There’s a new app that allows you to beat the car rental giants’ (such as Avis, Hertz, Europcar, etc), expensive car hire insurance trap. Now users of iPhone and Android smart phones can save over 60% in just three taps after you download the App.
You know the drill, you are at the car rental desk and surprise, surprise, the staff ask; “would you like to reduce your $4000 excess by just paying $33 per day?” It’s tempting right, but very expensive! Well what if you could insure that $4000 rental excess from as little as $5.51 per day? (new rates coming by mid January 2013)
Desmond Sherlock , the GM of Tripcover.com.au believes their new App will make it even easier for Australians and overseas visitors to still get the peace-of-mind that excess insurance provides, while on the go and save a bundle. “We’ve been involved in the car rental industry for 15 years and we see this rental trap as the #1 pain point for renters. We’ve designed our car rental excess product in partnership with one of the world’s largest insurance companies, Allianz, to bring it down under”.
Sherlock added, “At present this is the only app of its kind, globally, so, as a small Queensland company it is nice to be ahead of the crowd, for now!”
Tripcover’s cause is to offer car rental customers the peace of mind that comes with having their car rental excess covered and not costing an arm and a leg. Working with Allianz Global Assistance, we have used our combined experience in the car rental industry and travel insurance sector, to produce this car rental excess cover in the Australian market.