Keeping Licence Points from Insurers Can Be Costlier in Long Run Warns Carrentals.co.uk

Industry: Insurance

Award-winning website tells UK drivers not to hold details back from insurance companies

Lightwater, Surrey (PRUnderground) August 3rd, 2011

Carrentals.co.uk, the website which helps UK motorists to source and compare cheap car hire from over 50 of the sector’s leading suppliers – has issued a warning to drivers this week. The award-winning website has told UK drivers not to keep details of licence points from insurers or they could end up in breach of the law or paying hefty fines.

Though UK car insurance companies seem to be charging more than ever for policies these days some motorists still think they can save by holding back details of points on licences from insurance companies. This does however mean that they can be breaking the law by hot keeping their insurer fully appraised of their driving status.

Carrentals.co.uk is warning drivers that not reporting accidents or points on their licence can find their insurer not paying out on incidents. They can therefore find that they are not covered, their policy is void and they are driving uninsured – thereby breaking the law.

Gareth Robinson, Managing Director of Carrentals.co.uk, says: “Drivers throughout the country need to be aware that while policies are expensive, looking to cut costs by keeping details back from insurers is not a sensible way forward.”

“Drivers who don’t keep insurers up to speed can find themselves with a void policy and driving without insurance. This in turn leaves them open to expensive extraneous costs like legal bills, medical expenses, damage to third party vehicles and so on – which can end up being much more expensive than the fee they would have had to pay out for a correct, points-included policy in the beginning.”

Carrentals.co.uk is the leading car hire comparison site providing cheap car hire by comparing 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 in Spain, USA and Switzerland, with a wide choice of pickup locations including car hire in Malaga, Denver and Geneva.

www.carrentals.co.uk./ends.

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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