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Alamo car rental insurances

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Alamo car rental insurances

Have booked a 11 day holiday with Thompson which included 'free car hire'

Although the shop tried to heavily sell us the optional gold insurance at £30 a day......even going as far to say we did'nt get the free car unless we took the additional insurance !!

But being insistent that the extra insurance was optional we were allowed to book the holiday plus free car.

I've checked online and can hire a better car cheaper that the insurance cost they we're going to charge but I have got 'free car hire' so plan on taking it

I will need to take out the additional insurances when I pick up the car, does anyone know how much this will be? We have the basic insurance as part of the hire but need to take out the CDW etc

Thanks in advance mickey

Edited: 20 August 2014, 11:58
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1. Re: Alamo car rental insurances

Your CDw is $24.99 per day, sli is $12.44 a day, personal effect,belongings $8, roadside $4.99

Then you need to decide on fuel and additional drivers. Gold covers most if not all of these would need to check. Your £30 a day is not too far off the mark. However you may be as well just doing a complete new booking as the free car is anything but that.

These rates were on lowest category as you did not specifiy. There are airport user fees, etc which get added also on top of free car. Gold may include those also.

Edited: 20 August 2014, 12:13
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2. Re: Alamo car rental insurances

Hi Micky and Derek.

There will be sales tax (6.5%) on some of that too maybe. I agree, no such thing as a 'free' rental car, cost up a direct booking with a broker or Alamo.co.uk/brits and see how that works out.

I'm only paying £18 a day all ( includes additional drivers) in with Alamo for my 16 days in December.

Edited: 20 August 2014, 12:52
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Thanks for the reply, looks like the £30 wasn't too bad but still would be worth hiring a totally independent car as Thompson was a basic compact but I can get a 'prestige' for less than they quoted.

Funny how. Of all the world on TA I get a response from someone 12 miles from my home.!

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4. Re: Alamo car rental insurances

I would get the insurances before you leave as you will pay more if you get them when you collect your car?

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