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Car Hire Excess Insurance Comparison

If you're planning to rent a car abroad, purchasing a car hire excess insurance policy online before you travel has now become the 'must have' travel companion. It helps you avoid unexpected and overpriced hidden charges by car rental companies.

Most car rental companies will make you liable for the first portion of the repair or replacement costs to your car hire, if you unfortunately have an accident. This charge is known as the 'excess' and could cost you anything up to €2,000 - even if it's just a small scratch on your rental car.

Car hire companies will offer you the option to cover this 'excess' at excessive and overpriced rates, but you can avoid these rip-off charges by availing of cheaper costs online before you travel. To prove this, we put together a comparison table of car hire excess insurance offered by some of the main car hire providers in Ireland as well as CarHireExcess.ie. As you can see in the table below, you could be paying up to 8x more than you need to!

Compare Car Hire Excess Insurance

  CarHireExcess Hertz Budget
Daily European Cover (14 days) €41.86 Daily European Cover (14 days) €338.80 €196.00
Annual European Cover €48.99 Annual European Cover    
Prices quoted with Hertz and Budget are based on cost to cover the excess of a small to medium sized car rental in Malaga. Price correct as of 19/06/2019.

Avoid these rip-off charges by simply booking Car Hire Excess Insurance online before you travel. With CarHireExcess.ie, you can make even more out of your money with an Annual European policy from as little as €48.99, meaning only €0.14 per day.


Book European Car Hire Excess Insurance from €2.99 per day* or €48.99 per annum.

*Per day based on 2 Day Cover
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