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Martin

Excess Insurance

A recommendation for insuranceforcarhire.com.

Despite me not accepting blame for the damage on the Fiesta, Enterprise still billed me over 200 for the repair, but I've just had confirmation that the car hire excess insurance has paid out in full, so I'm happy. It's supposed to be 5 working days but has taken 3 weeks as it's their busy time of the year but they have kept me informed.

Excellent value for money at 50 for the year, as in addition to covering this claim, it's covered me for 1 week in Barcelona and will cover just over 2 weeks hire in Australia in the same policy year. It's a bargain.

It gives you worldwide cover and includes any hire in the U.K or the excess on a loan car as well.
Boxer6

Re: Excess Insurance

Martin wrote:
A recommendation for insuranceforcarhire.com.

Despite me not accepting blame for the damage on the Fiesta, Enterprise still billed me over 200 for the repair, but I've just had confirmation that the car hire excess insurance has paid out in full, so I'm happy. It's supposed to be 5 working days but has taken 3 weeks as it's their busy time of the year but they have kept me informed.

Excellent value for money at 50 for the year, as in addition to covering this claim, it's covered me for 1 week in Barcelona and will cover just over 2 weeks hire in Australia in the same policy year. It's a bargain.

It gives you worldwide cover and includes any hire in the U.K or the excess on a loan car as well.


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Martin



Just being helpful, as a fair few forummers hire cars and you can never be sure how good these insurance companies are, even when you do the research.
Big Blue

Yes: I bought this insurance for fuck-all this year after Martin mentioned it previously.

Spammer
Martin

Says the man with a John Lewis advert for Joseph Joseph waste bins in his post.

Which may be my fault.....
JohnC

Why can't hire companies just give you a car with full insurance, no extras, just drive it and hand it back.

If someone else can make money out of a 50 policy, surely the rental companies could give hirers a better all inclusive deal, perhaps at a slightly higher cost but minus any hassle.
Martin

They do, but they charge a lot more because they can get away with it, apart from in the US which is all inclusive and better value than Europe.
JohnC

It was more the reasonable price I was talking about. I took out a similar policy to yours when we went to Spain (c30 for a single trip). The car hire company wanted about 120 for the same cover when I booked the car online. At the desk they dropped the cost to 10Euros a day which I might have taken to cut out the hassle but I already had a policy by that time.

They then give you a car covered in small scratches and dents and tell you that you will have to pay for any damage when you return it - that then leads to 10 minutes taking a video of all the marks on the car before setting off and reporting any not already on the sheet. It smacks a bit of "if you don't take our insurance we will f*ck you over one way or another".

It is all hassle you can do without after travelling for hours on little sleep. They got nothing from me but they could probably have had 70 Euros. I might also have upgraded but after hearing all the warnings about not taking their insurance I just wanted to tell them where they could stick it. Honesty and simplicity would be so refreshing!
Big Blue

Yeah being given a car with a big dent and knowing some other poor sod has been charged for its repair is not conducive to paying more to the rental company.

To be fair to Buchbinder that I booked the Arsetra with I got a supermarket ding somewhere and the guy looked at the fact I'd vacuumed the interior and cleaned the lights and wheels and said he'd waive it.
Martin

That's why I was so annoyed with Enterprise, the Fiesta didn't have a single undamaged panel.

Sixt just gave me the keys to the 3 series and didn't check it over on the way out or back, which was the same with Avis.
gooner

I think people would be more accepting of having to pay for damage if they knew that the car would be repaired once they'd coughed up. But being told you owe them a few hundred quid for a dent you're adamant you didn't cause to a car that looks like it's been parked too close to a driving range just smacks of the rental company trying to rip you off!

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