Brits Need to Plan Ahead to Allow for Spanish Summer Shortages says

Industry: Travel

A potential summer shortage of rental cars in Spain's most popular resorts could leave many British tourists stranded this year

Lightwater, Surrey (PRUnderground) March 7th, 2012

A potential summer shortage of rental cars in Spain’s most popular resorts could leave many British tourists stranded this year.

The warning has been issued by online car hire comparison experts, which is warning travellers to plan ahead following the closure of AurigaCrown. The company’s going under could mean that there are as many as 18,000 fewer cars available for rent this summer, with the reduced stocks also meaning increased prices at the supplier end.

Gareth Robinson, Managing Director of, commented: “It is very possible that people will be left without a rental car this summer unless they plan ahead and book early. The impact of the AurigaCrown closure on prices and availability is going to be felt all over Spain this year.”

“Our site however can help people out by letting them compare car hire from dozens of companies – meaning that if they can’t find what they want at a larger supplier, they can probably get the right deal from a more niche provider in Spain.”

Rental deals for one week’s rental in Malaga can be had from just £17* a day right now, with other deals to be had like £18* a day in Alicante, from £19* a day in Palma and from £21* a day in Ibiza.

Gareth went on: “Many of the car hire providers in Spain which were in a relationship with AurigaCrown have had to transfer any existing agreements to other suppliers now, so travellers should be covered. Nonetheless we advise anyone who has booked to rent a car for a Spanish holiday this summer needs to get in touch with the provider listed in their rental coupon to check that all is well with their reservation.” compares car hire deals from up to 50 rental companies, including Alamo, Budget, Holiday Autos and Sixt in over 15,000 locations worldwide.

To compare the latest car hire deals visit
*Prices based on a one week’s rental from 9 July 2012 and are subject to change.

About is one of the UK’s leading car hire comparison website, and celebrated its 5th birthday as a comparator in February 2012. Last year, the company achieved record sales, despite the challenging economic climate.

Searching up to 50 different car hire suppliers, including Alamo, Budget, Hertz, Holiday Autos and Sixt, provides an impartial comparison of the best prices available in over 15,000 locations worldwide.

Customers can also book with through the Android and iPhone mobile apps launched in 2011 and also through the comparator’s Facebook page.

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