Additional Cover

Additional Cover for peace of mind!

We appreciate that hiring a car can sometimes be a confusing experience, especially when it comes to knowing what you are covered for.

At Avis, we try harder to make everything about car rental as simple and transparent as possible. That means no jargon and no hidden extras.

This guide will give you an easy-to-understand description of the options and benefits of additional protection.

* Please note - these cover options do not apply to UK Avis Prestige vehicles. Please click here for more information about coverage from Avis Prestige.

What cover is included in your quoted price?


When you book with Avis, the price you are quoted automatically includes a basic level of cover should you be involved in an accident. Click here for more information about mandatory cover.

Avis also offer a selection of additional cover, from Complete Protection of the driver and passengers to solely vehicle protection. You can read more about the different levels of cover below.

The additional cover is an optional extra which will be charged on top of your quoted price.

If you'd like to add our Complete Protection Package or any of the cover options listed below, speak to the rental desk at time of collecting your vehicle.


Complete Protection Package 

Our Complete Protection Package covers you the driver, the passengers and damage to the vehicle. It is our most comprehensive and carefree cover.

What does it cover?

  • Excess Reduction - zero excess on vehicle and tyre damage*
  • Windscreen Cover - zero excess on windscreen damage
  • Super Personal Accident Insurance (SPAI) - covering personal accident costs up to £126,000 per person, medical expenses of up to £6,300 per person and cover of personal effects up to £4,200
  • Roadside Safety Net (RSN) - protection on recovery assistance costs for flat tyres and batteries, a lock out service and fuel delivery if you run out during your journey

* Vehicle and tyre damage claims are subject to a £25 administration fee


How much does additional cover cost?

Varying levels of cover are available at the time of collecting your vehicle. Prices shown are "from" and are charged per day, to a maximum charge of 10 days. Individual elements of the Complete Protection Package are available separately at the counter.

AltText AltText Small Vehicles AltText Medium Vehicles AltText Large Vehicles
AltText Complete
Protection Package
AltText £24.50 AltText £28.00 AltText £31.00
          Includes - Excess Reduction, Super Personal Accident Insurance, Windscreen Cover and Roadside Safety Net
AltText Complete Car
Protection Package
AltText £17.50 AltText £21.00 AltText £24.00
          Includes - Excess Reduction, Windscreen Cover and Roadside Safety Net (excludes SPAI)
AltText Zero Excess
Protection Package
AltText £14.50 AltText £18.00 AltText £21.00
          Includes - Excess Reduction and Windscreen Cover

     * Prices quoted are for rentals collected from "Standard" locations. Rentals from "Premium" locations will be higher. 
     * Please check the prices during the booking process.
     * Vehicle and tyre damage claims are subject to a £25 administration fee.


Personal Accident Cover (PAI)

Whilst our Zero Excess Protection Package covers damage to the vehicle, Personal Accident Insurance provides personal cover to the driver and passengers in the event of an incident.

This is the only protection cover offered where the ‘driver’ is covered for personal injury. It is worth checking if you’re already covered for this from your own travel insurance.

What does it cover?

Personal Accident Insurance is available at two levels with coverage payable up to the following values:
AltText Cover AltText AltText PAI Cover AltText Super PAI Cover
AltText Personal Accident AltText (per insured person) AltText £42,000 AltText £126,000
AltText Medical Expenses AltText (per insured person) AltText £2,100 AltText £6,300
AltText Assistance & Rescue AltText (per insured person) AltText Actual costs AltText Actual costs
AltText Personal Effects AltText (per vehicle) AltText £2,100 AltText £4,200
AltText Baggage AltText (per any one item) AltText £200 AltText £245
AltText Additional Travel & Accommodation Costs AltText (per insured person) AltText N/A AltText £350
AltText Replacement of
Main House Keys
AltText (per insured person) AltText N/A AltText £350
Click here for more details about Avis Personal Accident Insurance.

Personal Accident - Maximum indemnity following death, loss of limbs or eyes, or permanent total disablement.
* Medical Expenses & Baggage (PAI) - An excess of £75 is applicable per claim. Excludes items rented through Avis.
* Medical Expenses & Baggage (SPAI) - An excess of £50 is applicable per claim. Excludes items rented through Avis.
Assistance & Rescue - Cover includes a 24 hour Emergency Helpline.
* Payments will be made in pound sterling and converted according to exchange rate on date of claim.


Windscreen Cover


Windscreen Cover reduces the excess to zero on front windscreen damage. There is no administration fee for claims on windscreen damage.


Roadside Safety Net (RSN)

Roadside Safety Net is an additional service that provides assistance if you experience a non-mechanical breakdown during your journey. You also don't have to worry about call-out charges.

What does it cover?

  • Tyre Assistance
  • Flat Battery
  • Lock Out Service
  • Fuel Delivery*

* Charges may apply

Click here for more information about Roadside Safety Net services.



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