When Brian Novak rented a car in Anchorage, Alaska, a stray pebble smashed his vehicle’s windshield. It left him with a $400 repair bill. Too bad he declined the insurance for his rental car.
His story repeats itself every day on my consumer advocacy site and is about to become even more common. At the car rental counter, when asked if they want insurance for their rental car, many travelers say “no.” That’s usually because the optional collision damage waiver can double the cost of the vehicle. So they have to make a bet that they’ll drive safely and return the car in working order.
Sometimes they don’t.
“Yes, you do need insurance for your rental car. Here’s why”