Tuesday, February 20, 2018
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Should you get insurance on car rentals?

Car renters often face the same conundrum — whether to purchase car rental insurance.

In some cases, a rental car may be covered through a driver's standard car insurance or even a credit card. But in other instances, a renter may need to purchase coverage through the car rental company.

Several websites provide insights about the ins and outs of car rental insurance. Here is a sampling:

•Bankrate.com: Spotlights types of rental car insurance coverage and credit card benefits. tinyurl.com/lfrhglf

• Car Insurance Comparison: Serves up a step-by-step guide to understanding car rental insurance. tinyurl.com/6ukfysm

• Consumer Affairs: Provides car rental insurance tip sheet. www.consumeraffairs.com/travel/carrent_ins.html

• CreditCards.com: Discusses car rental insurance offered by credit cards, and where gaps in coverage can occur. tinyurl.com/28rk4qh

• Insure.com: Offers car rental insurance basics. tinyurl.com/2car95s

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