Insurance

Insurance & CDW Thankfully accidents are rare! We’d all prefer it if accidents never happened… but sadly they do & the consequences of even a minor accident in a motor vehicle can be very costly. Sometimes damage occurs which isn’t even your fault – but whilst the vehicle is hired to you it remains your responsibility. The truth is you are probably more likely to have an accident when you’re driving an unfamiliar vehicle so it’s important to understand what you are responsible for. We know some car rental companies have a poor reputation when it comes to damage, but at Evesham Self Drive the emphasis is always on fairness. openness and honesty. Our promise to you is that we will always seek to minimise the cost of such damage, however… a new windscreen in one of our vans could cost £500 or more, a wing mirror over £120, tyres can be over £100 each or a simple parking scrape could cost hundreds. Please read the details below and if you would like to take the best available cover please opt for our Collision Damage Waiver which significantly reduces your responsibilities in the event of damage to your hire vehicle. Insurance – Who is Eligible?
    • UK Licence Holders -To use our insurance, drivers must be between the ages of 25-69 and, have held a full UK driving licence for 2+ years, which they must produce in person when collecting the vehicle.
    • NON-UK Licence Holders -Non UK licence holders must provide their own insurance, or accept a £1,000 excess. Remember that this excess may be covered by your travel insurance provider or credit card.
Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) Qualifying drivers may opt to take our Collision Damage Waiver (CDW). Our CDW offers some of the most comprehensive Self Drive cover on the market covering accidental damage to:

 £50 excess Wing Mirrors & wing mirror glass per side

 £50 excess Windscreen & other glass per window

 £50 excess Collision Damage per incident

 £50 excess Tyre & wheel damage per wheel

The CDW does not cover deliberate malicious or negligent damage, or the following;

X no cover – Interior damage

X no cover – Overhead damage

X no cover – Under-body damage

X no cover – Damage caused by use of the wrong fuel

X no cover – Loss of or damage to/breakage to keys and consequential costs

CDW rates for cars up to 7 seats £8.50 per day, £49 per week CDW rates for other vehicles £15 per day, £89 per week. Standard Cover (Indcluded in our Prices) Hirers who qualify to use our standard cover accept an insurance excess of £500 for most types of damage caused to or by the vehicle (however caused) from the start of their hire to the time it is checked over by a member of our staff on return.

 £500 excess Collision Damage

The following items are not covered by our standard insurance and hirers are responsible for the full costs incurred;

X no cover – Wing Mirrors & wing mirror glass

X no cover – Windscreen & other glass

X no cover – Tyre & wheel damage

X no cover – Interior damage

X no cover – Overhead damage

X no cover – Under-body damage

X no cover – Damage caused by use of the wrong fuel

X no cover – Loss of or damage to/breakage of keys and consequential costs

X no cover – Costs of damage to property not covered by our insurance

Hires leaving England, Scotland & Wales Our Insurance and Breakdown cover is not valid outside mainland England, Scotland & Wales, unless we know about your journey in advance and you have our written authorisation. Your excess will be £1,000 and cannot be covered by CDW. We are happy to quote you for these hires and offer competitive rates. Please note this also applies to Ireland, ROI and Channel Islands. Insurance – Exclusions! We cannot insure some drivers on our insurance. These include younger, older or inexperienced drivers, disqualified drivers, drivers with too many points on their licence, and some foreign licence holders. Please contact us before you book if you’re not sure. The following items cannot be insured, and hirers are responsible for full costs incurred; damage above cab height, interior damage (seats, roof etc), damage caused by abuse, maliciously, or by negligence – i.e. using the wrong fuel type and incidents involving keys. Note: Information on this page is not contractual or legally binding and is shown for general information purposes. We may or may not be able to hire to you or insure a vehicle for you and other insurances may or may not cover you or a vehicle. Insurance cover must always be shown to be in place by production of documents specific to the hire, unless we are providing cover included in the hire.