How to extend or shorten your vehicle cover dates

To shorten or extend your policy please follow these steps:

1. Visit My Account.

2. Next login. To do this you will need your booking reference number which ends with “-INS”, this can be found in the subject line of your confirmation email.

3. Lastly, choose your policy and select Extend / Reduce Cover dates. If you reduced the number of days we will refund you the difference to your original payment card. If you are extending your dates you will just need to pay the additional amount.

About your car rental

At RentalCover.com we provide the rental protection and our partners are responsible for the rentals.

Our policies are typically purchased at the same time that car rentals are booked on car rental comparison sites. Those sites are our partners - the full list is below - they can make changes to your car booking and the insurance, but you can also make insurance policy changes quickly in your RentalCover.com Account.

Policies are also purchased directly on RentalCover.com. If that's how you bought your policy, just reply to any of our emails and our friendly support team will be happy to help. 
 

Car Rental Booking Sites

Online Support

Contact

Rentalcars.com rentalcars.com +44 161 830 1042
Aerolineas Argentinas aerolineas.com.ar 00 54 11 4340-7777
Bestday bestday.com US: 1-800-593-6259
Billiger Mit Wagen billiger-mietwagen.de DE: 0221-567 999 11
Booking.com cars.booking.com +44 161 536 5033
Camptoo camptoo.com 03 9988 6111
Carla (rentcarla) rentcarla.com Online support only
Carnect carnect.com (includes Expedia) +49 (40) 18 88 98-0
CarRental.com.au carrental.com.au Online support only
CarRental8 carrental8.com +1 (813)-343-8138
CARSiRENT carsirent.com +973 1700 1440
Check24 check24.de DE: 089-24 24 12 34
Discount Hawaii Car Rental discounthawaiicarrental.com CA/US: 1-800-292-1930
ROW: 808-292-1930 
Discount USA Car Rental discountusacarrental.com CA/US: 1-800-292-1930
ROW: 808-292-1930 
Drive.sg drive.sg Online support only
EnjoyCarHire enjoycarhire.com +44 (0)800 470 2120
Expedia expedia.co.uk +44 20 3788 0445
Finnair finnair.com 020 8001 0101
GoBoony goboony.com 31 85 401 68 32
GotRentalCars gotrentalcars.com 1-855-264-9782
Holiday Extras holidayextras.co.uk Online support only
Icelandair icelandair.com UK: +44(0)207841000
Ideamerge ideamerge.com +1 503 715 5810
Jet2 jet2.com 0333 300 0042
Kiwi.com kiwi.com Online support only
Rentcars rentcars.com

BR 4003 7368
BR 0800 604 7368
ROW +55 41 3152 9700 

RentalCarGroup  rentalcargroup.com US (+1) 866 735 1715
UK (+44) 0800 078 9054
AU (+61) 1800 210 813
DE (+49) 0800 789 5047
ES (+34) 914 141 480
FR (+33) 170 700 593
BE (+32) 02 400 4165
ROW (+44) 0800 078 9054
RentalCover.com (if you booked directly) rentalcover.com Online support only - contact us by replying to any of our emails
RentalCover.com - Travel Agency Accounts agency.rentalcover.com Online support only
S7 s7.ru 8 800 700–0707
Travel Counsellors travelcounsellors.co.uk Online support only
Trip Advisor tripadvisor.co.uk 0800 098 8460
United Airlines united.com Online support only
Vehicle Rent vehicle-rent.com (+44) 203 1295 406
Volotea volotea.com (+34) 93 12 20 717
WizzAir wizzair.com 0911 752 2257

At RentalCover.com we provide the rental protection and our partners are responsible for the rentals.

A lot of our partners have very similar names to RentalCover.com, so it’s easy to get us mixed up. 

Need support? If you purchased your RentalCover.com policy on another website you will have a booking confirmation from them. Please contact their support team to make any changes - here's the support details for all of our partners. Check your original confirmation email to find your rental company’s name.

About your cover

You can benefit from our popular American primary insurance plan called "Collision Damage Insurance".

