Online car hire comparator tells motorists to think about winter tyres in UK not just ski destinations
With the UK weather expected to head into a cold snap and snow forecast, award-winning car hire comparator Carrentals.co.uk has warned motorists to think about putting winter tyres onto cars – and not just consider it when booking foreign car hire for ski holidays.
The harsh winter in 2010 saw some suppliers like Kwik Fit sell out of winter tyres, demonstrating that UK motorists were keener than ever to ensure their cars gripped on slippery and treacherous road surfaces.
Each year Carrentals.co.uk recommends to people heading to the ski slopes that they pre-book winter tyres and snow chains to be sure of availability. This year however, with British winters seemingly getting worse, the site is advising Brits to think about winter tyres at home when the weatherman predicts snow and ice.
Most car hire suppliers consider winter tyres and snow chains to be added extras and often hirers expect there to be wide availability of them on arrival in their ski resort – however demand can lead to rental companies selling out of them quickly leaving skiers disappointed.
Gareth Robinson, Managing Director of Carrentals.co.uk, commented: “When to put on winter tyres can be a complicated issue and while they’re not a legal requirement in most countries they’re still highly advisable in snowy and icy weather conditions.”
“If you’re hiring a car in a ski resort then our advice is to reserve what is known as a ‘snow pack’, to be sure of availability of snow chains, winter tyres and so on.”
Carrentals.co.uk is the leading hire car comparison site comparing cheap car hire deals from up to 50 rental companies, including Alamo, Auto Europe, Budget, Holiday Autos and Sixt, in over 15,000 locations worldwide including locations across Europe including car hire in Frankfurt and car hire in Berlin.
To compare the best prices visit www.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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