One of the industry’s frontrunning car hire sites has launched its new campaign, which is aimed at protecting renters from getting ripped off by sneaky excess insurance charges.
The site, namely Carrentals.co.uk, says that the main intention of the drive it is embarking on is to make certain that holidaymakers steer well clear of expensive insurance cover, as well as hefty excess charges, the majority of which can cost driving holidaymakers upwards of £2,000.
From the start of the summer until the start of autumn, approximately two million cars will be taken out for hire by just British holidaymakers alone. Firmly holding the belief that over half of those willing to get behind the wheel will feel pressured into signing up for unnecessary additional excess policies when picking up any vehicle from a car rental company’s offices, Carrentals has decided to take action.
What’s more, the comparison expert additionally claims many policies sold to renters fall incredibly short of including the correct cover for vital areas, such as windscreen and tire damage or losing keys.
Carrentals.co.uk’s Managing Director, Mr Gareth Robinson, spoke to the press and explained that, “The company notices that there is a continuing definite increase with regards to the amount of drivers complaining about excess insurance that has to be paid. From year to year, the key issues never change, with customers palmed off with insurance that sees them paying double for cover while at the same time having to pay premiums at more expensive last-minute-rates. Unfortunately, the correct cover really required is never received -something we believe must change immediately.
“As a result, the initiative our company has launched will help explain what needs to be known about bogus policies that the market is swamped with at the moment. Customers will be given the vital information that is needed to guarantee they are driving with insurance most fitting for them while saving extra cash too.”
As part of the ongoing war the company has launched on excess insurance charges, Carrentals.co.uk has released new videos explaining key issues related to the subject. Additionally, the informative ‘Raising the Standard Forum’ is also there as an area solely dedicated to discussing excess insurance.
Furthermore, the firm has meticulously developed its own excess insurance policies, capable getting customers anything up to an amazing 60 per cent off when measured against the rates offered at rental desk rates.
“Our new video is remarkably easy to access and then understand when it is being watched, providing that you head to our site. All interested parties will leave with information not available to everyone at the moment,” said Gareth.
“Customers should always be offered alternatives of a high quality they can feel confident of placing their trust in, however they should never have to break the bank.”