Using RentalCover.com provides you with protection without touching your personal auto plan. So if you make a claim you can rest easy, knowing that there’s no deductible to pay from your personal plan and the rates on your plan won’t increase!

RentalCover.com offers great protection for American renters. Learn more in our USA Rental Guide

Since 2014 we’ve specialised in providing customers with cover that’s 50% cheaper than what you’ll be offered at the rental desk. We provide full protection for rental cars, 4x4s, campervans, minibuses and motorhomes.

Our policies are valid for any rental vehicle anywhere in the world and we have no hidden exclusions. We offer significant savings compared to the rates charged by rental companies and all RentalCover.com policies include the following as standard:

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Additional drivers

Unlike other companies, we cover additional drivers for free if they are nominated on your rental agreement

No sneaky exclusions

You won’t find any common exclusions in our policies, such as tyres or windscreens

Zero excess

We refund approved claims in full, including all excess deductible fees

Speedy claim repayments

If you make a claim we will refund you as quickly as possible - on average within three business days.

Global cover

Our insurance policies are authorised by top-rated underwriters.

 

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Global cover Global partners and underwriters Global refund
Your cover is customised to your destination and country of origin Our wide network allows us to bring you the best cover at the best price Claims are refunded in your local currency
 

Want more information? Our Rental Guides explain how everything works.

Insurance policies are always calculated in full calendar days to ensure you are covered for the full trip even if you pick up early or drop off late.

For example, if you pick up your vehicle on June 3rd and drop it off on June 9th that would be seven rental cover days.

Early drop-off or running late? Full day protection ensures you are covered no matter what time you return your vehicle

Yes - registered agents can provide their customers with rental peace of mind while earning 50% commission on every booking.

Visit agency.rentalcover.com to register today and join our team!

At RentalCover.com we believe that you shouldn’t need a legal degree to understand our policies. That’s why everything we write is refreshingly simple. All our policies have been designed to provide you with peace of mind and protection for those unexpected eventualities.

Here’s a summary of the protection you receive when you book with us:

  What you get with RentalCover.com What you might get at the rental desk
 
Multi vehicle accidents
Single vehicle accidents Sometimes
Fire, theft and vandalism Sometimes
Towing, lockout & keys Sometimes
Windshield and headlights x
Tyres and underbody x
Standard excess / deductible

$0

$3000 - 4000
Usually fixed cost
Total coverage amount $100000 Car value
Minus exclusions
Price per day 50% cheaper than at
the rental desk
$10-$30* per day
* Airports surcharge +10-25%
 

For more information please read our country specific Rental Guide.

Yes we do. If you’re planning your next trip make sure you save on insurance by choosing the right level of cover for the vehicle you’re planning on renting.

Choose your vehicle

Car

This includes cover for vehicles with fewer than 10 seats, including the driver’s seat. If you are planning on driving on unsealed roads in accordance with the permissions set out in your rental agreement, add 4x4 cover via the My Account page. 

Our policies do not cover supercars, high end sports and luxury vehicles (including but not limited to, those made by Ferrari, Porsche, Lamborghini, Aston Martin and Bentley), classic cars and cars where the intention of the rental includes use at race tracks or for other special events.

4x4

Going off road? Then select this policy. It covers you for any vehicle that you plan to drive on unsealed roads in accordance with the permissions set out in your rental agreement. The 4x4 policy can be purchased for 4x4s, and added via the My Account page to campervan and motorhome policies.

Adding a tent on top of your 4x4? First select Camper Van as the vehicle type. From the bottom of the quote page then add “4x4” as a vehicle type and you will be covered. 

Campervan

Does it have two or more in-built sleeping berths and no in-built shower or toilet? If so it’s a campervan. If you are planning on driving on unsealed roads in accordance with the permissions set out in your rental agreement, add 4x4 cover via the My Account page.

Motorhome / RV

Select this if your vehicle has a built-in shower and / or toilet. If you are planning on driving on unsealed roads in accordance with the permissions set out in your rental agreement, add 4x4 cover via the My Account page.

