With its breathtaking scenery and vibrant cities, Germany is a fantastic destination all year round. Whether you’re taking in the great outdoors in Bavaria or sampling Berlin’s nightlife, you will want a stress-free experience and knowing the details of your car rental insurance can really put your mind at ease. In this article we will take you through the protection options and requirements for a car rental in Germany and offer some tips on how to save money and navigate the country.
YOUR COVERAGE OPTIONS FOR RENTAL CARS IN GERMANY
REQUIRED COVERAGE: THIRD PARTY INSURANCE
Third party insurance is included in every Sixt car rental deal in Germany and covers you in case of damage to property or injury to a third party. In the unfortunate case of an accident the protection covers damages and personal injuries up to a maximum of EUR 100 million, while the maximum limit of indemnity for each injured person is EUR 8 million.
COMPREHENSIVE COVERAGE: LOSS DAMAGE WAIVER INCLUDING THEFT PROTECTION, PERSONAL ACCIDENT PROTECTION, TIRE AND WINDSHIELD COVERAGE AND ROADSIDE PROTECTION (BC)
Loss Damage Waiver
A loss damage waiver comes into effect in the event of damage to or loss of the rental vehicle. The deductible depends on the vehicle but is between EUR 950.00 and EUR 4,100.00. This takes away concerns about any significant financial liabilities if you cannot prove the third party is liable. The loss damage waiver also includes theft protection that can bring you peace of mind when leaving your vehicle unattended.
Personal Accident Protection, Tire and Windshield Protection, Roadside Protection
Our personal accident protection coverage option gives you a limited liability of EUR 50,000.00 for invalidity, EUR 25,000.00 in case of death and EUR 1,000.00 for medical costs that arise. With our tire and windshield coverage, you are protected from damage to these parts of your vehicle, while roadside protection means Sixt will incur the costs of a self-inflicted breakdown.
LIMITATIONS OF COVERAGE
When booking online always check the territorial restrictions of where you can take your rental car from your chosen branch. In Europe, we divide the countries into three zones and your selection of vehicle category can restrict your travel between countries. If you do not follow the restrictions your coverage is void. If you require further information your branch manager will be happy to discuss your coverage when arriving at your pick-up location.
The scope of roadside protection covers loss of keys, stuck vehicles, keys locked in the car, breakdowns due to lack of fuel and assistance with starting a dead battery. All services must be ordered by making a direct claim to the Sixt 24-hour Roadside Assistance. Also be aware that the renter is liable for any damages that occur to the rental vehicle that are not covered under roadside protection.
WAYS TO SAVE MONEY ON YOUR RENTAL IN GERMANY
- Return your vehicle with a full tank to avoid any refueling charges.
- Book well in advance to take advantage of the best deals and vehicle availability.
- Check out our current special offers, coupons and discounts for generous savings on your Sixt rental deal.
Getting car rental coverage with Sixt can be easy. After you have picked up your car rental in Germany, you can enjoy the many sights this country has to offer, and drive on the iconic autobahn.
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