Woodford Car Hire likes to keep things simple, but when it comes to car rental in general, there’s likely to be a fair share of fine print and details – mostly to protect the parties involved in hiring out the vehicle. Words like waiver, excess and liability can often scare the renter into either ticking all the options or none at all. Woodford Car Hire has put together a simple and easy-to-use guide for protecting yourself from unexpected costs when renting with Woodford:
What is a waiver?
As a person renting a vehicle, you become liable for any damages or costs incurred resulting from any sort of collision, accident or incident. Usually, rental companies are insured for unforeseen and unfortunate events such as these, but are also likely to incur excess charges.
A waiver occurs when you pay a small fee upfront that ensures that the rental company waives their right to charge you for the excess in these events, up to a specified amount. This sounds a lot like insurance, but with Woodford, is more of a protection to a certain degree of what you could potentially be liable for.
What waivers do Woodford offer?
Woodford Car Hire always aims to offer peace of mind to its customers. In normal cases, the maximum liability you would take on is R10 000 (meaning you would pay R10 000 at the most in the case of incidents and damages costing more). However, by purchasing the following waivers at the counter before renting your vehicle, you can reduce your risk –
• Tyre & Glass Waiver
This waiver is often a no-brainer for customers, with the most common damage done to the tyres, windows or windshield of the car. This includes punctures, cracks and chips that could occur in pretty much any environment.
The Tyre & Glass Waivers with Woodford Car Hire costs just R45 per day and ensures that you don’t pay a cent in the event of reasonable damage.
• Top Up Waiver
This waiver provides a maximum liability to the renter in the event of any incident or damage to the vehicle – you would essentially pay a fraction of the excess in lieu of an upfront payment per day.
The Top Up Waiver costs R50 per day and will limit your liability in the event of an accident to a maximum of R3 500.
• Super Waiver
An extension of the Top Up Waiver provides for an even further decrease in liability.
The Super Waiver from Woodford Car Hire can be purchased for just R80 per day, and will ensure that you do not ever pay more than R2 500 in the event of an accident or collision.