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Hidden or unexpected car hire charges

Your summer holiday may seem like a distant memory, but some of you will get a harsh reminder of it around about now. Unfortunately many people spot charges from their holiday hire car company that appear weeks or even months after they have returned the vehicle and travelled home.

Listen to Bettersafe Director, Bradley Brandon-Cross talking about this very problem with BBC Radio 4 You and Yours by clicking here

Contacting the company to query or dispute the charges is often problematic. There are steps you can take if you do notice some unwelcome and unexpected car hire charges in your credit card statements. (Click on the image, to read further)

Priti Mehta | 25 October 2017

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What is car hire excess insurance?

The insurance that forms part of the typical hire car agreement incorporates an excess, which represents the first part of a successful claim for repairs or replacement if the hire car in question is stolen or damaged during the course of the hire period.

Jason Hulott | 30 December 2016

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What is car hire insurance?

According to the website, the Money Saving Expert, , it is possible to pay as little as £4 a day to hire a car in some parts of the world. What increases that basic price considerably is the cost of insurance – the third party cover required as a legal minimum in most countries and a degree of protection against the loss, theft or accidental damage of the car you are hiring.

Jason Hulott | 21 December 2016

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Car hire insurance explained

You might think there is little to explain about car hire insurance. It is pretty much the same as the motor insurance you arrange at home for your own car, isn’t it? As with many things associated with insurance, the answer is likely to be both yes and no.

Jason Hulott | 14 December 2016

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Do I need car hire insurance?

Even if you are planning an off-season winter break, when it comes to hiring a car, you might still be hit by some of the problems that continue to plague car rental customers during the summer months – especially concerning car hire insurance.

Jason Hulott | 06 December 2016

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Motoring holiday ideas around Europe

We may be in approaching Winter, but there is nothing like planning your next summer holiday to make you forget about the cold for a while. While there are many great holidays to be had in all-inclusive resorts, hotels and apartments, you may also want to consider motoring holidays. They are a great way to get out and see regions in Europe at your own pace by driving yourself in a hire car. 

Jason Hulott | 30 November 2016

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What is home excess insurance cover?

You will probably have heard about home insurance cover and have a policy in place safeguard the contents of your home as well as the building. However, have you heard about home excess insurance protection and the benefits it typically may bring?

Jason Hulott | 24 November 2016

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Gadgets to take on a motoring holiday

If you are going on a motoring holiday you might want to consider some of the many gadgets that are out there that you can take with you to help you save money, make life on the road easier or keep the kids contented. 

Jason Hulott | 18 November 2016

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Don't get caught out with hire car fees

A recent survey from “Which?” revealed that car hire customers are falling for paying fees for extras that haven’t been made clear at the time of taking out the insurance. 

Jason Hulott | 15 November 2016

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Top tips on booking a winter break

Winter is upon us in the UK but just because we may be freezing here, it doesn’t mean that other parts of the world are. Places such as Greece and the Canary Islands are the perfect winter getaway for Brits. If you are planning a break in winter but you don’t want to break the bank, here are some top tips for getting the most for your money.

Jason Hulott | 09 November 2016

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