11-25-2010, 09:12 PM
Community Rank: Explorer
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: British Columbia, Canada
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Originally Posted by Fortissimo
I think every rental company uses the gas option. It is a very easy way for them to make a few extra dollars. We only use the option if we know there is not a gas station within a few miles of the airport.
Not sure what she was talking about for insurance for mechanical problems. Never heard that one before.
However, even if you think your own insurance will cover damage to a rental car, call your agent and double check. They may cover the damage but they will not cover the fees that the rental company can charge while the car is being repaired. They can charge you for every day that car is out of service for them to rent. Check to see what your insurance will cover and what it won't.
Thanks for the info! Now I'm going to check on my rental policy and ask if it covers loss of use. Good point!