Half Term Holidaymakers Urged to Shop Around for Car Hire and Car Hire Insurance Deals

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Moneymaxim.co.uk, the UK’s leading car hire insurance comparison search engine, is urging all holidaymakers looking to hire a car, at home or abroad, this half term to shop around and book car hire excess insurance cover before they go.

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Holidaymakers can make enormous savings – up to around 90% over the prices car hire firms charge at the desk and what’s more can also save up 50% over the prices available directly from car hire insurers themselves.

It might not be the most immediate thing that springs to mind when planning a holiday over this forthcoming half-term, but for anyone looking to make money savings wherever possible, it is important to shop around for the very best deals on your car hire insurance policies.

Many car hirers are unaware that the excesses they are liable for are as significant as they are. Renting a VW Golf through Hertz in Ireland or Avis in Portugal means your rental car comes with an huge excess of €2,000. Worse still are Budget in Italy where even for the smallest car the lowest excess is €2299, and for a people carrier such as a Ford Galaxy it’s a massive €3388.

And the cost of buying excess cover from the rental firms doesn’t come cheap either – Hertz charge over £90 a week to cover that Irish excess above, whilst you could be forking out over €150 to Budget for seven days cover if you rent even an economy car in Italy.

The easy way to avoid this though is to make a visit to the Moneymaxim.co.uk car hire insurance website at http://www.moneymaxim.co.uk. Here there is a wide range of excess policies offered with worldwide excess policies starting from as little as £1.98 a day – a price unparalleled across the market.

Mark Bower, Managing Director of Moneymaxim.co.uk explains;

“Holidaymakers can make enormous savings – up to around 90% over the prices car hire firms charge at the desk and what’s more can also save up 50% over the prices available directly from car hire insurers themselves. The competition for business across our site has resulted in companies including Insurance4carhire, Carhireexcess, Questor and Travel Excess offering special discounts to Moneymaxim.co.uk customers – which is great news for our users.

“Whilst all of our car hire excess insurance cover the tyres and windscreens, which are almost always excluded from rental firms extended cover, features such as lost keys, misfuelling or enhanced breakdown cover can also be taken by some insurers. Excess level limits have increased too and now be covered up to £5,000 in Europe, and £50,000 worldwide - important given the rising figures car hire companies are holding renters responsible for.”

Booking rental car insurance via Moneymaxim.co.uk is the obvious choice for car renters in 2013.
To search and find car hire and car hire insurance visit: http://www.moneymaxim.co.uk/car-hire-home
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Mark Bower, Managing Director of http://www.moneymaxim.co.uk is available for interview. For Images and interviews contact Dale Lovell on 0845 200 1445/ 0779 1414 681 or email: dale(at)contentamp(dot)com for more information.

The moneymaxim.co.uk car hire excess insurance comparison service compares prices from the following companies: Carhireexcess, Direct Car Excess Insurance, Essential Travel, iCarhireinsurance.com, insurance4carhire.com, insuremycarhire.com, intasure.com, protectyourbubble.com, Questor Insurance, Travel Excess and worldwideinsure.com.

Background Information on the Car Hire Excess Insurance Market:

The car hire excess insurance industry was 'created' back in 2002 when Larry Ursich launched Insurance4carhire. Having a background in the car rental business he realised that the cost of 'insuring the excess' when renting a car from hire firms had grown to such a level that there was potential to create a standalone product offering both better cover and lower costs for consumers.
Since then further firms have joined the market, the latest, Direct Car Excess Insurance, launching earlier this year. The new entrants have brought with them options and innovation and those looking for this type of insurance can find policies covering not just the hire car excess, but baggage loss, carjacking, cancellation and more. Policies catering for car club members have also been introduced.

Moneymaxim.co.uk launched its comparison service in 2010, offering both an online comparison service and a telephone support line which helps customers understand the products, terminology and claims processes.

About moneymaxim.co.uk: Launched in 2008 by Mark Bower moneymaxim.co.uk aims to deliver an impartial and independent service both online and through telephone money saving specialists. Visit: http://www.moneymaxim.co.uk for more money saving advice and information.

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