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Topics on car hire rental: offers huge savings for holiday makers - Press Release April 2010...

With the spring sun finally starting to shine, it’s the perfect time to start planning that next holiday - but the current credit crunch has meant many travelers are holding back. The last thing they want to worry about are holiday expenses such as car hire and the insurance expenses associated, costing a fortune on the next trip and the cost of not taking the insurance and having an accident are now offering travelers fantastic crunch-busting deals on excess insurance policies so consumers don’t have to worry about counting pennies on their next getaway – or any other taking place over the next year.


Brits driving rented cars in Europe are vulnerable to potentially huge Excess penalties of up to £1,000 which car rental firms can swipe from their credit cards – in the event of damage or the theft of the vehicle. The territories where car rental companies can make a massive dent to wallets and purses include popular European holiday and second home hotspots such as taly, Spain, Portugal, France and Ireland.

However, for a low cost, can provide European excess insurance protecting the customer against excess charges whenever they rent a car. This annual premium costs just £49 for European cover and drivers can avoid hundreds of pounds worth of additional charges and hefty surcharges should they have an accident in their hire car during the year.


By trying to get out of the airport as quickly as possible and start the holiday enjoyment, many of those hiring a car in a worldwide destination take out expensive excess insurance without realizing. With ‘Annual Worldwide Excess Cover’ costing just £65 – it really does pay to play safe when driving in places such as Australia and New Zealand and leave worries behind. The policy covers excess while hiring a car worldwide (subject to terms) or a 12 month period. It is valid or 31 continuous days or any one hire and covers the policyholder and all additional drivers on the car hire agreement.


Offering some o the best driving routes in the world, America is the perfect destination or travelers to opt for car hire as their transport of choice. The ‘USA and Canada 31’ policy costs £109 and not only covers all the car hire insurance needed when in the US/Canada or up to 31 continuous days on any one rental agreement – but holidaymakers can hire as o ten as they wish on uture trips to the US over the 12 month cover period.

Information suppied by insurance - April 2010


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