Online car hire price comparator www.Carrentals.co.uk has increased the number of car hire locations that it searches from 15,000 to 2.5 million – resulting in a consumer offering of what is believed to be the largest database of any global online comparison or car hire supplier website.
The travel website is taking aim at its major competitors, including Expedia and Travel Supermarket, with the new update, which has significantly increased their reach and ability to get customers the best deal on car hire anywhere in the world.
Gareth Robinson, Managing Director of www.Carrentals.co.uk said: “We are making some exciting updates to our website in the coming months, with this being one of the first to be implemented. The extended database will benefit both consumers and our suppliers. Our aim is to remain one step ahead of all other comparison sites so we can truly say that consumers will not find car hire cheaper than the quotes available on our website.”
Alongside the new database, the website has introduced a new radial search function to its system. This will search within a 20 mile radius for the next available car hire location if a user enters a destination where there is no availability. As well as automatically extending the search radius to offer customers an alternative location, it states how many miles away the alternative pick-up location is, displaying the results in order of proximity.
The capability to search 2.5 million locations is thought to be the most of any global car hire comparison site.