Please be aware that cheaper additional insurance cover taken out through an independent party might not be accepted by the car hire company, as the experience below reveals.
A Record rental car was arranged for a 22 day hire period, picking up at Malaga airport recently. The hire was arranged through the broker DoYouSpain.
Record offered an extra insurance (Comfort Plus) for damages to wheels, glass etc for a pretty stiff premium of €106.99.
DoYouSpain offered their allegedly corresponding Gold Insurance for € 65.78 which the hirer accepted and paid for. Upon arriving at the Record office in Malaga airport the hirer was told that it was compulsory to still buy the Record Comfort Plus Coverage insurance at € 106.99.
as they refused to accept the alternative cover. Under the onerous threat of not being hired the car the Record insurance cover was very unwillingly purchased .
The hirer contacted DoYouSpain and explained the situation, but they refused to cancel their policy.
A case of Caveat Emptor if there ever was one.