Additional Cover

What is Vehicle Theft Cover?

Vehicle Theft Cover (TP)  covers the cost of replacing the rental car (or parts of it) if it gets stolen. You may have to pay an excess which can be reduced by purchasing the Excess Reduction cover when you when you collect your car at the rental location.Click here for details of our additional covers and excess reduction.


Will I be charged an excess in the event of damage to or theft of my vehicle?

If the rental car is damaged you may have to pay an excess. The amount of the excess varies depending on;
  • The type of car you have rented:
  • Whether you have chosen to reduce the excess liability by purchasing an Excess Reduction (ER) package
  • The country that you are renting in

You will be able to see the excess for the vehicle you have selected during the booking process.

Click here for more information on additional cover, including Excess Reduction.


What is Public Liability/Property Damage coverage (PLPD)?

In Australia and Canada, the equivalent to Third Party Cover is called PLPD.


Am I covered for liability?

All Avis vehicles in the UK are automatically covered for Legal Liability, Third Party and Public Liability, as required by law. This is included in your rental price.It covers you in case you cause damage to to someone or something, including passengers and their property, when using the Avis vehicle.
In some countries, we recommend Additional Liability Insurance (ALI), as the statutory limits are not very high (notably in North America, where ALI is normally included in the quote).


Is insurance included in the rate quoted?

Your rental quote will normally include basic cover (Third Party Cover, Vehicle Damage Cover (UK) Collision Damage Insurance (Ireland (Vehicle Theft Cover). You can purchase additional cover when you pick up your car,such as Personal Accident Insurance and products to reduce your excess. Click here to find out more about our additional covers.
For customers who are only taking the basic insurance, but not the additional insurance to reduce the excess to zero at the time of rental, we will take authorisation for the excess amount (EUR €1,200 or €1,800 plus VAT) on the customer's credit card. 


What is Vehicle Damage Cover?

Vehicle Damage Cover covers you for the cost of repairs to the Avis vehicle in the event of damage (except by attempted theft). You will, however, have to pay an excess amount. You can reduce purchasing the Excess Reduction cover when you when you collect your car at the rental location.Click here for details of all our insurance options and excess reduction.
For customers who are only taking the basic insurance, but not the additional insurance to reduce the excess to zero at the time of rental, we will take authorisation for the excess amount (EUR €1,200 or €1,800 plus VAT) on the customer's credit card. 


Does my credit card insurance cover me?

No Visa and American Express do not provide insurance cover for Ireland.

We recommend that you fully understand the conditions of cover provided by your credit card company when using your card for insurance cover.
If you have your own insurance cover, you must produce a copy of your motor insurance policy at the time of rental.
For customers who are only taking the basic insurance, but not the additional insurance to reduce the excess to zero at the time of rental, we will take authorisation for the excess amount (EUR €1,200 or €1,800 plus VAT) on the customer's credit card. 
If you decide not to purchase CDI and Theft Protection you will be required to pay a liability deposit of EUR €3,000 at the start of your rental using your credit card. An administration fee of EUR €30.00 applies for use of this service.
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