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Travel Hack: Car Rental Scam

Friday, August 25, 2017

Going on holiday brings a lot of enjoyment with it. Weeks in advance you start planning exactly what it is that you want to see and do, let alone actually being there and relishing in the experience. This summer, take a break from your daily routine and immerse yourself in the sights and sounds of a different city. Not fully prepared yet? No worries, we’re here to help you get the most out of your holiday. With our helpful Travel Hacks, we want to assist you with making your trip as cheap, luxurious and relaxing as possible!

Every country has their own set of norms, values and habits; as such, every culture also has their own way of doing business. Renting a car abroad can be a bit tricky at times for example, since you can never be sure whether this is happening according to protocol. We here at would therefore like to share a Travel Hack with you that will save you a few pounds during your next holiday.

Knowing you’re well insured gives you a much more relaxed feeling when you’re away. So why not purchase additional insurance when a car rental offers this, right? Just to make sure that nothing can go “wrong”. Well not exactly, because car rental companies are actually not allowed to rent out a car without this being partially insured. What these businesses then try to do is get you to contribute to what is already mandatory by law. They propose a variety of unnecessary additional policies, e.g. Collision Damage Waiver, Supplemental Liability Protection and Personal Effects Coverage. Car rental companies might also urge you to purchase additional insurance in case you require medical treatment following an accident, and in this case your health insurance will often already cover these costs. So before you rent a car with a magnitude of extra add-ons, double-check what your own policy covers, possibly saving you tens of pounds per day. We would also recommend applying for a European Health Insurance Card (EHIC), which gives you the right to access state-provided healthcare abroad in the EU. More information hereon can be found via the following link:

Keep an eye on as we’ll be rolling out other useful Travel Hacks in the upcoming weeks.