When you hire a car, you’re usually offered many different products with it at an extra cost. One of these is an Excess Waiver.
Furthermore, particularly in North America, Collision Damage Waiver (‘CDW’) may not be included. Without CDW you may be liable for the entire vehicle value. If you take out the hire car company’s CDW it will usually come with an excess and this is covered by the hire car company’s Excess Waiver.
What we all forget, however, is that the extras you are charged at the desk have much more affordable alternatives.