Our Mail Stack, Always Stacked
Around this time every year we get stacks of emails and letters from the CCI faithful. Questions such as…
“Hey CCI, where is the cheapest country to hire a car?”
“Hello CCI…what is the most expensive place to hire a car? (p.s. Love the blog!)”
“CCI? You Suck!”
And so on and so on.
And do you know what?
Masters Of Cheap Car Insurance
CCI may be our name, but car hire is not our game. We are the masters of Cheap Car Insurance and that is it. No more and no less. When it comes to the subject of car hire we don’t know our ankle from our elbow.
However, we are not going to leave you hanging. No chance. So we are going to put our chief investigator onto the case and see what’s up.
Step forward, Curious George!
If you remember, Curious George gave us the lowdown on the ins and outs of car insurance in the USA, so it seems like a perfect match for George to go and find out about car hire around the world.
Over to you, George…
Cheap Car Hire
So let’s get down to brass tacks here and give it to you straight. The cheapest place to hire a car? That award goes to the USA (Not a car hire nightmare then), with Turkey coming in at a close second.
Expensive Car Hire
How about the most expensive place to hire a car? And the award goes to…Portugal, with Italy not far behind in second place.
With that being said, just because a country is cheap that doesn’t mean you should let your guard down, because if you do, then you may find your pants being pulled down.
For example, the average Brit on their hols pays £317 to rent a family car for 1 week. Not too bad, but when you consider the man or woman at the rental desk is determined to sneak in the extras, then it can easily go up to £706, on average.
BEWARE Of This Trick…
One of the main expenses the car hire company will try to push on you is something called “excess waiver insurance.” This protects you if the hire car is stolen or damaged, but the cost of taking out a policy can be very expensive.
The good news is you can buy car hire excess insurance BEFORE you go away on holiday. You can get it right here in the UK and its usually a lot cheaper.
How To Buy Car Hire Excess Insurance
Can you buy excess insurance here at CCI? Hey, we are not going to stop you having a quick look with the power of our 3 minute form, and if you can’t find what you are looking for then don’t fear, because our trusted partners will be very happy to help.
You could just give someone like Admiral a ring and ask about car hire excess insurance. And don’t forget to tell them CCI sent you.