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There are no Credit Cards that will cover Liability.
Visa, Amex, MasterCard and Discover will cover Loss Damage Waiver / Collision (CDW/LDW)

Cards that cover CDW/LDW in Israel:
Chase: Sapphire Preferred ($95 annual fee)
Discover (accepted in Israel as Diners' Club): More, Open Road, Miles, Motiva (none have annual fees)   Policy link

You must present at the time of rental a copy of your policy or a document from the CC company stating that the insurance coverage applies to Israel . You will still have to purchase 3rd Party Liability, but you will save some shekels and have no deductible for damages.

Visa phone number : 800-VISA-911

Visa does NOT cover:
  • Cadillac Escalade
  • Mercedes GL series (they do cover GLK)
  • Mercedes E class
  • Corvettes
  • Camaro ZL1

AMEX premium will charge $24.95 per rental and they cover:
  • Up to $100K for damage or theft and accidental death or dismemberment coverage ($250,000 for California residents), up to $15,000 for excess medical expenses per person, and up to $5,000 for excess personal property coverage ($15,000 for Florida residents)
  • Any car from Mercedes, pickup trucks, Porsche and 15 passenger vans.
  • There's no need to pay for the full amount with money, even if it's with points or coupon rental and you pay just $2 fees they will still cover you.

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Re: Credit Card Car Rental Insurance
« Reply #90 on: April 30, 2012, 04:36:20 AM »
my dad is renting a car in italy.. he has a cc from capital one. Called them to ask them what insurance covers and they said damage done to the rental car- not to other cars. it covers CDW. What other insurance will i have to take out in order to be covered in case of accident or the such. Its a rental from hertz for a week quoting 300$ including theft protection. Anyone know about italy coverage? I will call hertz but i feel ill get a better answer from pple with experience... He also has an amex plat if that makes it better to rent with (and pay for insurance from them?)... just kinda lost here...
MasterCard and Visa will cover CDW in Italy, AMEX CDW will not. Liability is already provided without charge. Theft protection, although covered by most credit cards, is compulsory in Italy regardless, and (just like you mentioned above) it will automatically be added to all reservations.

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Re: Credit Card Car Rental Insurance
« Reply #91 on: April 30, 2012, 04:50:29 AM »
MasterCard and Visa will cover CDW in Italy, AMEX CDW will not. Liability is already provided without charge. Theft protection, although covered by most credit cards, is compulsory in Italy regardless, and (just like you mentioned above) it will automatically be added to all reservations.
so were not lookin at any crazy charges when the reservation says 300$? and what about insurance on other cars.. how does that work?

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Re: Credit Card Car Rental Insurance
« Reply #92 on: April 30, 2012, 03:47:30 PM »
so were not lookin at any crazy charges when the reservation says 300$? and what about insurance on other cars.. how does that work?
that is what we call in english Liabilty insurance
Liability is already provided without charge.

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Re: Credit Card Car Rental Insurance
« Reply #93 on: July 11, 2012, 08:27:17 PM »
i dont no if this was asked already

no that there is no continental card which card should i use for a rental

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Re: Credit Card Car Rental Insurance
« Reply #94 on: July 11, 2012, 09:16:25 PM »
i dont no if this was asked already

no that there is no continental card which card should i use for a rental

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if by united you mean united explorer-than that would be the equivalent of the old continental (primary CDW) otherwise probably use Amex Green or chase SP

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Re: Credit Card Car Rental Insurance
« Reply #95 on: July 11, 2012, 11:43:08 PM »
if by united you mean united explorer-than that would be the equivalent of the old continental (primary CDW) otherwise probably use Amex Green or chase SP
are you sure that the united has primary i dont see where it says that and when i had my continental i had a small fender bender and i called mc and the rep made it sound like there is no primary also the new card is visa

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Re: Credit Card Car Rental Insurance
« Reply #96 on: July 12, 2012, 06:14:23 PM »
are you sure that the united has primary i dont see where it says that and when i had my continental i had a small fender bender and i called mc and the rep made it sound like there is no primary also the new card is visa
Auto Rental Collision Damage Waiver
Your MileagePlus Explorer Card provides you with primary coverage for physical damage and theft of most rented vehicles. Coverage is afforded for rentals of up to 15 consecutive days when traveling in your country of residence and 31 days outside of your country of residence.

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Re: Credit Card Car Rental Insurance
« Reply #97 on: July 17, 2012, 10:00:37 PM »
I don't have any auto insurance and I'm renting a car for 30 days, Which of my cc will give me the best all around coverage?
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Re: Credit Card Car Rental Insurance
« Reply #98 on: August 13, 2012, 02:45:04 PM »
Just to clarify: if I don't have a car on my name, so I don't have any primary insurance, is there any preference to use my UA MPE card(which has primary CDW) for car rental or I can use any other card which gets me secondary CDW?
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Re: Credit Card Car Rental Insurance
« Reply #99 on: August 13, 2012, 02:58:02 PM »
Just to clarify: if I don't have a car on my name, so I don't have any primary insurance, is there any preference to use my UA MPE card(which has primary CDW) for car rental or I can use any other card which gets me secondary CDW?
No diff.
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Re: Credit Card Car Rental Insurance
« Reply #100 on: August 13, 2012, 04:23:33 PM »
Thanks.
Is there any specific card you recommend for car rental (in my situation)?
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Re: Credit Card Car Rental Insurance
« Reply #101 on: August 13, 2012, 05:13:21 PM »
I don't have any auto insurance and I'm renting a car for 30 days, Which of my cc will give me the best all around coverage?
amex spg
sapphire preferred  visa
sapphire reg wmc
united mp explorer visa
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your location is Israel. Will you be renting the car there
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Re: Credit Card Car Rental Insurance
« Reply #102 on: September 13, 2012, 07:17:38 PM »
Is there a visa card that covers insurance for 30 days vs 15?

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Re: Credit Card Car Rental Insurance
« Reply #103 on: September 13, 2012, 07:28:46 PM »
Is there a visa card that covers insurance for 30 days vs 15?

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Re: Credit Card Car Rental Insurance
« Reply #104 on: October 18, 2012, 11:09:38 AM »
if u make a 1 month rental and get in an accident can you change the return date to make the rental less then 15 days so the CC (sapphire preferred) will cover you?