Sunday 24 June 2012

2 Car hire Excess Companies mentioned in Mirror article today

Two of the car hire excess insurance companies that advertise on the insurance4carrental.com car hire + site have been mentioned in the "Mirror's" article appearing on the 24th June 2012.

The article "Hire... or lower. How to cut car-hire costs" in the Money - Personal Finance section of the newspaper was again highlighting the presure that car hire hire customers are put on to buy car hire excess insurance at the point of collection.

According to the article's Case Study -  Linda Winder saved herself from paying excess cover twice by reading the small print on her car rental contract.

Linda paid £169 to hire a Toyota for a week in France in May with Advantage. Through the broker CarDelMar, she spent an extra £30 to avoid the €1,000 excess.

“When I arrived to pick up the car the rental company tried to sell me its

excess waiver cover,” she said. “But I explained I’d already bought this from

the broker.

“They said this cover wasn’t anything to do with them and they couldn’t tell me what it did and didn’t include.

“They still wanted me to take out their cover at €10 a day.

“Luckily I had all the details with me and it showed my original cover was perfectly adequate.”

Linda, 33, of Warlingham, Surrey, who works in public relations, added: “It would have been very easy for me to pay for the cover twice as there was quite a lot of pressure being applied.”

The article went on to say "One alternative is to buy a ­policy from an independent excess-waiver provider. These tend to provide more comprehensive cover at a much lower cost.

For example, Protectyourbubble.com charges £2.42 per day, or £38.03 a year, for its car hire excess insurance which includes ­windscreen damage, and ­iCarhireinsurance.com charges £2.99 a day or £39.99 for annual cover."  (Read The Mirror article Here)

I think we will be seeing much more of these warning and experience from renting articles in the next few weeks.

Last week The Guardian covered this subject and it was featured on this blog site and also by Directflights.com.

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