Car Hire Excess Insurance
Hiring a car for your holiday?
If, like many of our customers, you like to be able to travel independently by hiring a car once you're on holiday, our new Car Hire Excess Insurance is for you. This new hassle-free policy could save you money as it protects you against the high prices many hire companies can charge if your car is accidentally damaged. It also provides extra cover for many eventualities, leaving you free to enjoy your holiday.
If your hire car is damaged or stolen, the average excess payable from a selection of major European hire car companies if you need to claim is around £800 (usually deducted from your credit card). Some hire companies sell an excess waiver policy for a daily charge when you collect your car, which is usually around £8-£25 a day for European cover.
Our Car Hire Excess Insurance means that you can have protection in place before you go, and don't have to negotiate or pay the high charges at the desk when you collect the car. What’s more, our cover includes all the following as standard:
- Excess reimbursement up to £4,000 for any single incident or series of incidents during your trip
- Up to £500 for locksmith charges should you lock yourself out of the vehicle
- Drop-off charges up to £500 if you return the vehicle late due to an accident, illness or hospitalisation
- Misfuelling up to £1,000
- Vehicle key replacement up to £500 if the vehicle key is lost or stolen, including replacement locks and locksmith charges.
Get your quote for Saga Travel Insurance today – and don’t forget to add your Car Hire Excess Insurance too.
This Car Hire Excess Insurance section is arranged and administered by Halo Insurance Services Limited (Halo) and is underwritten by Allianz Global Assistance Europe.