Wednesday 21 September 2011

Hiring a van to transport student's stuff to Uni?

It is late September and time when students are moving into university and college accommodation.

Icarhireinsurance issued a News Release on Monday this week entitled "Don't Get Bitten By The Great White Van …"

Around two million students will be heading to University this autumn. Many of these students, along with their parents, will be hiring vans to transport their TVs, laptops, posters, pots and pans, cuddly toys etc. and the last thing they want is to land themselves another student debt of up to £2,000 if they damage their hire van. “Even a small chip on the windscreen can cost hundreds of pounds,” said Ernesto Suarez, Founder and CEO, iCarhireinsurance.com.

“We want to warn students and their parents that while hiring a van can be cost-effective, please be aware that if the van is stolen or damaged in any way, even if it’s not their fault, they could end up with a large excess bill.” With almost two-thirds (65%)* of van hirers driving a van for the first time, according to 2011 YouGov research, proper insurance cover to protect against the first part of any claim, known as the excess, is absolutely essential.

Buying insurance direct from the van company to protect against the first part of any claim, known as the excess, can cost up to £20 a day, which will still only reduce the liability to £250 - £750 rather than reducing it to zero. Specialist provider, iCarhireinsurance.com, sells daily van hire excess insurance from only £7.99 a day, and reduces the excess liability to zero.

“Driving a van is very different to a car therefore we urge students, and anyone hiring a van, to check their excess liability if they don’t want to end up with a large bill they were not expecting,” said Ernesto Suarez, Founder and CEO, iCarhireinsurance.com. * Daily Telegraph, 13 Sept 2011 http://www.telegraph.co.uk/education/universityeducation/8759436/OECD-UK-student-tuition-fees-third-highest-in-the-world.html ** YouGov Plc survey.

Total sample size was 2007 adults. Fieldwork was undertaken between 1 - 4 April 2011. The survey was carried out online. The figures have been weighted and are representative of all GB adults (aged 18+).

To visit the icahireinsurance.com van hire excess insurance page at the insurance4carrrental.com site - Click Here

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