In Australia most people don’t know that if you’re not at-fault in a multi-vehicle accident, you may be entitled to a rental car with the rental costs recovered from the at-fault party, or more typically their insurer, whilst your car is repaired or claim is settled.
Globally, accident replacement vehicles are well established, however in Australia this category is underdeveloped because people have not been made aware of their right to an accident repair rental car.
If you’re not at-fault in a multi-vehicle accident, you do not need hire car cover in your insurance policy to take advantage of an accident repair rental car. Specialists like Right2Drive will give you a like-for-like car and recover the rental costs on your behalf, with your assistance, from the at-fault party.
If you aren't eligible for an accident repair rental car e.g. you were at-fault, this is the time that the hire car option in your insurance is required.
Yes, if you're not at-fault. Regardless of what your insurer may say, you have the right to choose where you get your replacement car from.
Why is this important? Well, not all providers recommended by insurers are the same. Some won’t deliver the car to you, some will charge an insurance excess, some will require a bond and some don’t even provide like-for-like vehicle replacement.
Right2Drive is Australia's leading Accident Replacement Vehicle provider - we deliver the car to customers within 100km of our extensive branch network, we provide like-for-like vehicle replacement and we also provide $0 insurance excess.
If you have any questions or would like to get in touch, our staff would be more than happy to help.
Nobody plans to have an accident. So when you do, you want to be prepared. Download our handy accident guide so you collect the right information at the accident scene.
Answer a few simple questions and find out if you qualify for an accident repair rental car.