Though it also has truly remarkable cities, Scotland’s main attraction is its awe-inspiring natural wilderness and a car rental is a great way to see it. Whether you’re taking the open road out of Glasgow into the highlands and beyond, or heading into the immense Cairngorms National Park, being fully aware of your insurance and coverage options can secure you financially in case of an event. Read on to find out about the coverage and extra protection options available in Scotland.
YOUR COVERAGE OPTIONS FOR RENTAL CARS IN SCOTLAND
REQUIRED COVERAGE: LOSS DAMAGE WAIVER (LDW) INCLUDING THEFT PROTECTION AND THIRD PARTY INSURANCE (TI)
In Scotland your car rental deal comes with both third party liability coverage and LDW. These protections give you financial security in case of death or injury to a third party during an accident. You also get up to GBP 5 million cover in the event of property damage. In addition to these mandatory protections, you can also reduce the deductible on your loss damage waiver.
COMPREHENSIVE COVERAGE: LOSS DAMAGE WAIVER REDUCTIONS, TIRE AND GLASS PROTECTION AND ROADSIDE PROTECTION
Depending on the vehicle, the deductible for the LDW can be from GBP 1,000.00 to 5,000.00. In addition you can opt to be completely covered for tire and glass damage as well as covering yourself from costs that arise from common causes of breakdown, such as loss of keys or running out of fuel.
LIMITATIONS OF COVERAGE
In order to receive the benefits of roadside protection you must make a direct claim with Sixt Roadside Assistance. You are covered for keys are locked in the vehicle, running out of fuel, a dead battery, loss of keys and if your vehicle becomes stuck. A LDW with the minimum excess is not available to drivers under 25 or to renters of cars in the category X***. In Scotland there are territorial restrictions of traveling into other countries in Europe that can invalidate your coverage. For more information, you can check the rental information on the Sixt website or ask your branch manager when you pick up your vehicle.
WAYS TO SAVE MONEY ON YOUR RENTAL IN SCOTLAND
- Return your car rental with a full tank to avoid refueling charges.
- Make your reservation well in advance to get the best Sixt car rental deals; it is also likely that booking ahead will give you a wider choice of vehicle categories from our fleet.
- Seniors, students and some occupations are eligible for discounts. Check our website to see if you qualify and to stay informed about our special offers.