Offering added peace of mind and providing directions for all around the world, satellite navigation systems have become increasingly popular with British drivers, but leading car hire comparator Carrentals.co.uk is warning motorists not to become solely reliant on the technology.
Despite the extensive detail provided by most sat nav devices, there are occasions where the GPS technology does not instruct drivers to take the most direct route or simply reaches an area that is not covered by GPS – leaving drivers without a map book lost.
Managing director of Carrentals.co.uk, Gareth Robinson, says: “Sat nav technology is very useful in helping drivers reach destinations with which they are unfamiliar, but there is a danger of motorists becoming too reliant on the technology and just blindly following any directions that are given, even if these go against their own sense of direction.
“GPS technology can save motorists a lot of time and effort in travelling to new or unfamiliar destinations, with extensive geographical information available at the touch of a button. However, it is always a good idea to carry a map book in your car and to research the best route before setting out on a journey, so that the directions are more familiar and it is easier to correct any mistakes should there be any problems.”
As part of its holiday extras, Carrentals.co.uk offers sat nav hire for a choice of 38 countries around the world, with prices starting from just £27.08 a week. Last minute travel plans can also be catered for with delivery of the sat nav by 1pm the next day* for any bookings made before 4pm Monday – Friday.
Carrentals.co.uk compares car hire deals from up to 50 rental companies, including Alamo, Budget, easyCar, Holiday Autos and Sixt, in over 9,000 locations worldwide.