Carrentals.co.uk Cautions Motorists Against New Schemes Like Whipcar

Industry: Travel

Carrentals.co.uk, the leading online car hire price comparison specialist, has announced that UK motorists need to beware of new and seemingly attractive car rental schemes like Whipcar.

Lightwater, Surrey (PRUnderground) July 8th, 2011

Carrentals.co.uk, the leading online car hire price comparison specialist, has announced that UK motorists need to beware of new and seemingly attractive car rental schemes like Whipcar. The schemes might look attractive to people but they are nonetheless replete with potential problems and pitfalls according to the award-winning website.

Whipcar is just one of the new schemes which have sprung up and have a remit of helping car owners to make some extra pocket money by ‘subletting’ their own car. The online comparator Carrentals.co.uk is telling UK motorists that the schemes might not be as clear-cut as they first look though.

Carrentals.co.uk Managing Director Gareth Robinson comments: “We have a great deal of experience now in helping our users to find the best value rentals around, from France to the USA. So whether people are in need of car hire in France or family cars in the States, we know what to look out for in terms of potential difficulties.”

“Schemes like Whipcar look attractive to people who want to make some money but they need to know that they could risk having their car damaged. People who hire cars don’t treat a rental like their own car and Whipcar users can risk having their car returned to them with food and drink spilled everywhere or with mechanical problems and so on.”

“Our mission is about getting people great value rentals from trusted suppliers, and we can offer deals from all the top providers at prices about the same as schemes like Whipcar. We believe that renting from a known company also gives hirers better peace of mind since they aren’t hiring from the vehicle’s actual owner.”

“It’s easy to understand that people want to make a bit of additional cash where they can, but we feel we need to make people aware that there are many problems inherent in these schemes which do at first seem attractive.”

Carrentals.co.uk is the leading car hire comparison site which compares 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 at Geneva Airport and across the USA.

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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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