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Car Hire Excess


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When you hire a car, most car rental companies provide comprehensive insurance which protects you against the costs that you would incur in the event of an accident or theft of that hire car but you may still have to cover the excess. This means you would be liable to pay for the initial portion of the loss or damage up to a specified amount. This could be as high as €2,500 and this charge may apply even if the damage is not your fault.

With Post Insurance Car Hire Excess cover you can reduce or eliminate your excess liability as it will cover this excess in the event of an accident or if the rental car is damaged or stolen.

Why might you need Car Hire Excess ​cover?
  • You are not liable to pay the excess on damage done to your rental car, including damage to wheels/tyres, windscreen, windows, undercarriage and roof
  • Cover included for fire, theft and vandalism
  • Cover extends to 5 additional drivers who are named on the car rental agreement
  • Can cover you for up to 60 consecutive days
  • Personal accident cover of up to €40,000 included as standard
  • Our annual excess policies cover any one incident up to €2,500 and up to €3,775 in any one year
Why choose Post Insurance Car Hire Excess ​cover?
  • Low cost rates so avoid paying way over the odd's at the car rental counter when you are picking up the car
  • Choice of daily or multi-trip options
  • Easy on-line application - completed within 2 minutes!
  • Peace of mind while you are on your holidays/travelling abroad

Great value Car Hire Excess

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Post Insurance ​Car Hire Excess is arranged, administered and underwritten by AIG Europe Limited.