Other times coverage may also be provided by one of your credit card companies. If your auto insurance policy does not cover rental cars, try giving your credit card company a call to see if they do. Often, you will have to put the entire purchase on the credit card to benefit from the coverage. Some credit issuers may also require that you rent with a particular company to derive the benefit. In spite of any “rules,” this may be the way to go in order to have free collision damage coverage as opposed to having to purchase it through the rental car company and pay a daily rate.
Renting a car can be convenient, but costly. Carefully examining your options with regard to insurance coverage can help you stretch your travel dollars farther.