If you are hiring a car with Thrifty, we can help you save money with our car hire excess insurance, which can cover you against any excess charges you may incur from the rental company in the event you hire car is damaged or stolen.

How does Thrifty’s Car Hire Insurance work?

When you hire a car with Thrifty, the following cover is included in your rental:

  • Third Party Liability Insurance
  • Collision Damage Waiver
  • Theft Protection

An excess fee for damage and theft applies. This is the amount you are liable to pay should you hire car get stolen or damaged during the rental period. For economy and standard car groups, this excess liability costs £1,000. For luxury and elite vehicles, this can go up to £5,000. Additionally, for economy and standard cars, a deposit of £500 is required.

What are Thrifty’s Excess Reduction charges?

Thrifty offers excess reduction products which can reduce your excess liability* in the event your hire car is damaged or stolen.

Risk Freedom – This reduces your initial deposit from £500 to £250 and reduces your excess liability from £1,000 to £250 for accidental damage and theft, including damage to the windscreen, glass and tyres. This can cost £11.50 per day.**

Risk Reducer – With risk reducer, your initial deposit amount and excess liability amount still applies for accidental damage, theft and loss to the hire car. However, it offers zero excess to any damage to the windscreen, glass and tyres. This can cost £7.15 per day.**

Both products include full roadside assistance.

*Excess reduction is not available to drivers aged between 21 and 24 and only at participating locations.
**Based on 4 to 13 days hire for a standard vehicle.

How does iCarhireinsurance.com car insurance differ?

Our car hire insurance policies start from just £3.49 per day* and £41.99 for an annual policy. We also offer customers the option to apply a small voluntary excess of £250 which will reduce their premium.

*Price based on a 40-year-old UK resident renting a car in Europe.

We cover excess fees for up to £6000 charged by the rental company. This 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 cover)

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

How much could you save on car hire excess insurance for your Thrifty car rental?

With iCarhireinsurance.com… With Thrifty… Risk Freedom With Thrifty…Risk Reducer
  • Accidental damage to windscreen,
    tyres, roof and undercarriage –
    INCLUDED in price ✓
  • Covers Windscreen, Glass
    and Tyres

    Covers accidental damage,
    theft or loss

    - £250 excess

    - £11.50 per day

  • Covers damage to Windscreen,
    Glass and Tyre

    - Zero excess

    - £7.15 per day

  • Theft protection - INCLUDED in price ✓
  • Up to £6000 reimbursement for
    Collision or Theft -
    INCLUDED in price ✓
  • Excess remains at £1,000
    for accidental damage,
    theft or loss.

*Total cost: £27.93 *Total cost: £80.50 *Total cost: £50.05

Total potential saving: Between £22.12 and £52.57

*Total costs based on a 7-day rental. Prices correct as of January 2023. Price based on a 40-year-old UK resident renting a car in Europe

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