Car Insurance from The
I never get insurance from the rental car agencies
from which I rent cars. And I luckily, have never been in an accident in
a rented car. I think the main reason that I don't go for those policies
is that the one time I tried to get one, the salesman actually refused
to let me read over the paperwork, and tried to get me to commit by
simply saying, "You are fully covered, don't worry!" Since then I have
always looked at those policies with a kid of sideways glance.
In the UK you can buy temporary
car insurance online from
www.temporarycarinsuranceuk.com. Need to buy a cheap policy? then
get a quote from www.monthlypremiums.co.uk.
However, one recent and pretty funny event in my
life actually turned me on to a better alternative, especially for
business travelers who rent cars a lot. I had never thought to obtain
temporary car insurance for a period of a month, but I was going to be
on an extended business trip, and I the company accountant thought that
it might be a good idea. However, when I think of temporary car
insurance, I always think of those companies advertising with the awful
commercials at 3 o clock in the morning in the middle of some
infomercial for an equally scammy product. Boy, was I ever wrong.
So I step off of the plane for my business trip and something just feels
wrong. As I head over to the rental car place to pick up my car for the
month, I am hit by a sense of dread. So I immediately drive to the
nearest address for temporary insurance given to me by my accountant,
park the car, and go inside with the full intent to purchase a policy.
Fortunately for that company, this salesman was more than willing to let
me look at each and every policy option they had available, and was more
than knowledgeable about his products. He was even able to recount
stories of previous clients and how their trips were saved by temporary
insurance. Well, I was hooked. I chose the policy that lasted for a
month and had a few other odds and ends that I needed and signed on the
No sooner had I done that than someone rear ends my car in the parking
lot. Pretty hard, I might add. The police report said 25 miles per hour.
The rental car was barely driveable, and the first thing that the rental
agent did when I called him was express his "regrets" that I had not
purchased an insurance policy while I had been at the airport terminal,
because now I "would be responsible for all the damages." He said it in
a tone that did not exude the least bit of sympathy, as if he were
reading off of a script. I hung up on him, as angrily as you can hang up
on someone with a digital touch smartphone, and looked at my new agent.
He immediately informed me that everything was taken care of and that he
would represent the company on my behalf in court, because I had signed
the policy before the accident had taken place. Boy, was I relieved.
Moral of the story: I don't rent cars from the place I went before, but
I always get temporary car insurance now for business trips from the
agency I used there. Best investment I have ever made in my life!