Sunday 14 October 2012

Carhireexcess.co.uk suggested in Independent Question of Cash yesterday

Yesterday's Question of Cash by Paul Gosling in The Independent featured a letter from a reader " We,ve still been hit for a bump despite collision waiver."

The letter was from a reader who had returned from a lovely holiday in the Italian Alps who then discovered the collision damage waiver included in their car hire was "nothing of the sort and did not provide the cover they expected". They had a minor accident in heavy rain puncturing a tyre and breaking a mirror and were left with a €900 bill.

In fact they should have taken out additional excess insurance via the car hire company or via an independent insurance company (which is usually a lot cheaper than with the hire car company) and as the Independent said

"Alternatively you could have taken out your own independent insurance cover to protect you from an excess as the policy offered by www.   carhireexcess  .co.uk  which would have cost you £1.99 per day of car hire. Not reading the small print of car hire contracts can be very costly"

Carhireexcess.com which is part of Blue Insurances also offer car hire excess insurance for the Irish market - Details Here

Monday 22nd October 2012 - The same report has just been published in today's Belfast Telegraph

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