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We review CHEW Car Hire Excess Insurance policies, and explain the cover offered.Visit CHEW Insurance
CHEW have been established as a specialist travel intermediary to the UK travel market for over 20 years. Quotes are available for daily and annual policies direct from CHEW. Policies can include cover for UK, European or Worldwide hires. CHEW appeal to many as they have a UK based customer service team and offer a 14 day money back guarantee on all their products.
Alternatively, if you wish to compare many policies in the car hire excess insurance market to suit your needs, the MoneyMaxim service is the largest in the UK
Since April 2019 we have been offering past users the opportunity to rate the service provided by their chosen insurer, including CHEW. As this request is made after users have rented their car it enables us not just to test the satisfaction with the way policies are presented and purchased, but also means we can give you a real insight into how good CHEW is at processing and paying claims. We ask a specific question asking if policyholders are happy with the way any claims were handled.
The CHEW Insurance policies are well specified. offering a generous £7500 single incident claim limit and multiple claims totalling £10,000, comfortably above the excess levels set by most car hires. Vulnerable areas like tyres, wheels, windscreens and windows normally excluded from CDW policies are covered. They also cover the important areas of lost key, mis-fuelling and charges for recovery after an accident or breakdown. Personal accident cover is available as an optional extra.
What makse the CHEW Insurance policies slightly unusual in that they also include CDW Insurance cover as standard, so would still cover damage to your hire car even if it did not come with CDW (Collision Damage Waiver) cover as part of the hire package. However, do be aware that the cover is limited to £10,000 so unless you are hiring a very small and cheap car, the policy may not cover the full value of the car in the event of a write-off. In these instances consider full CDW policies offering £50k or more of cover.
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CHEW Car Hire Excess Waiver Insurance is provided by The Medical Screening Company Ltd.
They are underwritten by one of the world’s leading insurers, MAPFRE Assistance, which is a multinational insurance and assistance company founded in 1933 in Madrid, Spain. They have worldwide operations in Europe, America, Asia and Africa with over 161 million beneficiaries worldwide. They are subject to limited regulation by the Financial Conduct Authority and the Prudential Regulation Authority.
Claims on CHEW policies are handled by TCS Claims, 1 Victoria Street, Bristol Bridge, Bristol, BS1 6AA Telephone +44 (0) 203 362 2430 Email firstname.lastname@example.org
For further assistance on choosing a car hire excess insurance policy, please call our friendly customer services team on 0800 520 0699.
This content was last reviewed on 07/05/2019