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What is Rental Car coverage?

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The Rental Car Damage benefit covers the cost of repairing your rental car if it is damaged, vandalized or stolen while you are traveling.

Rental Car Damage coverage is only for damage to your rental car. Damage to other cars, property and third party liability are not covered under this benefit. Typically, that type of coverage is offered by the rental car company.

One of the best aspects of travel insurance is its comprehensive coverage. Most policies include coverage for cancellations, medical emergencies, travel delays, and lost or delayed luggage. However, there are additional benefits that can be included.

Some travelers taking road trips or driving long distances during their trip, or just those planning to rent a car to get from the airport to their hotel, are also interested in rental car insurance.

What does rental car insurance cover?

The Rental Car Damage benefit is included within some travel insurance, and can provide reimbursement for damage to, or theft of, a rental vehicle during a covered trip. Depending on the policy, this benefit generally covers between $25,000 and $50,000 in damages.

How much does rental car coverage cost in a travel insurance policy?

Rental Car Damage is an optional upgrade that can be added to select travel insurance policies. The cost of adding this benefit varies by policy, but typically starts at about $30. This additional cost can increase by policy based on the length of a traveler’s trip.

Other rental car insurance options

Squaremouth recommends travelers who are interested in rental car insurance compare their options. One option is through the company a traveler is renting the vehicle with. They will typically offer insurance that can be added to the cost of the rental.

Another option is through the credit card a traveler uses to pay for the rental vehicle. Many popular travel cards have added benefits to offer comprehensive coverage for travelers, and this often includes rental car insurance benefits.

To find travel insurance policies with rental car insurance, visit Squaremouth’s search page to compare policies from every major provider in the industry.

This information may vary based on the travel insurance policy. If you have questions about a specific policy, please contact us directly at 800-240-0369. Our customer service representatives are available from 8am to 10pm ET seven days a week and are delighted to help!