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Do I Have Insurance Coverage for a Rental Car after a Car Accident?

Renting a car can be an important part of getting around when you are visiting an area for business or a vacation. The problem is that you may not be sure what your rental car insurance covers and the options that may be available after an accident.

Your Car Insurance

In some cases, your personal car insurance on a vehicle that you own will still cover you against some basic liability concerns related to renting a car. You may need to inform your insurance provider about your plans to rent a car before you actually rent, but many insurers will offer some basic coverage for the situation.

Rental Insurance

Rental car insurance may be available as an additional policy or a basic policy if your personal auto insurance does not cover rental vehicles. The insurance may be provided by the rental car company or you can seek a private policy through a different insurance provider if you feel that the rental car company is charging too much.

The insurance will usually cover the basic liability concerns, but you will want to read the policy thoroughly to determine if additional coverage is available for collisions and repairs.

Buying Additional Protection

If you are not comfortable with the amount of coverage that is available, then you may want to purchase additional protection in the form of collision coverage. The coverage will help pay for the damages to the vehicle after an accident so that you can avoid unnecessary hassles.

Depending on your policy and the options that you are considering, the solutions that may be available after an accident in a rental vehicle can vary. Contact us to talk to an independent agent to learn more about your coverage options.