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No Collision Damage Waiver Protection

Standard protection included in every Thrifty Car Rental

If you're thinking of not taking out our Premium and Ultimate protection options, with your next rental you'll automatically receive  basic cover.

In the case of an accident, this basic cover includes 24 hour road side assistance, however you will be liable for the cost of repair, known as the damage recovery fee and charged at:

  • $4,000 for passenger and 4WD vehicles
  • $5,500 for trucks, vans and buses

On step 3 of the booking process, please compare the cost of protection options, to minimise liability with your rental.

Single Vehicle Accident recovery fee:

If you are the only party involved in an accident, and you have rented a passenger vehicle from a non-metro location, you will also be liable for $2,200 as a Single Vehicle Accident Fee (SVA), in addition to the standard Damage Recovery as outlined above. Please see our terms and conditions for more information, or speak with our counter staff at your preferred renting location.

Find out more about our Premium Protection and Ultimate Protection collision damage waiver options.

Please take the time ahead of your rental to read our terms and conditions of rental.