Car Hire Excess Insurance

Available from as little as £1.99 a day compared to £10 or more with a car rental agency. 

We at believe that our Breakdown Cover provides peace of mind when driving your vehicle in the UK and Europe. But if you hire a car when you’re away, you also need that peace of mind through car hire excess insurance.

That’s why we’ve partnered with Bettersafe, providers of car hire excess insurance. When you rent a vehicle in most countries the hire cost will include some form of insurance. However, that insurance will usually come with a hefty excess against it. The rental agency will then try to sell you insurance to cover the excess, which can run up to over £10 a day! You could be open to large costs if a dispute were to happen, which is why we think purchasing car hire excess insurance makes a lot of sense for many vehicle hirers.

Some of the benefits are:

  • Low cost, as little as £1.99 a day versus £10 or more with car rental agency
  • Up to £6,000, any one claim and in aggregate, for an excess claim
  • Damage to car, theft, lost keys, miss-fuelling, road rage, lockout, reparation, car-jacking all covered
  • Worldwide cover including up to $100,000 collision damage waiver and $1,000,000 supplemental liability insurance
  • Cover for up to 8 drivers
  • Peace of mind

So if you’re looking to rent a vehicle soon, then don’t forget your car hire excess insurance!

Once you click through to get a quote you’ll be taken to another page where Bettersafe will guide you through the process. However, if you have any queries, then please don’t hesitate to contact Bettersafe.

Buy now button

Why Choose
sr Which? Recommended Provider for Breakdown Services June 2019
sr 5 Star Defaqto rated policies
sr 96% of customers recommend us after receiving assistance
sr 79% of vehicles repaired at the roadside
sr We reach 4 out of 5 customers within an hour
sr No excess or call out charges
sr 4.76 out of 5 for Customer Services (
sr No increase in premium following a claim
sr Average call answer time 4 seconds
sr We are owned by Call Assist Ltd, which also provides our service
sr 25% of our claims are reported via our highly rated App
sr A large network of Recovery Operators in the UK & Europe
Compare Us
Green Flag (
The AA (
Renew with us and save up to 72%
All competitor prices have been based on our most popular 3 star level of cover for a vehicle aged up to 5 years old. Cover includes nationwide recovery, home assistance, alternative transport, overnight accommodation and key assist. Last updated 27/09/2019.
Buy Breakdown Cover

Full Star
Full Star
Full Star
Full Star
Half Star

4.58 Average | 29117 Reviews

Reviews from customers who have purchased insurance policies through us.

We use cookies on our website. To find out more and manage your cookie preferences with us please view our cookies policy. Close