Car theft can happen to anyone. Just imagine how your dream holiday can quickly turn into a nightmare if your rental car gets stolen while in your possession. Knowing exactly what to do in case your hire car is stolen will only increase your chance of getting your vehicle back. VroomVroomVroom has compiled a brief guide to help you.
Your financial liability will depend on where you are renting your vehicle, and from which supplier. In Australia, you will be liable to pay for the excess amount specified in your rental agreement. Note that your financial liability is capped at this amount, so you will not have to pay for the full cost of a replacement vehicle.You can learn more about excess here.
Please note that most insurance companies will not cover you for the theft of a rental vehicle if the theft was a result of negligence. Furthermore, insurance companies will not cover you if you break the rental agreement conditions. If your insurance company does cover theft of a rental car, they will need you to provide a copy of the police report.
Read more about driving a rental car in Australia.