Car hire costs and the benefits of taking out car hire excess waiver insurance from an independent provider are very much in the news in the last week.
The Irish Times travel section of June 17th, featured a report by Joan Scales "Travel advice on....Pitfalls of car rental"
She reported that Car rental can be one of the most frustrating elements of any holiday. She had recently booked a car in Spain and the price for 10 days hire with a Nissan Juke was only €33.92. She added on the items in the Goldcar list it suddenly cost €313.92!
She wrote that Goldcar would block a deposit of €1,400 if she provided her own excess insurance, their price was €59.50 which of course costs the same as an annual policy from an independent insurance company.
So the main advice is when hiring a car take out car hire excess waiver insurance from an independent insurance provider.
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