Thursday 18 December 2014

Enjoy your skiing holiday and don't worry about car hire excess insurance

Last Sunday the Mail On Sunday was featuring a mixture of  skiing and don't get on thin ice with car hire excess insurance.

In a feature - "I buy excess insurance online and it covers me if I lock the car keys in the boot - Don't let the car hire fees scupper your skiing break"

The article covered the fact that it can be costly and even before skiers arrive at their resort they risk being knocked sideways by the extra costs when they collect their hire car – sometimes more than double the basic rental charge.

Insurance website iCarhireinsurance compared deals from five rental firms in seven popular European airports used for ski getaways: Geneva, Switzerland; Grenoble, France; Innsbruck, Austria; Barcelona, Spain; Turin, Italy; Sofia, Bulgaria and Inverness, Scotland.

The hire car excess insurer found that Sofia is the cheapest location for car rental at an average of £160 for the week. Here, Budget’s basic hire cost is just £113. But as with everywhere else in the firm’s survey, the extras more than double this to £259. The same pattern is repeated across the destinations.

Ernesto Suarez, chief executive at iCarhireinsurance, says: ‘To keep costs low, research the country you’re going to and know its winter driving rules. Bring a satnav and child’s seat.’

So remember buy your car hire excess insurance from an independent insurance company like iCarhireinsurance.com and relax and enjoy that skiing holiday.



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