Insurance is very important when it comes to renting a vehicle especially in the UK for insurance regulations often change from country to country. Below you will find detailed information about what forms of insurance are required and what other options are available to you through Auto Europe and the rental supplies that we work with.
One important thing to remember is the insurance guidelines for the country you begin your rental in will be in effect for the entire rental period, even if the vehicle is being returned to a different country.
There are two forms of insurance that are required on vehicle rentals commencing in the UK they are third party liability and fire insurance. All of Auto Europe’s basic rental rates in the UK will include these insurances. Third party liability provides and unlimited amount of coverage to people and property outside of the rental vehicle that may be damaged because of the rental vehicle. Fire insurance provides and unlimited amount of coverage if the rental is damaged by fire.
When renting a vehicle in the UK there are a few optional insurances that are available to you through Auto Europe and our suppliers including collision damage waiver (CDW), theft protection, super CDW and personal accident insurance. Collision damage waiver and theft are included in all inclusive rental rates in the UK at an advanced purchase discount. If CDW is purchased locally it can cost anywhere from $19 CAD per day up to $49 CAD per day depending on the rental supplier and car category. Theft is also offered locally and costs between $10 and $26 CAD per day. When CDW and theft protection are purchased the supplier will have a deductible that you are responsible for in the event anything happens to the vehicle, which can range from $ 1,300 CAD up to $3,000 CAD. Super CDW is available locally for about $19-$52 CAD per day, which will help reduce the amount of the deductible you are responsible for. Personal accident insurance (PAI) is another insurance that is available locally to provide death and disability coverage to the driver and passengers of the rental vehicle and it costs about $10-$16 CAD per day. Please be aware that optional insurances are available with select car suppliers only and prices and participation are subject to change without notice.
Auto Europe would like to make sure that you are fully aware of any travel restrictions that may apply to your car rental. If you are intending to rent a luxury vehicle, large van or automatic there may be travel restrictions due to insurance regulations on those particular categories. Some suppliers may also restrict some vehicles from traveling into Italy, if you have plans to travel into Italy please advise Auto Europe at time of booking to make sure your rental is permitted to travel there. At this time we would like to ask for you to take a moment and make sure the vehicle you intend to rent will be suitable for your travel needs.
Vehicles rented through Auto Europe in the UK are restricted from traveling into the following countries: Albania, Bosnia, Belarus, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Croatia, Estonia, Greece, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Poland, Russia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Turkey and the Ukraine.
Note: Many suppliers will allow vehicles to travel to North Ireland, South Ireland and Western European countries. An additional fee will most likely apply and select vehicles cannot travel into Italy. If you have plans to travel outside of the UK please contact Auto Europe and firstname.lastname@example.org or call us toll free at 1 888 223 5555
International one-way rentals are available to Northern Ireland only and will incur additional fees. Domestic one-ways are offered in the UK most are free of charge, however fees may apply to rentals 4 days or less. Not all vehicles are permitted.