Should I get car rental insurance from Avis if it costs almost as much as the car itself?

I'm going on a three-day trip to Dallas this summer. I purchased a rental car for $24 a day, but the insurance is going to cost $21 a day. Should I still buy the insurance?

Apr 16, 2021
Answer provided by
Eric Schad
Answered at Apr 16, 2021
“Before you decide whether to buy rental car insurance, you should consider what your regular car insurance already covers (assuming you have a personal policy).
If you have low-coverage liability, you may want to opt for Avis’s coverage to protect yourself from paying out of pocket in the event of an accident. If you have collision and comprehensive coverage, then you probably don’t need to buy their insurance.
If you don’t have a personal car insurance policy, then you should consider buying the insurance from Avis. You may also want to look into non-owner car insurance, which can cover you if you drive but don’t own a car.”
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