Car hire is assumed to be from Cork, Shannon, Dublin or Belfast airports, but hire from elsewhere can be arranged on request at time of booking. You are responsible for the car insurance and excess and you must have your driver& insurance, drivers licence with you. Please sign all relevant forms when picking up the car. For further information look at the Driving in Ireland page.**
What Type of Car Hire
Type of Car- We recommend manual transmission cars, as they are best for Irish roads. Automatic Hybrid or Electric cars are available on request.
Time - Car hire is assumed to be from Cork airport, but hire from elsewhere can be arranged on request at time of booking. The Car can be dropped off to another airport for a one-way fee. We will charge per day and to the hour with a 25 minutes grace period on return.
Age -The car hire you can receive depends on the age of the driver for drivers under 25. For customers aged between 75 – 79 years can rent with specific conditions:-
Must drive regularly & hold a current motor insurance policy.
Provide a letter from their doctor to state that they have been in good health and have been for at least 12 months.
Provide a letter from their insurers to state that they have not been involved in any incidents in the last 5 years. in your possession on car pick
Driving Licence - You must hold a valid for at least 2 years or more at time of rental and have in your possession on car pick. Carry with you at all times when driving in Ireland. Provisional or Learner drivers or seriously endorsed licence holders are not eligible to rent a vehicle e.g drink driving disqualification
Insurance - You are responsible for the car insurance and excess The following insurances are included in the CurtisandHooper booking – Standard Inclusive Programme:- Compulsory Motor Insurance, Collision Damage Waiver ( CDW ), Theft Protection ( TP ), Compulsory Motor Insurance (by Irish Law, the car hire company must provide Insurance for any damage to any other vehicle / Property or Injury to another person, including death ).
Standard Incl Package - On the “ Standard Inclusive “ programme the excess of €1,600 to €3,000 based on type of car hired and will be explained when collecting the hire car
Curtis and Hooper would like to advise customers that they can choose any of the following from the car hire company when collecting the car and the customer can choose which optional extra insurance to purchase when picking up the car.
Compulsory Motor (Insurance for damage or repairs to the hire car car Collision Damage Waiver (Collision Damage Waiver ( CDW ) means the driver is insured in relation to -Damage to the rental vehicle subject to the damage excess to be paid by the Renter.
Theft Protection - Theft Protection ( TP ) is included in the Standard Inclusive Programme with Insurance for the rental vehicle in the event it is stolen, subject to the damage excess to be paid by the car
Additional Driver - An additional driver can be added to the car hire when picking up the car, once the person has their drivers license.
Credit Card Deposit - A Credit card will be needed by the car hire company to the car hire company is mandatory to cover toll Fees, Speed camera’s, parking offences etc. The renter is fully responsible for all fines and consequence s of the violation of traffic and parking fines inquire during the rental.
For further information look at the Driving in Ireland page.
The Car hire arrangement is between the customer and hire company. We recommend that customers familiarise white the car before driving and noting any damage or defect to the car on the form provided by the rental company and bringing to the attention of the staff of the car company.