Minibus

Group trip? Select minibus if your vehicle has between nine and 14 seats, including the driver’s seat.

 van Van 

A van has no more than three seats at the front with no in-built sleeping berths, shower or toilet. We can cover vans that are not used for commercial use and don’t need a special license to be driven. Select 'car' as your vehicle type to insure your van.
 
Is your vehicle type not listed above? Send us a message to find out if we can offer protection for your next rental.

Follow the tips below to avoid the hard sell and have a safe, stress-free trip:

1. Your RentalCover.com policy is valid

If you are told by the rental company that they “don’t recognise” your RentalCover.com policy, don’t worry: They don’t need to! Our policies are an independent alternative to the rental company’s waivers and they are valid worldwide. They have no hidden exclusions and are 50% cheaper than the rental company’s waivers. If your rental company refuses to give you a vehicle we recommend speaking to your rental booking agent.

2. Be prepared

Have all required documents ready for your check-in and take a look at your country’s Rental Guide so you know what to expect at the rental desk.

3. Be confident

You have chosen to be insured by a fully underwritten, global distributor of insurance products with a proven track record of processing claims lightning fast - on average within three business days. We have been doing this since 2014 and our customers rate us "excellent" on consumer review website, TrustPilot.com.

Want more information? Our Rental Guides explain how everything works

We understand that insurance, and especially insurance acronyms, can be confusing! In this short article we demystify the two most commonly used terms you will hear at the rental desk:

Excess / deductible

This is the maximum you will pay for a claim before your Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) comes into play. In the event of an accident you are liable to pay up to the full excess deductible amount, and your CDW insurance will pay the rest. For example, if your car is worth $10000 and your excess deductible is capped at $3000, you would pay up to $3000 and the rental company’s insurance would pay the rest. You can purchase additional protection from RentalCover.com which reduces your excess / deductible costs to $0.

Collision Damage Waiver (CDW)

CDW and LDW is usually included in the rental rate that you see on a website. Note that these “waivers” just reduce your risk from a high amount (similar to the full value of the car) to somewhere between $1500 and $3000 depending on the car and the rental company.

✗ Without CDW

If you have an accident you may be responsible for the full cost of your rental, in additional to any towing and administrative charges incurred due to loss of use while the vehicle is off the road.

✓ With CDW

If you have an accident you will only pay up to the deductible excess amount on the vehicle. Many rental company CDW policies typically exclude windscreen and tyre repairs/replacements, as well as undercarriage, roof, interior, window and side mirror damages. However, if you have purchased RentalCover.com’s Full Cover product we not only reduce your excess deductible to $0, but also include protection for all the items that these policies don’t protect you for.

Want more information? Our Rental Guides explain how everything works

We understand that insurance, and especially insurance acronyms, can be confusing! In this short glossary we demystify the more commonly used terms you will hear used at the rental desk:

CDW protects you from sky high costs in the case of an accident, theft or damage being caused to your vehicle. If you have this insurance the rental company will waive their right to collect the full cost of the damage and repairs from you (similar to the full value of the car) to somewhere between €/$/£1500 & €/$/£3000 depending on the car and the rental company. You can purchase additional protection from RentalCover.com which reduces your excess / deductible costs to $0.

This is the maximum you will pay for a claim before your Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) comes into play. In the event of an accident you are liable to pay up to the full excess deductible amount, and your CDW insurance will pay the rest. For example, if your car is worth $10000 and your excess deductible is capped at $3000, you would pay up to $3000 and the rental company’s insurance would pay the rest. All RentalCover.com policies include zero excess as standard.

This is almost the same as CDW. The only difference is that this waiver covers theft, vandalism and loss of use to your vehicle on top of your existing CDW. At RentalCover.com all our policies include protection in the event of fire, theft and vandalism as standard.

This is the fee imposed on the customer by the rental company to cover any loss of income incurred while the vehicle is being repaired.

Sometimes referred to as deductible excess protection or waiver, this is a supplemental policy to CDW, and is available from RentalCover.com. If you have this insurance we will take on the responsibility for refunding your deductible excess in the event that you need to make a claim, effectively reducing the amount to $0. All RentalCover.com policies include zero excess as standard.

