Britain is braced for more car collisions at this time of year, Accident Exchange Group has revealed, as it revealed it was "significantly ahead" of last year's performance.
The Warwickshire firm which arranges rental cars for insurance companies to provide for customers involved in car accidents said it continued to win market share during the last six months.
In a pre- close trading statement ahead of the first half to October results, chief executive Steve Evans said the business was on track to deliver "excellent growth."
He added: "Rental activity in October was around 20 per cent ahead of activity levels in September, an indicator that we have moved into the more active part of the year in terms of accident volumes."
The seasonality reflected wetter roads and darker nights, leading to an increase in accidents, but the rate of increase was not material to the company's overall growth, Accident Exchange said.
Mr Evans said the company continued to make good progress, with both the levels of core credit hire business and the number of dealers committed to the group's accident management service growing.
In September the Coleshill company, which employs 220, said it had won a contract to provide credit hire services to Colebrook and Burgess on behalf of Wearside Audi, Newcastle Audi, Tyneside Audi and Teeside Audi.
The company has also entered an agreement with Beechwood Group which has four Audi dealerships trading as Beechwood Audi Halesowen, Wolverhampton Audi, Sutton Coldfield Audi and Shrewsbury Audi. Beechwood has signed a one-year contract for credit hire and accident management services.