The last thing you want to worry about on your travels is having to pay for the cost of a dent or minor scratches left on your rental vehicle. If you’re not careful, minor damage such as these could add up. Rental car protection helps cover the cost of such incidents and protects you from a potentially significant bill at the end of your trip.
We offer equivalent protection up to 50% less expensive, with $0 deductible (also called “excess” elsewhere including Europe).
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Rental car insurance companies can offer waivers anywhere between US$19-$37 per day. Depending on the company, the coverage can vary, often excluding important things like keys, windshields, tires, and underbody damage. The independent plan that we offer at RentalCover.com gives you this valued coverage for up to 50% less expensive (and higher in Europe)† and has no deductible/excess.
Purchasing rental car insurance is optional, however in the event of something going wrong, the cost of repairs can be excessive. The cost can be several thousand dollars for minor scratches that sometimes weren't done by the renter! In such cases, it pays to spend money upfront on independent coverage.
RentalCover.com plans insure you against rental vehicle damages, such as:
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CDW** is an optional service sold by car rental companies that protects you in case you’re in an accident that causes damage to your car rental. Outside of the US, the CDW includes a large deductible/excess. In the US the deductible is smaller, or $0.
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*For US Residents, Car Rental Insurance coverage is included as part of a travel protection plan. Insurance coverages are subject to the terms, limitations and exclusions in the plan.
**For US Residents, CDW Coverage is included as part of a travel protection plan. Insurance coverages are subject to the terms, limitations and exclusions in the plan.
† We compared the costs of collision damage protection via RentalCover.com to the average cost of collision or loss damage waivers (including taxes and fees) for a one week rental (December 11 - 17, 2016). Cost comparison is in U.S. dollars and is based on online quotes provided by Alamo, Avis and Hertz for an airport pickup and drop-off of a compact car in Boston, Dallas, Las Vegas, Orlando, and Portland for a U.S resident over age 25. No discounts applied.