Do I Need Extra Coverage for a Rental Car?

Do I Need Extra Coverage for a Rental Car?

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Will you be renting a car while on vacation?  If you will be renting a car while you are away, it is important that you understand the insurance which will be offered to you by the rental car company at the time of your rental.

When renting a car, the rental company will stress and push the importance of purchasing insurance from them. We suggest prior to travel that you call your insurance agent to determine if your auto insurance policy will cover the rental car and ask your agent if you can waive the insurance offered by the rental car company.

Many credit card companies such as MasterCard and Visa will provide cardholders with auto insurance coverage when you pay for the rental car with your credit card. It is important that you contact the credit card company prior to travel to determine if auto insurance is available when renting a car, confirm the limits and terms of insurance ask the credit card company if you can waive the insurance offered by the rental car company.

Are you adequately covered? Contact Hoffman Brown Company in Sherman Oaks for all of your California auto insurance needs. If you are going to be renting a car during your holiday travels, do not hesitate to give us a call to confirm you that have adequate protection.

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