Car Rental Insurance from Sixt rent a car
Sixt rent a car makes it easy to determine what car rental insurance you do or don’t need. We know it can be overwhelming at the car rental counter, unsure of what insurance is needed for a car rental or which insurance is best for you. Sixt wants to make the decision easy for you, so that you know the terms of each insurance policy, what you are protected against, and what is not covered.
All Car Rental Insurance options from Sixt rent a car
Sixt rent a car offers several options for insurance: SLI, PDW, LDW, GDW, & PAI, below you will be able to see a description of each car rental insurance and what it means for the renter/driver.
Liability coverage/Supplemental Liability Insurance (SLI)
Liability coverage is the most basic insurance that Sixt offers, however it is a must when you rent a car from any company. If purchased, Supplemental Liability Insurance (SLI) protects the renter against claims made by a third party for bodily injury and/or property damages sustained as a result of an accident while the renter is operating a rental vehicle.
This coverage supplies the renter with third-party liability protection up to a limit of $1,000,000 per accident. Supplemental Liability Insurance (SLI) does not cover all all situations nor risks that may arise while operating a rental vehicle Examples when there may be exclusions where you will not be covered under this insurance include unauthorized or intoxicated drivers, no first party uninsured motorist coverage, no coverage for certain passengers in the Vehicle, among other exclusions.
The costs for the Sixt’s SLI can range between $10 -$15, depending on where you are renting from Sixt. For more information about where you are renting from, see the table below.
(Supplementary Liability Insurance can also be known as SL)
Partial Damage Waiver (PDW)
The Partial Damage Waiver removes the renter's responsibility for the first $500 of damage to or loss of the vehicle. Then the customer will be held responsible for all other damage costs exceeding the amount of $500. Warning the PDW is not available in all states.
(Partial Damage Waiver can also be referred to as LC)
Loss Damage Waiver (LDW)
The Loss Damage Waiver reduces the renter's responsibility in the event of damage to or loss of the rental vehicle. The cost of LDW varies between states and rental locations, but you can expect to pay around $20 a day. For more updated information, please see the table below. If LDW is not accepted, the renter will be held liable for the full value of the car. If LDW is accepted, the renter is only responsible for the following amounts: USD $0,- for all car groups // USD $500,- for all Cargo Vans. Except for Las Vegas: If LDW is accepted, the renter is only responsible for the following amounts: $0.00.
(Loss Damage Waiver can also be referred to as LD)
Super Top Cover LDW
If LDW is already included in the rates, the renter can choose the Super Top over LDW to further reduce the Non-Waiverable Responsibility. The cost of Super Top Cover LDW is as follows: see table below. If Super Top Cover LDW is accepted, the renter is only responsible for the following amounts: $0.00.
(Super Top Cover LDW is also referred to as BF)
Glass Damage Waiver (GDW)
GWD is insurance to protect only the windshield of the rental car. This policy covers nearly all windows in the vehicle, including the windshield, side windows, rear-window and mirror glass. The renter will not be liable to cover any costs incurred if they choose the GDW. The cost for this insurance is $14.99 per rental (plus local tax). If Glass Damage Waiver is not accepted, the renter will be held liable for all of the damages to the windshield, side windows, rear-window and mirror glass of the rental vehicle. GDW is not available in all states within the USA.
(Glass Damage Waiver is also referred to as GT)
Personal Accident Insurance (PAI)
Personal Accident Insurance - covers bodily injury to occupants of the rental vehicle. The cost of PAI is as follows: see table below. PAI does not cover all risks. There may be exclusions.
(Personal Accident Insurance is also referred to as I)
Here are all of the Sixt insurances that we offer if you have any more questions about insurance please contact our customer service or ask questions at the rental counter, they will be able to help you with all of you car rental insurance questions!