I have rented a car through autoeurope and when got receipt saw that rental company is Murray's which is now affiliated with Sixt. I've seen a couple posts re; trouble with murray but car is pd for so, fingers crossed.
I rented a nissan note 'or similiar' for 9 days in April of 2012. The price was $380.00 inclusive. I know they will offer supercdw or excess but it looks like will cost approx an extra $250.00 or more. I understand they offer it at pick up or ask for credit card to place a hold on it for the 1500 euro deductible that comes with CDW /inclusive ins. I've been checking any post I can find on here about car hire and saw one this evening about someone who had an issue with icarhireinsurance.com/ They paid for a 1/3 of their 250.00 bill from rental co. With the chance that something may happen with areas not covered by CDW, eg; windscreens, tires, undercarriage, I feel like I should get the excess insurance. Quote from icarhireinsurance was $60.00 and for insurance4hire was $29.00 see below:
Your quote for 9 days cover
europe Single Trip
Basic Premium: £17.10 £26.10 £45.00 £55.00
max 31 days per Rental Agreement
Excess Reimbursement Insurance - £2,000 per claim
Covers the Excess that the driver of a hired vehicle is obliged to pay as a result of:
the Loss of or Damage to the Rental Vehicle, including Fire, Theft, Vandalism and Loss of Use.
A limit of £3,000 applies per rental agreement.
There is NO exclusion for damage to tyres, windscreens and vehicle underbody.
So seems like a no brainer to buy excess ins from a 3rd party but I'm wondering if I'm missing the catch. Has anyone used either ins. co. listed above for excess ins.?