While our car hire arrangements include some level of insurance against damage and theft, you will nevertheless be liable for excess charges in the event of damage or theft (except in the Canary Islands, where such charges do not apply). You can easily pick up dents and scratches and even minor damage such as this can result in excess repair charges to you of several hundred euros.
We very strongly
recommend that you either:
a) pay a top-up charge on collection of your hire car so that no excesses or a reduced excess are payable in the event of damage or theft; at the time of writing (October 2019) this top-up charge varied from approximately €14 per day in Spain to approximately €30 per day in Italy, or
b) purchase an insurance policy before you depart. We can recommend a policy which will reimburse the excess paid by you in the event of damage to or theft of the rental vehicle hired by you through Inntravel in any of the European countries featured on our website (except the UK). You will find further details on the website of our recommended insurer, Campbell Irvine
– look for the lowerHIRE link at the bottom of the page.
Please note that excess charges do not apply on the Canary Islands
and so it is not necessary to make arrangement to cover these if you are travelling to one of the islands.