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    • Calypte
    • By Calypte 14th Sep 17, 10:23 AM
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    Expedia car hire zero excess CDW - do I still need extra insurance?
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    Expedia car hire zero excess CDW - do I still need extra insurance? 14th Sep 17 at 10:23 AM
    Just that really: I've booked a couple of car hires through Expedia for the USA recently and both state that the CDW has a zero excess. Therefore is it still worth getting car hire excess insurance? I know CDW doesn't cover certain things (damage to tyres, towing etc) so I''m assuming it's still worth getting the insurance to cover these things?

    Is that correct?
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    • WAYT
    • By WAYT 14th Sep 17, 3:24 PM
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    • 14th Sep 17, 3:24 PM
    If booked via Expedia UK, it's not mandatory, but I take the "belt and braces" approach as I travel a fair bit.
    You will have the minimum allowed public liability insurance applied

    I have an annual policy that covers CDW(up to US$100,000), Super CDW(up to £6,000), SLI(up to US$1,000,000) and a fair bit more.

    https://www.bettersafe.com/Documents/CHCDWSLI_Insurance_Policy.pdf
    http://www.insurance4carhire.com/media/17047/annualamericas.pdf
    https://www.carhireexcess.com/Content/docs/782_CarHireExcess_Policy_UK_20_07_2017.pdf
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