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How can planning ahead save you from car hire woe

Fiat1In recent months, the news has been filled with investigations into car hire companies adding charges, hiding costs or increasing deposits, making hiring a car abroad seem like risky business.

However, this shouldn’t put you off, as hiring a car can give you the freedom you need to explore at your own pace while on holiday, allowing you to make it one to remember.

The key to avoiding any car hire trouble is to plan ahead – it’s easy to run into trouble when you start doing things last minute as you can end up missing key information that can prove quite costly.

Early discounts

Let’s face it, we all love saving money, and planning ahead gives you a much better chance to save a few pennies. Having more time means you can scout around and find the best deal possible.

Remember that you’re not only looking for the best car hire deal, as other add-ons like excess insurance can be a lot less costly if you can get everything sorted in advance.

Avoid additional cost

Even if it’s not your first time hiring a car abroad, it can still be tricky working out what cover you need. Most companies will offer car insurance alongside your rental, but a third party option might be a lot cheaper, and even give you additional cover!

For example, buying a stand-alone car hire excess insurance policy rather one at a rental desk could save your around £15-20 a day.

Peace of mind

Running around frantically trying to get things sorted before you take off is no way to start your holiday, and it certainly won’t help you relax.

Planning ahead means you can have peace of mind knowing that everything is taken care of, leaving you free to chill out and enjoy your holiday.

Once you’ve sorted your main holiday insurance, you may also want to see if you can save elsewhere too. Get a quote for car hire excess insurance to see if you could save.

Date Created: 25 September 2017 by Questor Insurance

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