See our Europe Collision Damage Waiver & Loss Damage Waiver page for a detailed explanation of your insurance options in Europe. For campervan and motorhome rentals, try our motorhome and campervan excess coverage overview or for 4x4s and 4x4 campers, try our 4x4 excess coverage page.
At the rental desk you will be offered insurance (also called Excess Reduction or Excess Waiver or Super Collision Damage Waiver (SCDW) or Super Loss Damage Waiver (SLDW) etc). Instead you can purchase a RentalCover.com policy which will provide coverage for the "excess" which applies to any rental vehicle locally. The vehicle's standard liability is the maximum amount you would have to pay in the event of an accident. For example, a car with €2200 standard liability means that any damages up to €2200 in repair costs will be paid by you. This payment for repair costs is called "excess" and the rental companies offer to reduce that for a certain amount per day depending on the company and vehicle you have chosen.
The tables below show the three key amounts relating to car hire excess in each country, namely:
With Rental Cover you would be much better off:
1. Your RentalCover.com claim fee would be $0.
2. Your RentalCover.com price is very competitive.
3. Your RentalCover.com policy includes all common types of damage, including windscreen, tyre, underbody, roof and overhead damages and damages caused by driving at night, hitting animals, in single vehicle accidents, demurrage, and more.