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Premium Protection

For more relaxed motoring

When you chose premium protection as part of your rental with Thrifty Car Rental you have the opportunity to reduce your damage recovery fee in the case of an accident.

If you return a vehicle in a damaged state, you will be liable for the cost of repair, known as the damage recovery fee. This fee varies on different passenger and commercial fleet vehicles, and can sometimes vary between locations. 

In the event of an accident:

  • If you rent a passenger car, the damage recovery fee will reduce from $4,000 to $500.
  • If you rent a 4WD, the damage recovery fee will reduce $4,000 to $1,100.
  • If you rent truck, van or bus, the damage recovery fee will reduce from $5,500 to $1,100. 

Be sure to tick your Protection option in Step 3 of the booking process!

Single Vehicle Accident recovery fee:

If you are the only party involved in an accident, and you have rented a vehicle from a non-metro location, you will be liable for $2,200 as a Single Vehicle Accident fee. Conditions and some exclusions do apply, so refer to our terms and conditions for more information.

To find out how you can reduce your worry even further, find out more about our Ultimate protection option.

For more information, please see our terms and conditions of rental.