Wednesday 12 August 2015

Problem Press Report for Budget Car Hire Ireland

The Guardian ran a report about a reader's bad experience of hiring a car in Ireland from Budget Ireland.

Entitled "Getting far more than we Budgeted for when hiring a car in Ireland", it reported how a reader  only discovered when he got home Budget had charged us five times more than we paid for our own insurance.

The car was collected from Budget Ireland at Kerry Airport and was tired and it was late when the car was collected.  When he got back home he checked his credit card statement and found that he had been charged £232 for excess and personal accident insurance.

"The Budget employee had used my credit card to charge me for this insurance without saying one word about excess insurance. He just smiled politely through the whole procedure."

See full report at The Guardian here

I have hired cars twice this year from Budget Ireland via Economy Car Hire. Each time I have shown them the Questor Insurance confirmation of excess insurance I have taken out and declined their insurance. No problems. Going again next week so will be extra cautious.

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