Book now for summer 2013
We are seeing a great demand for car rental bookings over for the summer 2013
We are getting especially VERY busy on all MPV vehicles, 7/8/9 seat and estate cars.
We will be FULLY booked over this summer - Do not leave it too late!
Extract below from Travel News
The low availability stems from the widespread fleet reductions forced upon car rental companies in the midst of the global travel downturn of 2010 and thru 2012 Last year saw a reluctance by banks to finance new fleet purchases, leaving many operators out of stock after drastic cuts to fleets to survive the economic crisis. There was also a lack of buy backs from garages to leased vehicles that had provided much of the stock. The result is that in 2013, many hire organisations simply do not have the resources to meet demand.
Be very aware of fraud and cash for crash accidents.
Some usefull steps, you can take to minimise the risk.
Never tailgate - Allow plenty of space between you and the car in front.
Look beyond the car in front - If you see erratic driving up ahead, slow down and be ready to brake hard, remember you may be the intended victim.
Carry a pen and paper - Take note and keep a disposble camera or mobile for taking pictures.
Concentrate on your driving - If you are distracted, by using a mobile phone or other device, this could harm you in any insurance claim.
What to do if you are involved in a suspect accident
Stay calm - Think clearly and as with any accident dont admot liability.
If you think another vehicle may have been involved, try and get the registration number and or description.
Call the police - If you have any suspicions about the accident , or if anyone is injured.
Use a camera or phone camera to photograph the immediate scene,road markings and any damage to the car invloved.
Count the number of ocupants in the car - Numbers can grow in the days following an accident.
Get the names, address and dates of birth of all occupants and note where they where sitting in the car.
Look for independant witnesses - avoid anyone who is too enthusiastic , they may be in on the scam.
Look for CCTV cameras in the area and tell your insurer as soon as possible, so they can try and gather footage.
Share any concerns you may have with your insurer.
Call the confidential insurance fraud beareau (IFB) cheatline on 0800 328 2550 with any information, you may feel is relevant.
Keydrive and its insurers will investigate all claims to the full, we have a shared database with other rental companies and can look for any serial claimers.We will prosecute to the maximum, anyone suspected of insurence fraud.
Advice to passengers- Follow the links below for further information.
British Airways: 0844 493 0787
easyJet: 08712 882 236
Flybe: 0871 700 2000
Ryanair: 0871 246 0000
Monarch: 0871 940 5040
Thomas Cook: 01274 724363
Thomson: 02476 282 501
Virgin: 0844 209 7706 / 0844 557