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Car Rental Matters

With this section we intend to provide a series of articles designed to help you get the most out of your car rental experience whether you are renting from us, from someone else on the Gold Coast or elsewhere. We hope to show you how to avoid the pitfalls and how to get the best value. We will demonstrate that the "daily rate" is not a reliable guide to the overall cost or even the relative cost between different car rental companies. We will show you how to ensure that the protection package that you opt for, actually does give you the protection that the shorthand description implies. In future weeks we will cover topics including: * Understanding car rental insurance excess reduction options * Obtaining the best car rental deal * What to do in the event of an accident * What to do about traffic and parking fines * What your options are with road and bridge tolls * Travel insurance policies and their protection for rental car users

Zero Excess Rental Car Insurance

When "Zero" doesn't mean ZERO. In deciding to introduce a Zero Insurance Excess in response to requests from customers, we fully investigated the Gold Coast market. Of the 52 rental websites (other than ours) that we found, 17 purported to offer a Zero insurance excess – ...

Posted By darryl on 16th July 2018

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Insurance Issues

Driving in a Storm

This is very important and often causes confusion with consumers, so we have tried to give an industry-wide overview of the subject as well stating our own arrangements - we hope that you will bear with us. Standard Australian car rental contracts make the Renter fully responsible ...

Posted By Darryl on 6th June 2018

Views : 3553

Understanding Car Rental Insurance Excesses

Car Crash

Standard Australian car rental contracts require the Renter to assume full responsibility for any loss of, damage to, or damage caused by the rented vehicle during the rental period, irrespective of how such damage or loss occurred. The Renter is also responsible for any loss ...

Posted By Darryl Essington-Wilson on 7th November 2011

Views : 10520 | Comments : 1

Researching your next Car Rental Deal

Holiday Car Rental

Our top ten tips are: 1. Know the dates and times that you want the rental for and also note the day of the week that you start the rental on and end it on (some companies may not be open at the time or on the day that you want service from them). If you are enquiring about ...

Posted By Darryl Essington-Wilson on 27th October 2011

Views : 8733 | Comments : 3

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Free baby seats supplied with car hire on gold coast

Our Car Seats are Free - what about everyone else's? Including us, we have identified 49 car rental . . .

Posted By darryl on 22nd October 2018

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Beware the Online Car Rental Comparison site

There is universally a perception that renting a car is best done online through rental comparison w . . .

Posted By Darryl on 18th September 2018

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Zero Excess Rental Car Insurance

When "Zero" doesn't mean ZERO. In deciding to introduce a Zero Insurance Excess in response to requ . . .

Posted By darryl on 16th July 2018

Views : 4584 | Comments : 0

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