Frequently Asked Questions
Pay less if the rental car is damaged with Bayswater
No matter how careful you are, sometimes you just can’t prevent accidents. The damage excess is what you pay if the hire car is damaged.
Bayswater has the cheapest standard damage excess in Australia by a country mile – it could save you thousands.
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Real examples of accidents
Most other car rental companies would charge around $3000 in standard excess cover for the accidents you see below.
Fortunately with Bayswater, you don't have to pay through the nose for someone else's carelessness. These accidents only cost our customers $500. With our reduced excess ‘Top Cover’, it would have been $0!
Our customer changed lanes and hit a car in the blind spot. Charged $500 ONLY. With just about any other car hire company, this accident would have cost all of their normal damage charge of $3000.
Our customer hit a low wall while parking. Only charged $500.
This customer reversed into a post while parking. Charged only $500.
OOPS. This customer accidently pushed the accelerator instead of the brake pedal. We liked the red tape, but decided to go with a conventional repair. $500.
The customer changed lanes and was struck by a car she failed to see in the other lane. Charged only $500.
Lowest excess & optional damage waiver
Bayswater has the lowest standard damage excess for new cars going at only $500. Other companies charge from $20 to $30 a day extra for the same level of excess reduction you automatically get with Bayswater.
For extra peace of mind, our reduced damage excess (Top Cover) removes your liability completely — you pay $0 in the event of an accident.