It means that, if she has an accident or a mechanical breakdown, she will be
charged for the time that the car is being repaired or replaced. Most credit
cards cover this as part of their insurance when used to rent a car.
It refers to a topped-off tank. The difference between the half-tank and a
full tank. I just fill it up at a gas station near the return point. If you
let them fill it, they will charge what *their* gas rate is at the time of
"So long, so long, and thanks for all the fish!"
It is true and has been for years. The rental company's position is that they
could have rented that car while it's in the shop being repaired, thus you cost
"Tell me what I should do, Annie."
"Stay. Here. Forever." - Life On Mars
Somehow two totally different things got mixed together here. If you
rent a car and it's damaged in an accident, you are usually
responsible for the loss of use of the car to the car company while
it's out of action. If you rent a car and it breaks down, then you
are not responsible for their loss of use while it's getting
repaired. All the major companies will just give you another car.
On 3 May 2007 08:46:37 -0700, email@example.com wrote:
That would be the "mechanical failure" we were talking about, right.
If you smash up the car, your liablility insurance should cover it.
Near as I can tell, all the insurance you buy for the rental
co. is that, if you don't buy it, they'll hit your credit card for
the loss until your insurance. co. coughs up the money, and if you
don't, they won't.
No, liability insurance only covers you for damage you do to other
cars and property with the one you're driving, not the one you rent.
Some policies where you have collision insuance on your own car may
cover you for damage loss to a rental car. But if you have only
liability insurance, they aren't going to cover you for the rental car
loss anymore than they would if you wrecked your own car, which is to
say zippo. Also, if you happen to have collision insurance on your
own car, which is a 10 year old Dodge, I doubt any insurance policy
with collision is gonna pay for a totalled 2006 Caddy.
The other wrinkle here in the multitudinous questions about "What
coverage do you already have, and what coverage doy you get if you buy
the rip off xtras from the car rental company (see, no hidden agenda, my
agenda is right out in the open , BFG>) is what happens if you carry a
big umbrella policy in addition too your personal car insurance?
There are as many answers to that as there are folks out there in 51
(fifty states, District of Columbia) jurisdictions renting cars who have
personal and umbrella policies. No "one size fits all" answer is correct.
Here's another one -- you work for Almagamatedmegagolith, Inc., and rent
on a comany credit card?
Or you work for the feds and are travelling on business for them and
rent on one of those Diners Club cards the feds use for travel expenses?
I have one card I use for car rentals when travelin. It has its own
"insurance" on it for car rentals, including the phhony "loss of use"
claims. The card has a $ 2500 limit. A rental co can ding away all
day on that and not get much if anything out of me. (And no, knock
wood, I've not had an accident in a rental.)
My other two cards have substantially higher limits. Car companies
never get to see them.
What does the credit card limit have to do with the rental company
suing you and coming after you for the loss of a $25000 car? It may
be harder than just charging your credit card, but it can still be
done fairly easily.
Heh. Heh. Heh. Because if the rental company sues, burden of poof on
all issues and all items of damage is on th. Proovge to the local jury
here in beautiful downtown Portland that the car was out of use and that
you, car rental company. had rented out all vehicles at location "X"
diuring he time the car was being repaire.
My dscovery request to the laintiff will include all record for all
inventor at location"X" and all rental records for all inventory during
that tme period. What, company doesn't want to produce? Gee, judge,
they sued me, their burden of proof and theu don't want to produce
discover? OK, motion t dismiss, and by the way I ant sanctions against
rental company for frivilous law suit.
I spent 35 years practicing law. I learned how to do it right. <G>.
Your missing something here. They don't have to rent ALL their cars
just that type of car. Remember that when you rent a car you are asked
what type you would like. If all of that type of car is rented your
screwed, if not you have a good case.
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