MSE News: Car hire comparison sites investigated over possible 'hidden charges'

Two car hire price comparison websites are being investigated by the competition watchdog over concerns customers are being hit with hidden and unexpected fees for add-ons such as fuel and late night drop-offs...
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  • PeacefulWaters
    PeacefulWaters Forumite Posts: 8,495 Forumite
    That's the UK. What about Europe and the rest of the world?
  • TiVo_Lad
    TiVo_Lad Forumite Posts: 450
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    Hertz Dublin Airport have a currency conversion scam. They do not say anything when you pick up the car but buried in the small print you agree to be charged in your home currency, so I was charged in GBP for an EUR hire (with a 7% uplift compared to the Visa Rate). When I challenged it I was told I agreed to it when I took the car. So I won't use Hertz ever again...
  • richardw
    richardw Forumite Posts: 19,452
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    I think money savers know already that comparison websites of any kind are far from perfect with nothing 'hidden'.

    Comparison car hire websites will never include everything because there are too many variables, too many car hire suppliers and too many car hire locations.
    Posts are not advice and must not be relied upon.
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