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Damage Liability Explained

Damage Liability Explained

In case of damage to your rental vehicle, you as a customer have a responsibility to pay 1st Class Rentals a damage liability amount of $500 (for drivers over 25 & under 75 years).  This cover is not applicable if you have breached the law in the operation of a Motor Vehicle i.e. Gross negligence or driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, exclude you from this cover. This rule also applies to Zero Excess covers if negligent.

Many, in fact nearly all car rental companies offer products such as excess reduction, CDW (Collision Damage Waiver) and other tricks such as selling tyre and windscreen cover which should be covered anyway.

Please see table below to compare the 1st Class Car Rentals excess amount compared to that of its competitors*.

Compare Insurance Covers before hiring.

 Standard Liability  Daily CDW  Reduced Liability
 Avis  $2750  $22  $385
 Hertz  $3300  $28  $330
 Thrifty  $2750  $25  $385
 Europcar  $2750  $24  $330
1st Class $2750 FREE $500
Green Provisional drivers, drivers under 25 years and over 75 years, your liability cover will be $1750. Additionally provisional drivers have a $10 per day surcharge on our normal day rate plus will have a higher refundable security bond to pay on hire.

At 1st Class we prefer to tell you the final cost at time of reservation. No catches, No surprises. If you have any other questions click here.

* Correct as of September 2015. Subject to change without notice.

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