When renting a car abroad, the car hire company’s mandatory insurance will typically be included in the price. Depending in which country you are hiring the vehicle, this insurance package typically includes insurance.
When hiring a car for your next holiday abroad, you may be unaware how different hire car companies have different types of packages – all which can push up the cost.
Before you are able to answer the question, it may be helpful to consider exactly what CDW excess insurance is.
At Bettersafe our aim is to save you money on the cost of your car hire excess insurance, as well as provide cover that we believe goes above and beyond that of some other providers. Below is our infographic which includes our top tips on car hire – especially how to save money when hiring a vehicle.
You probably remember the last time you checked out a hire car that you were asked if you wanted to buy excess insurance. The apparently high daily rate for this cover may well have put you off.
In the words of Martin Lewis at the Money Saving Expert (https://www.moneysavingexpert.com/travel/travel-tips/) , when it comes to hiring a car on your next European holiday, the earlier you book, the more money you are likely to save.
A reader’s complaint published in the Telegraph newspaper earlier this year outlined what were described as the “scare tactics” used by a European car rental company in effectively forcing upon a customer the company’s own excess protection insurance.