I've got a car (intermediate) booked thru europcar on the French side to collect this week. I've read some poor reviews about Europcar generally and I've since discovered thanks to TripAdvisor that I really need winter tyres and vignette etc for my tri. I also read that europcar aren't upfront about the airport surcharge like other companies. I also can't tell if I can get the winter tyres through them. Generally, I'm feeling a bit nervous about my current rental booking, so I'm looking at other companies.
Reading the fine print of various companies, its confusing around the ldw excess. Some have a standard excess and others charge for everything unless you pay the ldw per day. I've got travel insurance which covers $3500 car rental excess.
From what I can tell hertz has a 2,000 Swiss franc excess on class K compact wagon if I exclude the extra covers. I think this would be OK unless I'm misunderstanding things?
Renting from them on the Swiss side would get me the winter tyres and vignette etc. The price isn't a lot more than europcar and a focus or 308 Eaton would be big enough for us.
Am I on the right track here?