Damage Fee Waivers

What is a damage waiver?

As with most walks of life, it is a clever idea to cover your bases. If you're aged 25+, have had no Zipcar accidents in the past 12 months, then you are eligible to purchase a waiver. Zipcar has a range of Damage Fee Waivers available to members that can cover you on a monthly or an annual basis.  A waiver allows you to reduce or eliminate the damage fee. Purchasing a waiver won't change your insurance coverage—it just changes the maximum amount you'll be charged if you're involved in an incident with your Zipcar. All our damage excess waivers cover your Roundtrip and Zipcar Flex trips.

For more information on the cost of our waivers, please log in to your Zipcar account online or via the app to see which type and level of waiver you can get as well as manage the waiver that is on your account.

Please note that a damage fee waiver becomes effective on the purchase date and time. Waivers are non-refundable.

Subscribing to Damage Fee Waiver
If you would like to purchase a recurring damage waiver subscription, this can be done by following the steps below:

  1. Sign in to your Zipcar account
  2. Click on My Account at the top of the page and select Account Settings 
  3. Click on Damage protection
  4. Select the insurance protection level you would like
  5. Click Update protection

Purchasing Per Trip Damage Fee Waiver
If a subscription isn't your thing, you can also purchase our damage and liability protection on a per-trip basis. When creating your booking, you will be asked if you would like to purchase any additional insurance coverage upon checkout.

  1. Sign in to your Zipcar account
  2. Search and select a vehicle to book
  3. Select the insurance coverage you would like
  4. Click Book this car to checkout


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