Thrifty Car Hire Excess Reduction

At, we offer residents of the Republic of Ireland car hire excess insurance if you are renting a car with Thrifty. Our comprehensive and affordable policies can protect you against any excess charges you may incur from the rental company.

How does Thrifty’s car insurance work?

When you hire a car with Thrifty, your rental agreement usually includes the following insurance:

  • checkThird Party Liability

  • checkCollision Damage Waiver (CDW)

  • checkTheft Protection (TP)

Collision Damage Waiver and Theft Protection are usually included but are subject to an excess amount. This excess is the amount you are liable for in the event your hire car is stolen or damaged. Depending on which vehicle you hire, excess charges can range from €1,600 to €5,000.

What excess reduction products does Thrifty offer?

If Collision Damage Waiver and/or Theft Protection are not included within your rental rate, you can purchase these separately. By purchasing these products, your financial liability to the excess amount stated on your rental agreement is reduced.

However, to eliminate the excess, Thrifty offers Super Cover as an optional extra. Super Cover eliminates the excess for Collision Damage Waiver and Theft Protection, giving you full financial protection in the event your hire car is damaged due to collision or theft. This can cost between €19.30 and €34.05 per day depending on the vehicle you are hiring. Super Cover can only be purchased at the rental desk at the time of pick up and in selected locations only.

How does Car Insurance differ?

Car hire excess policies from start at just €3.99 per day and €48.99 for an annual policy. We also cover windows, windscreen, tyres, roof and undercarriage.

What’s insured?

  • checkExcess Insurance (up to €7,500 Sum Insured)

  • checkLoss of Use (up to €500)

  • checkMisfuelling (up to €1,000)

  • checkTowing / Breakdown (up to €1,000)

  • checkLock Out (up to €500)

  • checkRoad Rage (up to €1,000)

  • checkCar Jacking (up to €1,000)

  • checkHotel Expenses (up to €150)

  • checkTravel Expenses (up to €50)

  • checkRestitution (up to €500; €25/day limit)

  • checkDrop-off charges (up to €300)

  • check65 days Continuous Cover

  • checkIn-Country/Local Rentals

Optional upgrades are offered with some policies; they include:

  • checkCollision/ Loss Damage Waiver

  • checkVehicle Key Replacement

  • checkPersonal Accident

  • checkCampervan & Motorhome Excess cover

How much could you save on car hire excess insurance for your Thrifty car rental?

With… With Hertz…

Up to €7,500 reimbursement for Collision or Theft - INCLUDED in price

Accidental damage to windscreen, tyres, roof and undercarriage - INCLUDED in price

- Zero excess

Super Cover

- Can be purchased separately

- Prices start from €19.30 per day

- Wheels, tyres and keys not included in cover

- Zero excess

*Total cost: €27.93

*Total cost: €135.07

Total potential saving: €107.14

*Total cost based on hiring a VW polo or similar for a 7 -day rental in Ireland. Prices correct as of January 2020.

Get a quote now with and see how much you could save on your excess insurance policy.