If you're planning to rent a car abroad, purchasing a car hire excess insurance policy online before you travel has now become the 'must have' travel companion. It helps you avoid unexpected and overpriced hidden charges by car rental companies.
Most car rental companies will make you liable for the first portion of the repair or replacement costs to your car hire, if you unfortunately have an accident. This charge is known as the 'excess' and could cost you anything up to €2,000 - even if it's just a small scratch on your rental car.
Car hire companies will offer you the option to cover this 'excess' at excessive and overpriced rates, but you can avoid these rip-off charges by availing of cheaper costs online before you travel. To prove this, we put together a comparison table of car hire excess insurance offered by some of the main car hire providers in Ireland as well as CarHireExcess.ie. As you can see in the table below, you could be paying up to 8x more than you need to!
|Daily European Cover (14 days)||€41.86||€338.80||€196.00|
|Annual European Cover||€48.99|
Avoid these rip-off charges by simply booking Car Hire Excess Insurance online before you travel. With CarHireExcess.ie, you can make even more out of your money with an Annual European policy from as little as €48.99, meaning only €0.14 per day.
So easy to set up, saves me loads over the year when the Car Hire companies try and stitch me for loads of money for the extra insurance. Most importantly we had to use the cover when my wife had a minor knock. Although a few forms to complete, there were no issues and the customer assistance were so nice and helpful. Alec - CarHireExcess.ie Customer - 31st April 2019