|While not obvious to the casual observer, rental car clerks usually get a “spiff,” or a percentage of the fees collected when you but car insurance. |
Clearly, it is important to have the appropriate insurance but very often, you may be covered by your credit card as well as your personal car or even your home owner’s insurance.
Always check these first and don’t let them get to you when they say, “Since your deductable is $1000 we will have to get that from your credit should you have an accident.”
Note of caution here.
If renting away from your home country, your credit card and other insurance probably will NOT cover you. Check very carefully.