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Old Jul 12th, 2006, 04:22 PM
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car rental info?

When I rent a car, I am always confused about whether I need the additional insurance, collision damage waiver, etc. If I put the rental on my american express card, or on another charge card, can I safely refuse these charges?
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Old Jul 12th, 2006, 04:46 PM
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I would not rely on advice that you get in this forum.

Contact your credit card company and get a copy of any coverage provided AND any rules/restrictions that may apply.
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Old Jul 12th, 2006, 04:49 PM
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You should also contact your insurance company and find out what they cover. I've had a couple rental agency people tell me that my insurance wouldn't cover the rental in that state, even though my insurance agent said I was fully covered. Some rental companies are well-known for trying to scare customers into buying unneeded extra insurance.
 
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I agree with contacting your insurance company.

I worked for an insurance company and all of the coverages/amounts that you had on your privately owned vehicle applied to your rental car, but it's possible that this could differ either state to state or by insurance company.
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I fully agree on checking prior to going anywhere in light of the storms the past few years I have read several stories on companies dropping coverage in areas.
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