It’s summer and thoughts are turning to vacation. If you are flying to your destination, you may be renting a car when you get to your chosen spot. Online reservations are the most common these days and as soon as you choose the dates, the location, and the type of vehicle you want you will be confronted with a variety of insurance options. To know what you need can be confusing. Having an independent insurance agent who knows you and whom you trust can help. In Matthews, NC, you can count on JC Demo Insurance Group to have your back.
When determining the amount of coverage you might have for a rental car, it depends a great deal on exactly what your auto coverage on your primary vehicle looks like. If you have basic coverage only, that is what you will have on the rental. If you get into an accident, you will have liability protection but nothing else. That is not going to be acceptable to the rental car company. You need to protect their vehicle which chances are is new and expensive.
If you don’t have collision and comprehensive on your own vehicle you need to get that coverage either through the rental company or through your credit card if you happen to have that type of coverage with your card. Check with your insurance agent about the amount of coverage you have, and it is a wise idea to call your credit card company to verify what coverage they offer.
If you want peace of mind, you should probably just get the LDW (loss damage waiver) the rental car company offers but if your liability coverage is adequate on your policy don’t add any additional liability they may offer.
At JC Demo Insurance Group in Matthews, NC, our experienced team will be here to guide you through all your insurance questions and needs including rental cars.