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  • What's covered

    • Excess Protection up to £6,000 Sum Insured
      Protection against Fire, Theft and Vandalism included
      Covers Bodywork, Tyres, Roof, Windscreen and Undercarriage
      Covers Towing*, Breakdown and Missfuelling excess costs
      Available in DAILY single trip and ANNUAL multi trip formats
      Up to 65 days continuous cover on any one rental agreement
      Book DAILY single trip and ANNUAL policies up to 180 days in advance
      9 additional drivers covered as standard when named on rental agreement.
  • What's not covered

    • Mechanical breakdown due to wear and tear or malfunction
      Accidental damage to the vehicle’s interior
      Vehicles with more than 9 seats
      Charges relating to fines and driving infractions
      Rentals that commence before a policy has incepted
      Competitive, performance and offroad driving
      Local 'in country' cover to residents of Non EEA territories.

Worldwide Car Hire FAQs

  • removeWhy would I need the Excess Worldwide policy?
    • Although a small amount of insurance is generally included in your car rental agreement (CDW/LDW and SLI cover), it doesnt cover all parts of the car, and it only reduces your liability in the event of damage, theft or third party liability.You may still have to pay a substantial portion of the costs - called an 'excess' (or deductible) - in the event of a claim.The value of this 'excess' varies between car rental companies and in different countries, and you could be liable for excess costs as high as £500 - £1600 if you do not have an excess insurance policy.

  • removeWhat does it protect me against?
    • iCarhireinsurance.com has an Excess Worldwide policy that protects you against excess costs and raises your level of insurance, to include the roof, windows, undercarriage and tyres of your rental car. That means you wont have to pay a penny (up to the value of £6,000) in the event of a damage, theft or third party liability claim.

  • removeWhich countries can I drive in with the Excess Worldwide policy?
    • iCarhire Excess Worldwide policies cover all types of rental cars travelling in all countries except the following regions:

      • Afghanistan, Belarus, Cuba, Congo, Iran, Iraq, Ivory Coast, Liberia, North Korea, Myanmar, Sudan and Zimbabwe.
      • Countries which are subject to a notice not to travel by government bodies in the UK

      If you would like to check whether the region you are travelling in is covered by our policies, just send an email to customerservice@icarhireinsurance.com or fill out our online contact form

  • removeCan't I get Excess Worldwide cover from my car rental agency?
    • Your car rental company will usually give you the option to buy excess insurance cover at the car rental counter when you collect your hire car, but since this is a 'last minute' purchase you will end up paying much more than you need to for additional insurance protection. Excess insurance at the car rental counter typically costs £6–£12 per day. iCarhireinsurance's Excess Worldwide Cover starts from £4.49 per day and it also covers the parts of a car often excluded from car rental agreements.

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Policy information

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Insurance Product Information Document

Download to read the Insurance Product Information Document (IPID) highlighting key information and benefits of our car hire insurance policy.

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Policy wording

Important information you can download about the terms and conditions of our car hire insurance policy.

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