How do I get a rental car?

Posted by John Harris on Thu, Jul 29, 2010 @ 12:58 PM

Q: How do I get a rental car?

A: The loss of the use of your car is a major inconvenience! While your car is out of commission, you have the right to the use of a rental car. In most cases, all expenses relating to the rental of this automobile (except for the fuel to run it!) will be paid for by whichever insurance company is liable for this coverage. You should contact your own insurance company to see whether or not your automobile insurance policy will cover the use of the rental car. You are entitled to the use of an automobile of comparable worth and value, of equivalent make and model, to your own car, for a reasonable amount of time while your car is being repaired or replaced. Most of the time, insurance adjusters will accommodate you after an accident occurs. However, some insurance companies may try to convince you they are responsible only for: 1) a car which rents for the least amount of money, 2) a car which is less than comparable to the one that you have been driving (and paying to insure!), and/or 3) the rental of a car for a shorter period of time than what you are really entitled to. Sometimes it takes a great deal of time and effort and evidence to persuade the insurance adjusters of your rightful claim.

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