We work with some of the largest and most respected insurers to provide you with coverage, no matter where you drive. Our top-rated global panel of insurers include, but are not limited to:

AON, Astrenska Insurance Ltd, Canopius, Chubb, Intact Insurance, Lloyds, US Fire

All our customers benefit from the rigour and expertise that our global panel provides.

If you see a charge from RentalCover.com on your credit card statement that you don’t recognise, it is likely because you added rental insurance through one of our approved partners, and it has been charged separately to your rental. Our list of partners includes Rentalcars.com, Booking.com and many more. 

You can cancel or modify your insurance directly by logging into your RentalCover.com account. Alternatively, you can contact the customer service team for all our partners.

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So we can provide better email-based support to our customers around the world in over 40 languages we recently removed our phone-based support.

But we’re still here to help you. You can use the links below to browse and find answers to popular questions, including:
 
You can also easily manage your insurance, including changing your rental dates, policy holder details and even cancelling your cover if plans change from your Account.
 
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We often get asked if we offer the following products. You can sign in to view the full wording for your policies. In summary, here’s what we do cover:

✓ Vehicles from authorised rental companies and peer to peer rentals and car share platforms like Drivy, Getaround, Goget, Turo, Carnextdoor, Zipcar, HiyaCar and more
✓ Accident replacement vehicles and those that are rented from car dealerships
✓ Wheelchair and other adapted vehicles 
✓ RVs, motorhomes and campervans are available in some countries, if permitted by your rental agreement
✓ 4x4s that are intended for normal driving on sealed roads
✓ 4x4s that are intended for driving offroad (in some countries) - if permitted by your rental agreement. 

We don’t cover

✗ Supplementary Liability Insurance (SLI) for renters in the US (it’s coming soon). Our US Rental Guide has more information regarding SLI.
✗ Personal Accident Insurance (PAI) for drivers - this is usually covered by your travel insurance
✗ Annual insurance policies - unless you previously purchased our Annual Policy and wish to keep it active
✗ Third Party Liability Insurance - for more information check your country specific Rental Guide
✗ Personal vehicles or others that aren’t from authorised vehicle rentals or car share platforms
✗ Vehicles with more than 15 seats including the driver seat
✗ Commercial trucks and other vehicles that are used for commercial purposes such as removal/moving trucks, pantech trucks, commercial delivery vans, courier trucks, trailer trucks, dump trucks, garbage trucks, carriers, refrigerator trucks 
✗ Vehicles that require a non-standard driver’s licence
✗ Vehicles that have trailers, camper trailers, caravans or other extensions attached to the tow bar 
✗ High end supercars, high end sports cars, classic cars and exotic vehicles
✗Certain combinations of country of residence and destination country 

Find out how much you could save on rental insurance by creating a free quote on our website.

1. Visit RentalCover.com and enter your country of residence and destination country

2. Confirm the start and end dates for your trip, and then select the vehicle you plan to rent; car is always selected by default (if you are unsure about vehicle types read this short guide).

3. Lastly click “Get a quote” to retrieve your personal quote. You can review the details and complete your booking by entering your payment details.

The quote page displays the trip price and all the important information you need to know before you set off, including any inclusions and exclusions. You can also review your insurance policy before you buy.

Please ensure that the policy holder’s name is the same as the main driver on your vehicle rental agreement.
You can change policy holders any time before you pick up the vehicle. Just sign in and go to the Profile page in My Account. Here you can also add your company name on the invoice.

Additional drivers are automatically covered by your RentalCover.com policy.
 
Please ensure that the policy holder’s name is the same as the main driver on your vehicle rental agreement.

You can check the status of your policy at any time by accessing your account.

1. Visit My Account.

2. Next sign in. To do this you will need the email you used to create your original quote and your booking reference number which ends with "-INS", this can be found in the subject line of your confirmation email.

3. On the left hand side menu you will be able to see the status of your policy:

Confirmed  Your policy has been purchased
   
Quote  Your policy has not yet been purchased
   
Cancelled  Your policy is no longer active and a refund will be issued
You can update your email preferences at any time from your My Account page.

1. Visit My Account
 
2. Next sign in. To do this you will need the email you used to create your original quote and your booking reference number which ends with "-INS", this can be found in the subject line of your confirmation email.
 
