Car Hire Excess

Collision Damage Waiver offers Collision Damage Waiver up to $100,000.

Collision Damage Waiver

What is Collision Damage Waiver?

Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) is included as standard in the Worldwide Car Hire Excess Insurance policy, whether it's an Annual or Daily policy. It applies on trips around the USA and Canada, as well as the Caribbean, South and Central America. This cover provides protection against losses incurred as a result from damage to the rental vehicle caused by fire, vandalism, accident or volcanic ash cloud. It also offers cover for theft, including unrecoverable theft, which is called Loss Damage Waiver (LDW) as well.

Do I Need Collision Damage Waiver?

Car hire insurance is not always required by law in the USA and Canada, as well as other countries in North, Central and South America. Still, it's highly beneficial to have appropriate Collision Damage Waiver cover in place before you travel. This way, you don't take the risk of being left with hugely expensive bills for certain damages and losses in case you get involved in a car accident.

What does Collision Damage Waiver cover? provides cover up to the lowest of the following:

  • $100,000 (or the equivalent in local currency)
  • The value of the rental vehicle
  • The value of claim
  • Legal costs incurred with the defence of any claim (up to a limit)

Terms and conditions apply. Check the policy documents for full details.

Worldwide Annual Cover with CDW included as standard from

£3.99 per day* or £52.99 per annum.

*Per day based on 7 Day Cover