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Lightwater, Surrey, United Kingdom, 2011/07/18 - Consumers can look forward to being better informed than ever on car hire insurance thanks to leading website Carrentals.co.uk - ASAPventures.co.uk.
A new scheme to help the country's travellers and tourists lessen their chances of being ripped off when purchasing car hire excess insurance has been launched by Carrentals.co.uk. The online car hire price comparator is now home to a campaign to stop people having to pay as much as £2,000 for their excess insurance policies when signing up to them at rental car collection time.
Up to half of people who take out insurance policies at car pickup time have confessed that they feel ripped off by car hire excess insurance policies. Furthermore many drivers reported that they often find later on that policies do not cover them for lost keys, damage to car windscreens or tyres and other essentials.
Gareth Robinson, Managing Director of Carrentals.co.uk, comments: “There has long been a culture of ripping people off at point of collection when they are signing up for car hire excess cover - usually when people are tired and not concentrating after travelling. They can end up with a policy that doesn't cover them for windscreen damage, tyre problems and so on."
“Our campaign can assist people in being well informed and our video is there to help people make the right choices thanks on excess policies thanks to our expertise and experience in the sector.”
Travellers and tourists can visit the Carrentals.co.uk site to access the campaign materials, and the new advisory video can be located at carrentals.co.uk/extras/car-hire-insurance. Also available to users is a handy online message board and discussion forum where they can ask questions and source advice. The forum is part of the Carrentals.co.uk Raising the Standard campaign and is located at Carrentals Forum.
Carrentals.co.uk is now also offering its own bespoke policies to help people save money on excess car hire insurance - the website can offer people new policies quoting prices of as much as 60% less than rival cover offered when picking up a car.
“We like to help our site users feel as clued up as possible, that's the motivation behind our introducing this new campaign - we know the industry inside out so we can help people avoid paying way over the odds or signing up to incorrect cover policies", Gareth concluded.
Carrentals.co.uk is the leading car hire comparison site, comparing deals from up to 50 rental companies, including Alamo, Auto Europe, Budget, Holiday Autos and Sixt, in over 15,000 locations worldwide.
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 carrentals.co.uk/.
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