Protections & Coverages

The renter is responsible for the full value of the Avis vehicle. However, you may purchase waivers that reduce your financial liability in the event of loss or damage to the Avis car as long as you comply with the terms of the rental agreement. The following options are available:

Option 1: Partial Damage Waiver (P.D.W.)

As its name suggests, the P.D.W. reduces the renter’s liability partially in the event of loss/damage to the rental car (any single event). Please refer to the table below for cost and liability details. The liability amount, along with the rental amount, is usually guaranteed by a major credit card.

CAR CATEGORY  COST PER DAY   MAXIMUM LIABILITY 
Economy, Compact, Intermediate US$15.00  US$900.00
 SUV, Minivan, Bus, Panel Van, Pick-Up Truck  US$20.00 US$1,500.00
Premium Sedan, Large SUV  US$30.00 US$3,000.00

Option 2: Loss Damage Waiver (L.D.W.)

The Loss Damage Waiver (L.D.W.) eliminates the renter's liability in the event of loss or damage to the Avis vehicle (any single event). Please refer to the table below for cost and liability details.

CAR CATEGORY  COST PER DAY   MAXIMUM LIABILITY 
Economy, Compact, Intermediate US$25.00  -
 SUV, Minivan, Bus, Panel Van, Pick-Up Truck  US$30.00 -
Premium Sedan, Large SUV  US$40.00 -

If you accept Loss Damage Waiver, please note that while there is no liability in the event of an accident, an additional credit card authorization of US$200.00 may be required. This pre-authorization hold of US$200.00 is normally reversed at the end of the rental provided that the vehicle is refueled and returned at the agreed date and time. L.D.W. is only applicable to rentals three (3) days and over.

Option 3: Participating Credit Cards

If the renter uses a credit card that offers Collision Insurance Coverage, which includes the island of Jamaica, then he/she may decline the options outlined above and have the rental vehicle fully covered under the credit card’s insurance feature. However, some credit cards do not offer coverage in Jamaica at this time.

If you would like to select this option, please obtain verification from your credit card issuer and provide documentation at the rental counter. Our rental agent will also seek
verification at the time of rental. Please note that if you are using a credit card that offers this benefit, an additional credit card authorization of US$200.00 will be required. 

PLEASE NOTE:

Avis waivers do not cover lost keys or remote entry devices, tools or loss/damage to the vehicle that is not the result of collision or theft.

Our waivers are not insurance and they are not mandatory. If the renter does not have acceptable coverage through a credit card or other insurer and declines our waiver, he/she will be responsible for the full value of damage up to the value of the Avis car. In this case, Avis reserves the right to request as a guarantee, a security deposit or credit card authorization that that may be equal to the value of the car. 

Third party liability is covered under the quoted rates.