I always always book a car with all inclusive insurance with no excess. The price comparison websites are a great help with this.
Certainly was worth having in your case Peter, and certainly something to bear in mind for the future…
Thanks for that Peter. It certainly seems a money saver in the long run.
A postscript to my Villa Altis Park review (Nov 13)
I’m pleased to say that my excess collision damage waiver insurance claim with the UK based ‘insurance 4 car hire’ paid up in full – without argument.
This hire car excess collision damage policy cost me £40 for a whole year of car hire cover and saved me 100 euro (£82.50) that the car hire company wanted for one weeks cover in Portugal.
So if you’re planning on hiring a car this is a good way of avoiding car hire company rip-offs.