What is the typical differences in hire charges for Prebooked cars and not prebooked cars ?
It will vary from company to company and when you wish to be on the island.
For example if visiting in June, July or August some local companies are fully booked.
Travelling out of season it is sometimes possible to haggle but also some companies offer a discount for early pre-booking.
Many companies do not ask for a deposit at the time you pre-book.
I always pre-book so that I can get the actual car I want rather than just what they have left.
Whichever, just avoid Green Motion as they have disreputable businesses practices.
PS almost impossible to pre-book for less than 3 days
Any typical range ?
Can I ask about taking out holiday insurance covering Vehicle Hire Excess Waiver please.
Seem to remember you mentioning something about holiday insurance covering hire cars Bob?
We are planning a one day hire with Pefanis who said I didn't need to pre book.
Pefanis do not usually do a one day pre book. You are lucky to get one from them as they are almost fully booked for June, July and August.
With Pefanis you do not need an excess waiver cover as Pefanis have no excess with their insurance.
If you book with a company that has an excess then excess waiver insurance is a good idea. Some will cover you for a day, or a week, or month, or year. There are several companies out there. I use this one and have an annual cover for about £40.
Note that if you damage a car then you need to cough up first and then claim from the insurance company so take photos and get a receipt from the rental company.
Thanks for advice Bob. I wanted to pre book with Pefanis but he said no need. In case I can’t get what I need with them I’ll take out the excess waiver cover in case.