Besides being islands (and beautiful), Australia and Iceland don’t seem to have an awful lot in common. But apparently they both present some pretty unique challenges when it comes to driving.
While looking for some of the strangest claims made by travellers, hire car insurance specialists RentalCover.com came across some interesting experiences faced by visitors to Australia and Iceland.
Here’s a quick round-up of what happened and the sizes of claims:
“Many travellers aren’t aware that the standard policy offered at the rental desk may not cover you for things like driving on unsealed roads, river crossing, windscreen damage, windblown doors or damage to the chassis of a vehicle,” RentalCover.com head of growth Stewart Barrett told Traveltalk.
“And these are some of the conditions you could be facing while travelling in remote areas and most certainly national parks.
“For anyone travelling across Australia or abroad this summer, I'd recommend you shop around as there are car hire insurance policies that provide complete protection with no excess or claims fees plus all the standard inclusions."
Do you have any weird rental car stories to tell?
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