Don't Chance Not Reporting Penalty Points to Insurers Warns Carrentals.co.uk
Released on: August 03, 2011, 7:10 pm
Internet & Online
Drivers should not keep details from insurance companies in
effort to reduce costs says online car hire comparator
03 August 2011 – Online car hire price comparison website Carrentals.co.uk is
advising the UK's drivers not to cut corners in seeking out ways to save on car
insurance this year. The award-winning website, which is home to cheap car hire deals in over 15,000
locations, advises drivers to always announce penalty points on their licences to
With UK car insurance costs continuing to be higher than ever, some drivers look to
reduce their premiums by not making insurers aware of penalty points and accidents
they have been previously involved with. However many drivers don't know that they
are legally bound to report such facts to their insurance company.
Having been involved in an accident or incident in the past and not reporting it
means that the driver can be left helpless should the insurance company decide not
to pay out on a claim. In addition the driver is then also left driving without
insurance under a void cover policy - also illegal under UK law.
Gareth Robinson, Managing Director of Carrentals.co.uk, says: “There is no doubt
that car insurance is really expensive these days so we are in a way not surprised
that people would seek to lower their outgoings however possible. Not telling an
insurer about previous points is inadvisable though."
“People at this time need to know that should they be involved in an accident under
a void insurance policy through not announcing points, they will risk incurring
extra costs - paying for other people's cars, medical bills, legal fees and such.
Points on a licence and also big fines can be levied too - so holding back that
penalty points information in the first place can end up costing people more money
if and when they get caught out.”
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
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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