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Wednesday, 04 December 2013 17:11

Don't get caught behind by car hire charges in Oz during the second test!

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The second Ashes Test starts tonight in Adelaide. If you are one of the lucky few already out there, or are planning to go to Australia for the third, fourth or fifth tests, make sure your car insurance is in order. Basic insurance is included with all hire cars, but excess in Australia is higher than most other countries. Drivers are liable for between $3000 and $5500 (£1667 - £2779), depending on the car and provider, if their car is damaged or stolen, even if it’s not their fault.

Excess insurance is also expensive in Australia, with rental desks charging between $25 and $40 (£13.89 to £22.23) each day, plus local taxes and surcharges.’s worldwide daily excess is only £3.99 a day. Our worldwide annual policy is only £59.99 which is great value if you are a frequent traveller or are fortunate enough to be in Australia for the cricket.  

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