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What Happens if you Damage a Rental Car in an Accident?
What happens if you damage a rental car in an accident? You’ll exchange your insurance information and inform the rental company and your insurer to start.
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Jerry
Apr 27, 2022
Do I Need Rental Car Insurance if I Already Have My Own?
The next time you rent a car, make sure you have insurance on the car either through your own insurance or the rental car company’s insurance.
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Jerry
Apr 27, 2022
Rental Car Insurance, Explained
Rental car insurance may be unnecessary if you have car insurance. Read this rental insurance guide to find out when you should buy rental car insurance.
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Jerry
Apr 27, 2022
What Is a Policy Holder?
An insurance policyholder is the person who owns the policy and pays for the insurance. Policyholders aren't necessarily covered on the policy. Read here to learn about insurance policyholders.
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Jerry
Apr 27, 2022
Do I Need Rental Car Insurance or Is My Personal Car Insurance Enough?
Rental car insurance is helpful, but there are other ways of getting the coverage needed for a rental vehicle.
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Jerry
Apr 27, 2022
This Nebraska Driver's Nightmare Demonstrates the Importance of Rental Car Insurance
A driver in Nebraska had her rental car smashed and her experience shows the risks of declining rental car insurance. Rental car insurance can help protect you against unexpected accidents.
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Jerry
Apr 27, 2022
4 Alternatives to Rental Cars
The pandemic has decimated the rental car industry. To avoid issues with shortages and other obstacles, check out other nontraditional car rental options.
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Jerry
Apr 27, 2022

