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Car rental guides, widgets and information

What’s the difference between car hire excess insurance and CDW/LDW insurance? What car hire insurance can you expect to be included as standard in your rental package? What size of rental vehicle would suit your needs? How can you find the best car hire deal with no hidden surprises?

In this section you will find videos, guides, infographics and tools to help you navigate your way through your car hire booking.

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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Videos

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.
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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!
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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.
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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!
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Road Trip Map

Looking for inspiration for your next holiday? Our interactive road trip map allows you to view and download step-by-step guides to some of the most breath-taking scenery accessible by car both at home and abroad.
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Quick Buys

Excess EuropeExess Europe
Full Excess Protection
Excess WorldwideExess Europe
Full Excess Protection
USA and CanadaExcess Europe
Excess, CDW/LDW
Worldwide PlusExess Europe
Excess, CDW/LDW