Through the suggestion of many on this website we are looking at Conn's online for an automatic car rental with pick-up at DUB. I feel as though the online rate is not as high as I anticipated or am finding on other websites so I want to make sure that I am not missing something and want to avoid surprise charges at the time of rental. This is my first time renting a car in a country different from mine.
I'm comparing identical vehicle classes and making sure both are automatic cars. Conn's is far less and it appears to have a lot of insurance...where other rentals don't seem to have the coverage included. What am i missing? Why is the price so much less?
My husband and I both want to be able to drive so we need to plan for the extra driver fee and I know that is not included.
The insurance that appears to be included with Conn's-
- Collision Damage Waiver
- Theft Protection
- Super Cover
- Personal Accident Insurance
- Location Service Charge
- Unlimited Mileage
- 3rd party liability
Apparently there is also a zero deductible, zero fuel charges or hidden charges.
Do we need separate wheel and tire coverage? What else is missing?
We are American Express cardholders and according to Am Ex, they provide comprehensive and collision insurance in Ireland with the full rental charged on this card. There is no liability ins for other cars damaged and injury, so we would need that coverage. Does anyone have experience with Am Ex insurance and if so, did you still get rental company ins.?
Size of rental- my husband is tall and we are both fit people and I am wondering what vehicle might be best for us. We will have 2 suitcases and 2 backpacks and will be driving all over Ireland. I feel like an economy car might be too small and am wondering if a compact will move fast enough on faster roads. Is a standard too big? We are used to large SUVs but realize the narrow roads are easiest with smaller vehicles.