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Improvements to Voyager's Hire Car Excess Cover      

If you are going abroad using a long stay travel insurance policy such as backpacker insurance or gap year cover you may decide to hire a car to explore the country you are visiting.

To protect yourself from any excess levied against you in the event of an accident or damage to the vehicle you may want to consider Voyager hire car excess insurance.

There have been a few changes to the policy, previously is was necessary to purchase an extension to the policy in order to be covered for car rentals in your home country but this is now included in the standard policy, giving you even better value for money.

With Voyager car hire excess insurance you are covered for to claim up to £2,000 reimbursement for any excess you are liable to pay per claim and £3,000 per rental agreement.

With Voyager Hire Car Excess insurance you are also covered to claim back your excess due to the following eventualities:

  • Cover for Damage to tyres, glass and underbody of the vehicle included - this is often excluded by rental company's own excess waiver policies
  • Car Rental Key Cover - £500 cover if the key is lost or stolen, including replacement locks
  • Misfueling Cover - £500 cover if you accidentally put the wrong type of fuel in the vehicle, including cleaning the engine & fuel system and associated towing costs
  • Towing Costs Cover - £500 for any towing or recovery costs following an accident or breakdown involving the rental vehicle

These features make Voyager Hire Car Excess Insurance a great idea if you are renting a vehicle whilst away backpacking or if you need to rent a car in the UK if you decide to return for a visit, to protect you from the high excesses that some car hire companies may charge you in the event of loss or damage to the vehicle.

As we have reported before in the ‘Is my Hire Car Excess Policy Valid?’ news story, some car hire companies try to suggest that a 3rd party excess policy will not be valid for their excesses but this is not the case. In the event that something does happen to the rental car and you have to pay an excess, you will simply claim this amount back from the Voyager Hire Car Excess policy when you return home, so you will not be left out of pocket.

1 week's cover for vehicle rentals in Europe costs under £20 and is available from the Voyager website.

Author: Adam