With all the bad press flying about at the moment, you might be a bit worried about car hire. We understand that. That’s why we are partnered with Zest Car Rental, because they are the best.
Car hire insurance is confusing. Many of us don’t hire cars all that often and suppliers make things more confusing by using different phrases for the same insurance product. So here is our quick guide to make sure that you don’t overpay for insurance, but you don’t get a nasty surprise either. There are several different elements to car hire insurance so let’s go through them one at a time.
Collision Damage Waiver (CDW)
Without CDW you would be liable to the full cost of any damage to the car, whether it is your fault or not. So CDW is pretty essential, but the average policy has some rather big holes in it. It doesn’t cover theft, and it doesn’t cover things like windscreen, wheels, tyres or underbody damage. Worse, despite it’s name, it generally doesn’t cover you for the full cost of damage. Typically you are still liable for the first £1000, £1200 or perhaps even £2000 of the repair cost. CDW is always included when booking with Zest Car Rental with either no insurance excess or Excess Reimbursement Insurance (more on this later). Read more