I can't get covered for car hire in Spain because I'm 86 - what should I do?

I used to obtain an annual policy for car rental in Spain, but now that I'm 86 I'm no longer eligible. Is there an alternative to paying the rental company's extortionate prices?

Asked on 3 August 2017 by Patrick Doherty

Answered by Honest John
I'm guessing that you're only covering the excess on this policy, as you have not been specific. To not be eligible due to your age is possibly breaching the Equalities Act, so I would be raising a complaint with them advising them of this, as they were happy to insure you the previous year. What I would do is try to find a hire car company that has a low enough excess in the first place: www.carrentals.co.uk/compare/car-rental-for-driver...l Other than that, you are stuck with what they charge you.
Similar questions
I'm hiring a car in Spain for 15 days at a price of €253. The hire company want €10 per day for comprehensive insurance, which is more than 50 per cent of the hire price. I can get an independent car hire...
Today, as I pulled out of a side road onto a main road, I hit a van. The van was indicating left and I assumed he would turn left, but he he carried straight on and I hit him. My insurance excess is £1000....
I recently hired a car in Spain and during the rental I had a flat tyre. The rental firm charged me 125 Euros when I returned the car. Fortunately, I had taken out separate car hire excess insurance before...

Value my car

Save £75 on Warranty using code HJ75

with MotorEasy

Get a warranty quote

Save 12% on GAP Insurance

Use HJ21 to save on an ALA policy

See offer