Monday 8 July 2019

Renting a car abroad? Plan ahead and keep costs down says RTÉ article

RTÉ the Irish state broadcaster ran an article on their website news over the 6-7 July 19 weekend - Renting a car abroad? Plan ahead and keep costs down - It is summer holiday time again and like a fair amount of the media at this time of year they are reminding consumers of problems when they hire a car.

Some of the basic reminders we have talked about on this blog and on the insurance4carrental.com website for some years now - Paying for fuel "Always opt for the 'full to full' policy", Returning the car "Always aim to return the car during business hours so that a rental agent can inspect it. Make sure to get a copy of the paperwork confirming that the vehicle was returned in a satisfactory condition." and...

How insured do you need to be?  "Collision damage waiver insurance is the main hard sell. The European Consumer Centre (ECC) in Ireland says the car rental sector continues to be one of the top areas of complaints lodged here every year and a sizeable quantity of those relate to insurance products .Excess insurance at the rental desk will generally cost in excess of €20 per day - adding €140 to your car rental bill for a week" So it is much better value to buy it in advance from an independent insurance specialist. In Ireland you have a great  choice - carhireexcess.com part of Blue Insurance who also offer Travel insurance                 

There is also Questor Insurance and Worldwide insure Details can be found here

The full RTÉ article can be found here