Leading car hire website warns country's drivers to admit all points and accidents when talking to insurance companies
01 August 2011 – Leading online car hire comparator Carrentals.co.uk, the website used by UK drivers to source cheap car hire in more than 15,000 travel locations throughout the globe, this week warns drivers about honesty with insurance companies.. The award-winning site is telling people that holding back details of penalty points on their licences when talking to insurers can result in them paying out big fines and committing criminal acts.
While consumers are only too aware that car insurance policy costs seem to go on rising incessantly, withholding details of points on licences from their insurance companies is not a progressive move. Carrentals.co.uk points out that this is in fact breaking the law in the UK.
Carrentals.co.uk warns motorists that to not report previous accidents or prior points accrued on a licence can lead to their insurer refusing to pay them out when they make a claim for a genuine accident. This also results in the driver not being insured through a void policy, something which is also a criminal offence in Britain.
Gareth Robinson, Managing Director of Carrentals.co.uk, comments: “We're warning people against trying to take short cuts to savings on car insurance - even though we appreciate just how expensive insurance can be for drivers these days."
“By not informing insurers of all details - like penalty points or unreported accidents - you can end up uninsured through a void policy. Being without cover in this way means you're open to costly expenses in the event of an accident - you could end up paying more than ever for legal bills, medical expenses, damages to other vehicles et cetera. So being honest with your insurer at the start is the best policy."
Carrentals.co.uk is the leading car hire comparison site providing cheap car hire by comparing 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 in Spain, USA and Switzerland, with a wide choice of pickup locations including car hire in Malaga, Denver and Geneva.
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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