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we work with :
Operates a fleet of over 60,000 cars in over 1,000 locations
throughout the world. Thrifty is a gratitude-driven company,
making sure to reward its loyal customers with different benefits
is part of the easyGroup, provide car rental in more than 2,400
locations in over 60 countries. Their locations are conveniently
situated at popular visitor destinations, at airports and in
Established in 1912, Sixt was the first car rental service in
Germany which originally centered on tours and day-trips. In
the United Kingdom alone, it has over 143 service outlets, all
offering the same quality of cars and services for which Sixt
Opodo:Offer access to more than 7000
car rental locations worldwide. Owned by nine of Europe’s
leading airlines, Opodo uses the the power of Thrifty and
Auto Europe to provide the very best car hire deal.
Autos:Part of the lastminute.com
group, Holiday Autos is a car hire brand that takes pride
in giving its customers the best quality car hire at the
cheapest price possible.
Rent A Car:Is one of the most
respected players in the industry, building on over 30 years
Offers car hire services from thousands of locations across
the world with one simple ambition. They want every one
of their customers to receive high quality service and benefit
from their guaranteed low prices.
Provides genuine, fully-inclusive car hire rates, with no
insurance excess, unlimited mileage and Free additional
driver. Specialising in the mediterranean, Economy Car Hire
has over 200 locations throughout Spain, Portugal, Croatia,
Cyprus, Malta and Italy
Offers a range of options in over 4000 locations all over
the world including UK, Spain, France, USA, Czech Republic
Has the best priced car hire in over 7000 locations in 115
countries worldwide. We have pick up locations at airports,
city and central locations.
with the biggest car hire companies to provide you with
the cheapest car hire. We are an online car hire broker
with a large supplier network covering 9000 locations in
134 countries worldwide.
Doesn’t believe in complicating car hire, we adopt a simple
approach as car hire should be. Bookings are made in 3 simple
steps and all our prices are clear with no hidden extras.
Car Hire: Is a leading independent
car rental wholesaler selling an all inclusive product for
your holiday car hire needs. They operate in over 4500 locations
around the world.
was launched in February 2003 and grew to become one of
the UK’s leading online car hire companies by 2006, when
they also booked their 100,000th customer. In 2007 they
re-launched the site to create the first major online
price comparator in the travel industry.
the latest technology the new Carrentals.co.uk site now
over 40 different car hire websites, providing an impartial
comparison of the best prices available.
2008 they won the Traveloution Award for the best car
hire website beating off competition from established
rivals. Websites searched include Alamo, Thrifty, Sixt,
EBookers, Carrentals.co.uk and EasyCar, with the Carrentals.co.uk
site quickly comparing prices and allowing customers to
refine their search by car type or provider.
to cut the cost of summer Holidays - Express Sunday 17th
July 2011 "Gareth
Robinson at Carrentals.co.uk claims that the majority
of travellers feel pressured into taking out additional
excess insurance at the car hire pick-up desk at their
destination. “Yet many of these policies fail to include
cover for essentials such as damage to the windscreen,
tyres and lost keys,” he says. “We have found a growing
number of people complaining about excess insurance
in our customer research. “The issues are always the same,
with customers being mis-sold insurance at the point
of car collection.
may end up paying twice for cover, paying a premium for
taking out the cover last minute in resort or not receiving
the cover they really need, all of which we believe are
unacceptable.” You could save a lot by buying a stand-alone
insurance policy in advance to cover the extras added
on by rental firms at foreign airports, which is about
£30 a week compared with £49 for a whole year.
Advice and Information for Excess Insurance Cover on New
20th July 2011 - Customers can avoid overpaying for car
hire insurance with new video and information section
by online rental comparator
summer around two million UK residents will rent a car,
but many of them will not be satisfied by their experience
with insurance policies. Carrentals.co.uk has listened
to their complaints and created a video to answer the
most pressing car hire questions.
main complaint by more than 50% of travellers polled reveals
concerns over the pressure to purchase additional insurance
at the time of pick up. These unnecessary add-ons can
tack up to £2,000 onto a rental charge, and often neglects
the most common problems such as lost keys or damaged
Robinson, Managing Director ofCarrentals.co.uk,
comments: “The mystery surrounding
how much insurance one really needs causes massive headaches
to car hire customers every time they go to pick up their
vehicle. It’s a game played by the rental companies, and
we don’t like it.”
