I recently wrote an in-depth article about the perils of renting a rent car.
Let me recap. . .
1. If you don’t purchase the damage waiver, beware.
2. Make sure your insurance will really cover “contract” liability. There are some newer policies that specifically exclude coverage for rental car damages under contract language.
3. If you didn’t purchase the damage waiver, insist upon a written inspection report on the vehicle to be rented prior to leaving in the vehicle.