Car Hire France

Discussion in 'Motorhome Chat' started by Candapack, Jul 15, 2016.

  1. Candapack

    Candapack Funster

    Joined:
    Oct 16, 2014
    Messages:
    389
    Likes Received:
    1,255
    Location:
    Fife, Scotland
    Booking a car via an on-line broker. Best price £180 for 10 days, car supplied by Avis.
    Various on-line brokers were within £30 of that price.
    Conditions include the usual huge excesses, no cover for tyres, windscreens and so on, but I have the stand alone policy (insurance4carhire) to deal with that.
    Checked with Avis on-line, same car, same location, same dates, £800.
    What am I missing?
     
  2. maxi77

    maxi77 Funster

    Joined:
    Mar 20, 2013
    Messages:
    248
    Likes Received:
    135
    Location:
    Kingdom of Fife
    If you are booking through an agency your excess cover insurance will be through the agency (I suspect this is how they make their money) and has pretty strict rules on what documentation you need to claim. Also you usually have to pay the excess up front and then claim back from some third party insurer. I prefer to perhaps pay more but get the full excess cover insurance from the hire company, usually they dont even bother to check the vehicle back in as you have paid for any damage up front. Mind you at least Avis do not have a name for ripping off cutomers
     
  3. The Wino

    The Wino Funster

    Joined:
    Mar 23, 2012
    Messages:
    1,115
    Likes Received:
    1,997
    Location:
    leicester
    Make sure you check fuel policy some even charge a large fee to check you bought it back with the right amount in...........its a rip off
     
  4. Hollyberry

    Hollyberry Funster

    Joined:
    Apr 24, 2011
    Messages:
    3,790
    Likes Received:
    7,359
    Location:
    Paignton, Devon.
    If the car has to be returned full, make the clerk photocopy the fuel receipt you hand in and that it's attached to the paperwork. Keep the photocopy.
    If you refuel at LeClerc you usually gave the option of dual receipts. There was a scam a few years back where customers were charged a month later on the card they paid with, claiming the car was returned empty or half empty.
     
  5. BMStewart2004

    BMStewart2004 Funster

    Joined:
    Sep 4, 2014
    Messages:
    291
    Likes Received:
    220
    Location:
    Putney, earning English money...
    We went to Aberdeen last weekend,
    All the car hire websites were £150 for the weekend. Went on ebookers and booked with Keddy for £50. Got to the airport and it was Europcar who had also been £150!
    Had a large excess but no issues with the car at all.
    If its Avis you'll probably be fine!
     
  6. Candapack

    Candapack Funster

    Joined:
    Oct 16, 2014
    Messages:
    389
    Likes Received:
    1,255
    Location:
    Fife, Scotland
    Thanks to all.
     
  7. chaser

    chaser Funster

    Joined:
    Feb 16, 2013
    Messages:
    7,138
    Likes Received:
    7,719
    Location:
    uttoxeter
Loading...

Share This Page