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Rental Car Insurance -- Credit Card

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Rental Car Insurance -- Credit Card


We will be arriving at FCO and renting a car.

I have read about the need for insurance to cover my deductible (excess).

My insurance agent has told me that my own policy does not provide any coverage.

Does a CREDIT CARD provide any coverage? If your card provides some coverage, could you let me know the name of the card and what the coverage is?

Any other options would be appreciated.


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1. Re: Rental Car Insurance -- Credit Card

It depends on a credit card and you are to call your card to speak with an agent and request a policy to be e-mailed to you. We use American Express to pay for a rental car, but we reserve it through AutoEurope in the States and pay for it here in full. We also hand over our Amex for incidentals at the rental counter. Based upon Amex's policy, the rental has to be paid in full with the card for it to be the primary coverage. I think I also purchase additional coverage through Amex that charges me something like $18 every time I rent a car, but I am not certain whether that is for domestic or international rentals. In any event, call your card holders and see what you hear.

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Try http://www.autoeurope.ca/

They offer zero deductible.

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