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Old 13-05-2017, 08:12 PM   #376
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The quotation which I got from vroom for hertz cars are cheaper than hertz website. Never booked from vroom b4, are the price quoted accurate? It already included the fees below except for excess reduction.

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Old 13-05-2017, 09:09 PM   #377
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The quotation which I got from vroom for hertz cars are cheaper than hertz website. Never booked from vroom b4, are the price quoted accurate? It already included the fees below except for excess reduction.

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Old 14-05-2017, 01:50 AM   #378
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Hi

Need help on rental car insurance/coverage.

I checked on ACE Car rental and for the vehicle which I intend to rent, they charge "accidental damage reduction coverage upto A$800. I also purchase travel insurance and they have a 'rental vehicle excess cover of S$1,500.

Can i check if this is sufficient and if i still to get additional insurance coverage? Sorry for this noob question!
So that was on thing I was thinking about when I recently booked a car in Aus as well - my travel insurance has a coverage of SGD1000, excess on car insurance without buying the zero excess is AUD1000, just nice, no?

I learnt:-

- without the zero excess insurance by the car company, in case of any accident you pay the first 1k, then claim from the insurance company, i.e., you can get rejected by my insurer.

- in my case, when i went to the rental company, i found out that it was AUD1000 excess per incident. On my travel insurance it was a cumulative sum.

- i was returning my car at night, and one of the clauses with my renter was that if you get into an accident at night and you don't have the zero excess insurance you'd have to wait for it to be assessed first, that is, in the morning.

I also was suay enough to get hit by a flying stone and had a small chip/ deep scratch on the windscreen quite early into my trip heh.
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Old 14-05-2017, 08:36 AM   #379
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So that was on thing I was thinking about when I recently booked a car in Aus as well - my travel insurance has a coverage of SGD1000, excess on car insurance without buying the zero excess is AUD1000, just nice, no?

I learnt:-

- without the zero excess insurance by the car company, in case of any accident you pay the first 1k, then claim from the insurance company, i.e., you can get rejected by my insurer.

- in my case, when i went to the rental company, i found out that it was AUD1000 excess per incident. On my travel insurance it was a cumulative sum.

- i was returning my car at night, and one of the clauses with my renter was that if you get into an accident at night and you don't have the zero excess insurance you'd have to wait for it to be assessed first, that is, in the morning.

I also was suay enough to get hit by a flying stone and had a small chip/ deep scratch on the windscreen quite early into my trip heh.

Hi Cokiee

Thanks for sharing your experiences.

The cumulative sum part, i had guessed just as well but the many chances of 'minor accidents' while on the road...that one is a good reminder. i was more worried about wild animals but flying stones... okie, will really have to take note of.

i guess i would have to get the zero excess coverage as well. any suggestion which other insurer to get from? might not want to get from the car rental company.
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Old 14-05-2017, 10:13 AM   #380
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Jts besides hertz and Avis, there r also thrifty,europcar in operation at Perth airport
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Old 14-05-2017, 11:47 PM   #381
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vroomvroom offer Rental Vehicle Excess Insurance.
This is different from the insurance offer from the car rental company.

In the event of claim, car company will deduct the excess from my credit card. I had to claim the money from vroomvroom later?
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Old 15-05-2017, 01:14 AM   #382
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So that was on thing I was thinking about when I recently booked a car in Aus as well - my travel insurance has a coverage of SGD1000, excess on car insurance without buying the zero excess is AUD1000, just nice, no?

I learnt:-

- without the zero excess insurance by the car company, in case of any accident you pay the first 1k, then claim from the insurance company, i.e., you can get rejected by my insurer.

- in my case, when i went to the rental company, i found out that it was AUD1000 excess per incident. On my travel insurance it was a cumulative sum.

- i was returning my car at night, and one of the clauses with my renter was that if you get into an accident at night and you don't have the zero excess insurance you'd have to wait for it to be assessed first, that is, in the morning.

I also was suay enough to get hit by a flying stone and had a small chip/ deep scratch on the windscreen quite early into my trip heh.

Can i say that if you pay to cover zero excess, would that mean if you did have to use it, you can claim it from travel insurance?

How would it work in this case?
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Old 15-05-2017, 01:20 AM   #383
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Can i say that if you pay to cover zero excess, would that mean if you did have to use it, you can claim it from travel insurance?

How would it work in this case?
Nono, if you pay for zero excess, you're basically buying a rider on the basic policy that comes with the rental of the car, so that you pay zero excess, i.e., your insurance plan that comes with the rental now covers you from first dollar up. Note that this is different from your travel insurance.

Hi Cokiee

Thanks for sharing your experiences.

The cumulative sum part, i had guessed just as well but the many chances of 'minor accidents' while on the road...that one is a good reminder. i was more worried about wild animals but flying stones... okie, will really have to take note of.

i guess i would have to get the zero excess coverage as well. any suggestion which other insurer to get from? might not want to get from the car rental company.
I don't rent very much to be honest, but I would think that these zero excess things are riders, i.e., can only be tagged on to the main policy - which comes with the rental of the car.
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Old 15-05-2017, 07:32 AM   #384
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what is the code?

vroomvroom offer Rental Vehicle Excess Insurance.
This is different from the insurance offer from the car rental company.

In the event of claim, car company will deduct the excess from my credit card. I had to claim the money from vroomvroom later?
U Google n shd see quite a few portals which give a number of code. Then u try out which code is better for your dates

Mine is thru Hertz website. Didn't chk vroom so dunno the price difference
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Old 16-05-2017, 12:26 AM   #385
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any rental company similar to bayswater? Offer zero excess at attractive rate?
Few years ago, I try bayswater as it was much cheaper than other car rental companies.
I just check bayswater rate. It is about the same price as Hertz, Avis...
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Old 18-05-2017, 01:22 PM   #386
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vroomvroom offer Rental Vehicle Excess Insurance.
This is different from the insurance offer from the car rental company.

In the event of claim, car company will deduct the excess from my credit card. I had to claim the money from vroomvroom later?
HERTZ australia website have some offers... 7 days rental got 20% off..
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Old 18-05-2017, 01:23 PM   #387
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anyone rented X-trail from hertz perth? is there any AUX in for the audio? or only USB port for the audio?
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Old 18-05-2017, 02:24 PM   #388
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anyone rented X-trail from hertz perth? is there any AUX in for the audio? or only USB port for the audio?
Only USB for audio if I can remember.
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Old 18-05-2017, 11:00 PM   #389
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Whats the best Rental next to APEX in perth? Seems like for those flying scoot, the Bayswater Rental isnt the best choice if we need the car straight from Airport.
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Old 21-05-2017, 10:55 AM   #390
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Hi any car rentals in perth that allows 4am return? My flightback is 6am unfortunately. Or any transport option to perth airport for 6am flight?
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