If you opt for the CDW when you rent the car, you’re covered for any damage to the car.
If you decline the CDW, you should take some just-in-case precautions.
When you pick up your car, take a few minutes to look over the car before driving away.
Get out your smartphone.
What happens if you damage a rental car without insurance?
Credit card coverage is almost always a damage waiver and doesn’t cover liability. If you are at fault in an accident, you’re responsible for damage to the rental and for any liability issues. Note that it is often illegal to drive a rental car without any insurance coverage.
What happens if you damage a rental car Hertz?
When you purchase Loss Damage Waiver (LDW), which is not insurance, you will not be held responsible for damage to the Hertz car in the event that any damage should occur, provided the loss or damage was not the result of any prohibited use of the car.
How much does it cost if you damage a rental car?
After all, a rental company’s collision damage waiver, which protects against damage to the rental vehicle, can cost between $10 and $30 per day.
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