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Topics on car hire rental: - Hills Balfour Synergy Regional Roadshow 2009... Founded in 2002 Insurance4carhire is an innovative online insurance company whose core business is the provision of car rental Excess insurance. The business was born out of the high costs being charged by the car rental companies for Excess cover. Insurance4carhire strives to bring customers annual Excess insurance products offering customers convenience, peace of mind and very significant savings when they rent cars.

More bang for your buck: If you're thinking of hitting the road for a driving adventure, the US is the place to be. Offering some of the best driving routes in the world, America is the perfect destination for a road trip. While the credit crunch is forcing people to pinch every penny and count their cents while travelling in the USA, offers an excellent annual insurance policy so you can enjoy the best drives in the US for less, with peace of mind and all while making sure you get more bang for your buck.

The 'USA and Canada 31' policy costs 109 and not only covers all the car hire insurance needed when in the US/Canada for up to 31 continuous days on any one rental agreement - but holidaymakers can hire as often as they wish on future trips to the US over the 12 month cover period.

Savings in 's and 's: Brits driving rented cars in the Eurozone are vulnerable to huge Excess penalties of up to 1,000 which car rental firms can swipe from their credit cards. The territories where car rental companies can make a massive dent to wallets and purses include popular European holiday and second home hotspots such as Italy, Spain, Portugal, France and Ireland.

However, for a low cost, can provide European excess insurance protecting the customer against excess charges whenever they rent a car. This annual premium costs just 49 for European cover and drivers can avoid hundreds of pounds worth of additional charges and hefty surcharges should they have an accident in their hire car during the year..

The world in your hands: By trying to get out of the airport as quickly as possible and start the holiday enjoyment, many of those hiring a car in a worldwide destination take out expensive and unnecessary excess insurance without realizing. With 'Annual Worldwide Excess Cover' costing just 65 - it really does pay to play safe when driving and leave worries behind.

The policy covers excess while hiring a car worldwide (subject to terms) for a 12 month period. It is valid for 31 continuous days for any one hire and covers the policyholder and all additional drivers on the car hire agreement.

That's what friends are for: Insurance4carhire also offers fantastic policies for families and friends across the European and Worldwide categories. It covers 2 people, who must be family members or partners, travelling together or separately and going to Europe or a Worldwide for up to 31 days per rental agreement.

The policy covers the policyholder and all additional drivers on the car rental agreement for unlimited use throughout the 12 month period.

Perfect policies: Insurance4carhire would be delighted to offer media a complimentary policy of their choice in return for editorial coverage. It lasts a whole year and would be valid on any other trips taken in that category. It's a great product for the current economic situation and can potentially save car hire consumers hundreds of pounds should they have an accident in their hire car.

Insurance4carhire's Top Tips on Car Hire:

  • Take photos of the vehicle before and after the hire period - it's the best way to avoid being charged for damage you didn't cause.

  • Ask for all paperwork to be completed on the spot and keep it until your credit card statement arrives and you are happy with the charges.

  • Always return the vehicle with a full tank - car hire firms can charge double the pump price to do it themselves.

  • Don't leave before the final inspection is completed - and don't sign anything unless you and the hire firm are in agreement.

  • The person renting the vehicle must have a credit card - most car rental companies will not accept debit cards or cash.

  • Don't return the car late - you could face an extra day's hire charge.

  • Make sure the car you get is the same class as the one you booked - if they choose to give you an upgrade this should be free so check the small print as they may charge you more.

  • If you do have an accident, keep all relevant paperwork as you will need it to make a claim when you get home.

  • Some countries have their own legal requirements such as breakdown kits - if the car doesn't have one you may be a risk of police fines.

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Money saving, Peace of Mind and Top Tips from this Winter - December 2008 appoints Hills Balfour Synergy for PR Representation - December 2008

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