Silvercar Is Our Favorite Rental Car Company (We Never Get To Use)

Silvercar. My most favorite car rental company. I’m a huge fan of so many of the things they do to make renting a car more enjoyable. I’ve never felt they were out to wring every penny out of me when I rented a car from them. Sure, their cars are more expensive than the other guys. However as the saying goes, “You get what you pay for.”

So what makes Silvercar so different than all of the other car rental companies?

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Delta’s Trying To Look Neutral, New Amex Changes, The Stupidity Of a Loyalty Program + More…

Hi everyone! Here are the articles we’ve recently seen, written by others, that we learned from, made us think or maybe made us chuckle a little bit. We hope you enjoy them!

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All About Rental Car Insurance, How To Get Free Hotel Upgrades & More!

Hooray for the weekend! Hi y’all! Here’s a quick recap of the posts we wrote this week:

This week Joe wrote about:

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Should You Get The Three Types Of Rental Car Insurance?

In a previous article, I went over the Collision/Loss Damage Waiver (CDW/LDW) that rental car companies offer, ways you might already be covered and other available ways to purchase coverage. There are three other types of coverage that car rental companies will offer you. These policies cover your exposure to personal liability or medical expenses resulting from an accident with the rental car, and protection if your property is stolen from the vehicle. You may or may not need these types of coverage so it’s important to know what they are and how you may already be covered.

Please note that this information is for car rented in the United States. If you are a U.S. resident and are renting outside the U.S., your auto, homeowners or medical insurance may not cover you and purchasing these forms of coverage may make sense (or even be mandatory). The same goes for international travelers renting a car in the U.S. Please note that I’m not an insurance agent nor an expert, so I suggest reading the policies including, but not limited to the parts about policy limits, deductibles and exclusions before making any decisions.

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Disney Roller Coasters, New Hotel Pet Peeve, The Great Hotel Toilet Incident & More

And just like that, BOOM!, it’s the weekend! Hooray! Here’s a quick recap of the posts we wrote this week:

This week Joe wrote about:

And Sharon wrote about:

Like this post? We have plenty more just like it and would love if you decided to hang around and clicked the button on the top (if you’re on your computer) or the bottom (if you’re on your phone/tablet) of this page to follow our blog and get emailed notifications of when we post (it’s usually just once or twice a day). Whether you’ve read our posts before or this is the first time you’re stopping by, we’re really glad you’re here and hope you come back to visit again!

Should You Pay For The Loss Damage Waiver (LDW) When Renting A Car?

It’s easy to forget that when you rent a car, you’re “borrowing” a vehicle that costs tens of thousands of dollars from a major corporation. When renting it, you expect the car to be in great condition with no dents, dings or scrapes on it. So what happens when the car is damaged during your rental? Even if it wasn’t your fault, the rental car company is, of course, going to expect you to pay for the repairs. Rental car companies know that fear of getting a large bill for repairs makes you an easy target to purchase the “insurance” they will sell you for just a few dollars a day.

We’ve already written about the excessive charges for gas and the markup on tolls that car rental companies charge. Why would we believe that all of a sudden car rental companies will sell you insurance at a reasonable price? It’s not that the coverages they sell aren’t necessary, because they are. It’s moreso you may already have coverage that makes buying their insurance unnecessary. Knowing what coverage you already have allows you make an informed decision ahead of time. I’ll also share a trick that lets you avoid the hard sell at the counter. But first, what is the car rental company trying to get you to buy?

Most of the information listed below only applies to cars rented in the United States. Rentals in other countries have different rules and restrictions. Please note I’m not an insurance agent nor expert so I suggest reading the policies including, but not limited to the parts about policy limits, deductibles and exclusions.

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