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Old Aug 6th 2008, 3:24 am
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just wondered if anyone works for a car rental company in the US? we're booking a car for a trip to Florida in Oct and need advice on a few things.

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Old Aug 6th 2008, 3:40 am
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just wondered if anyone works for a car rental company in the US? we're booking a car for a trip to Florida in Oct and need advice on a few things.

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Don't work for one ..but know the scams ...
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ask your questions - you dont need to work for one to know the answer - I rent a lot so know a bit, and it sounds like Ray knows the dodgy stuff
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well .... no scams really, just want the cheapest prices and those that include the right insurance.

what exactly is CDW? what is CDW with no excess? we rented last year but was paid by the company so didnt see the policy, had that huge smash and all was covered.

seems as if all the rentals I get on the internet are cheap cheap but come with no insurance and then when you start adding insurance I dont know what means what and the cost is stupid!

soooooooooo advice is on best prices and what the heck translates as fully comp insurance (and any scams going !)
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Originally Posted by islandmom View Post
what exactly is CDW? what is CDW with no excess?
I think.......

fully comp
and fully comp with no deductible.
for damage to the rental car.

as you do not have any underlying US Insurance to fall back on
you'll need it, and you'll need to make sure you have plenty of liability insurance should you cause a smash.
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Originally Posted by Manc View Post
I think.......

fully comp
and fully comp with no deductible.
for damage to the rental car.

as you do not have any underlying US Insurance to fall back on
you'll need it, and you'll need to make sure you have plenty of liability insurance should you cause a smash.

okay whats liability insurance? is that the bit that covers the other car if we hit someone? or is that also covered by CDW?
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okay whats liability insurance? is that the bit that covers the other car if we hit someone? or is that also covered by CDW?
These are pretty good ..
http://www.floridahire.com/
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Originally Posted by islandmom View Post
okay whats liability insurance?
third party we'd know it as.
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The site that I use for good discounts is Breeze Net Motors. They provide online coupon codes for use on the rental sites.

Here are some other helpful links that explain coverage types and the rental process itself.

Coverage types
http://www.bnm.com/insgas.htm#types

Rental Tips
http://www.bnm.com/tips.htm

Deals by Company (that's if you want to use a particular company to increase loyalty points)
http://www.bnm.com/coup.htm

Deals at Particular Airports (you might score a good deal because of your destination)
http://www.bnm.com/airports.htm

I hope this helps.
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thankyou peoples ... excellent stuff.

I shall now go forward and book the next car OH will undoubtedly smash up ...
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I just booked a Dodge Charger (or similar) from Dollar for $177 for 7 days. It was at Reagan National Airport, near DC.

I'm getting the "Cover My Ass" insurance package, which will add quite a bit to the price.

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I have Allstate Insurance on own car and I was told by Allstate that my car insurance policy would automatically cover any European car rental with the same coverage as my car.

I also called the different credit card companies that I had to find out if they cover the deductibles on car rentals in Europe and only AT&T Universal Card (Master Card) indicated that they did.

So you may want to check with your UK insurance company to see if rental cars in the US is covered.
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So you may want to check with your UK insurance company to see if rental cars in the US is covered.
They are not in the uk ...
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I have Allstate Insurance on own car and I was told by Allstate that my car insurance policy would automatically cover any European car rental with the same coverage as my car.
Is it specifically written as thus in the policy?
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Default Re: anyone on here work for car rental company??

Originally Posted by Scouse Express View Post
I just booked a Dodge Charger (or similar) from Dollar for $177 for 7 days. It was at Reagan National Airport, near DC.

I'm getting the "Cover My Ass" insurance package, which will add quite a bit to the price.

Jim.
You will need to cover your gas not cover your ass with a dodge charger. Those gas suckers are being offered to suckers as an upgrade because no one with any sense wants one, they are very very heavy thirsty cars.

At least you will know what to do if some kids ask you for a buck to look after your car after you park it eh?

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