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    • MSE Jenny
    • By MSE Jenny 12th Aug 08, 1:31 PM
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    Cheap car hire article discussion
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    • 12th Aug 08, 1:31 PM
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    Cheap car hire article discussion 12th Aug 08 at 1:31 PM


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    Last edited by MSE Andrea; 12-08-2008 at 7:30 PM.
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    • amf
    • By amf 18th May 17, 5:14 PM
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    I've realised that some state you can't travel crossboarder but other than that is there anything else I need to be aware of when booking that could cost me extra when I turn up?
    Originally posted by Travelprincess11
    Your passport will need to be valid for 6 months after you cross the border into Scotland. Also, remember to apply for your ESTA at least 3 days in advance.

    The following web site allows you to compare car hire excess policies
    Last edited by amf; 18-05-2017 at 10:11 PM. Reason: Link removed - didn't realise it was an affiliate link (Google search). DownTime has provided a link in post below.
    • DownTime
    • By DownTime 18th May 17, 7:55 PM
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    Link without an affiliate ID; http://www.moneymaxim.co.uk/compare-car-hire-excess-insurance

    Note that some things are only mentioned in the small print.

    Bettersafe's Annual Worldwide (inc. CDW & SLI) includes CDW up to US$100,000 worldwide. That isn't reflected on the main page, though you can see it once you click through to the small print.
    • deepdale56
    • By deepdale56 21st Jun 17, 3:44 PM
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    Car hire breakdown cover
    Check its included. More and more companies now sell it at the counter as an 'extra'. Or check it's included in your own policy for hire cars abroad.
    • WAYT
    • By WAYT 21st Jun 17, 5:34 PM
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    Check its included. More and more companies now sell it at the counter as an 'extra'. Or check it's included in your own policy for hire cars abroad.
    Originally posted by deepdale56
    Not quite right. They probably have basic breakdown cover included, but don't make it entirely clear as to what is not included in the basic breakdown service. Generally the things that can be construed as your fault, are not included.
    Generally, if the car breaks down because of a mechanical fault, there are liable. But it something can be construed as your fault, such as locking the keys in the car, running out of petrol etc....

    So check what is included in their extra breakdown cover and then look for that in your car hire excess policy.
    • marie.a.londres
    • By marie.a.londres 22nd Jun 17, 2:52 AM
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    Can someone help?

    I have a full, clean, UK driving license & reside in the UK. I also have an Annual, Worldwide, 31 day Car Hire Excess Insurance from Eversure. I also have comprehensive travel insurance and a further car hire damage insurance with my credit card.

    We will be hiring a car in Canada for 2 weeks. It is clear that the policy with Eversure (and the credit card insurance policy) cover us for up to US 50,000 of damage to the rental vehicle - so the value of the car we hired is covered -- no problem there.

    The issue is that neither the travel insurance or the car hire policies include 'personal liability' otherwise sometimes called 'public liability' ... so if a pedestrian or cyclists throws him/herself in front of the car, and then sues us, we have no cover -- What do others do? How can we obtain cover for this risk?

    If you reply, please sign you post - I have seen a lot of replies to these kinds of queries that appear to be a sales representative for Bettersafe.

    Many thanks, Marie
    • WAYT
    • By WAYT 22nd Jun 17, 8:12 AM
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    Can someone help?

    I have a full, clean, UK driving license & reside in the UK. I also have an Annual, Worldwide, 31 day Car Hire Excess Insurance from Eversure. I also have comprehensive travel insurance and a further car hire damage insurance with my credit card.

    We will be hiring a car in Canada for 2 weeks. It is clear that the policy with Eversure (and the credit card insurance policy) cover us for up to US 50,000 of damage to the rental vehicle - so the value of the car we hired is covered -- no problem there.

    The issue is that neither the travel insurance or the car hire policies include 'personal liability' otherwise sometimes called 'public liability' ... so if a pedestrian or cyclists throws him/herself in front of the car, and then sues us, we have no cover -- What do others do? How can we obtain cover for this risk?

    If you reply, please sign you post - I have seen a lot of replies to these kinds of queries that appear to be a sales representative for Bettersafe.

    Many thanks, Marie
    Originally posted by marie.a.londres
    That is a rather nasty accusation. The point of the forum is to post the best deals.

    There are only a few options in the market that offer CDW & SLI. So you can pay a little more with https://www.carhireexcess.com or take an annual policy: http://www.insurance4carhire.com/usa-canada-car-hire-excess-insurance

    Yuk!
    • marie.a.londres
    • By marie.a.londres 22nd Jun 17, 6:35 PM
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    Accusation???
    Hi Yuk,

    it wasn't an accusation it was a statement of my rather well founded perception... If you find it 'nasty' ... perhaps it is because the hat fits your head? ... the point of the forum, in my view is to inform -

    Please refrain from insulting polite posters!
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