Why do I need extra cover in America? In North America, car hire companies won’t always include collision damage waiver (CDW) and supplementary liability insurance (SLI) which is covered as standard in other parts of the world. Our USA & Canada policy includes CDW and SLI for car hire across America and also excess cover, so you'll be covered worldwide. In a nutshell, a collision damage waiver (CDW) covers your liability for damage, loss or theft of the rental vehicle. If you’re hiring a car in Europe CDW is almost certainly included in the price of your rental. In the Americas however, it’s less common to find CDW included and you may be required to purchase this cover as an added extra. Similarly, supplementary liability insurance (SLI) (sometimes referred to as third party cover) may not be included as standard in the Americas. So at insurance4carhire, we've created our Worldwide Plus policy to insure your excess Worldwide + CDW and SLI cover, usually at a lesser cost than you will find at the rental desk. Find out more
Please view the policy document for full details on benefits and exclusions
Bustling cities, ski resorts, fabulous beaches, desert and forest - the USA, Canada and South America really do inspire a sense of wanderlust. If your adventure includes car hire in the Americas, it's worth remembering that some important elements of your insurance cover won't necessarily be included as standard. That’s why insurance4carhire have put together USA & Canada which includes the damage waiver (CDW), liability cover (SLI) for America as well as worldwide excess protection cover.
Much like our other policies, those wishing to travel to America can benefit from great value car hire excess insurance cover worldwide but with the addition of CDW and SLI (Supplemental Liability Insurance). Excess protection will protect our customers from getting caught out by excess charges if they were to be involved in an accident when hiring a car worldwide.
Car hire excess insurance is an additional insurance policy which can protect you from the excess costs that you are required to pay in the event of an insurance claim on your hire car.
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