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Car Hire Insurance Information

Hiring a car at home and abroad can be stressful. Everything from confusing car rental jargon, to complex T&C’s can turn what should be a straightforward process into a traumatic one.

Whether you struggling to tell your CDW from your LDW, or you’re fed up of paying over the odds for your car hire excess insurance, you’ll find the answers you’re looking for and much more below!

What is Excess?

Excess Waiver Insurance, Super CDW, Excess Insurance: rental companies refer to Car Hire Excess Insurance in a variety of ways. The following guide explains exactly what car hire excess insurance is and the key differences between the rental companies’ cover and ours.

What is CDW/LDW?

Both Collision and Loss Damage Waiver can often be difficult to get your head around. The following guide helps to explain what they are, the differences between the two, and how CDW/LDW requirements can change depending on where you’re hiring a car.


Find the answers you’re looking for to general car rental questions as well as car hire insurance related queries, including: How policies work; iCarhireinsurance policy benefits & restrictions; What insurance is required when hiring a car.


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Jargon Buster

Had enough of exhausting industry jargon?
We’ve de-coded some industry jargon to allow you to navigate your way through your car rental booking with confidence!

What is SLI?

SLI covers you for damage done to a third party’s property or person. The cover options available to you, however, will differ depending on the territory you’re hiring in. Click below to understand more about SLI and the options available to you.

Car Rental Guides

Helpful car hire guides for both the travel-savvy and the infrequent hirer. Our downloadable PDF’s give great insight into the car hire arena and contain priceless information on how you safeguard yourself when hiring a car.

What Size Hire Car?

Not sure what type of hire car would best meet your travel needs? We’ve created an interactive car size widget that instantly matches your passenger and baggage needs to a vehicle type. Give it a spin!


At iCarhireinsurance we’ve created a number of quizzes designed to flex your brain muscles on a variety of subjects. Reckon you’re up for the challenge? Click below and don’t forget to put on your thinking cap!

Travel Infographics

Because some things can be explained better using images, we’ve created a suite of fun interactive infographics to inform, entertain and inspire! Got any infographic suggestions or requirements of your own? Please get in touch and let us know!


You can now watch a range of video guides, which were designed to give you a clearer view of the car rental landscape. You can also access video content from like-minded organisations, such as the FCO, via our YouTube page.

Travel Games

We’ve created a host of travel games for all ages to help pass the time when travelling by car, air, train and sea. So whether you’re looking for something to keep the kids occupied or something for the whole family to enjoy, click the link below.