Was able to buy a policy on my phone at the airport before leaving. Got my documentation straight away meaning I had great peace of mind when hiring my car as drivers in the south of France are a bit mad and car rental companies are getting stricter on tyres, windscreens etc. Luckily didn't have to make a claim.
We always use carhireexcess when we are travelling abroad. We have always found them very helpful their website is straightforward and easy to book. We were unfortunate last year in Lake Garda Italy when someone tried to break into our hire car and they damaged the locks we had to pay the car hire company €280 on the spot when we returned the car. We contacted Carhireexcess when we returned and within a very short period we received a cheque to cover the damages. I would highly recommend them.
I found the process very easy and the website easy to use. as I had car hire in San Francisco for 3 days. I was considering hiring for a fourth day and would have been able to buy an extra day when there but I did not need it in the end so I save the cost of the fourth day. Not sure how much I saved though as car hire company did not quote me.
I would highly recommend this policy to anyone hiring a car and wants to cover the excess. I had a problem and the hire did not go ahead and my money was refunded with out any hassle or long drawn process.
I have been with Car Hirer excess for the past three years and it makes hiring cars from large and small companies very easy. No hidden or extra charges when you arrive to pick up the vehicle and you know what you are paying. Past experiences without this cover have lead to varying high costs to buy the cover at the point of pick up.