Breaking Travel News car hire insurance comparison search engine geared up for 2013 car hire insurance comparison search engine geared up for 2013

With the May Bank holidays approaching and summer on the horizon, the UK’s leading comparison service for car hire insurance, is gearing itself up for its busiest season ever.

The service, which recently celebrated its third anniversary, now compares more policies, with wider car hire excess cover, and extra special offers at lower rates than ever before - all at a time when both the excess car hirers are liable for and the cost of waiver products available from car hire companies are rising.’s panel has been further enhanced by the recent addition of Direct Car Excess Insurance. The company, part of the AIG group, launched their car hire insurance policies earlier this year, complimenting their existing Travel Insurance range. This brings the number of companies offered through to 11.

Over the past twelve months most of the companies offered through the site have enhanced the benefits offered on their policies. Whilst all policies cover the tyres and windscreens, which are almost always excluded from rental firms cover, features such as lost keys, misfuelling or enhanced breakdown cover have been added by some insurers, with many increasing the maximum excess cover. European policies now cover excesses up to £5,000, and Worldwide £50,000.