If you are hiring a car with Hertz, we can offer you car hire excess insurance to cover you against any Hertz excess charges you may incur if your hire car is damaged or stolen.

How does Hertz’s Car Hire Insurance work?

When you hire a car with Hertz, your insurance policy will usually include the following as standard:

  • Collision Damage Waiver (CDW)
  • Theft Protection (TP)
  • Third party liability (always included)

All rentals are subject to a non-waivable excess, an amount you are liable for in the event the hire car is damaged or stolen. Both Collision Damage Waiver and Theft Protection come with a mandatory excess amount. The excess amount varies by location and the type of car rented. Hertz excess charges can cost between £1000 and £5000.

Additional cover such as Personal Accident Insurance (PAI) can be purchased as an optional extra. The daily cost for this varies depending on the vehicle group. Glass and Tyre cover is not included, however can be added from £8.40 per day. This covers damage to the windscreen, driver and passenger windows and any punctured tyres.

What Excess Reduction products does Hertz offer direct?

You can reduce your financial liability towards the excess amount or remove it completely by choosing to purchase one of Hertz’ excess reduction products. These products, however, can only be purchased at the time of pick up at the rental desk and not online.

Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) is an excess product which reduces your financial liability to Hertz if your hire car is damaged.

Theft Protection (TP) is an excess product which reduces your financial liability to Hertz in the event of damage or loss to your hire car due to theft or attempted theft.

Super Cover is an excess product which reduces your financial liability to zero*, meaning there is no excess to pay if the hire car** is damaged by collision or theft. This can cost between £24.00 and £35.00 per day for a UK rental.

* Varies on country, for example in Denmark, Norway and Portugal the excess is reduced but is not eliminated.
** Super cover isn’t available for all car groups.

How does iCarhireinsurance.com Car Insurance differ?

At iCarhireinsurance.com, our car hire excess policies start from just £2.99* per day and £42.99 for an annual policy.

* Based on a UK resident travelling for 10 days or longer.

Our policies cover excess fees for up to £6000 charged by the rental company. It includes:

  • Loss of Use (up to £500)
  • Misfuelling (up to £1,000)
  • Towing / Breakdown (up to £1,000)
  • Lock Out (up to £500)
  • Road Rage (up to £1,000)
  • Car Jacking (up to £1,000)
  • Hotel Expenses (up to £150)
  • Travel Expenses (up to £150)
  • Restitution (up to £500; £25/day limit)
  • Drop-off charges (up to £300)
  • 65 days Continuous Cover
  • In-Country/Local Rentals

Optional upgrades offered with some policies include:

  • Collision/ Loss Damage Waiver
  • Vehicle Key Replacement
  • Personal Belongings and Baggage
  • Vehicle Rental Cancellation Insurance
  • Personal Accident
  • Car Club Plus
  • Campervan & Motorhome Excess cover

We also cover vulnerable parts of the vehicle such as tyres, windscreen, roof and undercarriage, which are otherwise often excluded from standard rental company policies.

How much could you save on Car Hire Excess Insurance for your Hertz car rental?

With iCarhireinsurance.com… With Hertz
  • Accidental damage to windscreen, tyres, roof and undercarriage – INCLUDED in price ✓
  • - Zero excess
  • Glass and Tyre cover – NOT INCLUDED

    - Can be purchased separately

    - Starting from £8.40 per day

  • Up to £6000 reimbursement for Collision or Theft – INCLUDED in price ✓
  • - Zero excess
  • Super Cover – NOT INCLUDED

    - Can be purchased separately

    - Zero excess

    - Costs between £24.00 and £35.00 per day

*Total cost: £25.90 **Total cost: £226.80 to £303.80

Total potential saving: £200.90 to £277.90

*Total cost based on a 7-day rental in the UK
**Total cost based on a 7-day rental in the UK with a medium sized Vauxhall Corsa rental vehicle.

Get a quote now with iCarhireinsurance.com and see how much you could save on your excess insurance policy.