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Motorists keen to remain safe and secure on snowy roads this winter should act soon reports award-winning website

24 October 2011 – Award-winning car hire evaluation website Carrentals.co.uk has issued advice to UK motorists ahead of what is expected to be a particularly cold and snow-laden winter this year. The website, which helps drivers book cheap car rental deals from all the industry's top providers, recommends that Brits use winter tyres on their cars on domestic roads this winter.

Companies which supply winter snow tyres such as Kwik Fit even ran out of supplies last winter, such was the demand for stock - Brits were keen last year to ensure that their vehicles remained safe on the slippery winter roads.

Planning ahead is the key to safety and security on the roads this year says Carrentals.co.uk - fitting tyres soon to pre-empt the snow forecast for early November is the way to ensure availability.

Drivers who are considering renting a car on their ski holidays this year should take the Carrentals.co.uk advice to pre-book important added extras like snow chains and winter tyres. Most car hire companies do not provide these extras as standard but some people still seem to think that they do - so expecting there to be extras available on arrival in a ski resort can result in disappointment.

Gareth Robinson, Managing Director of Carrentals.co.uk, commented: “This year will see an awful lot of snow present on UK roads and so people may want to get their winter tyres fitted as soon as possible. There isn't any clear ruling on where and when to use winter tyres but more and more people are doing so."

“People need to be organised this year and if they are off on ski trips, be sure to plan ahead and book a ‘snow pack’ with your rental provider to be sure snow chains and winter tyres are waiting for you when you get there.”

Carrentals.co.uk is the leading hire car comparison site comparing cheap car hire deals from up to 50 rental companies, including Alamo, Auto Europe, Budget, Holiday Autos and Sixt, in over 15,000 locations worldwide including locations across Europe including car hire in Frankfurt and car hire in Berlin.

To compare the best prices visit www.carrentals.co.uk.

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About Carrentals.co.uk

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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