help even the playing field, we opened a new website with
a video and information section designed to answer the
most pressing questions about coverage. Hiring a car for
a holiday is expensive enough, so we aim to keep as much
cash in our customers’ pockets as possible by providing
the right information about insurance.”
of Carrentals.co.uk also now have the option of purchasing
a special insurance cover designed to avoid overpaying
for unnecessary things. It covers all the important details
and can cost as much as 60% less than policies offered
directly by the rental firms.
special insurance cover is the real deal,” Gareth adds.
“View our video first to get the information you need
about coverage, then compare that to our policy and you’ll
see that we aim to give our customers a fair package with
no hidden agenda."
is Britain’s leading car hire comparator site, showing
rates from more than 50 rental agencies such as Alamo,
Auto Europe, Budget, Holiday Autos and Sixt, in over 15,000
locations across the world.
Shows Motorists How to Avoid Car Hire Pitfalls
18th May 2011 - Leading comparator specialising in car
hire shares top tips to avoid car rental mistakes
many people are starting to plan their summer
breaks, Carrentals.co.uk top car hire comparator,
is highlighting some of the top issues that many renters
can be faced with.
Robinson, Carrentals.co.uk Managing Director,
reveals, "Hiring a car enables tourists to fully explore
a new destination with the utmost convenience. Unfortunately,
some drivers find they fall for one or several mishaps
when they hire a car, ranging from not understanding fuel
policies to not taking the time to check the hire car
good news is these pitfalls can be avoided which will
enable travellers to have smooth and successful trip,
which can be looked back on for the correct reasons."
Top 10 pitfalls to avoid when renting a vehicle
Late Bookings - The best way
in which you can secure a great price, and have a wider
selection of cars to choose from is to book as early as
possible. When you book a car closer to the date of collection,
it is common for prices to rise greatly, plus some popular
vehicle options such as people carriers may not be available
due to limited supply. Therefore if you book early, you
will significantly increase your chances of securing the
car of your choice, plus stay clear of paying a higher price.
Unsure of Suppliers Fuel Policy
- It is important to fully understand what your rental companies
fuel policy is. For example, some companies will state in
the terms and conditions of your rental agreement that your
return the rental car with a full tank, some might even
state that you should drop the car off with an empty tank.
Checking the terms and conditions fully will help you understand
what the requirement for fuel is, thus will ensure you are
not charged for sticking to their policy.
the wrong insurance policy - When you
are seeking rental car coverage you should choose a policy
that covers you for damage to areas such as car wheels and
the windscreen. Total Damage Excess Waiver policies will
typically cover these areas, as well as an excess and damage
to the roof, tyres and underside of a rental car.
Tempted by the lowest priced vehicle
- It may be tempting to hire the cheapest car for your trip,
however the cheapest is sometimes not the most practical
or comfortable. You should assess how much space you really
need from a rental car, so you can comfortably cater for
the intended number of passengers and luggage. Comparing
a varied range of vehicles is something well worth doing,
as you may find that better value deals are to be had with
hiring a larger sized car.
Prior to collection failing to check
your credit card limit - It is common practice for
suppliers to swipe your credit card, holding a specific
amount in case of future damage when you arrive to collect
a rental car. The actual amount can vary depending on the
supplier you choose and the cars location, however by checking
the terms and conditions of your agreement you will be able
to see what this exact amount is. To avoid being denied
a rental car, you should ensure that your credit card has
a valid limit.
Failing to provide correct documents
- When you go to collect a rental car you need to ensure
you have all the right documents to do so. The exact documents
you will need can vary upon supplier and the location, however
typically you will be required to show both the paper part
and photo card of your driving license, your credit card
and passport. Certain destinations such as USA, might require
additional documentation, including a recent utility bill
with your name and address and a copy of your return flight
of local road laws
- It is important that you check the road rules and
laws of the country you are visiting prior to your arrival,
as they can differ greatly from that of your home country.
