The Guardian outlined 10 top tips for making the most of your car hire in an article written by Miles Brignall. The article appeared in the paper on the 16th June, and opens with the following piece of advice to save money on car hire excess insurance

"The secret to saving money on car hire is to buy the basic package only. Car hire firms make all their profits by selling you the add-ons, which are usually absurdly expensive. In particular, ignore pressure to buy their collision damage waiver (CDW) or "super" CDW insurance, which will cover the "excess", usually £500-£1,000, not covered by the basic insurance. Instead, arrange your own cover independently",

We couldn't agree more! The article then goes on to recommend, which of course we also agree with! Read the article "10 steps to beat car hire rip offs" here

In a double whammy, the Guardian also published a great blog on the same weekend by Patrick Collinson which outlined exactly why the extras car hire companies charge on collection are so expensive (and why you can save so much money from buying them independently), Read the Guardian Blog "Car Hire - It's too cheap" here

Disclaimer: All prices contained in this article were correct on the original date of publication. Prices may change over time, so for current prices, please get a quote.