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Car Rental - Zero Deductible?

NoSpin

100+ Posts
Wow, that is cheap. I'll have to look at AE Canada next time. I never thought to try them.

Renault Eurodrive is offering two specials this month -

 

Allen

10+ Posts
I know (ok, hope) this thread may need to be refreshed soon, but in checking car rental options through Autoeurope’s site for various 5 - 6 week stretches this summer, the options seem much more limited and very expensive. The site seems to offer almost exclusively the French 5 passenger car short term buy/lease program. I’ve never gone that route so I don’t know what a reasonable price would be. That does include zero deductible which I always purchase anyway though I now have a Chase Sappire Preferred credit card (but maximum coverage on that card is 31 days). Anyone have advice/opinion about my best options if travel to Italy is allowed?
 

Pauline

Forums Admin
I don’t know if this is still true but US credit cards don’t always cover Italy for car rental insurance. And these days they still try to sell you insurance at the counter for under carriage and windows which somehow is not included in complete coverage.

We’ve done long rentals through AutoEurope without leasing but not lately.

Compare with other car rental sites like Hertz or Europcar or Sixt. That should give you some prices to compare.
 

NoSpin

100+ Posts
I know (ok, hope) this thread may need to be refreshed soon, but in checking car rental options through Autoeurope’s site for various 5 - 6 week stretches this summer, the options seem much more limited and very expensive. The site seems to offer almost exclusively the French 5 passenger car short term buy/lease program. I’ve never gone that route so I don’t know what a reasonable price would be. That does include zero deductible which I always purchase anyway though I now have a Chase Sappire Preferred credit card (but maximum coverage on that card is 31 days). Anyone have advice/opinion about my best options if travel to Italy is allowed?
I suggest you check autofrance.net and renaultusa.com. They are French cars but you can pick the car up in Italy.
 

Andrew

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Hertz.com when quoting a rate in Italy gives the option of Super Cover. It says "to waive your already limited liability in case of damage to, or theft of, the Hertz vehicle, its parts and accessories, including those losses resulting from collision, vandalism, theft or attempted theft"; I'm not sure if that's quite the same as zero deductible; they list several types of driver negligence that would negate the coverage.
 

artnbarb

1000+ Posts
Hertz.com when quoting a rate in Italy gives the option of Super Cover. It says "to waive your already limited liability in case of damage to, or theft of, the Hertz vehicle, its parts and accessories, including those losses resulting from collision, vandalism, theft or attempted theft"; I'm not sure if that's quite the same as zero deductible; they list several types of driver negligence that would negate the coverage.
I'm always concerned about the parts that are vague - the fine print always favors them, not us!
 

Allen

10+ Posts
Best price I can find for about 6 weeks (45 days) zero deductible mid-June to end of July is $1350 USD via the short term lease/buy back program with Renault.
 

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