Car hire excess insurance is an optional insurance product that covers you against any excess charges you may incur when you hire a car. If your vehicle is damaged or stolen whilst in your possession, the rental company will ask you to pay the first portion of these costs (the excess charge). By having excess insurance in place you can protect yourself against these charges.
At iCarhireinsurance.com we offer both European and Worldwide policies which cover you for up to £6,000 worth of excess charges. What’s more, our policies cover vulnerable parts of the vehicle such as tyres, roof, windscreen and undercarriage as standard – parts which are often excluded from the rental companies’ equivalent policies.
* Collision Damage Waiver available with USA & Canada and Worldwide Plus policies
The following guide explains exactly what car hire excess insurance is, the different names it’s sometimes referred to, and the key differences between the rental companies’ cover and what iCarhireinsurance.com offer.
Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) and Loss Damage Waiver (LDW) can be difficult to get your head around. To find out how they differ and how CDW/LDW requirements can change depending on location, click below.