Excess Protection Insurance Just Got Better

insurance4carhire is both the UK’s longest running online car hire excess insurance specialist and, the UK's most popular car hire excess insurer according to online traffic. Now we're adding a couple more strings to our bow with the launch of two new benefits added to help our customers hire with confidence.

We've added ‘Out of Hours’ charges and ‘Flat Batteries’ cover to all of our policies. This means if our customers incur a late charge due to unscheduled flight delay or for any costs incurred due to a flat battery in their rental car (up to £250) this can now be claimed back.

Which are the worst countries for causing flight delays?

Car rental excess insurance from insurance4carhire

The worst five countries for flight delays from the UK are*:

Portugal, France, Spain, Turkey and Egypt

Our very own Tim Thornhill, head of insurance4carhire said:

“We regularly ask for customer feedback so we can continuously revise and update our policies to suit their needs, ensuring we offer the most attractive and competitive product on the market. These two new additions will give peace of mind to customers when unforeseen circumstances - that are no fault of the customer – affect their holidays and their car hire.”

Born out of the high costs charged by car rental companies for their own excess cover, we are an innovative online excess insurance provider, whose core business is the provision of car rental excess insurance as a low cost alternative to the expensive excess waiver charges.

insurance4carhire is recommended through Which? the Times ‘Best Travel websites’ and has won awards throughout the last decade, including “World’s Leading Innovative E-commerce Travel Product” from The World Travel Awards.

Out of Hours Charges

In the event of there being an unscheduled flight delay, resulting in a charge being incurred for the collection of the Rental Vehicle out of standard hours, insurance4carhire will indemnify the customer up to, but not exceeding, £50 for pick up charges incurred through the Car Rental Company or Agency upon proof of the unscheduled flight delay being presented by the customer at the time of the claim.

Flat Battery

This policy covers the customer for costs incurred, up to a maximum of £250 per claim as a result of a flat battery in the Rental Vehicle. The most I4CH policies can pay in any period of insurance is £1,000. insurance4carhire will not pay for any claim resulting from a flat battery where the customer has not acted on the instruction of the car rental company’s recovery service.

*data from flightright.co.uk commissioned June-August 2014