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18 April, 2013 - Peta Daniels Peta Daniels

Why Some Suppliers May Not Offer Excess Reduction

If you are comparing car hire and excess reduction is a top factor in influencing which rental package you will choose, then take care in knowing that some suppliers may not provide excess reduction on certain vehicles within their fleet.

Excess Reduction

So Why do Some Suppliers Not Offer Excess Reduction?

Some suppliers have carried out independent studies which concluded that damage to their rental vehicles mostly happened in instances where the customer included excess reduction in their rental package. Overall, the statistics illustrated that certain customers failed to take appropriate care of their rental vehicle as they were covered under their additional insurance purchase.

If you are interested in hiring a vehicle and would like to take out excess reduction but the supplier does not offer any direct insurance options, you may like to explore a third party option such as, Allianz Insurance.

When taking out third party insurance, keep in mind that if you are involved in an accident or your rental vehicle is stolen, you are liable to pay the excess direct to the supplier with your third party provider reimbursing you for the amount paid. Please ensure you thoroughly read the Rental Conditions displayed by the supplier and the PDS provided by your chosen third party insurance company.

Top Tip: Insurance is always a personal aspect of a rental vehicle. Take a moment to determine your personal circumstances and explore all your options to ensure you are happy with your choice.

Did You Know?

Did you know that Car Rental Buddy now provides you the convenience of purchasing Allianz Excess Reduction online during your booking? From as little as $12.65 per day, you can add peace of mind to your rental package booking. Simply review the options available on your booking confirmation page for further information.

*Terms and conditions do apply. Please note that Allianz Insurance may not be available for certain rental packages and locations.

Allianz Excess Reduction Option

*The above pricing of $37.95 is illustrated based upon a real quote conducted on Car Rental Buddy. Please review the Allianz Insurance quote for your chosen rental package by clicking on 'Select' and reading the details provided on Step Three of the quote / booking process.