Monday 17 August 2015

Hiring a car over the age of 70? It could cost you more

The Daily Mail's "This is Money" feature published a report on Saturday about a couple from Uxbridge in Middlesex who were told they would have to pay more than double hiring a car in Majorca because of the age of one of the drivers who is 79.
We are being told we must work longer and wait forever to retire and when we finally get there discover if we want to hire cars it is going to be very expensive.
In the end Economy Car Hire came to rescue and have agreed a sensible price. (Find out a little more about Economy Car Hire Here).
The full report can be seen here   
Car hire excess waiver insurance companies also offer cover to older drivers.
Questor insurance says anyone can buy their product between 21 and 84 (They can be found here).

Insurance4carhire say Drivers aged 21 to 85 years old (inclusive) (Find them here
Worldwideinsure says "If you are aged between 21 and 84 and are named as a on the vehicle rental agreement, you can purchase cover provided you have an internationally recognised valid driving licence" (They can be found here)
iCarhireinsurance says "Policy holders must be aged between 21 and 85" (They can be found here)
Carhireexcess.com says "You and all other insured drivers must be aged between 21 and 84 years of age on the date of purchase of this insurance and must have a full valid driving licence, or hold a full internationally recognised licence to drive the rental vehicle" (They can be found here)

So the car hire excess waiver insurance companies will look after the "senior" renters and therefore the car hire companies themselves should treat those customers the same without trying to take more of their hard earned money to add to the company's profits.

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