Andrew leads our Operational Team and is our expert when it comes to all the ins and outs of car hire excess insurance.
Competition is strong in the specialist car hire insurance sector. These policies cover items typically excluded from the insurance you can buy from the car hire company like damage to windscreen, wheels and tyres and underbody as well as covering the excess of the collision damage waiver cover normally included with the hire.
These excesses have been rising with the average European car hire excess for a compact/intermediate car like a Ford Focus now around €850. These excesses vary considerably from country to country with Portugal the worst with an average of over €1600.
Help is at hand for travellers wanting to protect themselves from these high excesses and standard exclusions as many of the major providers are offering special deals at the moment:
Worldwide Insure are offering an across the board 13% reduction for MoneyMaxim customers meaning 7 day European cover including £2000 of excess cover; windscreen, tyre and underbody damage; misfuelling and lost key cover for an incredibly low £15.60.
If you book your car hire insurance through us with Odyssey you will get a huge 50% discount from their standard daily rates meaning 15 day Worldwide cover can be bought for £29.70.
If you are likely to hire a car for more than two weeks or hire a car more than once a year, consider annual policies. In fact, through us, protectyourbubble.com even offer 13 months for the price of 12 starting from £38.03 for European cover so if you normally go on holiday at the same time of year you could cover two years holidays with one annual policy.
These and many more special deals are only available through the MoneyMaxim car hire insurance comparison service where you can easily see and compare the additional features offered like recovery and towing; lockout cover; curtailment cover; the number of named drivers covered etc.