History of 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.

Over this time we realised that searching for a car was hard work and very time consuming with our customers having to visit each individual car site for availability and quotes.

As a result the company re-launched the site in 2007 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.

Carrentals.co.uk is now the UK’s leading car hire comparison site, receiving over 10,000 unique visitors every day, we recently celebrated our 5th birthday as the UK’s leading car hire comparator.

Exceeding expectations

Carrentals.co.uk is focused on offering its customers the widest choice of low cost car hire, but beyond this it aims to deliver a customer experience that exceeds expectation.

We are committed to delivering a fairer deal for customers; the Carrentals.co.uk website also offers a growing range of advice and information, including a forum for travel debates; destination information; driving advice and more.

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. In 2013 Carrentals.co.uk was again voted Best Car Hire Website in the Travolution Awards.

Who we work with

We search up to 50 car hire websites including Alamo, Auto Europe, Budget, Hertz, Holiday Autos, Sixt and Thrifty and quickly compare prices to give customers the best chance of finding the best deal possible.

What our Customers Say

Over 91% of our customers said they would book through our website again, based on our low prices, range of suppliers, easy to use website, advice and support.

“I’ve used your site for the past 2 or 3 years, and it always seems to come up trumps. I’ve had no problems, and seem to get good value, so thanks.”

What our Suppliers say

Sixt says -

“We have worked with Carrentals.co.uk for over 5 years, during which we have significantly increased revenue through our online sales. Providing us with great support and helping us to achieve this growth, Carrentals.co.uk are now one of the most prominent car hire comparison websites online.”

 
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