Tuesday 24 March 2009

Don’t forget your Car Hire Excess insurance for your Easter or May Holiday breaks

As Easter is much later again this year there will be more people taking a holiday. In 2008 as it was so early, many schools in the UK only had a one week break, then had a further break of a week in late April.

This year is more normal so many people will be away for a longer period. Many will set off to warmer climates and renting a car when they arrive at their holiday destination. If they are renting a car, they should remember to take out car hire excess insurance.

A spokesperson for insurance4carrental.com and jml-insurance.co.uk said”we act as introducers to providers like insurance4carhire and Questor Insurance. You can buy these products on a daily basis or annual basis and it certainly makes a great deal of sense to have an annual policy if you are going to be taking several holidays in a year or going on business trips”

When you hire a car, your car rental agreement normally includes cover for Collision Damage Waiver (damage to the rental vehicle) and Theft. There is almost always an Excess on the Collision Damage Waiver and Theft, however you are still liable for the Excess on CDW and Theft. When a rental car is damaged or stolen, the driver is asked to pay the first portion of the repair or replacement costs. This is known as the Excess

Enjoy your holidays and make sure you take out car hire excess insurance. Find out more Here

Monday 16 March 2009

Daily Excess Reimbursement Insurance

Just come acroos this from those people at insurance4carhire. Daily Excess Reimbursement Insurance Apparently most car rental companies charge an Excess when you have an accident – sometimes as high as £1,000. Often they will offer to sell you their own Excess insurance, but buying over the counter can cost you up to £12 per day.

Their policy is only £4.50 per day and offers full protection. What’s more, they even provide cover for window and tyre damage, excluded from most alternative policies.

It works like this.. They insure the Policy Holder, not the rental vehicle. Excess is a voluntary insurance. Decline the car rental company’s Excess cover at the counter when you collect the car. If the car is damaged or stolen, the car rental company will charge your credit card for the Excess amount and you then claim for reimbursement on your Policy.

Sounds like a great idea if you are renting a car for a few days, talking of renting and great bargains.....are you planning your holiday yet? There is a great selection of self catering holiday rental lettings at jmlvillas.com Take a look for yourself.

Travel Website Guide from The Independent

Every week in the glossy "The Information" in the The Independent there is a feature entitled "The 50 best....." In the 14th March 2009 edition the selection was "The 50 best Travel websites"

Coming in at no 19 was Carrentals.co.uk. They said" For anyone needing to borrow a car temporarily, the days of having to shop around different car-hire firms for individual quotes are thankfully gone. With comparison sites like Carrentals you can type in your pick-up and drop off locations, tell them how long you want the car for and what size of vehicle you're after and they will come back to you in a trice with a list of deals from various suppliers and brokers, both national and local.

Like that? Try wwwholidayautos.co.uk; wwwinsurance4carhire.com"

Saturday 14 March 2009

Insurance4carhire.com's Best Drives in the US

If you're thinking of hitting the road for a driving adventure, the US is the place to be. Offering some of the best driving routes in the world, America is the perfect destination for a road trip.

While the credit crunch is forcing people to pinch every penny and count their cents while travelling in the USA, offers an excellent annual insurance policy so you can enjoy the best drives in the US for less, with peace of mind and all while making sure you get more bang for your buck. Insurance4carhire.com is an online insurance company who provide a low cost alternative to the expensive insurance charges offered by car rental companies and they are perfect for those looking to save while in the US.

The 'USA and Canada 31' policy costs £109 and not only covers all the car hire insurance needed when in the US/Canada for up to 31 continuous days on any one rental agreement - but holidaymakers can hire as often as they wish on future trips to the US over the 12 month cover period.

By taking out annual Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) and Supplemental Liability Insurance (SLI) before travelling, customers avoid costly insurance charges of as much as US $30 per day, sold at the car rental counter.

