It’s vacation time again, and it’s time to start making those vacation reservations. You’ve booked the flight, booked the hotel, and now it is time to book the rental car. The flight and hotel were pretty straight forward but as soon as you try to book the rental car, you are ht with a bunch of questions and forced to make choices about additional types of insurance coverage. At Rock Hard Insurance Agency in Fontana, CA, our team will work with you to make sure you understand the coverage you have and what additional coverage you may need.
The answer to the question does my auto insurance cover a rental car is not as simple as it may seem. The correct answer is maybe. A lot depends on the exact nature of the auto insurance that you have on your personal vehicle. If you have a clunker and have only basic liability insurance on it then no, your auto insurance is not adequate to cover a brand new rental vehicle.
In order to feel confident that your own insurance will cover a rental vehicle, you need to have full coverage, including collision, and comprehensive. Having more than basic liability coverage is always a good idea. If you aren’t sure you should call your independent insurance agent and ask them about your coverage.
If you think your auto insurance might not be adequate, check with the credit card you plan to use for the auto rental. Many of them have additional services including coverage for rental cars as part of their customer perks. Some have rental car coverage that you can add to your card for a small yearly fee.
At Rock Hard Insurance Agency in Fontana, CA, we are dedicated to making sure that our customers get the insurance that they need at a price they can afford.