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    • Mr Jones
    • By Mr Jones 20th May 19, 8:54 AM
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    Car Hire Canaries - insurance
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    Car Hire Canaries - insurance 20th May 19 at 8:54 AM
    Good Morning


    I thought I had found a good deal regarding car hire in Lanzarote


    But when I clicked through to purchase the deal it came up with the following clause.


    Collision/Loss Damage Waiver, Theft Protection and Additional Liability Insurance are excluded from the rental but will be available, if required, to purchase locally
    I intended to purchase car excess insurance separately in the UK but how can I also purchase collision/low damage ? Or is my only option to purchase the insurance when I pick up the car?
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    • eDicky
    • By eDicky 20th May 19, 10:46 AM
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    CDW with an excess is usually provided when booking through a UK/EU website, so I don't know what you have found there.

    In the Canaries I would recommend booking direct with either of the firms that provide full cover without excess, no messing you around and nothing else needed. One is Autoreisen, the name of the other I don't remember right now but somebody will.
    • EveryWhere
    • By EveryWhere 20th May 19, 11:58 AM
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    Agree with eDicky. If CDW is not included, you may be on to a hiding for nothing.
    You can buy policies that include CDW.
    Bettersafe, Insurance4Carhire and Carhireexcess sell them. Worldwideinsure too...perhaps.
    • Mr Jones
    • By Mr Jones 20th May 19, 1:27 PM
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    The deal was offered via BA Executive Club - Avios.
    Just strange when the price excluded insurance - not the norm
    • zagfles
    • By zagfles 20th May 19, 6:06 PM
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    The deal was offered via BA Executive Club - Avios.
    Just strange when the price excluded insurance - not the norm
    Originally posted by Mr Jones
    Was it aimed at business travellers/corporate rentals? Sometimes these exclude CDW etc as the company may have a policy that covers them.
    • EveryWhere
    • By EveryWhere 20th May 19, 9:06 PM
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    The deal was offered via BA Executive Club - Avios.
    Just strange when the price excluded insurance - not the norm
    Originally posted by Mr Jones
    https://www.bettersafe.com/car-hire-excess-insurance Daily Worldwide (inc. CDW & SLI) 4.49 per day.

    https://www.worldwideinsure.com/car-hire-excess-insurance.php is cheaper, but confirm their Deluxe Cover covers both CDW and Super CDW.
    • richardw
    • By richardw 20th May 19, 9:33 PM
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    • 20th May 19, 9:33 PM
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    The deal was offered via BA Executive Club - Avios.
    Just strange when the price excluded insurance - not the norm
    Originally posted by Mr Jones
    Are you redeeming Avios to book car hire?
    Posts are not advice and must not be relied upon.
    • danielson81
    • By danielson81 31st May 19, 2:21 PM
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    Just book with Autoreisen or CiCar, they both have excellent reviews. Autoreisen invcludes all insurance and they dont ringfence your card. In fact all they care about, is if if you return the car with the same amount of fuel!
    • Sea Shell
    • By Sea Shell 31st May 19, 2:38 PM
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    • 31st May 19, 2:38 PM
    I would also recommend Cabrera Medina, who I think are connected to CiCar. They're probably not the cheapest, but CW inclusive and no post-use issues. Again, just replace the fuel you use.
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    • travellerboy
    • By travellerboy 31st May 19, 2:41 PM
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    Always book with Auto Reisen. One of the best rates and no hassle, only wish their fuel policy was Full to Full.
    • benjus
    • By benjus 1st Jun 19, 11:49 AM
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    Always book with Auto Reisen. One of the best rates and no hassle, only wish their fuel policy was Full to Full.
    Originally posted by travellerboy
    Oh well, at least it's not full to empty. And you have the fun challenge of trying to figure out how much you need to spend to get the fuel gauge back to exactly where it was when you collected the car...
    Let's settle this like gentlemen: armed with heavy sticks
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    • EveryWhere
    • By EveryWhere 1st Jun 19, 12:19 PM
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    Oh well, at least it's not full to empty. And you have the fun challenge of trying to figure out how much you need to spend to get the fuel gauge back to exactly where it was when you collected the car...
    Originally posted by benjus
    Maybe better to fill her up soon after pick up.. Then perhaps easier to keep it topped up. Prices are very reasonable. Will perhaps use them if I ever visit the Canaries.
    • ic
    • By ic 4th Jun 19, 9:33 PM
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    +1 for Autoreisen. never had a problem with them. Whatever you do, don't go with Goldcar or their other brands Interent or Rhodium. They tried to rip me off, thankfully section 75 kicked in and got my 650 back.
    * my posts are made in good faith and only represent my own opinion, experience or understanding of a situation.
    • waamo
    • By waamo 4th Jun 19, 9:43 PM
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    Just book with Autoreisen or CiCar, they both have excellent reviews. Autoreisen invcludes all insurance and they dont ringfence your card. In fact all they care about, is if if you return the car with the same amount of fuel!
    Originally posted by danielson81
    I've just used them in Tenerife, at the South airport, and the policy was full to full. I don't know if this has been adopted throughout all their branches though.
    Last edited by waamo; 04-06-2019 at 9:45 PM.
    This space for hire.
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