Posted by Carter | Under Travel Tips
Friday Oct 10, 2014
Weekly Travel Briefing: Car Rental Insurance Summary
Car Rental Insurance: The Basics
One of the most stressful parts of the entire car rental process is the worry that something might happen to the vehicle for which you may end up being liable. With that being said, there is one clear solution: car rental insurance coverage. Kemwel offers insurance packages and information on how car rental insurance is applied by country, from basic to inclusive packages that cover theft protection (TP) and collision damage waiver (CDW), to more premium car rental insurance coverage. It is important to have a thorough understanding of the laws in each individual country with regard to insurance, which is where Kemwel steps in for the assist!
Kemwel can help you navigate through the complexities of car rental insurance options for your next European vacation. Our basic insurance package for car rentals in Europe offers third party liability, fire and the additional benefit of unlimited kilometers and VAT (value added tax). The next tier is inclusive insurance, which covers TP and CDW with applicable deductibles. For those planning to visit Italy, keep in mind that an inclusive rate will automatically come with your car rental in this country, without exception. Next, Kemwel typically offers further premium coverage options to reduce your financial liability, from zero deductible insurance to refundable excess car rental rates.
Here are a few tips to follow when trying to get insurance for your rental car:
- Learn the laws of the country you are traveling in – This is extremely important. Most of this information will be explained during Kemwel’s online, car rental booking process, and then again at the rental car desk when you pick your car rental up.
- Check the deductible – It pays to find out how much you will pay out of pocket for anything that happens to the vehicle if you’re taking the inclusive rate. Some insurance is better than others in this regard and this will also vary between countries.
- Know what you need – Do not go into the rental office without knowing what coverage you already have and if you need or want more. If you are going to have the car for an extended period of time, the need for theft insurance or collision insurance only increases. You don’t want to be the one caught holding the bill for a ruined car.
- Get it from your Kemwel – This is simple. Just get the insurance provided by Kemwel when you initially make your car rental booking. This will save you headaches and hassles and make the process that much easier at the rental car desk.
Whether you’re renting a car during your travels for business or leisure, or whether you’re planning a round-trip drive or need a one way car rental, having rental insurance is something that cannot be overlooked. Travel is expensive enough without the added bills of potential damage to a vehicle or liability in the case of an accident. Car rental insurance is a quick and easy method of protecting both yourself and other drivers while remaining simple and cost effective enough to utilize on every trip.
Relieve any anxiety you’re feeling regarding car rental insurance by reserving your rental car with Kemwel. We offer relevant resources that cover the nuances and terminology of rental car insurance so you can make an informed decision on what level of coverage you’ll want AND need when you book a car rental online! If you are more comfortable discussing your upcoming car rental with a live agent, contact Kemwel’s 24/7 call center, toll-free at 1-877-820-0668.