What types of cars do you rent?

Car Hire Comparison UK: Most rental companies categorise the hire cars and broadly speaking, these are as follows: Mini, Economy, compact, Standard or Intermediate, Full Size, Luxury or Premium, Vans/Minivans (also referred to as MPV's or People Carriers), SUV's and, depending on the location, Exotic and/or Special Cars which may include such icons as Aston Martin, Ferrari, Bentley, Lamborghini and so on. The 'vans' or people carriers are typically available in derivatives from 5 seats through to nine seater. Some locations will also have soft tops (convertibles/cabriolets) available, from a sports car through to a family soft top or 4x4 with a removable, canvas top. Compare Car Hire.

The range is exhaustive and we invite you to look at the 'information' section for additional details on individual vehicles and specifications. Remember, that the extent of the range will be dependent on availability, location and country. 

Where can I get my rental car?

The good news is that 'Car Hire Assistant' has access to over 550 suppliers who, combined, have some 30,000 locations in 175 countries. Therefore, if you want to collect your rental car from a large city, small town, holiday resort, sea port or airport, there is an excellent chance that one of the rental companies we use will have an office near you. If you want to collect your hire car from one location and return it to another, this is also possible with some hire companies, although a premium is charged. Many of the companies we deal with also have kiosks or stations at major airports. 

Remember, our service is free, there are no hidden charges or booking surcharges. We search, so you can compare, not just the price of your rental car, but the options, types of vehicles, locations and service. Compare car hire prices with Car Hire Assistant, The UK  Car Hire Comparison Site - Compare Car Hire

Car Rentals made simple

Renting a car, van or people carrier (MPV) does not have to be a stressful experience. Using a car rental comparison site such as 'Car Hire Assistant' can save you  many hours attempting to find the cheapest deals and then trying to compare the hire options on a like for like basis. Moreover, the process of weeding out those rental operators that employ tactics of headline grabbing, low rental costs, only to hit the hirer with a huge list of extras, means you have to remain alert. Car Hire Assistant removes ambiguities with a guarantee of no hidden prices and a commitment to inclusive rental rates. Car options are laid out in a logical manner allowing the renter to compare 'apples with apples'. We also offer additional, complimentary services such as Car Hire Excess Insurance, Travel Insurance and Airport Transfers. Free service and no booking charges. The best comparison site for Cheap Car Hire

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Car Hire Excess Insurance - Don't get caught out!

Whilst most car rental operators offer "All Inclusive Prices", this does not mean there is no insurance excess. Car rental terminology such as Loss Damage Waiver cover (LDW) or Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) can give a misleading impression that everything is covered. This is not so.

In fact, the vast majority of car hire companies have a relatively high insurance excess, perhaps as much as £1500. In addition, there will inevitably be a long list of exclusions for items such as tyres, windows, theft of, or damage to the vehicle and so on. These exclusions and the insurance excess can often catch unsuspecting hirers by surprise.

Car Hire Excess Insurance is completely voluntary and, whilst most car rental companies will attempt to sell you this insurance locally, these rental operators are also acutely aware that they have a captive audience and the prices for Car Hire Excess Insurance quoted locally invariably reflect this fact. Charges equivalent to $20 per day are not unusual.

Without Car Hire Excess Insurance, you will almost certainly have a hefty insurance excess imposed in the following instances:

  • Damage to windows
  • Damage to tyres
  • Damage to the undercarriage or roof
  • Loss of car keys
  • Vandalism
  • Theft of the vehicleBuy Car Hire Excess Insurance


However, you can now purchase Car Hire Excess Insurance independly. It doesn't matter who you choose to book your car hire through or, for that matter, which rental operator you intend to use.

Now Car Hire Assistant in association with specialist insurer Investgem Limited have put together a competitive Car Hire Excess Insurance package that can be purchased by the day, a week, a month or a year (if you are a regular user of hire cars).

Even though Travel Excess (Investgem Limited) already offer excellent rates for Car Hire Excess Insurance, Car Hire Assistant has negotiated even better prices and our customers can benefit from an additional 5% discount on this insurance. With rates as low as £3.89 per day or just £38.50 for an annual policy (terms apply), it makes sense to ensure that you are covered for up to £2000 for any one claim.

Remember, not only does Travel Excess cover you for the total amount of Excess for which you liable if the hire car is stolen or damaged up to a maximum of £2,000 any one claim, it also includes damage to the roof, undercarriage, windscreen, windows and tyres, as well as drop off charges and replacement of lost or stolen keys.

For more information including terms and prices view our dedicated Car Hire Excess Insurance website, offered in association with Investgem Limited.  

Travel Excess is the trading name of Investgem Limited

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