Car hire

Stay mobile if your car's off the road

When you buy AA comprehensive car insurance, you get a courtesy car as standard while yours is being repaired after an accident.
If it's stolen or written off, a hire vehicle is available through our Car Hire policy when you buy directly from us.1 Here's what you get:

  • Hire vehicle delivered by a national car hire company.
  • Group A 1.0 litre car.
  • Continuous use of the car for up to 21 days.
  • No limit on claims.
Limited time offer – purchase by 8pm on 7 December 2021 to benefit from free Car Hire for the lifetime of your car insurance policy. If you purchase your car insurance after this time you'll need to pay for the Car Hire option.

Additional drivers named on your car insurance policy will also be insured to drive the hire car if they have a full UK driving licence, and are aged between 18 and 99 when the policy starts (between 23 and 99 in Northern Ireland and Isle of Man).

If you claim for a hire car, you'll need to pay a refundable fuel or security deposit using a credit or debit card in your name. The Car Hire policy isn't available through price comparison and cashback websites.


What do I need for a hire car?
  • A full driving licence.
  • An AA car insurance policy – either comprehensive or third party, fire and theft. (If third party, fire and theft, the cover continues for up to 14 days.)
  • As the policyholder you must be aged between 18 and 99 when the Car Hire policy begins. (If you live in Northern Ireland or the Isle of Man you must be 23 or over.)
Policy documents

Car Hire policy document

Please read all of the information relating to your policy before you buy Car Hire cover.

Policies purchased from 14 March 2018, or renewed from 14 April 2018 onwards:

Car Hire Policy Wording

Good to know

1 When you buy comprehensive insurance direct from the AA you also get a Car Hire policy included. This gives you a courtesy car for up to 21 days if your car is written off, or stolen and not recovered. You must be 18 or over (23 or over in Northern Ireland and the Isle of Man) and have a full UK driving licence. This additional cover isn't available when you purchase or renew an AA Car Insurance policy that has been introduced to us via a price comparison or a cashback provider's website.

This policy will no longer be included with car insurance policies purchased after 8pm on 7 December 2021. After this time you can still purchase Car Hire as an extra cover option.


AA Car Insurance is arranged by Automobile Association Insurance Services Limited. Registered office: Fanum House, Basing View, Basingstoke, Hampshire RG21 4EA. Registered in England and Wales number 2414212.

Automobile Association Insurance Services Limited is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), Financial Services Register number 310562.

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