Protections & Coverages | Avis Car Rental


At Avis we know accidents can happen and things don’t always go to plan. That’s why we offer different coverage options to make your rental with us easier. With our optional coverages you won’t need to waste your money on unnecessary damage expenses.

Standard Cover

Loss Damage Waiver (LDW) is already included in the rental price of most Avis New Zealand rentals. If the hire vehicle is lost, stolen or damaged LDW reduces the liability payable from the full cost of the vehicle to the standard excess outlined in the table below.

Optional Coverages

Avis New Zealand customers have two levels of optional cover to reduce the financial liability if the vehicle is involved in an accident or the vehicle is lost, stolen or damaged.

Please note that there are exclusions where the Excesses referred to above do not apply. These exclusions are detailed in the Rental Terms and Conditions.

View our Fair Wear and Tear Guide for a clear distinction between reasonable fair wear and tear and unacceptable damage.

Excess Amounts

Size Vehicle Type Standard Excess Amount Reduced Excess Amount Zero Excess**
Small - Medium

Subcompact Hatch - Group A
Compact Hatch - Group C
Hybrid Hatch - Group L
Intermediate - Group D
Full Size - Group E
Hybrid Sedan - Group K
EV Intermediate - Group H
Compact SUV - Group G

$4,025 $633 Available at counter
Large - Premium EV Sedan - Group B
Intermediate SUV - Group P
Full Size SUV - Group F
Standard SUV - Group S
Premium Minivan - Group V
Premium AWD - Group W
Premium Ute - Group Z
$4,830 $863 Available at counter
Signature Series   $5,980 $1,151 Not available

**Zero Excess is available at counter from participating locations

Please note: all coverage and protection options are subject to Terms & Conditions. If you are on a contracted or corporate rate your excess amounts may vary. Please refer to your agreement for full details.