All about Iceland car rental insurance

At Thrifty Car Rental Iceland we care about your safety while driving in Iceland. When you hire a rental car it is important to know about the insurance cover and availability of extra insurance.

CDW (Collision Damage Waiver): Basic insurance CDW is included in the rental charge, it includes all statutory motor vehicle insurances, including third-party liability insurance and accident insurance for the driver and the owner.
The deductible is € 1600 for 2x4 passenger cars and € 2300 for 4x4, minivans and vans.
For further details about CDW insurance click Thrifty Terms and Conditions

Windshield protection is to cover your front windshield from damage such as chips and cracks caused by gravel and stones. Windshields are very expensive in Iceland. It is also the most common damage that occurs to renters. The deductible is 120 euros for 2x4 passenger cars and 170 euros for AWD/4x4 vehicles and 7 seats passenger vans and larger cars.
The deductible is € 170 for 2x4 passenger cars and € 240 for 4x4, minivans and vans.
For further details about windshield protection click Thrifty Terms and Conditions

SUPER CDW (Super Collision Damage Waiver):  Reduces the lessee’s/driver’s liability even further than CDW. The liability amount and the price of the insurance is displayed during the booking process as it depends on the class and type of the rental vehicle. This is an optional upgrade of the CDW.
The deductible is € 400 for 2x4 passenger cars and € 600 for 4x4, minivans and vans.
For further details about SCDW insurance click Thrifty Terms and Conditions

Grand CDW (Grand Collision Damage Waiver): Includes Super Collision Damage Waiver (Super CDW) and additionally covers damages to windshields, front lights and damages to the paint of the vehicle caused by gravel or stones that hit the vehicle from a passing vehicle on a gravel road. It also covers damages to the chassis of the rented vehicle, such as to the exhaust system, gear-box and engine if the vehicle scrapes the surface of a regular road or on F-marked roads for those vehicles which are fit for such roads.
The deductible is € 170 for 2x4 passenger cars and € 240 for 4x4, minivans and vans.
For further details about Grand CDW insurance click Thrifty Terms and Conditions

SAAP (Sand and Ash Protection) Covers damage to the paint, windows, lights, plastics, chromes and wheels of the rental cars, caused by sand, gravel, ash, pumice, or other earth materials being blown onto the vehicle. In Iceland we can experience ash- and sandstorms in high winds, especially in the southern and eastern parts of the country. Even a short drive in such conditions can cause considerable damage to cars. Insurance companies do not cover damage caused by ash-and sandstorms, therefore we offer our customers SAAP insurance to limit the cost of this type of damage.
The deductible is € 700 for 2x4 passenger cars and € 1100 for 4x4, minivans and vans.
For further details about SAAP insurance click Thrifty Terms and Conditions

Premium CDW (Premium Collision Damage Waiver): Includes the Grand Collision Damage waiver (Grand CDW) and Sand and Ash Protection (SAAP) with no deductible (selfrisk).
For further details about the SAAP and Grand CDW insurance click Thrifty Terms and Conditions

River Ford Crossing (RFC) is a a specific water- damage insurance coverage, which includes negotiating AWD/4x4 vehicles across fords at speed less than 4 kilometres per hour. Own risk in each case of damage shall be specified in the rental agreement. The deductible is 3000 EUR. For further details about river ford crossing insurance click Thrifty Terms and Conditions

Theft Protection Vehicle Theft Protection (TP) is included in our basic insurance, Collision Damage Waiver (CDW).For further details about TP insurance click Thrifty Terms and Conditions

You can find even more information at Thrifty general information page and at Thrifty FAQ page and if you need even more information we are happy to assist so please contact us by mail or phone.

 

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