Price comparison website tells UK motorists they must always report points to insurers
Online price comparison specialist Carrentals.co.uk, the website which offers cheap car hire in over 15,000 locations around the world, this week seeks to help UK drivers avoid costly penalties from not reporting points incurred on their driving licences to insurance providers.
With the price of car insurance continuing to rise, some people take the chance of not announcing points on their licences to insurance companies when applying for or renewing policies. Carrentals.co.uk is taking the opportunity to remind people that they are legally required to report any such incidences.
Drivers who have had a past accident or incident in their car but left it unreported – or who have not reported points incurred to insurers – can find their provider refusing to pay them compensation for having withheld information. This in turn means that with the driver driving without an insurance policy, they are also breaking the law.
Gareth Robinson, Managing Director of Carrentals.co.uk, says: “We appreciate that car insurance is a very expensive thing for most people these days – it is however essential that drivers keep insurance companies updated about things like points on their licences though.”
“Drivers must always remember that should they be involved in an accident and their policy has become void then they can incur no end of expensive costs – to vehicles, other people’s property, medical costs, legal fees and so on. Furthermore it can result in them having more points added to their licence and having to pay a big fine – making any costs saved initially a rather more expensive deal in the longer run.”
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.
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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