How does the coverage from rental companies compare to RentalCover?

RentalCover is an alternative to the waivers sold by rental companies (also called "Super Collision Damage Waiver" and various other names) for up to twice the price.†

Your options differ by country - try our Rental Guides for more information.

Here’s a comparison of what you can purchase at the rental desk:

  What you get with RentalCover What you get at the rental desk
Multi vehicle accidents
Single vehicle accidents Sometimes
Fire, car theft and vandalism Sometimes
Towing, lockout & keys x
Windshield and headlights x
Tyres and underbody x
Weather-related damages
Incl. fire, rain, snow etc.
Animal collisions Sometimes
Road conditions
Inc. gravel, sand, ash etc.
Standard excess / deductible


Up to €/£/$1,000
Excess waivers often do not waive the full excess, meaning there's an excess still to pay
Total cover amount Covers the excess and damage-related fees charged by rental companies.
Refer to your wording.
See rental guides for details
Price per day 50% cheaper than at
the rental desk†
$20-$40* per day
*Airports surcharge +10-25%

When you first visit RentalCover you will need to activate your account. Simply find the RentalCover confirmation SMS or email in your inbox or spam and click the activation link. If you’re having issues, it may be because the email addresses of some Apple users aren’t shared with RentalCover. Instead, you can simply click on the link provided in the confirmation email you received when you purchased RentalCover Protection and update your email address.

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