Advantages of renting a car without excess

Renting a car at Malaga Airport without excess is the best option to avoid additional or unnecessary costs, as the insurance covers most of the damages that may be caused to the vehicle, but it is not exempt from a deposit to cover some negligence on the part of the client.

As can be seen below, the excess entails an economic retention of a variable amount, for which CarGest has the Premium rate. The following table shows the advantages of renting a car at Malaga airport according to our different rates.

  Basic Premium
Same/same fuel policy    
Compulsory coverage    
Personal accident cover    
Unlimited mileage    
Free roadside assistance    
Free additional driver    
Full cover whithout excess    
Vehicle theft cover    
Excess coverage S.C.D.W    
Accident report management    
Gibraltar and Portugal’s Travel Insurance    
Damage cover for rims    
Damage cover for tyres    
Damage cover for wheel covers    
Damage cover for undercarriage    
Damage cover for vehicle roof    
Damage cover for wing mirrors    
Damage cover for windscreen and glasses    

Mandatory deposit

At CarGest we request a deposit for any type of vehicle and rate. In this way we ensure that we can cover negligence caused to vehicles by clients, such as the loss of car keys, filling the petrol tank of a diesel vehicle or vice versa and other similar circumstances such as racing cars and returning the vehicle in a deplorable state. The following table shows the amount of deposit to be paid for each group of vehicles.

Group A-D € 300
Group E-F1 € 450
Group F2-GA € 600
Group H-JA € 800
Group L and higher € 1.000

This deposit amount is a bank pre-authorisation, i.e. a “charge pending confirmation” that is made on the customer’s card to ensure that the card is valid and has a sufficient balance. The bank is responsible for unblocking the deposit back into your account, which can take up to 30 days.

If the Premium rate is contracted, the pre-authorisation of the deposit is made only once, regardless of the number of days the vehicle is rented, whereas if the Basic rate is contracted, the pre-authorisation of the deposit must be renewed every 30 days if the vehicle is rented for more than one month.

Vehicle damage costs without excess

Below is a table showing the costs (including VAT) associated with repairs for the Basic tariff, as these costs are exempt in the Premium tariff, except for negligence on the part of the customer.

Damages A-D E-F1 F2-GA H-JA L and higher
Key duplication € 250 € 350 € 350 € 350 € 400
Crankcase € 400 € 600 € 750 € 750 € 1.200
Crankcase cover € 300 € 400 € 500 € 500 € 500
New engine € 5.000 € 7.000 € 9.000 € 9.000 € 15.000
Clutch € 900 € 1.200 € 1.900 € 1.900 € 3.500
Catalyst € 1.500 € 1.800 € 2.200 € 2.200 € 3.000
Radiator € 400 € 750 € 1.200 € 1.200 € 1.900
Windscreen glass € 500 € 900 € 1.200 € 1.200 € 1.600
Descending side glass € 290 € 400 € 550 € 550 € 700
Fixed side glass € 200 € 350 € 420 € 420 € 500
Complete exterior rear-view mirror € 350 € 500 € 700 € 700 € 1.300
Rear-view mirror € 50 € 90 € 120 € 120 € 350
Rim € 180 € 300 € 350 € 350 € 600
Hubcaps € 60 € 60 € 60 € 60 € 60
Flat tire € 25 € 25 € 25 € 25 € 25
New tyre € 150 € 300 € 400 € 400 € 650
Low damages € 1.000 € 1.600 € 2.500 € 2.500 € 4.000
Special cleaning € 150 € 150 € 150 € 200 € 200
Car bodywork and paint (per piece) € 400 € 600 € 800 € 1.400 € 1.900

FAQs about Car Hire Malaga Airport No Excess

What is roadside assistance?

It’s a service in which we provide you with 24H roadside assistance and that includes, free of charge, the cost of any repair that can be carried out on site at the breakdown site, the change of vehicle at the CarGest office, the service of tow truck for towing the vehicle and the taxi to get you to that office.

Does CarGest have 24-hour roadside assistance?

Yes, in the Premium rates, 24-hour roadside assistance is included in the price.

What happens if my vehicle is stolen?

You have to immediately inform the relevant authorities and file a police report. Then you have to notify CarGest of the theft and return the vehicle keys within a maximum period of 24 hours.

Can I have the vehicle repaired on my own?

No. First, you have to contact our roadside assistance service as the vehicle cannot be repaired without prior authorization from us.

Do I need to leave a deposit or franchise to pick up my rental car in Malaga?

At CarGest we offer you the possibility of renting a car in Malaga without excess, for this you must choose the "All Inclusive" option. With this option we only request a deposit of € 300 including VAT to cover loss of keys, wrong fuel refueling, etc.

What is the difference between franchising and deposit / bail?

The excess on a rental car is the maximum amount you will have to pay in case the car suffers an accident, theft or major damage, while the deposit is an economic retention that the company makes to the client as a deposit, to cover damages that are not covered by the insurance, such as negligence on the part of the drivers.

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