With its epic coastline that stretches into the south of the Mediterranean, historic cities and beautiful countryside, there is a lot of exploring to do with a car rental in Italy. To make the most of your vacation it helps to know your coverage options; knowing its scope helps you to plan better and avoid any costly financial liabilities if an event should occur. Here is an overview of the required coverage and extra protection options along with some tips for saving money on your rental car in Italy.
YOUR COVERAGE OPTIONS FOR RENTAL CARS IN ITALY
COLLISION DAMAGE WAIVER, THEFT PROTECTION AND THIRD PARTY INSURANCE
In Italy, the collision damage waiver is highly recommended as it limits your liability for vehicle damage. Additionally, the theft waiver removes the driver’s responsibility in case of the vehicle being stolen, although southern Italy is excluded. You can top up this coverage with two available options to reduce your deductible amounts, and please keep in mind that the deductible amount is dependent upon your chosen vehicle category. Third party insurance is also included in Italy and gives you coverage for personal injury and property damage.
TIRE AND GLASS COVERAGE AND ROADSIDE PROTECTION
The tire and glass coverage protects you in case of any damage to these features. Roadside protection means that Sixt will incur costs that arise from a breakdown or other event. Coverage includes incidents like running out of fuel, locking a key in your vehicle, a dead battery, losing keys or a stuck vehicle. In the event of a breakdown, you will need to file a claim directly with Sixt’s roadside assistance and the cause of breakdown will need to fall under the scope of our coverage.
LIMITATIONS OF COVERAGE
The transportation of dangerous goods will invalidate your third party insurance, as will driving intoxicated or allowing an unauthorized person to drive the vehicle. The amounts of deductibles depend on your vehicle categories, see a full list of these on the rental information on our website or ask at your branch. There are some territorial restrictions for traveling into other European countries that also depend on your vehicle category. Traveling outside of these areas will invalidate your insurances.
WAYS TO SAVE MONEY ON YOUR RENTAL IN ITALY
- Whether renting in Rome, Florence, Milan or else where, try renting from a branch outside of an airport or train station to avoid the premium location fee.
- Fill up your tank before returning your vehicle to avoid extra refueling charges.
- Reserve your Sixt car rental online or in our app well in advance to get the best deals.