Press the link then there is a map and you zoom into you location
The email have is from carhireexcess.com but I'm pretty sure I got to it through a search/comparison site, but can't recall where. I took a video of the car upon collection, but they are not that bothered as the cars are generally got bits of damage and are going to be sold anyway. I think they are grateful they don't have to spend time and money transporting them
We hired in Eire a few years ago for 10 days .. Paid the total waiver price and the number of times we scraped by tractors on country roads etc bumped doors ,were glad we did . The roads in rural Ireland were little more than tracks in places. But driving city to city then yeah prob makes sense to have annual independent policy.
Yep, if the car is damaged during the hire, they will charge your credit card for the damage up to the maximum excess amount held on your card dependant on what is damaged and how bad the damage is. The charge is just to offset depreciation in value due to the damage because they rarely bother repairing bodywork damage. You then claim the cost back from your excess insurance company using copies of the damage report, invoice and credit card statement as proof of payment. Just to add that it is always a good idea to do your own thorough visual check of the hire car condition at pick-up anyway and ensure any damage not already shown is added to both the car supplier's and your copy of the rental agreement before driving off. If that is not possible for some reason, take photographs as proof that it was already there in case of any dispute over damage on return.
They do put a hold on your card in any case you ran off with it. LOL However, insurance is different. I use this on a regular basis and it's always just £1 and then perhaps £15 petrol from Southampton to London Heathrow.