I intend to rent a car from Budget/Avis for 10 days in late April, but even after purchasing excess reduction, it seems that there will still be an excess payable of 300+ for any damages incurred. I am keen to purchase travel insurance to cover this excess. Does anyone know if this is possible - ie, will any insurance companies be able to provide policies that will cover this excess (since I will already purchase the excess reduction from the car rental company), and if so, which companies would you recommend?
Or would it make more sense to just purchase travel insurance and not add on the excess reduction when renting the car? If I were to buy insurance from say 1cover, and not purchase excess reduction, will this cover the 2000+ excess charges payable if the car is damaged?
I have checked 1cover insurance website, but was unable to obtain the above information. (maybe got a bit overwhelmed by the terms used there!)
Hope any kind soul can advise me on this! Thanks a million!
p/s : I will not be renting from bayswater due to the inconvenient opening hours - but otherwise, the 50 excess for top cover is really ideal!