Fortunately I did not need to Make a claim so I have not used the full service.
Recommended by a friend, and was slightly unsure about how the whole CDW thing would work. But instead of paying Hertz about £100 for the privilege, I paid Car Hire Excess £16! Very useful website, and good customer service too.
Really only found out that you could get car hire excess insurance online and not just with your car hire company by looking online, I used carhireexcess the last time I traveled to Ireland (a place you really need excess cover), the price we paid for a single travel cover was soo much less than quoted by our car hire company. It also covered keys, tyres undercarriage, windscreen and roof all not covered by car hire company. Such a great price and website was really easy to use, I have been telling all my friends and family to use this website to save money.
I am so pleased I found you Carhireexcess thanks
Car hire excess insurance through a car hire company is so expensive, but this insurance is fantastic value for money and you can take out cover for just one day or for a whole year. I always take out this insurance when I hire a car as it gives me complete peace of mind. I have only had to claim from it once, when the windscreen on my hire car cracked. The insurance company paid up immediately and the service they gave was impeccable. I can't praise them highly enough.
It was so easy having my money refunded after our €300 euro bump in France. Just had to made sure I had all my receipts and documentation to send off a d the cheque was back in a couple of weeks.
The o ly hassle to start with was finding the correct number on the website to call. It's not quite clear and sometimes the phone wasn't answered. Apart from that its s no brainier to biy this insurance espec if you go away regularly.
This is the third year I have used this excess insurance and it is great value for peace of mind.
Last year I had to make a small claim due to a flat tyre and all went through very quickly and was paid quickly as well.
It was a long arduous journey for 10 hours through unknown terrain in an unknown rental car with a Euro 1600 looming large for the smallest misjudgement/mistake/or no fault.
The peace of mind was a great help.
website easy to use, terms fully explained, items covered well identified, good value - much better than buying with the car hire company - lets hope i don't have to use it. But a very cheap insurance against what could be a large excess if not covered
You would be daft not to purchase before hiring a car. Excellent value for money. Peace offend for a fraction of the car hire company price!
I've used this company many times before and find that the policy is straightforward and doesn't have any hidden 'catches'. The web site is easy to navigate. The annual policy woks out a better buy all round if you need more than 20 days cover in one go and I usually have more days than this over the year for car hire. It beats any price you'll be offered buy the renter. Overall well worth it.
Forget all those offers from car companies offering insurance packages on-line with the car hire company, the pity full stories issued by the commission grabbing sales rep at the point of contact OR leaving the question of should I or should I not purchase insurance. In this day and age YOU Need it and one way of assuring a good bargain that covers all the basics at a good price, issued effectively and immediately undercutting all others is through Carehireexcess.
Could I have saved £2 a day? Now that I have returned the rental car unscathed then I guess I could have. But all the time I was driving or leaving the car parked where someone could have damaged it, I felt relaxed that I was not at risk of at least a £750 bill for just a minor scratch ... and having just had the wife's car in the bodyshop for dealing with a minor scratch I know that it does indeed cost £750! Thanks for a worry free week
It must be worth taking out an excess policy at these prices instead of paying hugh fees to the car hire companies.
I have never had to claim so i cannot talk about any claim handling
However, this is one of the most comprehensive car excess insurance plans i have found online at the lowest pricepoint.
Carhire excess was so easy to set up. The call line operatives were so polite and helpful. Unfortunately in spite of the pre booking literature stating that the 62 day limit couldn't be increased without the company's permission in writing this was not so and the (new) brokers would not budge in this. the operative suggested a work round 2 hires. Perhaps the per booking literature should have had the aforementioned statement removed. That apart I have used the product for a number er of years and have had no problems with it.
This insurance saves a fortune. In fact it saved me over £40 on a 4 day hire compared to the hire companies excess reduction charges. Really easy to purchase and although I didn't have to claim it seems an easy process.
I haven't completed the rental yet, and haven't had to make a claim - until that happens, I have no idea how effective this service is.
It is inexpensive, which I like, and a much better deal than the rental companies own inclusive insurance or additional drivers.
Will need to wait and see if Europcar will actually accept it, and then what happens if we need to claim.
I would have no hesitation in recommending Carhireexcess. Last September I had scratch my hire car and was charged an exorbitant amount for the repair. I contacted Carhireexcess and was treated very courteously and professionally. After investigation into the incident, Carhireexcess paid out the cost of the repair in full. "They did what they say they will do".
The real proof would be after a claim. Luckily for me that's untested.
This is the third year of using Carhireexcess and every time I have been impressed with the ease and speed of taking out their policy. The price is very good so much cheaper than getting it from the car hire companies. Thankfully I have not had to claim so have had no experience of this however, going by their service when buying the policy I have full confidence in them.
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