We are renting a car from Budget at the San Jose airport. I read many comments on tripadvisor about unexpected mandatory insurance, however, when I read the fine print when I rented the car it seems to imply that both types of insurance discussed are "optional"...please help me understand so I know what to expect. I have posted the "fine print" below for your reference. Thanks so much!
• The additional driver must meet the same restrictions as the primary driver. Additional driver fee: USD 5/day. Will apply to spouse. Minimum Age 21 (without a fee). YNG driver fee apples to renters ages 18-21;USD$20.00 per day/per driver. Renters ages 18-21 should call counter directly for full details.
.• Cross border traffic is not allowed.
.• Credit Card Policy: A major credit card in the name of the primary driver must be produced at the time of rental. This location accepts American Express, Budget Charge Cards, Diners Club, Discover Card, Mastercard / Eurocard / Access, Visa. A credit card hold will apply of 1,300.00 USD and not to exceed 2,000.00. If the customer declines SLI (Supplemental Liability Insurance) the credit card hold for any category will be 2000.00 USD and the customer will be 100% responsible of the car, passengers and third parties.
.• COVERAGE: Purchase of LDW is optional and relieves the customers financial responsibilty to the vehicle. Cost for all car groups is 20.95 USD per day. If LDW is declined, the renter is responsible for up to the full value of the vehicle. Supplemental Liability Insurance (SLI) is available for all car groups at 13.95 USD per day. Partial Damage Waiver (PDW): is available at the counter only at 11.95 USD per day. Personal Accident Insurance (PAI) is not offered.
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.• PLEASE NOTE: Budget Costa Rica is a Smoke-free company, smoking is not allowed in Budget vehicles."