner may find their vehicle returned to them in a very different state from that in which they rented it out to someone."
“People need to know that they can hire a car for about the same price as these schemes can offer them. Renting from a known supplier also carries the benefit of no legal or dispute comeback on the back end since the hire company doesn't have the same emotional attachments to the vehicle."
“We understand that people need to get their hands on some additional cash but it is important to recognise that these schemes are full of potential problems which can cancel out any financial gain.”
Carrentals.co.uk is the leading car hire comparison site which compares deals from up to 50 rental companies, including Alamo, Auto Europe, Budget, Holiday Autos and Sixt, in over 15,000 locations worldwide, including car hire at Geneva Airport and across the USA.
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
Rachel Builder & Jenny White
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