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Europcar, as their name suggests, is a European focused car rental company, but through an alliance with Enterprise offer car rental throughout the world.

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When you rent a vehicle from Europcar, Third Party Liability cover for Bodily Injury and Property Damage is provided in accordance with the legal requirements of the country in question.

This cover is automatically included in the rental at no extra cost. The level of coverage provided depends on local legislation and markets. There are other insurances which cover any potential damage or loss to the rental vehicle, including:

  • CDW (Collision Damage Waiver) concerns damage to the rental vehicle
  • TW (Theft Waiver) concerns Theft or Loss of the rental vehicle
  • LDW (Loss and Damage Waiver) is a combination of Damage and Theft cover

These are either packaged into the cost of your rental, or can be bought separately from Europcar. Renters who have purchased such protection are, however, still liable for a residual non-waivable amount (or "excess") which becomes payable if there is any damage to or loss of the vehicle. Some countries may also give renters the opportunity to eliminate the excess through an additional fee. Additionally tyres, windscreens, underbody, and glass are amongst the areas not normally covered either under the standard insurance or the extended cover. Alternative insurance can be bought through theMoneyMaxim car hire insurance servicewhich will cover the excess and such additional areas (please see policy documents for full details).

You can also book directly with Europcar -through their website.

Young Driver Surcharge

In certain countries drivers under 25 years old must buy a specific product to extend their cover. You can find information about this in the Terms and Conditions pages for the country you are hiring and in the Rates. Rental Requirements also has information about minimum ages internationally.

This content was last reviewed on 03/10/2023