09 August 2019 by Christina Sharp
Hiring a car on your holiday abroad this year? Want to avoid the risk of getting ripped off?...Then read on.
Every year tens of thousands of unsuspecting travellers fall prey to the hard sell of their hire car company offering them extra Collision Damage Waiver insurance, or Car Hire Excess Waiver insurance over the counter.
We’ll tell you how you can get covered while not paying a fortune in the process.
When you hire a car, rental companies usually charge a high excess for any claims that arise from loss or damage to the rental vehicle. This excess can range from hundreds to over a thousand pounds per incident.
So if you have an accident, or the vehicle is stolen, or damaged, you have to pay the excess amount to the car hire company, even if the incident wasn’t your fault!
Most car hire companies will routinely offer you Collision Damage Waiver insurance when you pick up your hire car, which enables you to remove or reduce the excess. This sounds like a great idea – but be warned - they almost always charge top dollar for their product and you will most certainly be able to find similar cover a lot cheaper in advance. Maybe even 60% cheaper.
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Collision Damage Waiver Insurance allows you to claim back the excess you have to pay to the car hire company if their car is damaged. You could find yourself paying a £1,000 excess, even for relatively minor damage. Protecting yourself by buying a policy in advance, means you get a much better value product and you won’t be out of pocket if you have a car hire calamity.
Globelink customers have often asked us if we can offer Car Hire Excess Waiver as well as travel insurance. We are delighted to say, that we now do! We have just launched an all new Car Hire Excess Waiver. So with Globelink you can avoid the risk of an unwelcome car hire excess bill, and avoid paying too much for insurance protection with our new, great value Collision Damage Waiver Insurance.
Globelink offer Regular and Comprehensive cover if you are aged between 21 – 75 years old. You can purchase for a single trip, or opt for an annual car rental insurance policy where you can hire as many cars as you like on your trips all year round and have the peace of mind that your excess is covered if you have a mishap in your hire car. The policy has additional benefits like covering you for the costs of being locked out of your car, or accidentally putting the wrong fuel in.
So if you're planning to rent a car abroad, purchasing car hire excess insurance online before you travel is a ‘must have' travel companion. It will help you avoid unexpected costs and grossly overpriced options at the car hire desk on your day of travel. Get a quote from Globelink and start saving money now.
Due to COVID-19 travel restrictions, we’re temporarily not offering NEW SINGLE TRIP policies. You can still buy our ANNUAL cover, or an ‘ALREADY TRAVELLING’ policy if you’re currently away. Or you can visit our travel insurance partners for a SINGLE TRIP quote. Click here for transfer to their website.
If you are you an EXISTING SINGLE TRIP CUSTOMER - To EXTEND your SINGLE TRIP policy, please contact us to get an extension BEFORE your policy expires so you have continual cover: firstname.lastname@example.org or by +44 1353 699 082.
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