Rental car damage protection helps cover the cost of damages due to collision, theft, vandalism, natural disaster, or any other cause beyond your control and protects you from a potentially significant bill at the end of your trip.
We offer equivalent protection up to 50% less expensive†, with $0 deductible (also called “excess” elsewhere including Europe) for those US residents who are insured.
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Rental car companies can offer waivers anywhere between US$19-$37 per day. Depending on the company, the coverage can vary, often excluding important things like keys, windshields, tires, and underbody damage. The Rental Car Damage Protection that we offer at RentalCover.com gives you this valued coverage for up to 50% less expensive (and higher in Europe)† and has no deductible/excess.
Purchasing rental car damage protection is optional, however in the event of something going wrong, due to collision, theft, vandalism or natural disaster, it pays to protect your rental car.
RentalCover.com plans insure you against rental vehicle damages, due to:
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CDW is an optional service sold by car rental companies that protects you in case you’re in an accident that causes damage to your car rental. Outside of the US, the CDW includes a large deductible/excess.
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*For US Residents, Rental Car Damage Protection coverage is included as part of a travel protection plan. Insurance coverages are subject to the terms, limitations and exclusions in the plan.
**These coverages are provided by other carriers.
† We compared the costs of collision damage protection via RentalCover.com to the average cost of collision or loss damage waivers (including taxes and fees) for a one week rental (December 11 - 17, 2016). Cost comparison is in U.S. dollars and is based on online quotes provided by Alamo, Avis and Hertz for an airport pickup and drop-off of a compact car in Boston, Dallas, Las Vegas, Orlando, and Portland for a U.S resident over age 25. No discounts applied.