Car Hire Assistant Introduces a New Travel Essential Car Hire Excess Insurance

With rental operators steadily increasing the insurance excess on car hire and, in turn, the cost of excess insurance, hirers need to shop around for Car Hire Excess Insurance rather than taking out expensive policies offered by the rental company.

Northampton, United Kingdom, August 13, 2012 --( Car Hire Assistant, the Car Rental Price Comparison Site has introduced a new "Travel Essential" aimed at people looking to hire a car.

Even though most car rental companies offer various insurance waivers, most of these still have a large insurance excess in the event of the car being vandalised or stolen. In addition, the hirer is held liable for the excess in the event of damage to the vehicle, including the windscreen, tyres, undercarriage and roof. For the unwary and unfortunate, this can be a very expensive turn of events.

Of course, car rental operators offer insurance policies to cover the hirers liability in terms of the insurance excess, but these policies are typically sold at the point of sale and, as a consequence, can be prohibitively expensive. Some rental operators have been known to charge up to $25 a day for this "excess insurance."

Car Hire Assistant specialises in comparing rental operators on behalf of their clients to find the best rental packages and most competitive pricing. They have now turned their sights on the issue of Car Hire Excess Insurance, allowing their customers to obtain a car hire insurance excess policy independent of the chosen car rental operator. Few hirers realise that they are not obliged to accept the expensive policies offered by car rental companies and, if they want cover, they can arrange it independently with a specialist insurer.

Now Car Hire Assistant, in association with specialist Car Hire Excess Insurer, Odyssey Group, has launched a package which is available to anyone seeking to hire a car and also, those that may have already booked a rental car but want to protect themselves from any liability in respect of insurance excess.

With policies available for less than £4.00 per day, or under £40.00 per year (terms apply), Car Hire Assistant is confident that the Car Hire Excess Insurance will be a popular with those looking to hire a car, as well as customers who have already booked their rental vehicle.

For more information on Car Hire Excess Insurance, visit the dedicated site:

About Car Hire Assistant
Car Hire Assistant provides a search and compare service for visitors to their website. Comparing up to 550 suppliers, with over 30,000 rental locations, based in 175 countries.

Car Hire Assistant does not charge for service and adds nothing to the rental price. In addition, Car Hire Assistant offer a range of additional "Travel Essentials," which include, a comparison service of airport parking in the UK, Travel Insurance, Hotel and Airport Transfer Services and a search and discover service for tours, attractions and things to do on holiday.

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