Contract Hire GAP Insurance will, in the event of a total loss claim (accident, theft, fire or flood damage), cover up to 100% of the outstanding rental payments for the vehicle and cover any shortfall in the market value settlement provided by the insurer.
For an additional premium you can now also protect the initial rental/deposit you paid at the start of your agreement – this is usually equivalent to 3, 6 or 9 of your subsequent monthly rental payments. This means that if your vehicle is declared a total loss, as well as clearing your outstanding payments with the finance company you receive an additional settlement for the upfront payment.
There are three levels of cover to choose from: £1,000, £2,000 or £3,000. The amount you select should be enough to cover the full amount you paid as an initial rental.
The answer to this is yes, if you want to:
Vehicles used in any sort of competitions or rallies. Vehicles used for racing, pace making, speed testing or in reliability trials; Vehicles not listed in Glass's Guide; kit cars; invalid carriages; commercial Vehicles of more than 3500kg gross weight. Any, taxi, mini cab, driving tuition vehicle, courier or delivery vehicle of any type or any private or public rental vehicle.
Contract Hire GAP Insurance Cover Example:
|Your vehicle purchase price:||£20,000|
|Your comprehensive market value insurance payout:||£10,000|
|The amount owed to the contact hire finance company to end the finance agreement:||£18,000|
|Our Contract Hire Plus payout:||£8,000|
|Comprehensive insurance payout + ALA GAP Insurance payout =||£18,000|
|(Leaving you clear of any owed finance on your vehicle)|