Saturday, August 23, 2008

Save Money and Avoid Disaster When Renting a Car

We live out in the country. If one of our cars breaks down and we aren't able to fix it quickly, we often need to rent a car. Bus service doesn't exist here.

All of our car rentals have gone fine without any problems. But problems can arise if the rental car company finds some damage when the car is returned. Many car renters rely on their on auto insurance coverage or rental car coverage provided by their credit card to pay in the unlikely event of an accident or other damage to a rental car, only to find out that, due to coverage limitations, they are still liable for hundreds or even thousands of dollars. Renters can even sometimes be stuck with huge bills despite purchasing the expensive collision/damage waiver coverage provided by the car rental company. Here's how we avoid disaster at the rental car center.


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