By Paul Schmitt
With families vacationing around the country before school starts up in a few weeks, insurance agents are reminding drivers to make sure their policies cover rental car usage. Mike Walston of Robertson Ryan & Associates says when you rent a car the liability insurance primary is with the rental company. He says rental companies have restrictions on the physical damage portion which is the collision and comprehensive.
Walson adds that some car rental companies may want to hit your credit card with $5,000 before you leave until they get your payment. He recommends that if you rent a car you should make sure to read the fine print on rental car agreements to clarify any restrictions.