3. Select Profile from the left hand menu. Click “unsubscribe” from the bottom of your profile and you will no longer receive our promotional emails.
 
You can view, download or print your policy wording and invoice from your My Account page.

1. Visit My Account.
 
2. Next sign in. To do this you will need the email you used to create your original quote and your booking reference number which ends with "-INS", this can be found in the subject line of your confirmation email.

3. Select Profile from the left hand menu. Click on "Policy Wording" to read or download your policy by clicking the save iconsave on the top right of the page. You can also select "View Invoice" to automatically download your invoice as a pdf.

From your profile you can also amend the policy holder’s personal information and add your company name on the invoice.

Find out more about how to modify your policy here.
 
Due to limitations from our insurers, our policies can only be used to cover one rental vehicle. The only exception is if your rental company replaces the vehicle, in which case your existing policy will still work.

Your coverage still works if your rental agreement permits you to drive the vehicle in other countries.

If your rental has started and you realise you forgot to buy insurance, don’t worry, you still can. Just create a quote on the homepage.

As soon as your purchase is complete your insurance is active. Find out more about how coverage days are calculated.

For any other insurance questions, please visit our Rental Guide.
If you damage your rental vehicle and the rental company provides you with a replacement, our insurance will automatically cover you, as long as the car type and policy holder details remain the same.
 
For all other insurance questions, please visit our Rental Guide
To find out more about what is included in your policy, what to do at the rental desk and information about how you should proceed in the event of an accident, read our country specific Rental Guides.

 
If you are involved in a multi vehicle accident, your rental company will charge you for the damages up to the full amount of your excess until the insurers decide who is at fault and close the case. 

But don't worry, we've got you covered. 

If a third party is at fault, your rental company will refund you the full amount you have been charged for the damage costs. The refund can sometimes take up to 12 months, so because we don't want you to be out of pocket for that long, we will pay you back as soon as you sign a waiver letter, agreeing to refund us the money once you get it back from the rental company.

If you had an accident you can start a claim here. To help speed up the process, please give us as much information as possible, including whether you have shared the other party's details with your rental company. 
 

Managing your cover

At RentalCover.com we work with a number of car rental partners who sell our policies when you book from their site. If that sounds like you, and your trip has already started, please contact your rental partner directly for support. We are not able to cancel any policies purchased via a partner’s website.

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If you purchased your policy directly from RentalCover.com, unfortunately once your rental period has started it is not possible to cancel your cover. You can however extend or shorten your policy. To do this just visit My Account. To login, you will need your booking reference number which ends with "-INS", it can be found in the subject line of your confirmation email.

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To cancel, extend or shorten your cover please follow these steps:

1. Visit My Account.

2. Next login. To do this you will need your booking reference number which ends with “-INS”, this can be found in the subject line of your confirmation email.

3. Lastly, choose your policy and select either Extend / Reduce Cover dates or Cancel. We will then immediately process your refund. Please note that most international transfers complete within one to four business days.

At RentalCover.com we provide the rental insurance and our partners are responsible for the rental cars. We work with a number of rental partners who sell our policies when you book from their site.

If that sounds like you, and you are having difficulty at the rental desk, please contact your rental agency directly for support.

Need support? If you purchased your RentalCover.com policy on another website you will have a booking confirmation from them. Please contact their support team to make any changes - here's the support details for all of our partners. Check your original confirmation email to find your rental company’s name.


If you purchased your policy separately to your car rental and would now like to cancel you can shorten, extend or cancel this online via the My Account page. For more instructions please read our cancellation guide.

Please note that your RentalCover.com policy can be used for any rental vehicle, from any rental company, subject to the terms of the rental agreement. You don’t need to change your policy.

To shorten or extend your policy please follow these steps:

1. Visit My Account.

2. Next login. To do this you will need your booking reference number which ends with “-INS”, this can be found in the subject line of your confirmation email.

3. Lastly, choose your policy and select Extend / Reduce Cover dates. If you reduced the number of days we will refund you the difference to your original payment card. If you are extending your dates you will just need to pay the additional amount.

