Thankfully, extreme weather is pretty rare across much of Europe. However, where ever you are in the world, there’s a small risk that mother nature will lose her temper and conjure up hailstones the size of golf balls, huge gales and a whole host of other perilous conditions. Naturally, you’ll always try to avoid driving in these conditions but damage to car windscreens and body work is sometimes unavoidable. So what would happen if something beyond your control happens to your hire car?
Towergate Insurance is reminding customers not to get stung by excessive car rental excesses at home and abroad. Car hire insurance offered by the rental car company normally includes cover for Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) and Theft, so you are still liable to pay the first portion of the repair or replacement costs. This is also known as the excess or deductible. The excess amount on insurance for car hire ranges from between £500 and £1,600, so if your excess is £500 and someone drives into the back of you causing damage of £750, you will have to pay £500.
In many countries around the world, car rental insurance includes CDW and SLI as standard. However, often car rentals in other countries, and particularly America (including the USA, Canada, South and Central America), may require CDW and SLI on top.
If you’re planning on hiring a car in the USA, Canada, The Caribbean, North America, Central America or South America insurance provided by car hire companies can be limited. So, whether you’re making your way through Route 66, taking in some spectacular sights at Niagara Falls or just kicking back in Cancun, this guide will help you ensure your car rental runs smoothly.
insurance4carhire offers you the flexibility to cover your car hire excess for a length of time which suits you. So whether you hire a car regularly or just for a few days per year, we can provide a cover period to match.
If you hire a car and it gets damaged or stolen the car hire excess insurance policy can cover you for excess charges imposed by the car rental company- via Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) and theft - via Loss Damage Waiver (LDW).
insurance4carhire is both the UK’s longest running online car hire excess insurance specialist and, the UK's most popular car hire excess insurer according to online traffic. Now we're adding a couple more strings to our bow with the launch of two new benefits added to help our customers hire with confidence.