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Is rental car insurance worth it?

Rental car insurance tips 

Even with the pandemic, many people are traveling. To keep mileage low on your current vehicle, you may want to opt-in for a rental car. Most rental car agencies, they will offer you their full coverage insurance, but is it worth it? In this blog, we will explore whether or not you should add on the full coverage rental car insurance. 

Purchase your own rental insurance 

If you have the time, it may be worth finding a third-party rental car insurance provider. They often range between $6 to $10 a day which can save you some money. 

Contact your auto insurance provider 

If you have auto insurance on your vehicle, it may extend to rental vehicles. Check your policy to see which coverages may apply. 

Credit card benefits 

Many reward credit cards also offer rental car insurance as one of their benefits. You can do a quick search or contact your credit card provider by using the toll-free number on the back of the card. 

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Do none of these options work? 

If you don’t have the time to seek out other rental car insurances, have a credit card or your insurance company doesn’t cover rental vehicles, you may need to opt-in for the rental car insurance. This way you are protected financially or without any liability.  


Read more tips and tricks: Tips and tricks for traveling during the pandemic


Do you need a new vehicle? 

If you are ready to trade in your old vehicle for a new one, we suggest heading to Salinas Toyota. We offer a variety of new 2021 Toyota models on our lot and we will be happy to walk the lot for you to find exactly what you need. 


Read more tips: Tips for new drivers ready to go on the road