Good news. You don’t need to change your policy.

Your RentalCover.com policy can be used for any rental vehicle, from any rental company, subject to the terms of the rental agreement.

Planning on adding extra drivers and countries to your cover? Learn more here.

The nominated driver and all additional drivers included on your rental agreement are covered by your RentalCover.com policy. There is no need to add any additional drivers to your policy; they are automatically covered free of charge. Make sure the nominated driver's name on your rental agreement matches the name on your RentalCover.com policy.

Thinking of visiting other countries on your trip? All our policies include cover for additional countries as long as your vehicle was collected from the nominated country of pick-up and this is in accordance with the permissions set out in your rental agreement. 

You do not need to inform RentalCover.com of additional drivers or countries you are visiting.

Renting more than one vehicle at the same time? Each vehicle must have its own individual policy since your policy only covers a single vehicle at a time.

To help you get back on the road and moving again as quickly as possible please follow the instructions below:

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{% else %}

1. Check you have entered the correct booking reference and email address - it’s easy to enter an incorrect number! To do this you will need your booking reference number which ends with “-INS”, this can be found in the subject line of your confirmation email. We recommend you to copy and paste it to avoid mistakes. 

2. If you still see an error message click the “Forgot your booking reference?” link. You can then confirm your email address and we'll email you your most recent booking reference so you can access your booking details

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1. Ensure you have entered all the correct details and try again.

2. Make the payment using an alternate card where possible.

3. If the problem persists please contact your bank for more information.

If you are having other technical difficulties please follow these steps:

1. Refresh your page, and if the issue persists clear your cache.

2. Use an alternative web browser, such as Google Chrome.

3. If the issue continues please complete these steps:

  • Reply to any of our emails
  • Include screen grabs of the pages where you are having an issue
  • Include the URL of the page that is causing the issue
  • Go to whatsmyos.com and paste the content from the top of each page in your email to us
  • Include the exact time that you visited the site

That will help us recreate the issue so we can resolve it for you as quickly as possible.

Payments

If you do find a better price anywhere, we are happy to beat it.

Just reply to any of our emails and include details of the alternative quote, including a screenshot or link to the other quote, your country of residence, your destination country and your travel dates, and we will further discount your RentalCover.com quote.

Please note that our price beat promise does not apply to customers renting in Iceland. 

When comparing policies keep in mind all the benefits of a RentalCover.com policy


We include many types of damage that the rental companies “exclude” such as:

All types of accident
Theft/fire/vandalism
Windscreens & tyres
Roadside repairs
Underbody damage
Lockout & key replacement
Towing
Headlights

Unfortunately, transaction fees are everywhere when you travel internationally. In this article we share tips for how you can avoid these fees.

One major cost that most travellers don’t plan for are potential charges from the rental company in the event of an accident or damage. Those fees can cost in excess of $3000 and credit card issuers typically charge 4-5% in additional fees for international travellers.

Before you travel check the cost of using your credit or debit card overseas. To avoid costly card fees we recommend that you use prepaid travel cards
 

When you make a claim with RentalCover.com there are two factors that can explain the difference between the amount you paid for your damages and the final claim amount you receive.

1. Additional credit card fees: When you make a claim RentalCover.com will refund the charges you received from the rental company, but we do not refund any additional international transaction fees you might incur.

2. International money transfers: Our payment technology allows your claim to be paid into any bank in the world, with no additional fees. While we waive the fees that banks charge for sending payments and wherever we can we waive the fees charged by your bank for receiving payment, (these normally both cost between 10-20 USD per transaction), we take these fees into account when calculating the exchange rates that you see at the time of payment.

We hope that this article explains the efforts we take to simplify payment and how you can save money when travelling internationally.

If you make changes to your RentalCover.com policy or create several quotes over time you may notice a small difference in price from when you originally booked.

Reasons why the cost of your modified cover may differ are as follows:

1
The average price per day often changes based on multiple factors including the duration of bookings, locations, time of the year, the car rental rates and many other factors.
   
