What's the best way to insure a hire car abroad?

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 excess policy for around €40, which is obviously much cheaper. I'm a little nervous about which route to take especially as the car hire company will take €1000 deposit and on return will wash and inspect the car in detail regarding any damage. Any thoughts?

Asked on 11 January 2018 by John Cornwell

Answered by Honest John
My advice is to buy a separate policy before you go.
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