Saturday, December 31st, 2011
The game is afoot for Aussie car rental customers in 2012. For most people that are familiar with renting a car, you will be well aware of the sinking feeling, at the rental desk, when you are given the choice to reduce your car rental insurance excess, from $3300 down to $300.

Taking this option from the car rental company can cost you between $22-$27 per day, ouch! So you have done all of this research to find the best rental deal and now you’re stuck with this additional cost, or you can take the risk and go without.

Well, now you can waive the car rental companies' option and go to and buy your car rental excess insurance direct with the insurance company.

Allanz Global Assistance and Tripcover have put their heads together and come up with a first for the Australian market.

Their car rental excess insurance is a travel insurance product designed specifically for the car rental market. It covers a number of drivers at no extra cost and also covers your luggage damage for up to $1500. Their rates start from $9.30 per day, with no minimum days required. That’s up to 66% cheaper than the car rentals companies' rates.

Now you can finally take the peace of mind option to reduce your car rental excess with Tripcover's simple 3 step signup process.

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Tripcover’s cause is to offer car rental customers the peace of mind that comes with having their car rental excess covered and not costing an arm and a leg.

Working with Allianz Global Assistance, we have used our combined experience in the travel insurance sector and car rental industry, to produce this car rental excess cover for the Australian market.

Desmond Sherlock


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