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Car Hire Excess Waiver Insurance (CHEW) is provided by The Medical Screening Company Ltd. We have been established as a specialist travel intermediary to the UK travel market for over 20 years. With so many years of experience we are proud to offer a policy to bring peace of mind the next time you need to take out car hire insurance.

We have expanded our product range to include the great variety of products you see today. They are underwritten by one of the world’s leading insurers, MAPFRE Assistance, which is a multinational insurance and assistance company founded in 1933 in Madrid, Spain. They have worldwide operations in Europe, America, Asia and Africa with over 161 million beneficiaries worldwide. It's a name you can trust.

Over the years our business has developed a reputation of providing quality products for our customers. Our customer service team is based here in the UK. We provide a friendly and professional service. With many years’ experience we recognise our customers’ requirements and we are able to offer the best and most cost effective solutions.

All our products come with a 14-day money back guarantee.

If you are looking for great value travel insurance then please look at our other products:

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Includes a 10% discount when you purchase from this website.

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What is Car Hire Excess Insurance?

Most car rental companies charge an excess if you have an accident – this means that you will be responsible for the first part of the claim.

The part you are responsible for is called the "excess" and it varies from one car hire company to another. However, it's usually between £500 and £2,000 depending on the vehicle type you rent - but it can be substantially more on high-value cars.

You can protect yourself against these charges by purchasing an excess waiver. Some companies will try to sell you a waiver while you book, but it can cost over £20 a day! Save money with us - get a standalone excess insurance policy instead.

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