When renting a vehicle the insurance that is on the vehicle is by far the most important things to learn about. It is important to remember that the insurance guidelines of the country you pick up your rental in will be in effect for the entire duration of your rental. Once you receive your rental voucher please take a moment to read over the insurance details that are specific to your rental they will be printed in the terms and conditions area located at the bottom of the voucher. Below you will learn about what forms of insurance are required on your rental and what forms are optional and those that are available to you locally by the rental suppliers in Northern Ireland.
All rentals commencing in Northern Ireland are required to have third party liability and fire insurance coverage. All of Auto Europeís basic rental rates in Northern Ireland are inclusive of these insurances. The suppliers that we work with in Northern Ireland provide an unlimited amount of fire insurance in the event the rental vehicle is damaged because of a fire and $553,700 up to an unlimited amount worth of third party liability coverage to people and property outside of the rental vehicle that may be damaged because of the rental vehicle.
There are a few optional insurances available to rentals taking place in Northern Ireland, with the most important being collision damage waiver (CDW) and theft protection. In the event you decline the CDW and theft with Auto Europe we highly suggest contacting your credit card company to learn the specifics of your coverage, as many credit card companies will not provide CDW and theft to rentals taking place in Northern Ireland. CDW and theft are available for purchase locally; CDW costs about $17 to $30 CAD per day and theft is about $10 to $18 CAD per day. An important thing to keep in mind is that CDW and theft almost always have a deductible; in Northern Ireland deductibles can range from $1,200 CAD to more then $2,000 CAD. Many suppliers in Northern Ireland offer what is called super CDW for about $10 to $48 CAD per day that will help reduce the amount of the deductible. Optional insurances are provided through certain supplies only and prices can change without notice at anytime.
Many of the suppliers that we work with in Northern Ireland will allow certain vehicle categories to travel outside of Northern Ireland to the United Kingdom, Southern Ireland and most Western European countries. Additional fees will apply to rentals being taken into southern Ireland, continental Europe and the United Kingdom. Advanced notice must be given to Auto Europe and not all vehicles are allowed. Select vehicles may also be restricted from traveling into Italy
Vehicles rented in Northern Ireland through Auto Europe are not allowed to travel into: Africa (Morocco, Tunisia, Algeria etc) Albania, Bosnia, Belarus, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Croatia, Estonia, Greece, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Poland, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovenia, Slovakia, Turkey and the Ukraine.
Note: Please keep in mind that vehicles in Northern Ireland are set up to drive on the left hand side of the road and if planning to take a vehicle from Northern Ireland to continental Europe most of the countries in Europe drive on the right.
International one-ways are available to South Ireland only at an additional fee. Domestic one-way rentals are also offered and many will incur additional surcharges. Not all vehicles are allowed and minimum rental lengths may apply.