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Excess Waiver Insurance for car hire is a reimbursement insurance covering the main areas car hirers are responsible for when they rent a vehicle. This means that, if a policyholder is charged by a car hire company for the excess payable when their hire car is stolen, vandalised or damaged, they can seek reimbursement from the car hire insurer. It provides significant peace of mind for car hirers.
It also covers other areas of the car that are not normally covered at all by hire companies, whether or not the hire firms 'Super Cover' or 'Super CDW' is taken.
Whilst there are slight variances in the covered offered between insurers the key elements that can be insured include the:
You can use the MoneyMaxim car hire excess insurance to compare all the features in more depth.
Having taken one of these policies, customers can turn down the add-on insurance offered by the hire firms - which can easily cost £100+ for a week's hire - safe in the knowledge that, if they are charged by the car hire firm, they can seek reimbursement from their car hire insurance policy.
It is important to note that
A last but important point to make is that these policies cover the driver(s) rather than the car, so are totally disconnected from the rental car. This means contrary to some comments made at the rental desk they cannot 'be refused' as they have nothing to do with the car at all!
If you have any queries do call a member of the MoneyMaxim car hire insurance team.
This content was last reviewed on 15/01/2019