When hiring a car overseas it is always best to be prepared for the worst-case scenario. Whether you’re abroad on business, visiting family and friends, or enjoying a holiday, renting a car can make for an even more enjoyable experience. However, it is no secret that hiring a car abroad can come with a price [...]Read more
Having kids shouldn’t stop you from going on adventures. Taking them with you is just part of the journey and experiencing new things with them is a feeling you can’t beat. Hiring a car can be a lifesaver when traveling with kids in tow, it’s more flexible and you and the kids can be more [...]Read more
When it comes to hiring a car, you can often be blinded by lots of jargon. There are many different terms/phrases associated with car hire relating to insurance, excess taxes and more. If you’re baffled by all of this car hire jargon it can be hard to make the right decision and you can often [...]Read more
Portugal is a beautiful southern European country settled on the Iberian Peninsula. There are so many stunning places to see in Portugal that it’s definitely a country worthy of a road trip. Starting in Porto you could make your way down south stopping in Lisbon before enjoying all that the Algarve has to offer. But [...]Read more
When renting or hiring a car, if the vehicle gets stolen or damaged excess costs can sometimes really sting. If you’re off on a road trip, be it a staycation or a holiday abroad, you want to relax and enjoy your time away rather than be worrying about the potential cost you might have to [...]Read more
If you’re planning on hiring a car for your next getaway having the correct insurance is vital however it can be confusing. Most hire cars come with free insurance but then you’ll be offered insurance on top of the free cover and then you’ve got to consider car hire excess insurance. Confused? Don’t panic, our [...]Read more
A Collision Damage Waiver, often abbreviated to CDW, is an optional form of damage insurance when you hire a car. Many CDW insurance policies do not cover excess fees. This means, if the rental car is involved in an accident or is stolen, you will still have to pay out the excess stipulated in your [...]Read more
Hiring a car abroad can seem daunting, especially when you consider that driving rules vary from country to country. It is always best to plan your car hire abroad before you jet off, allowing you to iron out any queries with the company you are using and ensure you have the correct insurance in place. [...]Read more
What is excess?
When you take out car insurance, whether on a rental vehicle or your own car, you will be given an excess figure. It is also known as the deductible. If your rental car is damaged or stolen you will have to pay this fee.
What is car hire excess insurance?
Car hire excess insurance isn’t compulsory, but for a small cost it can help holidaymakers and travelers feel further protected when hiring a vehicle abroad. On top of your insurance policy ...Read more