Monday 30 March 2015

Hiring a car - van- Motor Home this Easter? Buy your excess insurance in advance

Easter holidays are just around the corner now and for many it is the time to take a break and hire a car at your holiday destination.

For others you might be setting off in a Motor Home that you are renting or purely staying at home, moving house / flat or simply buying some large items of furniture for your home and need to move it easily by hiring a van.

Whatever your reason for hiring a vehicle there is always that extra you need to pay for (apart from fuel for the vehicle) and that is excess waiver insurance.

If you buy this from the vehicle hire company normally you will pay a great deal more than by buying your excess insurance from a specialist insurance company. Unfortunately this is one area a vehicle hire company attempts to make additional revenue from the customer.

Other methods include buying a full tank of fuel at their price and being told you must return it empty which is not always easy if you are only renting for a couple of days so the car hire company gains a nearly full tank of fuel to sell onto the next customer.

Fortunately these hire companies are not in the majority, however it is something to check when you make a booking.

As fare as this excess waiver insurance is concerned you can save a great deal of money by buying from and independent company.

For car hire you can buy daily or annual policies. Annual policies will work out better value if you are going to be hiring a car more than once during the year, or your one hire is of several days duration.

For van hire, motorhome hire and minibus hire you will normally only have the opportunity to buy a daily policy.

Where can I find this excess waiver insurance? Well the insurance4carrental.com website has several well known insurance companies advertising their products.

Find out more here      (They also have links to great value Travel insurance products too)

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