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Car Hire Excess Insurance

Avoid surprises on Car Hire Excess charges from rental providers

  • Excess payments can be as much as £1,500 with some rental companies
  • Buy before you get to the hire car collection counter 
  • From £2.31 a day or £38.03 a year*
  • More than just excess protection**
  • Includes cover for glass, under-body and tyres

*Gold cover level in Europe
**Applies to Platinum cover level

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Excess Reimbursement Excess Reimbursement

You're fully covered for the excess as shown on your rental agreement, including loss or damage to tyres, roof, windscreen and other auto glass and under body of the vehicle, plus fire, theft, vandalism, towing costs* and loss of use, up to £5,000 for Platinum cover and £2,000 for Gold cover.

Two Cover Levels Two Cover Levels

If you’re on a budget, the Gold cover level offers a simple excess reimbursement protection policy as detailed opposite. If you’re looking for absolute peace of mind, check out all the extras offered by the Platinum cover level. For details see Extra Platinum Benefits on this page.

Extra Platinum Benefits Extra Platinum Benefits

Platinum cover includes personal accidents, lost baggage and keys, curtailment, locked-out cover and misfuelling** plus optional extras to cover a second driver or extend your rental up to 60 days.

Cover to Suit You Cover to Suit You

Select the cover to suit your needs – whether it be for one day, or several weeks a year, Europe or Worldwide, you’ll find something that will suit. You can also insure up to 6 other drivers at no extra cost!


*The amount that can be claimed in respect of towing costs is limited to £500 each car rental agreement. 

**Some aspects of the Platinum cover level may be subject to individual excess charges, single item payment limits and/or policy exclusions. Make sure you check our Summary of Cover document on the right-hand side of this page so that you are fully aware of all policy terms.

Read more about Car Hire Excess Insurance

Getting a hire car for your next holiday is a given, but have you considered what would happen if you got into an accident? Whether you're a great driver or have been known to collect a few dings or scratches along the way, Car Hire Excess Insurance could be a good idea.

Excesses with many car hire companies can be as much as £2,000 – which can quickly turn a budget-friendly trip into a costly one. Want more information about hiring a car, or getting Car Hire Excess Insurance? Click on one of the links below.

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Benefits under this policy are provided by SOLID Försäkringar, Box 22068, 25022 Helsingborg, Sweden. Corp ID No 516401-8482. This policy is effected in England and is subject to the Laws of England and Wales. SOLID is a Swedish-based insurance company regulated by Finansinspektionen, the Financial Supervisory Authority Sweden (Institute Number: 20090) and passported into the Financial Conduct Authority (Financial Services Firm Reference Number: 401229).

The policy is administered by Questor Insurance Services Limited (an independent insurance intermediary authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority Firm Ref: 466942) on behalf of Protect Your Bubble. Claims are handled in the UK by Orchard Administration Services Ltd on behalf of the Insurer. The procedure for claiming is included within the policy.

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