Friday 18 May 2012

Hiring a car for the Jubilee weekend?

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 There is just under three weeks to go to the celebrations between the 2nd June and 5th June of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee. Events are being held throughout Britain with street parties galore and as it is an extended bank holiday, many people will be taking a longer break as well.

If you are hiring a car don’t forget your car hire excess insurance. There is a lot going on at the insurance4carrental.com site now. Apart from the choice of four car hire companies. One company currently celebrating it’s 25th birthday – Holiday Autos plus Carrentals, Economy Car Hire and Rentalcars. You can also arrange Motorhome hire and Van hire via Holiday Autos.

Buying your car hire (or van or motorhome hire) excess insurance is a lot cheaper by buying it direct from one of the advertisers on the insurance4carrental.com site than from an individual car hire company so most of these companies say.

Excess insurance is an add on that you should take out when you rent a vehicle. Somethings you can do without like a Sat Nav GSM, but you can’t do without that excess insurance. There are 9 Car hire excess insurance companies to choose from plus 2 Van hire and 2 for Motorhome hire excess insurance and one offering excess insurance for 9 seater minibuses.

So who are these companies advertising on the insurance4carrental.com site?

For car hire excess insurance the very long established leader insurance4carhire.com (who have some special prices for visitors to the insurance4carrental site) carhireexcess.com, Questor Insurance (who also have some special prices for visitors to the insurance4carrental site), Worldwideinsure, iCarhireinsurance, Dailyexcess.com (part of insurance4carhire) Essential Travel Insurance, Protectyourbubble and Odyssey Insurance.

For the motorhome hire business there is Worlwideinsure and Questor Insurance. Van hire excess insurance is covered by insuremyvanhire.com (part of insurance4carhire group) and iCarhireinsurance.

Finally for 9 seater minibus hire there is iCarhireinsurance. Hopefully other insurance companies will enter that part of the market and for slightly larger minibuses.

If you book your car hire now you should ensure there are vehicles available. After visiting one car hire depot yesterday in the south of England you never want to leave it till the last minute. They only had 3 rental cars and 1 rental van on the premises.

Plan ahead for the weekend and also buy your excess insurance in advance.

More information at www.insurance4carrental.com

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