Luckily, my auto insurance also covered a rental car until the claim
was settled. I picked up the rental vehicle the next day, a Kia Sorrento.
I will never understand why I chose to get the additional car rental
insurance that was offered by the rental agent but I am sure glad I
did. I have driven rentals several times while on vacations and business
trips, but I have never opted for the additional insurance.
When I arrived home with my rental car, I parked in my usual spot in
the driveway, nothing out of the ordinary. Michigan winter storms can be
very harsh and this night was no exception. The temperature was
hovering around -5 F all night.
When I left to go out the next day, I opened the car door and both back
windows cracked and sort of imploded. There was broken glass all over
the backseat and I of course was dumbfounded. I collected myself and
called the rental agency. Because I had purchased the additional auto
rental insurance, they brought me another car within an hour.
If I had not done so, I would have been covered by my normal auto
insurance, but would have had to pay a $500.00 deductible! From now on, when
I need a rental car, I will always opt for the additional car rental
insurance. Who knows what could happen?" - Compare car insurance quotes. You could be saving money.
I've learned my lesson without learning it the hard way. Hopefully this
will be a word to the wise for you also. Be safe and remember: if you
have to rent a car, spend the little extra to get the car rental insurance.