The Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) is an optional service and reduces the renter's liability in the event of damage to the vehicle when no responsible third party is identified.
If CDW is not included in the reservation, it is available for purchase at the rental counter. If CDW is not included in the rental or CDW is declined, the renter will be liable for the total cost of damages to the vehicle or the full value of the vehicle in case of damage.
If purchased or included in the rental, the excess is:
1,000 EUR for the vehicle categories Mini and Economy;
1,200 EUR for the vehicle category Compact;
1,500–1,800 EUR for Intermediate and Standard vehicles;
2,000 EUR for all Passenger Vans and all Commercial Vans;
and 2,500–5,500 EUR for all Premium and Luxury vehicles.
The excess will be charged every time a vehicle is damaged
Before purchasing CDW, it is advisable to determine if the renter's personal coverage is adequate to cover damage, theft, loss of revenue, administration fees, diminishment of value, and any towing, storage or impound fees. If CDW is declined, the renter will be required to pay these charges and to seek compensation through their carrier of personal coverage. The Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) is not insurance.