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 optional Car Hire policy. Here's what you get:

  • Hire vehicle provided by a national car hire network.
  • The vehicle will be similar in size to your own car, up to a 2.0 litre engine.
  • Continuous use of the car for up to 21 days.
  • No limit on claims.

You can add Car Hire when you get a quote, or at any time during the policy year.


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.

What do I need in order to add Car Hire?

  • 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 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 8 December 2021, or renewed from 8 January 2022 onwards:

Car Hire Policy Wording


Previous policy document

Policies purchased between 14 March 2018 and 7 December 2021, or renewed between 14 April 2018 and 7 January 2022:

Car Hire Policy Wording


Good to know

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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