Customer’s liability when hiring a rental car is capped at the excess value. Commonly the excess liability ranges between $4,000 and $6,000 for standard car types and up to $8,000 for prestige, 4WDs, mini buses and motorhomes when renting a vehicle in Australia. For specialty cars, the excess may exceed $8,000.
For Customers hiring a smaller car, such as a compact or economy, the $4,000 cover is most popular. Customers hiring larger cars or 4WDs often prefer the $6,000 or the $8,000 cover option.
Please note, RVE Insurance cannot provide personal advice based on your specific circumstances.
To learn about the components that make up a renter's financial liability when renting a hire car in Australia, read the article What is Rental Vehicle Excess insurance?