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 guide is here to help you understand how to insure your rental car for your next trip. Types of cover Usually, there are three basic types of cover for rental ...Read more
There’s nothing quite like a road trip. Setting off on the open road with the freedom to go anywhere and a million adventures ahead. However, this doesn’t come cheap, the price of petrol, food and all other supplies soon adds up. So, if you’re heading off on a USA road trip on a budget, here are some top tips on how to save yourself some money along the way.
There’s no need to keep buying new water bottles all the time, this can ...Read more
A Collision Damage Waiver, often abbreviated to CDW, is an optional form of damage insurance when you hire a car.
What does a Collision Damage Waiver cover?
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 agreement. It is worth remembering that a Collision Damage Waiver insurance policy only covers the bodywork of the rented vehicle. Anything else ...Read more
Canada can be an expensive place to travel, particularly if you opt for higher-end hotels and eat out regularly. On average, people spend $128 a day when on holiday in Canada. However, there are ways to make visiting the country a little more affordable.
Flights to Canada
How much a ticket costs to Canada will depend on the time of year, length of time until departure and whether you will need a return or not. Flights from the UK to Canada are ...Read more
Reykjavik is the world’s most northerly capital and many people use it as a hub when visiting Iceland. The city boasts the perfect balance between cultural hub, Viking roots and untouched nature to make it one of the most treasured cities in the world. Still not convinced? Our blog will reveal countless reasons why you should hop on a plane and visit Reykjavik.
Countless amazing museums
Despite being on the smaller side for a city, Reykjavik is blessed with some incredible museums, ...Read more
Many people underestimate just how unique Europe is. By taking your own vehicle or renting one overseas there is no better way to enjoy what Europe has to offer than under your own steam. Our blog reveals some of Europe’s most exciting locations that are a little different to the typical tourist haunts.
Hill of Crosses, Lithuania
Looking like a scene from a blockbuster film, Lithuania’s Hill of Crosses is site that remains a mystery. Just outside of the city of Siauliai is ...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. Always remember to read the terms and conditions when hiring a car. Typically, when renting a car overseas, you will be asked to provide the following: Driving ...Read more
With Spain on lockdown and borders closed in a bid to contain the spread of coronavirus many holidaymakers are left in a state of confusion. For holidaymakers set to jet off to the sunnier climes of Spain the message is clear, non-essential European travel is banned. However, this doesn’t mean the public do not have questions. For those already in Spain and its various islands nobody can travel home until the Spanish government decide otherwise. These measures are put in place ...Read more
With 283 days of guaranteed sunshine a year, Brisbane is one of Australia’s most popular destinations. Not only is it a fantastic place to live it’s also at the top of many Australian travel itineraries. Escape the chaos of Sydney and enjoy a laidback time soaking up the Aussie sun on Australia’s East Coast.
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
The sanctuary at Lone Pine is known as Australia’s ‘Home of the Koalas’. Often overshadowed by the large zoos available in the country, the work ...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?
Care 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