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What is super collision damage?

What is super collision damage?

Basically, the Super Collision Damage Waiver (sometimes called Car Hire Excess Insurance) covers any damages to the rental car if something happens to it while in your possession. It’s a confusing term because the waiver is not for you, the driver. The waiver is for the car rental company.

What is CDW charge on rental car?

A collision damage waiver (CDW) is additional insurance coverage offered to an individual renting an automobile. A collision damage waiver is optional, with the cost of the waiver dependent on a variety of factors, including the type of rental car and where the car is being driven.

What does CDW insurance cover?

The CDW covers damage from theft, vandalism, and traffic accidents, but rarely covers bodily injury liability caused by a traffic accident, per SmartTravel. It’s important to remember that a CDW only covers the damage to your rental vehicle.

Do you need Scdw?

The SCDW is optional – don’t get browbeaten if you want to take that risk – but you’ll end up with that EUR2000 hold on your card and sweat on your brow navigating narrow Irish lanes knowing that the slightest scratch will cost you dear. 2.

What is a waiver when renting a car?

What are waivers? Waivers are not insurance. It is a legal, compulsory agreement between the rental company and the renter which generally limits the claim against a renter in the event of loss of or damage to the vehicle.

What does a CDW cover?

Collision damage waiver (CDW), also called car rental insurance, removes a car renter’s liability for all or some damage to a rental vehicle in an accident, similarly to collision insurance. CDW also may cover instances of theft or vandalism. The renter will normally only have to pay for a deductible in an accident.

What does Scdw cover?

Super Collision Damage Waiver (SCDW) This means that you are responsible for a minimal liability payment as a result of collision damage and alleviates you as the renter of the liability of the full cost of the repair or part thereof.

What is a standard waiver?

Standard Waiver: the customer is responsible for a limited liability amount in case of damage or loss. As the cost for a daily standard waiver is lower the liability payable for any damage or loss is higher.

Does CDW cover flat tires?

Flat Tires. A blowout or flat tire may not come under the definition of “damage” to a rented car, unless the tire problem is caused by an accident, in which case neither CDW nor credit card coverage is guaranteed to cover the associated expenses.

What happens if I return a rental car with a dent?

Minor damage to a rental car, such as scratches, dents, or a chipped windshield are covered by the Damage Waiver. The Damage Waiver is an optional protection product you can purchase with your car rental.