Car rental excess charges soar

Car rental excess charges soar

Travel agents should encourage holidaymakers booking car rental to check their car insurance policies after research has revealed that excess charges have increased. According to a survey by car hrie comparison website moneymaxim.co.uk, car rental firms are ‘stealthily’ increasing the level of excess charges while hiding behind cheap deals. “This year we have seen new heights in the level of excesses that car hirers are being charged by car rental companies. Whereas in the past these may have been a few hundred pounds they are now, in many instances, well over a thousand pounds,” said Mark Bower, managing director at moneymaxim. “This also has the added benefit to car rental firms of making the refusal of their ‘excess protection policies’ more difficult when drivers discover the potential charges they can be liable for in the case of an accident or theft.” He said that protection policies had become excessive and could mean that customers would be out of pocket. “The price of their excess protection policies can now often be in the region of

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