Hiring a Van or Minibus, Are You Covered For Damage?
If this is your first time renting a van or minibus, we would like to bring to your attention an important part of the rental, the insurance. In the rental industry, this is often referred to as CDW, which stands for collision Damage Waiver. CDW is included in the price quoted; however, an excess will apply. The excess is the amount that the renter will be liable for if the van or minibus is damaged.
The Excess Can be High
Whilst all this information is in the important information available before booking we think it is important you fully understand.
With Thrifty the excess is £750, Thrifty like all rental companies will bring this to your attention whilst offering to sell you extra cover to reduce the excess, the cost with Thrifty is currently £7 per day but this only reduces the excess to £250 ie you are still liable for £250.
With Europcar the excess is £800 with extra cover available at £18 per day, which will reduce the excess to zero.
Even if you take out the extra cover you are still liable for lost keys, damage to windows , tryes, underside and roof which are not normally included in the insurance. . By the way, this is also the case with car rental.
Most of our regular customers select the option to take Excess insurance cover with Mondial.
Our Policy Costs £5.00 a day and covers:
- Excess up to £2,000.00
- Rental car key cover up to £500.00
- Personal Possessions up to £300.00
Mondial Assistance is authorised and regulated by the Financial Services Authority (FSA)
The option to add Mondial cover will be made available on the booking page after you select the vehicle.
One last thing the rental company will still swipe your card for the excess amount and if any claim is then made you must then claim against your policy. All this information and more will be emailed if you choose to add the excess insurance cover when booking your rental.
We hope you find this helpful, RVRentaVan comparing the price of UK van & minibus hire .
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