Check the small print before taking out a car insurance policy with a vehicle rental company, that’s the advice being given this week by top industry advisers as they’ve found that in some cases, the policies being offered by car hire companies, don’t always cover the basics. Many car rental customers opt to take out cover with their operator for the convenience of sorting all of paperwork out in one go. However it’s been found that a number of the policies being offered by car rental companies, don’t offer cover for basics such as tyres, windscreen and wing mirror damage, meaning the customer will be hit by a hefty excess should they face a problem in this area during their rental period. To avoid such circumstances, insurance experts are warning car hire customers to check their policy thoroughly before signing on the dotted line. If you’re opting to hire car for a holiday abroad, and own your own car in the UK, another option is to ask your current car hire provider for a quote to cover your car hire on holiday. This way you can weigh up your options ahead of time, and make the decision which is right for you. If you’re planning to hire a car on your summer holiday this year, it’s advisable to book in advance to make the most of any special discounts which are often offered for early bookings.