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CaribLee
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ToThose Who Use Hertz Car Rental
      #1733786 - 05/25/17 07:18 PM (74.94.223.183)

Have a quote from Hertz that is $150 more than another company (for a month long rental). They of course include liability insurance while the other company does not. I consider that pretty cheap insurance for a 30 day rental. Your thoughts?

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SandS
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Re: ToThose Who Use Hertz Car Rental [Re: CaribLee]
      #1733837 - 05/26/17 02:45 PM (73.159.45.199)

Liability is $5.00 a day at quite a few companies so I don't see the big savings.

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sail2wind
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Re: ToThose Who Use Hertz Car Rental [Re: SandS]
      #1733850 - 05/26/17 08:32 PM (184.166.21.62)

check your credit card company, Capital One covers rental cars

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Re: ToThose Who Use Hertz Car Rental [Re: sail2wind]
      #1733855 - 05/26/17 10:43 PM (24.209.195.61)

Quote:

sail2wind said:
check your credit card company, Capital One covers rental cars




For liability?

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Re: ToThose Who Use Hertz Car Rental [Re: sail2wind]
      #1733858 - 05/27/17 06:25 AM (174.193.150.94)

Quote:

sail2wind said:
check your credit card company, Capital One covers rental cars




Capitol One does not cover liability.

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Scotty
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Re: ToThose Who Use Hertz Car Rental [Re: GaKaye]
      #1733934 - 05/28/17 10:24 PM (107.143.248.180)

No credit card company covers liability.

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SXMScubaman
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Re: ToThose Who Use Hertz Car Rental [Re: Scotty]
      #1733943 - 05/29/17 07:32 AM (201.220.7.58)

Some do like some American Express cards.

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jimnjudy
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Re: ToThose Who Use Hertz Car Rental [Re: SXMScubaman]
      #1733954 - 05/29/17 08:47 AM (69.166.29.174)

Speaking of insurance...read the fine print real carefully
Some insurance companies have been refusing claims because their clients did NOT have a drivers lic. for the country where they had the collision. Even though both sides of SXM will accept . eg. U.S. and Canadian drivers licences they are NOT the licences for The Netherlands or France.
If you go to AAA or CAA for $35 approx. you can get an IDP...International Drivers Permit which is legal in a great deal of the world as a VALID licence for..eg..France and the Netherlands and that prevents insurance companies from using the - not valid licence - as a loophole for not paying a claim. As insurance goes an IDP is cheap insurance for not only a claim but as defence against an overanxious cop who stops you and claims you're driving without a valid permit...but can be fixed by paying an on-the-spot- fine.


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boucharda
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Re: ToThose Who Use Hertz Car Rental [Re: jimnjudy]
      #1733956 - 05/29/17 09:01 AM (24.60.205.149)

Quote:

International Drivers Permit which is legal in a great deal of the world as a VALID licence for..eg..France and the Netherlands and that prevents insurance companies from using the - not valid licence - as a loophole for not paying a claim.




The IDP is used when required as a translation of your driving license. It is in no way a valid license in itself.

I would like to know who are the "some insurance companies" that have refused to pay a claim in SXM because of a lack of an IDP.

Also from the Netherlands forum:

Quote:

Some EU countries specifically Austria, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Poland, Italy, Slovenia, and Spain require you to carry what is known as an IDP along with the US (or non-EU countries') driver's license. This may not be enforced very strictly though but it is a legal requirement.




If anyone feels the need to add $20 plus the cost of two passport pics to there trip every year then so be it..

Edited by boucharda (05/29/17 09:04 AM)


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KnobleOne
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Re: ToThose Who Use Hertz Car Rental [Re: CaribLee]
      #1733970 - 05/29/17 10:07 AM (45.47.69.63)

I have used Hertz the past two years and will likely use them again. Price I paid for two weeks is comparable to what we usually pay. This was our 26th year. Besides liability coverage they also allow your spouse as a second driver at no charge.

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