Motorists Risk Relying on Sat Nav Too Much Says Leading Website

26 January 2010-UK motorists today enjoy the many benefits of sat nav technology when seeking out destinations, but they can risk relying on the system too heavily says leading car hire price comparator The website says that drivers should keep maps in the car just in case.

Sat nav has of course been a real boon for drivers in Britain but the system is not 100% failsafe. GPS can sometimes not recognize places or post codes, meaning that they car user can be stuck somewhere they don’t know and lost. With that in mind, the website is telling people to think ahead and keep a book of maps in their car.

Gareth Robinson, managing director of, comments, “Undoubtedly people have really enjoyed the development of sat nav technology, and it’s a really user-friendly tool. It’s not incapable of mistakes though and GPS is not perfect yet, so people shouldn’t rely on it entirely.”

Gareth continues, ”Of course the system is useful but we just want people to be careful and keep a book of maps in their car just in case. It’s also always sensible to plan a long journey by map before setting out so you have a rough idea of where you are headed geographically. offers drivers sat nav hire in its range of holiday car hire packages which encompass 38 countries worldwide, prices starting at only £27.08 per week. Late holidays and trips are catered for too with delivery of sat nav by 1pm the following day* for reservations made before 4pm Monday  Friday. compares car hire deals from as many as 50 rental companies, including Alamo, Budget, easyCar, Holiday Autos and Sixt, in over 9,000 locations worldwide.

To compare the very latest car hire deals visit

*Delivery is dependent on there being someone available to sign for the Satellite Navigation system.

About 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 site now searches up to 50 different car hire websites, providing an impartial comparison of the best prices available in over 9,000 locations.

Websites searched include Alamo, Budget, easyCar, Ebookers, Hertz, Holiday Autos, Opodo, Sixt and Thrifty, with the site quickly comparing prices and allowing customers to refine their search by car type.

The site also features over 5,000 pages of travel information in a mini-guide format.

In 2008 was voted Best Car Hire Website in the Travolution Awards. To book or for further information visit

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