The policy Covers the rented vehicle for CDW/LDW (Collision Damage Waiver/Loss Damage Waiver = damage, theft and loss of use) up to US$ 100,000 and Supplemental Liability Insurance (SLI) covering third party up to US $1 million. The policy covers the Policy Holder, who must be the person hiring the car, and all additional drivers named on car rental agreement.
With such great savings possible on car insurance, now is the perfect time to hit the road for the journey of a lifetime. Check out some of the most famous US drives guaranteed to satisfy drivers everywhere.

Historic Route 66

You'd be hard pressed to find a driver who hasn't heard of the legendary Route 66, one of the original US highways often known as the Mother Road. The famous highway originally ran from Chicago, Illinois, through Missouri, Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, and California, before ending at Los Angeles, encompassing a total of 2,448 miles.

It was recognized in popular culture by both a hit song and a television show in the 1950s and 1960s, before being officially removed in 1985. For drivers who still want a taste of the route, Portions of the road that passed through Illinois, Missouri, New Mexico, and Arizona have been designated a National Scenic Byway named "Historic Route 66".

In 1990, Route 66 associations were founded separately in both Arizona and Missouri. As the popularity and mythical stature of Route 66 has continued to grow, demands have begun to mount to improve signage, return Route 66 to road atlases and revive its status as a continuous routing.

Along these lines Route 66 has been established as a National Scenic Byway in Illinois, Arizona and New Mexico with National Scenic Byway status pending in Oklahoma and Missouri as of 2007. Another move is also afoot that aims to reinstate Route 66 as an official U.S. Route. Until then, drivers can still enjoy Historic Route 66 for a scenic and historical journey they will not forget. http://www.historic66.com/

ET Highway Nevada

Curious about life in space? The ET Highway in Nevada is the perfect drive trip for you. Journey 147 miles north of Las Vegas and you will find the Extraterrestrial Highway (Highway 375) in Sand Spring Valley. Highway 375 stretches for 98 miles and the tiny town of Rachel is a popular stopping point for UFO fans hoping to learn more about the highway and the mysterious former military testing facility, Area 51.

The E.T. Highway earned its moniker in April 1996, thanks to the hundreds of claims of UFO sightings along the lonely stretch of road, which is close to top-secret Area 51. Even today, visitors and locals report seeing strange lights in the night sky. As a result, the E.T. Highway draws hundreds of curious visitors. Day-trippers from Las Vegas routinely stop in Rachel before venturing off to hopefully discover the unexpected. http://www.rachel-nevada.com/ethighway.html

Overseas Highway Florida

For holidaymakers seeking some fun in the sun, a cruise along the Overseas Highway through Florida is the perfect drive option. The Overseas Highway is a 127.5-mile long road carrying U.S. Route 1 through the Florida Keys. The Overseas Highway, the southernmost leg of U.S. Highway 1 and sometimes called the Highway That Goes to Sea is a modern wonder. The road, that follows a trail originally blazed in 1912 by Henry Flagler's Florida East Coast Railroad, stretches from Miami to Key West.

Today, motorists can travel the highway in less than four hours from Miami. However, drivers should allow time to experience the natural beauty of the ever-changing scenery of the seas and wilderness bordering the roadway, and the magnificent sunrises and sunsets the Sunshine State is famous for. www.floridakeys.com/overseashighway.htm

Driving down the Vegas Strip

For travellers looking for exciting nightlife Las Vegas is the place to be, located in the southwestern corner of Nevada near the borders of California and Arizona. All the action in Vegas is centered on one broad avenue that stretches from the southern fringe of the city northward for a dozen miles until it reaches the heart of old downtown.

This is Las Vegas Boulevard, commonly known as "the Strip". Nearly all of the major casinos are lined up along its sides. A drive down Las Vegas Boulevard takes you past the pyramid of Luxor casino, the skyline of New York casino, the Eifel Tower of Paris casino, the great tent of the Circus casino and the lofty tower of the Stratosphere casino.

Eventually, it takes you to downtown Vegas and Fremont Street, home of the historic old gambling parlors like Binyons and the Golden Nugget. Just driving down the strip past all these spectacular casino resorts is a fantastic experience. At night, "the strip" comes alive with miles of colored neon and millions of dancing lights, making it a perfect place for a driving adventure. www.visitlasvegas.com/vegas/index.jsp