2
Insurance risk rates are provided by our insurers. They are complex and can impact the price you see

We will always aim to provide you the best price for your coverage when you book directly from RentalCover.com. Our partners may charge a small commission fee in return for the convenience of booking your vehicle and insurance in a single transaction which is why you may notice a difference in cost.
 
If you do find a better price anywhere, we are happy to beat it. Just reply to any of our emails and include details of the alternative quote, and we will further discount your RentalCover.com one

Cancelled your cover but can’t see the money back in your account? That might be due to one of the following scenarios:

1. Your refund is being processed
After you have cancelled your cover, a refund will automatically be issued. This can take {% if booking.agent.Name == 'rentcars' or booking.agent.Name == 'carrental8' or booking.agent.Name == 'goboony' or booking.agent.Name == 'camptoo' %}up to 25{%else%}between 3-10{%endif%} working days for the money to reach your account. If you haven't received your money after {% if booking.agent.Name == 'rentcars' or booking.agent.Name == 'carrental8' or booking.agent.Name == 'goboony' or booking.agent.Name == 'camptoo' %}25{%else%}10{%endif%} working days, please contact your bank for more information.

2. Your payment was never taken (so no refund is required)
If you cancelled your policy shortly after you purchased it a reversal process will be triggered.
Your transaction will appear as pending on your credit card statement, and the money will be temporarily blocked, but the payment will not leave your account. This pending transaction will disappear from your statement within 3 to 5 working days and you will not be charged by RentalCover.com.

If your transaction is still pending after 5 working days, please contact your bank for more information.
 
It is not possible to update your payment method or currency after your policy is purchased.

If you would like to change your payment method or currency you can cancel and rebook your coverage with RentalCover.com any time prior to pick up.

Just visit My Account to get started.
 
We will not be able to refund your premium after your rental period is complete, even if you did not have an accident.

When you buy our policy you agree to pay a small non refundable fee in exchange of us taking a big risk off your shoulders, and although luck is good, having insurance is better.

We are here to provide you with protection for when things go wrong. Read this article to find out what is included in your cover.

We sometimes hear of rental companies charging customers for damages that did not happen, inflating or miscalculating the final charges. If this has happened to you, you should lodge a “dispute” with your credit card issuer for this unauthorised transaction.

To save time lodging your dispute please follow the instructions below:

1. Download our template letter PDF icon and fill in your details

2. Contact your credit card issuer and use your letter to lodge a dispute for the final transaction you were charged by the rental company. It is best not to explicitly request a refund as your bank may defer you to contact the rental company directly to contest the charge. Instead we advise you state that “the charge was unauthorised” since you do not recognise the damage

What happens next? You can expect a response within 1-2 weeks, and for the charge to be reversed within 3-4 weeks. Our customers have a 95% success rate with these requests, however if your request is unsuccessful, or if you have some excess charges remaining after the dispute is settled, please start a claim online with us here and we will review your case as soon as possible.

RentalCover.com is proud to offer a range of discounts including:
 
 Military Discount

Servicemen and servicewomen can benefit from a 30% discount when booking car rental insurance for both their holidays and business travel (this is not available for US residents). To receive your discount code just send us a photo of your Military ID Card or email us from your work email address and include “military service” in the subject line.
 
 Seniors Discount

Australian Pension/Seniors Cardholders can receive 30% off. To receive your discount code, send us a photo of your card.
 
 Student Discount

We’re happy to support students with our 30% discount off your next car rental insurance purchase. To receive your discount code simply send us a photo of your Student ID Card or email us from a .edu domain.
We will always aim to price beat like for like insurance quotes. Please note however that we cannot price beat for the following cases:
- Quotes provided by CarInsuRent (we have major concerns about this business’s eligibility to sell insurance products). 
- Policies where Iceland is the destination country
- Quotes that provide a lesser level of cover than offered by RentalCover.com
- Collision Damage Insurance (CDI) for US residents. 
- Policies purchased from our approved partner websites (our partners control their own car and insurance packaging and pricing).
- When quote details are inaccurate and do not match your trip (for example if you are an Australian resident travelling to Japan your price beat request must match this information)
 
When comparing policies keep in mind all the benefits of a RentalCover.com policy

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