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Accident Excess Reduction

Choose Thrifty's Accident Excess Reduction insurance option to reduce your liability.

Affordable insurance protection

The challenges New Zealand roads provide are diverse and often unforeseen, and investing in additional insurance coverage is a popular option for many of our customers.

Accident Excess Reduction (AER) markedly reduces the Accident Damage Excess you will be liable for should any damage occur to the vehicle you rent. The AER package is affordable and effective – it's a good option for those wanting to balance their carefree travel with common-sense protection.

Anyone can take a guess, but nobody really knows what the future will bring. With AER you can help protect yourself from financial worries if an accident occurs.

Click here to find out more about our nil excess insurance option.

Rates for our standard fleet (ECAR to FCAR) are $29.90 per day. This payment reduces the excess to $345. Rates for our specialty fleet (IFAR to UFMR) are $35.65 per day. This reduces the excess payment to $575. You will be fully liable for any damage to the vehicle and any third party property if the terms and conditions of the rental agreement are breached.