Protect the Car (Loss Damage Waiver)

Protect the Car (Loss Damage Waiver)

Protect the Car (Loss Damage Waiver)

At Hertz, we want you to know the facts before you rent. There are a lot of misconceptions and misunderstandings about coverage on your rental cars these days, but one thing is certain: not knowing exactly what you are covered for, could have a significant financial impact. The following information is designed to give you some important facts and help keep you from taking unnecessary chances.


Benefits of the Hertz Protect the Car (Loss Damage Waiver):

  • Covers all vehicle damage to Hertz rental car*; regardless of who is fault
  • No need to file a claim with personal auto insurance
  • No deductible for you to pay to Hertz

To add Protect the Car to your Hertz Profile on Hertz.com:

1. Click here to log in to your account.
2. Enter your Member # or User ID and password.
3. Click on "My Account" and select "My Profile"


Watch the video below to learn more about Protect the Car and don’t forget to add it on your next rental at Hertz!



*In IL, for a vehicle with an MSRP of $50,000 or less, your responsibility for loss or damage due to causes other than theft will not exceed 17,500 through May 31, 2017 and will increase by $500 per year starting June 1, 2017. Your responsibility for theft will not exceed $2000 unless you fail to use ordinary care or aid in the commission of the theft. For a vehicle with an MSRP of more than $50,000, your responsibility for loss or damage due to causes other than theft, and for theft, will not exceed $40,000 through September 30, 2016, which limit will increase by $2500 per year starting October 1, 2016. In CA, NY, IA and NV, you are only responsible for theft if it results from your fault.