Do I opt-in for rental car insurance?

By Product Expert | Posted in Tips & Tricks on Wednesday, December 9th, 2020 at 2:12 pm
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Rental car insurance tips  

Now that the holidays are in full swing, many people will be traveling. As a way to keep the mileage on your personal vehicle low, renting a vehicle is a good option to take. There are so many options to choose from and sometimes you may wonder whether or not the full coverage insurance is worth getting. Keep reading and we will get into reason why you may or may not need rental car insurance. 

Rental car coverage from your credit card 

Did you know many credit card companies offer coverage for rental cars? Many of the policies will provide collision coverage. Exclusions may include luxury vehicles, motorhomes or trucks. Use the toll-free number on the back of the card to ask and see everything your credit card company may cover. 

Your auto insurance policy may cover rental cars 

If you have liability, comprehensive or collision coverage, they may extend out to rental cars. Check out your policy to see if rental vehicles are mentioned or contact your carrier and ask. Most times they will cover if the rental vehicle is used for personal use. 

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Don’t have either? 

If you do not have a credit card or auto insurance, then you should get the rental car insurance. You should cover all your bases. No matter how carefully you may drive, you can’t always expect the unexpected. 

Read more tips and tricks: Tips and tricks for traveling during COVID-19 for the holidays

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