We have talked at length about the courtesy vehicles we offer at Acorn Rentals and the simple process you can go through to drive away in a like-for-like courtesy vehicle today (for free if the accident you were involved in was not your fault)
In this article we will talk about you driving a courtesy car, and more particularly how long you will be allowed to drive it, whether it will be insured, whether there are any restrictions to you driving a courtesy car, and whether any one else is allowed to drive a courtesy car you rent from us.
Dealing firstly with how long you can keep your courtesy car, our policy is that if your car is repairable, you can keep it for as long as it takes for the repairs to be completed. This might be a day or a month.
If your car isn’t repairable and has been written off and you have lodged an insurance claim with the other driver’s insurer you can generally keep the courtesy car until the insurance claim is settled. If you are claiming insurance from your own insurer, you can continue driving the courtesy car until the insurance claim is settled or for 10 working days, whichever comes first.
When you take possession of your courtesy car it will be fully insured with an excess of $385.00. To learn more, read this article (link to other article) about the Acorn excess waiver promise.
To be eligible to drive one of Acorn’s courtesy cars you must be at least 18 years old and hold a provisional or full driver licence (both Australian and valid overseas licences are accepted, but a learner’s permit is not).
If you are over 18 but under the age of 21, you will only have access to our range of small or medium class courtesy cars and will not be able to drive a courtesy car provided by any of our third party suppliers.
Finally, the real beauty of our courtesy car policy is that anyone can drive the cars we provide. So long as the intended driver meets the age and licence criteria set out above you are entitled to invite any one to drive the courtesy car you’re provided.
Take a tour through the Acorn Rentals blog to learn more about our courtesy car policy and how easily it is for you to drive away in one today.