All Questions on Rental Car Insurance

When renting a car, is it really necessary to buy auto insurance?
I'm planning to rent a car during a trip out of town. Do I need to buy auto insurance?
Jessica Bartolucci
Mar 12, 2021
Where can I get liability insurance to cover me with a rental from Getaround?
Because I'm under 25, I can't get a traditional car rental. Instead, I have to go through Getaround. Getaround has state-minimum insurance, but I want more coverage. Where can I find liability insurance to cover me?
Eric Schad
May 04, 2021
How do you get insurance for a rental car business?
I'm starting a rental car business. What kind of insurance will I need and where can I get it?
Emily Maracle
Oct 07, 2021
How do I get auto insurance if I'll be renting a car?
I will be renting a car while I am on vacation, but I do not have my own car or insurance because I live in the city and use public transportation, Lyft, etc. How do I get insurance to rent a car?
Shannon Martin
Apr 29, 2021
What insurance options do I have when I plan on renting a car for a long-term situation?
I have been living in Australia for the past 20 years and will be returning to Pennsylvania soon. I plan on renting a car for several months since I am not sure what life has in store for me. Is there a way for me to get cheaper insurance than what the car rental agency has?
Shannon Martin
Apr 29, 2021
Can you take a National rental car into Canada?
My brother wants to rent a car for us to go to Canada. Does National allow this? It's one of the only rental car companies in our area.
Emily Maracle
Aug 17, 2021
Is there a way I can take out monthly car insurance for rental cars rather than paying car rental companies?
I travel for work three days a week and end up paying an extra $60 per day for rental car insurance. Is there a way to avoid the extra fees while still being protected?
Emily Richey
May 27, 2021
Will a non-owner car insurance policy cover me if I often drive rental cars?
I drive rental cars frequently as I'm a travel blogger. Will a non-owner car insurance policy cover me? Is it worth the extra expenditure?
Eric Schad
Jul 21, 2021
Would I get enough coverage by buying rental car insurance through my credit card company?
It turns out my credit card company can offer car insurance for rental cars. Is that kind of coverage good? Is it enough for a rental car?
Jackie Whalen
Mar 12, 2021
How do I get insurance on a rental car?
I'm renting a car for the week and I don't have my own insurance. How do I get insurance on a rental car?
Emily Maracle
Oct 19, 2021
How do you start a Toyota Auris?
I’m renting a Toyota Auris for the weekend, and I know this might seem bad, but I don’t get how to start this car. I never even knew that the Auris was a Toyota model. I’m too embarrassed to ask my partner, who seems to have no trouble starting the car, but it’s my turn to drive tomorrow and I need help. How do I start a Toyota Auris?
Chloe Jenkins
Dec 29, 2021
How does rental reimbursement work?
I was in an accident and at fault. I have rental reimbursement coverage, but I'm not sure how it works. Will a rental car be covered since my vehicle will have to be repaired?
Emily Maracle
Jul 15, 2021
What is the purpose of international car insurance?
I have an option for international car insurance on my policy. What does it cover? Why do people want it?
Emily Maracle
Jul 30, 2021
Are there any insurance options besides the rental car insurance offered by the rental company?
I need to rent a car but I do not have my own car insurance. The insurance from Enterprise costs almost $50 per day, on top of the rental cost. Is there a cheaper option?
Shannon Martin
Apr 29, 2021
Will the collision coverage from my credit card company apply to my rental car if I don't have collision coverage on my regular auto policy?
I am renting a car this weekend to drive out of state. My personal car is a hunk of junk and I only carry liability coverage on it. I know my Visa card will pay for collision coverage for the rental, but is that still the case if my current auto policy doesn't have collision?
Shannon Martin
Jul 19, 2021
How do I rent a car without insurance?
I don't own a car and I don't have car insurance. I do have a license, though, and my friends and I are planning a road trip where I do want to drive. Is there any way I can still rent a car? And if so, how?
Eric Schad
Oct 12, 2021
Does uninsured motorist property damage provide for a rental car in New Mexico?
I have uninsured motorist coverage on my personal policy, but I don't have rental car reimbursement. Will my insurance cover my rental car?
Emily Maracle
May 10, 2021
Do I need special car insurance to rent my car out on a platform like Turo?
I'm purchasing a car to drive occasionally, but mainly to rent out on Turo. Do I need special insurance for this?
Eric Schad
Apr 28, 2021
Does Allstate offer international driving coverage in North America?
"I have a car insurance policy through Allstate right now. I'm going on a road trip throughout North America next month and will be driving my own car. Will my policy cover me?"
Emily Maracle
Jul 30, 2021
What kind of insurance should I get when renting a car through Budget?
What kind of insurance should I purchase for a rental car? I'm going on a trip to Maine and renting a compact vehicle through Budget.
Sophie Newman
Jul 23, 2021
Do I have to add rental reimbursement to my policy if I have full coverage?
I have the option to add rental reimbursement coverage to my policy. I already have full coverage. Do I still need to add it?
Emily Maracle
Jul 15, 2021
Does a rental car company have to reimburse you for the cost of fuel if your electric car was damaged in an accident?
I have an electric car that was damaged in an accident. My insurance company gave me a rental for the time being, but it's a gas-powered vehicle. Will the rental car company or insurance company reimburse me for the costs of fuel that I wouldn't normally have?
Eric Schad
Oct 29, 2021
What is the best way to rent a car for a family road trip?
I have a family road trip coming up and want to rent a car. What should I know about renting a car with small children, one of them is still a baby.
Shannon Martin
Oct 14, 2021
"How can I get liability insurance for an Enterprise rental car? "
My fiancée rented a car from Enterprise and later added me as an additional driver on the contract. Enterprise does not afford the liability insurance to me since I was added after the rental term had begun. Is there any way I can get liability insurance on this rental car?
Shannon Martin
May 06, 2021
Do rental car companies charge you if you scratch a car?
"Will the rental company charge me for two scratches? I don't remember them being there before and took pictures of them. I have car insurance and paid with a credit card."
Emily Maracle
Jul 27, 2021
Where do I file an insurance claim after crashing my rental car out of state?
"I crashed my rental car into a tree while driving in a different state. I had to go to the hospital and I have bills for that. Where do I file claims for the damages and my medical bills? I have car insurance, health insurance, and some rental coverage through my credit card. "
Emily Maracle
May 20, 2021
Will liability insurance cover me if I wasn't at fault in an accident in an Alamo rental car?
I recently rented a car from Alamo. When I was driving, another car hit me. I have 100/300/100 liability insurance. Will my policy cover me?
Eric Schad
May 04, 2021
How do I get a rental car from an insurance claim?
My car needs repairs after I was t-boned at an intersection. I can't take time off work, so I need a rental car. How can I get a rental car from insurance?
Emily Maracle
Oct 22, 2021
Will my car insurance company pay for a rental vehicle while my car is being repaired?
I had a car accident over the weekend and I expect my car to be at the mechanic for the next week or two. I still need to commute to and from work every day and was curious if my insurance company will pay for a rental while my car is being repaired?
Jack Walsh
Oct 22, 2021
Can your car get struck by lightning while you’re driving?
There’s a thunderstorm going on, but I need to get back to my hotel. Can your car get struck by lightning while you’re driving? I’m renting a car and don’t want to risk extra charges.
Brittni Brinn
Feb 23, 2022

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