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Do I need car hire cancellation insurance?

We explain the ins and outs of car hire cancellation insurance, and what to look out for when choosing a policy.

If your travel insurance either does not offer this cover, or the cancellation cover offered by your travel insurer would not be enough to cover your car hire charges as well as your general holiday costs, it is worthwhile considering cancellation insurance. Sometimes this is offered through car hire excess insurance. There is a link to compare these polices below.

An alternative, however, is to use a broker such as our in-house car hire broker Clarify Car Hire who allow you to cancel right up to 48 hours before your pickup time

If you have bought your car hire through a broker remember that your risks extend to the broker's insolvency as well as the hire firm itself. Finally, paying by credit card may afford some protection, although there may be additional fees for paying using this method.

Companies offering car hire cancellation insurance are detailed on the MoneyMaxim car hire insurance service. Once you have you have run a quote and have your table of results, click on the 'details' button next to any quote and the level of cancellation cover included in the policy will be listed.

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If you have any queries do contact a member of the MoneyMaxim car hire insurance team.

This content was last reviewed on 25/03/2024

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