Monday 23 December 2013

Get a grip on car hire ‘extras’ says Yorkshire Post article

iCarhireinsurance one of the major car hire excess insurance and van hire excess insurance specialists has been featured in the "Yorkshire Post", The article "Get grip on car 'extras' " is just in time for those setting off on a post Christmas skiing holiday.

The article says that "some skiers hiring cars for New Year breaks could pay for their hire car twice over, because of ‘extras’ added.

Of six major ski gateways surveyed – Geneva, Turin, Innsbruck, Barcelona, Sophia (Bulgaria) and Inverness – on cars from companies Avis, Sixt, Europcar and Hertz, iCarehireinsurance.com found the average car hire (per week) costs £275 in Barcelona, £290 in Innsbruck, £314 in Inverness, £336 in Turin and £403 in Geneva.

But, for one example, a medium compact car from Hertz, from Geneva for a week’s hire from December 27 would have ‘extras’ of £405, namely £71 for an extra driver (£112 if under 21), £137 for excess car hire insurance, Sat Nav (£102), snow chains (£48) and child’s car seat (£47)."

" Indeed, this excess car hire insurance can be the biggest danger at the rental desk; without it, a customer could face costs up to £2,300 (eg the excess amount in Turin with Europcar) when cars are damaged or stolen, even if it’s not the hirer’s fault. But buying it through the rental company can be hugely costly – excess insurance at Turin would cost £185 from Hertz, more than eight times the cost of a pre-planned iCarhireinsurance.com policy at £21 for the week (£2.99 a day). This does the job just as well, and also covers vulnerable parts, like tyres and windscreen, which are often excluded from rental firms’ policies" Full report in the Yorshire Post here  Details about iCarhireinsurance Car hire excess insurance and Van hire excess insurance here


Car Rental Under 21 said...

Youth can be a paradox: If you’re age 18 or older, you’re considered mature enough to be able to vote, pay taxes, and even go to war. But if you’re under 25, many rental car companies won’t trust you to drive their vehicles—at least not without hefty surcharges. here: See more here: rent a car for 18 year olds .

Car Rental Under 21 said...

The picture isn’t as bleak as it was years ago, when many of the big companies didn’t allow any car rental under 25 years of age. Drivers ages 21 to 24 can now rent at most locations operated by Advantage, Avis, Budget, Enterprise, Europcar, National, and Sixt. The minimum age to rent a car at Hertz, Dollar, and Thrifty is 20 years old at most locations. See more here: hertz car rental age requirement .