is a Car Rental Comparison Site

Compare Car Hire Prices

Car Hire Assistant is a price comparison site for rental cars. The powerful search and booking engine utilised on the site can interrogate up to 550 suppliers, which include local, regional, national, as well as international rental operators. The better known car hire operators would include, but is not limited to; Hertz, Sixt, Alamo, Enterprise, Thrifty, Dollar, Payless Avis and National.

With such an extensive list of rental operators, the search and booking engine utilised by Car Hire Assistant, has an extensive reach. Meaning that rental cars can be provided in 175 countries and, at around 30,000 rental locations. By providing such an extensive search, visitors can know, with virtual certainty, that Car Hire Assistant will be able to provide a rental car at or very close to their chosen destination.

It is worth remembering, that the wider a car hire comparison site spreads it's net, the better the opportunity for a great deal on a rental car. With 550 suppliers, car Hire Assistant are confident of providing a combination of choice, price and availability.

Inclusive Pricing

No-one would thank us for providing a great headline price and then steadily adding to the final price during the booking process. Therefore, we make clear what our prices include at the outset which is;

  • Collision Damage Waiver (CDW)*
  • Vehicle Theft Waiver*
  • Liability Insurance
  • Premium Location/Airport Fee
  • VAT/Local Tax
  • Unlimited Mileage
  • Break Down Assist

Items market with an asterix are subject to an excess. All inclusive offers does not apply to booking made within the USA. Car Hire Assistant can provide a special insurance policy to cover the insurance excess, more information on this is covered later.

Vehicle Options

Because Car Hire Assistant includes so many rental companies, with different fleet sizes and vehicle policies, we can offer an extensive range of vehicle options. Including the following.

  • Compact and small cars
  • Family cars including estate cars (station wagons)
  • Sports Utilities Vehicles (SUV's)
  • Multi-Purpose Vehicles (MPV's) and People Carriers
  • Four Wheel Drive Vehicles (4x4)
  • Sports cars, including soft-tops and convertibles
  • Luxury and Prestige Vehicles
  • Exotic and Performance Cars

The choice of cars will depend on the location, time of year and how far in advance the booking is made. Performance, Exotic and some prestige cars are only available in major cities or very busy locations.

Using our service is quick and painless

  • Enter your search criteria and select search
  • Study the summary and select the best deal for you
  • Add any extras such as Satnav or Child Seat
  • Then complete the simple "3 Stage Booking Process"
  • Deposits are taken through a Secure Server (SSL)

Customers using Car Hire Assistant need not be concerned that they will be paying a premium. In fact, we add nothing to the rental price, nor do we attempt to add surcharges or other fees during the booking process.

Car Hire Excess Insurance

One aspect often overlooked or misunderstood in relation to renting a car is the "insurance excess". Although prices will generally (but not always) include Collision Damage Waiver and Theft Insurance, rental operators have been steadily increasing the amount of insurance excess that will be passed onto the hirer in the event of a claim on the insurance. A typical excess may be around £800, but much higher figures are not unheard of, perhaps £1500 or more.

One option is to pay for a "Insurance Waiver", this covers the hirer for the excess in the event there is a claim. Such insurance is clearly advisable and recommended. However, when taken out with the rental operator direct, this can be quite an expensive option, amounting to anything from £8 to £20 per day. Some people have reported that the excess insurance cost more than the vehicle rental.

As a consequence of the high charges for waiver insurance, a number of specialist insurers have introduced inexpensive policies on a "Pay and Claim" basis. These policies allow hirers to purchase the insurance excess waiver, independently of the hire, allowing them to make substantial savings. For example, an annual insurance excess waiver will typically cost no more than a rental operator would charge for 5 or 6 days. Therefore it is an excellent option for the informed and cautious traveller.

In additon to the insurance excess, most of these Pay and Claim policies will cover other items not generally covered, which include windows, tyres, undercarriage and roof damage, with a typical ceiling of £2000 per claim.

Car Hire Assistant, in association with specialist insurer Odyssey Group, has an excellent "Car Insurance Excess Waiver" policy, which is independent of the hire. This provides the hirer with a choice, based on their needs and risk profile. Hirers can choose to accept the risk of an excess, opt for paying the rental operator for their own policy or, take out an independent Pay and Claim policy with Car Hire Assistant in association with Odyssey Group. This is inline with our policy of being completely open and allowing our customers to make an informed decision in advance of booking their rental car.

Travel Essentials and Options

As always, when planning a business trip or holiday, there are always a few travel essentials ancillary to the main event and we have put together a number of options, packages or deals to aid our clients. These include:

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