For instance, right of way is given to other motorists in
Turkey who are entering a roundabout, thus if you are on
a roundabout you must stop and let others in. Checking local
rules beforehand will help ensure your trip goes smoothly
and is safe.
Forgetting to check the rental car
prior to leaving - It is highly important that you
take the time to thoroughly check the car you will be renting
for any damage before you take it away. If not you may find
yourself being charged for damage that the supplier has
not accurately recorded.
Failure to book extras at the time
of initial bookings - Snow chains, child seats, roof
racks, snow tyres and sat nav are popular extras, which
are often limited in their availability. If you feel you
need extras for your rental car you should reserve these
early, at the same time you make your initial rental reservation.
It is normal practice that the cost of any extras is to
be paid when you go to pick up your rental car.
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efficiently compares a wealth of deals in more than 15,000 worldwide
locations from up to 50 suppliers, including Budget,
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Warns Drivers Not to Become Too Reliant on Sat Nav
January 26th, 2010
hire comparator advises motorists to always carry a map book
in their vehicle
added peace of mind and providing directions for all around
the world, satellite navigation systems have become increasingly
popular with British drivers, but leading car hire comparator
Carrentals.co.uk is warning motorists not to become solely reliant
on the technology.
the extensive detail provided by most sat nav devices, there
are occasions where the GPS technology does not instruct drivers
to take the most direct route or simply reaches an area that
is not covered by GPS - leaving drivers without a map book lost.
director of Carrentals.co.uk,
Gareth Robinson, says: “Sat nav technology is
very useful in helping drivers reach destinations with which
they are unfamiliar, but there is a danger of motorists becoming
too reliant on the technology and just blindly following any
directions that are given, even if these go against their own
sense of direction.
technology can save motorists a lot of time and effort in travelling
to new or unfamiliar destinations, with extensive geographical
information available at the touch of a button. However, it
is always a good idea to carry a map book in your car and to
research the best route before setting out on a journey, so
that the directions are more familiar and it is easier to correct
any mistakes should there be any problems.”
part of its holiday extras, Carrentals.co.uk
offers sat nav hire for a choice of 38 countries around the
world, with prices starting from just £27.08 a week. Last minute
travel plans can also be catered for with delivery of the sat
nav by 1pm the next day* for any bookings made before 4pm Monday
compares car hire deals from up to 50 rental companies, including
Alamo, Budget, easyCar, Holiday Autos and Sixt, in over 9,000
hire comparison website sponsors Diabetes UK event
4th October 2010
A three-legged charity event climbing
the three highest mountains in the UK has helped raise £4,500
for Diabetes UK, and had car hire donated by Carrentals.co.uk
– the car hire price comparison site.
trio of fundraisers have been helping the charity for over 15
years and also suffer from diabetes themselves. Steven Craig,
Ann Bentley and Clare Moon have been helping the charity with
their latest event to help generate cash for kids with type
1 diabetes to go on care supported holidays throughDiabetes
UK. The car hire company’s
MD, Mr Gareth Robinson donated car hire as diabetes has something
of a personal connection to it, as his young daughter also has
stated: “My 13 year old daughter suffers from type diabetes,
and we know how much these holidays for the children are important
as it gives the families support as well as the children get
to meet other diabetic children. We wanted to help out with
the event that Steven, Claire and Ann managed to raise such
a large amount for such as great charity as Diabetes UK”.
five days, Scafell Pike, Ben Nevis and Snowdon were conquered
by Steven, Ann and Clare who started the event at the Scottish
mountain before ending it on the Welsh mountain.
One of the fundraisers Claire Moon said, “All three of us (fundraisers)
have had diabetes for a long time and we have also been working
hard with the charity raise money for Diabetes UK and run the
supported holidays. As they only receive donations to help fund
the holidays, this year the amount was low, so Ann, Steven and
I decided to raise as much as possible to keep the holidays
going – as they are such a great way for children with type
1 diabetes to meet others and realise they are not the only
one with the condition”.
car holidays from Diabetes UK started in order to help children
learn about the condition and for them to spend time with other
children with diabetes in a caring environment. As kids with
the condition face a lifelong journey of up to seven injections
everyday and frequent blood-glucose tests, or kidney damage
and blindness could happen, the holidays provide much need respite.
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