Tuesday 30 April 2013

Compulsory petrol and excess insurance waivers in article following Which? report

This is Money ran a report on the 18th April following the recent Which? repost about car hire websites (see this blog 27th April).

"Tricks like compulsory petrol and excess waivers making it 'almost impossible' to compare car hire deals by Lee Boyce" went onto say

Extra charges for a compulsory tank of petrol, the cost of excess payments on insurance policies, and the waiver policy to avoid these charges, are routinely withheld until late in the booking process, Which? has claimed.

Economy Car Hire topped the broker table of ratings with 78 per cent.Read more here: including comments from readers like Roger from Bookham in the UK who said "Rented many cars across Europe and now exclusively use Economy car rental where poss (no I don't have any connection with them). Car is returned with same fuel as when picked up.

Have an annual excess policy for insurance with insurance4car hire (no I don't have any connection with them either). This covers all the areas that the usual CDW in the rental company policy does not. No insurance will cover you if speeding or under the influence of alcohol or drugs or driving dangerously. Check all the details in the small print on the web site before buying and print a copy to take with you. If you don't fully understand what you are buying you are more likely to get ripped off."

Source: This is Money is part of the Daily Mail, Mail on Sunday & Metro media group

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