Before you rent a car, you
need to know the following 15 car rental super
1. When to rent:
Make your reservation as soon as you have decided your plans.
Car rental company employ "yield management", which means their
computers can quickly readjust prices according to changes in the
supply of cars available. This is the reason that car rental rate
can change drastically.
So book early and check often. At big car rental company you can
cancel your reservation on-line easily. Have a backup reservation
and shop around for better deal is always the best strategy.
Using AAA, AARP, company or government rate to get discount. You
can visit Car Rental
Travel Super Link for car rental deals.
2. Car Insurance:
Understand the car rental company insurance charge and know in
advance whether or not your own car insurance will cover you and your
The primary way car rental companies increase the cost of the
rental is to sell customers additional insurance coverage. There
are four different types of insurance and insurance-like
Supplemental Liability Protection (SLP),
Insurance Supplement (LIS),
Supplemental Liability Insurance (SLI):
The car rental company will supplement the liability insurance
above the minimum levels of liability insurance. If you have your
personal or corporate automobile insurance policy with coverage
above the minimum amounts, it should cover you when you operate a
Collision Damage Waiver (CDW),
Loss Damage Waiver
Physical Damage Waiver (PDW):
A waiver for damage to the vehicle involved in a accident or
stolen. Again your own auto insurance plan may cover it. Also many
Gold and Platinum cards do offer primary or secondary coverage but
it may vary from card to card.
Personal Accident Insurance (PAI):
Provides medical benefits for the renter and passengers
of the rental car in an accident. You may already have it under
your health, life or automobile insurance policies. Sometimes under
state law the car rental company must provide this insurance
Personal Effects Coverage (PEC):
Cover for theft of personal effects of the renter and his or her
family. You may already have it through a homeowner's or tenant's
Know what coverage your own auto insurance offers on rental cars
and what benefits your credit card have first, then decide you need
to buy additional coverage or not.