Renting a car while on holidays provides you with greater freedom, flexibility and independence to travel where you want, when you want. It's also gives you the opportunity to see more of the places you're visiting as well as travel much more comfortably! When you rent a car on holiday it's often a fantastic alternative to planes, trains, buses, and taxis, and is usually works out to be very affordable.
All that being said, if your rental car is involved in an accident or is damaged or stolen you could be liable to cover the cost of the rental car excess which can cost several thousand dollars. Rental companies may encourage people to pay to reduce excess, but even this works out to be very expensive as they nearly always charge high daily "excess reduction" rates. Basically, it's just not worth it!
1Cover's travel insurance provides cover for the rental vehicle excess (or the cost of repairing the rental vehicle if this is cheaper) if you hire a rental car and it is involved in an accident, or if it is damaged or stolen. We automatically cover you up to $5000 for the excess that could be incurred in the event of an accident, whether your fault or not. You also have the option to increase this excess cover to $6000, $7000, or $8000. We also cover you up to $500 to return your rental car if you are seen by a medical advisor as unfit to do so.
We provide cover for theft of cash and travellers cheques.
If you have an accident we will arrange for a medical transfer or evacuation to the nearest hospital for emergency treatment.
Travel isn't always smooth sailing. That's why we have 24/7 emergency medical assistance to assist you whenever you need help.
We automatically cover 35 conditions under our travel insurance policies. Find out more here.
Drugs & Alcohol
If you're intoxicated, taking drugs (that haven't been prescribed) and your claim results from these actions, then you're not covered.
Leaving your things laying around is just asking for someone to take them.
Driving Without A Licence
You need to hold the correct Australian licence for the vehicle you are driving, & it must be vaild in the country you are in.
Breaking The Law
For obvious reasons we can't help you out here. Always adhere to local laws no matter where your adventure takes you.
If something serious happens to you or them we'll reimburse you any expenses.
Coverage in case someone sues you for bodily injuries or damages.
We provide cover for trental vehicle excess
We provide cover for this so you can shop in safety