no barrier to protection for older drivers – Low cost excess waiver policy helps
over 75s stay on the Road
4 March 2008
drivers stay on the road for longer, insurer reveals
to 85-year-old drivers can cut cost of holiday motoring with sympathetic excess
of mind for senior drivers with policy covering undercarriage, tyres and windows
significant increase* in the number of senior citizens hiring cars while holidaying
abroad has triggered a need for low cost car rental excess protection for the
over-75 age group, reports Insurance4carhire.com.
75 being the new 65, growing numbers of older travellers are
determined to continue driving as part of their holiday and
are seeking out those car hire companies who do not discriminate
against them because of their age," says Insurance4carhire.com
when faced with the punitive daily levy charged by car hire companies for their
excess protection policy, the deal can be so costly that even the most indomitable
drivers could decide it's just not worth the expense.
bad enough for most people, but for senior citizens who are often on a restricted
budget, an expensive excess charge is something they can ill afford."
Hiring a car without
excess protection is a big financial risk - drivers can be liable for as much
as £1,000 should the rental vehicle suffer any kind of damage or be stolen, so
the choice is pay up or don't drive.
there is another option - Insurance4carhire.com believes in
fair-for-all insurance products - and to help keep older drivers
stay on the road it has launched two affordable policies for
the 75-85 age group.
The low cost annual
policies - which cover either the UK & Europe or Worldwide - protect against claims
for excess on the vehicle, from the slightest scratch to theft.
crucially, they apply to damage to the tyres, undercarriage and windows which
are - generally - not included in car hire companies excess waiver policies.
75-85 Just £65 - Valid at all European car rental locations
75-85 Just £75 - Valid at all Worldwide car rental locations
excess on damage to the rental vehicle including the roof, undercarriage, windows,
tyres and theft
for 31 continuous days in any one rental period
use within the 12 month cover period
drivers can be aged between 21 and 85
allowed to hire cars as often as they wish during their annual cover period
policies are valid at all car rental locations in Europe and Worldwide with
one premium allowing unlimited use within the 12 month cover period
* Based on Insurance4carhire.com's significantly higher volume of enquiries for
Europe 75-85 and Worldwide 75-85 in the last quarter of 2007
about this Press Release
in 2002 Insurance 4 Car Hire is an innovative online insurance
company whose core business is the provision of car rental
Excess insurance. The business was born out of the high costs
being charged by the car rental companies for Excess cover.
Insurance4carhire strives to bring customers annual Excess
insurance products offering customers convenience, peace of
mind and very significant savings when they rent cars.
2005, for the second year running, Insurance4carhire received the accolade of
"World's Leading Innovative Ecommerce Travel Product" from The World Travel Awards.
These annual awards celebrate achievement in the travel industry and are based
on votes cast by travel industry professionals throughout Europe.
reflect the increasingly global reach of its products, Insurance4carhire changed
underwriters to AIG UK Ltd, a member company of American International Group,
Inc., (AIG) in December 2007. AIG is one of the worlds leading insurance companies
with operations in more than 130 countries.
4 Car Hire is now part of the Towergate
Partnership the largest independently owned insurance
intermediary in Europe.
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