Like iCarhireinsurence on Facebook Follow @iCarhire on Twitter

This site uses cookies. If you carry on using the site you are accepting the use of cookies on your device. See our privacy policy for more information. Continue

Our Car Hire Experts
Name: Ernie
About: Car hire insurance pioneer, industry expert focussed on value for money.
Likes: Transparent information, customer satisfaction.
Dislikes: Industry jargon.
Name: Ben
About: Car hire expert focused on consumer experience.
Likes: 1st class customer experience.
Dislikes: Bad practice and sloppy service.
Thursday, 26 December 2013 09:52

On the 2nd day of Christmas my true love said to me:

Written by 
Rate this item
(0 votes)

On the 2nd day of Christmas my true love said to me: "Do you remember that awful queue at the rental desk last summer. How can we make sure we never have to go through that again?"

  • Don’t book the hire car company that’s connected to the airline’s website as this will usually have the longest queue!
  • Make sure you’ve read your hire car’s T&Cs before you arrive at the rental desk to make the process quicker.
  • Have your full driving licence with you, including the paper bits, and have your passport to hand.
  • Don’t succumb to the hard sell on excess insurance.  You’re perfectly entitled to have separate excess car hire insurance, not bought from the rental desk, so try to bring the hard sales patter to a close as quickly as possible. 
  • Bring any ‘extras’ with you, rather than hiring them from the rental company.  For instance, hiring a Sat Nav and a child’s car seat could set you back an extra £170, while also delaying your escape from the rental desk.
  • Don’t be talked into a larger / grander hire car than you need as this will slow you up and add to your costs considerably.
Last modified on Friday, 07 March 2014 10:10
Read 216 times

Quick Buys

Excess EuropeExess Europe
Full Excess Protection
Excess WorldwideExess Europe
Full Excess Protection
Worldwide PlusExess Europe
Excess, CDW/LDW


All prices within this section were correct at time of publication.