Worldwide Car Hire Excess

Car hire excess cover designed to cover damage excesses across continents*. So where ever you want to explore next, you can hit the road knowing your excess is covered with insurance4carhire.com. 

Where’s next on your travel list? Australia? New Zealand? India? With our worldwide car hire excess insurance, you can get out and explore just about every corner of the globe*. Our annual policy covers you for up to 60 days at a time allowing you to plan some amazing road trips across countries and really see the best of what they have to offer.

Is someone close to you hiring a car and going off on an adventure of their own? Our Family and Partners policy allows one another person to hire a car separately but still be insured in the same insurance4carhire.com policy. This policy is also a great money saver if you need to hire two cars while you're away.

Not only is it cheaper to insure with insurance4carhire compared with the excess waivers offered by car hire companies, we also offer cover for more scenarios. For example, our cover will reimburse you if damage is caused to the undercarriage of the car or if you put the wrong fuel in the tank. Car hire excess waivers do not normally cover these scenarios.

How does insurance4carhire stack up against excess waivers from car hire companies?

Car hire excess waivers for a medium sized vehicle in Florence
Hertz Avis Europcar insurance4carhire
£175.58 per week £29 per day £196 per week £49.99 per year

What's covered? (Features and benefits)

  • Excess on damage and theft up to £6,500 per year
  • Covers damage to the windows, undercarriage, roof, tyres and headlights not otherwise covered by damage waivers from car hire companies
  • Multilingual international emergency assistance – just text “HELP”. Find out more.
  • Towing costs associated with mechanical breakdown
  • Damage caused by using the wrong type of fuel: up to £500 per claim and £2,000 per year
  • UK car club rentals and courtesy cars
  • Up to 60 days per rental
  • Car rental key cover up to £500 per claim and up to £2,000 per year
  • You (the policyholder), plus up to seven additional drivers named on your rental agreement
  • Drivers aged 21 to 85 years old (inclusive)
  • Buy now, start your policy up to 364 days
  • Family and Partners policy allows two policy holders, who must be family members (defined as spouse, partner, parent, brother, sister, adult child or fiancée), travelling together or separatelyOur standard policy covers up to 8 named drivers who’re covered provided the lead policy holder is present in the car. If you think that the lead policy holder may not be present on all journeys, our friends and family product allows you to add an additional lead driver to the policy giving you greater flexibility without buying more than one policy.
  • Flat battery cover up to £1,000 per year
  • Late pick up charges due to an unscheduled flight delay

What's not covered? (Exclusions and restrictions)

  • Rentals for longer than 60 days
  • Vehicles more than 10 years old
  • Vehicles worth more than £120,000
  • Commercial vehicles, motorbikes, camper vans, mobile homes or vans with more than nine seats. To insure van hire visit insuremyvanhire.com
  • Accidental damage to the interior or contents of the vehicle caused by general wear and tear or carriage of animals
  • Where expenses are assumed, waived or paid by the car rental company or agency or car club company or its insurer
  • Policyholders who are not residents of the UK, The Netherlands, France, Spain, Italy or Germany
  • Where the rental vehicle is being driven by persons who are not named on the rental agreement
  • Where damage is the result of driving whilst on an un-made up road which is not designated as a public thoroughfare.
  • *Excludes car hire in or through Afghanistan, Belarus, Cuba, Congo, Iran, Iraq, Ivory Coast, Liberia, North Korea, Myanmar, Sudan and Zimbabwe
  • Costs associated with mechanical breakdown (Except exterior damage and towing costs)

Please view the policy document for full details on benefits and exclusions

582 Product Reviews

DateProductScoreCustomer Comment

Europe Family & Partners 60

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Excellent and proficient in sorting out any issues when I have spoken to staff directly this year and in previous years.

Europe 60

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All good though I wish you had authority over car hire companies who try to push extra insurance

Excess Worldwide 60

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Easy to buy and much cheaper than cover linked to car hire. Unfortunately had to claim on our first trip with this insurance but all went smoothly.

Europe Family & Partners 60

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Europe 60

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I had to make a claim. It as quick and painless and I received a full refund within six weeks of submitting the paper work. Excellent service!

Europe 60

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Amazing service. I happened to use it once and I got the fill CDW of 800 euro back from insurance4carhire. Will definitely recommend it everyone.

Europe 60

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Very happy with the insurance. We had a minor issue with our rental vehicle and had to make a claim. It took a month to get the decision, but it was positive; The claim was accepted. Will definately use this Company again and recommend it to friends.

Europe 60

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Excellent service

CDW/SLI Worldwide 60 Day

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It was useful to avoid paying the expensive insurance offered by the rental company in the US.

Europe Family & Partners 60

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Simple to renew online.


On 04-Dec-2016 the customer changed their rating and added:
Simple claim for burst tyre took many weeks and several phone calls before payout!

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Europe 60

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Had a little accident with the car and the carhire insurance did cover all the costs as expected. It took something like a month to see the money on my account but I am sure we did all to make the process as fast as possible.

Europe 60

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Hi Clicked excellent - Good came up as well?
Bought the insurance as hire companies charge exorbitant cost for poorer coverage - have used the company before for a USA / CANADA trip - not had to make any claim - but excellent so far,
Regads,
Sean

Europe 60

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We are awaiting a favourable reply on our small claim . All requested information has gone to you .


On 01-Oct-2016 the customer changed their rating and added:
Excellent value and service .Thanks for paying up . Will recommend this company .

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Europe 60

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Simple process to order the insurance online. Used it a few months later after causing some minor wheel damage to a hire car. Online claim submission was straightforward and the claim was accepted and settled in less than two weeks.

Europe 60

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All first class, thank you very mutch, I hope to use in uk as well soon

Worldwide Family & Partners 60

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So far so good ;)

Europe 60

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I have used Insurance4carhire for many years and always found it easy to renew my insurance with them. I think that the premium is very reasonable as I go abroad twice a year and know that when I hire a car I am covered for things that I would not get from the car hire company. I will continue to renew as long as the premiums are about the same price to give me piece of mind when on holiday.

Europe 60

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Hi there

would be good to receive more straight information how to make a claim, just in case.

Best regards

Ivan

Europe 60

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ok

Europe 60

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most efficient and cordial.

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