Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) is a standard part of the Worldwide Car Hire Excess Insurance policy and applies on trips in or through the USA and Canada, as well as the Caribbean, South and Central America, on daily or annual policies. It provides cover for loss incurred as a result of damage to the rental vehicle caused by fire, vandalism, accident, volcanic ash cloud. It also covers for theft, including unrecoverable theft, which is known as Loss Damage Waiver (LDW).
In the USA and Canada, as well as other countries in North, Central and South America, car hire insurance may not be mandatory. However, while it would initially reduce the costs of renting a car, it could still leave you paying expensive bills for certain damages and losses in case of an accident. Therefore, it would be highly beneficial to have Collision Damage Waiver purchased separately to cover you for consequent claims against you.
CarHireExcess.ie provides cover up to the lowest of the following:
Terms and conditions apply. Check the policy documents for full details.
So easy to set up, saves me loads over the year when the Car Hire companies try and stitch me for loads of money for the extra insurance. Most importantly we had to use the cover when my wife had a minor knock. Although a few forms to complete, there were no issues and the customer assistance were so nice and helpful. Alec - CarHireExcess.ie Customer - 31st April 2019