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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)
American Express Gold $195AF
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 #1215 on: March 22, 2021, 10:23:14 PM »
Quick question. A friend rented a car from EZ rentals in Williamsburg and paid for it with an Amex everyday card. Fast forward a little later... He gets a flat tire and when he opens the trunk... The jack that was in the car was broken. He didn't have any AAA and chaveirim Monsey weren't able to send someone (this happened in Scarsdale, NY). He ended up having to pay a guy 75 bucks to change the tire. Is there any recourse with Amex to get money back from the rental company etc?
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Re: Credit Card Car Rental Insurance
« Reply #1216 on: March 23, 2021, 12:49:13 PM »
I am trying to help someone from Israel who made a reservation(see below) for a car in Miami airport with their insurance options as this reservation seems a little tricky with their wording of full coverage below.  Their Full coverage does not seem to include CDW or theft protection  nor liability?

what do they mean "Damages to the carís body and undercarriage"(sounds like CDW up to $3500?)
How do they go about securing liability insurance if they live in Israel?

Supplier
One Switch Rent a Car
Pick-up
April 5, 2021, Monday, 5:00 pm
Miami International Airport (MIA)
Type Free shuttle service
Address 3256 NW 24th Street Rd, Miami, FL 33142
Business hours 06:01 - 22:59 (Monday)
Phone 001 3 056 146 131

Car details
Full-size Toyota Highlander or similar, FFAV/SFAR
7 seats, 4 doors, Air Conditioning, Automatic , Gasoline
Including: Airport surcharge, Vehicle registration fee, Energy recovery fee, VAT (value added
tax), Free modifications
Fuel policy: Full to full Mileage: 2000 miles per rental
Payment
Pay at pick-up 260.00 USD
Refundable Security Deposit 500.00 USD
Will be blocked on/taken from the main driver's credit card at pick-up. If there are no
charges, when dropping off the car, the deposit hold will be released or refunded.

Protection
Full Coverage (Limit 3600 USD) Covered
Refundable theft deductible
Damages to the carís body and
undercarriage
Windshield, windows, mirrors,
wheels and tires
Towing expenses
Taxi expenses
Lost keys or lockout fees
Administration charges
Loss of use fees

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Re: Credit Card Car Rental Insurance
« Reply #1217 on: March 23, 2021, 03:40:19 PM »
Any CC insurance covers broken windows from vandalism ?
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Re: Credit Card Car Rental Insurance
« Reply #1218 on: March 23, 2021, 04:31:59 PM »
any good options for for someone living in Israel to secure third part liability insurance for a rental in Miami?

should they look in Israel as well to purchase that?

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Re: Credit Card Car Rental Insurance
« Reply #1219 on: March 23, 2021, 05:41:43 PM »
any good options for for someone living in Israel to secure third part liability insurance for a rental in Miami?

should they look in Israel as well to purchase that?
The rental company doesn't sell it?
The big companies usually do

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Re: Credit Card Car Rental Insurance
« Reply #1220 on: March 23, 2021, 05:44:26 PM »
Any CC insurance covers broken windows from vandalism ?
I believe amex premium insurance

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Re: Credit Card Car Rental Insurance
« Reply #1221 on: March 24, 2021, 10:49:57 AM »
The rental company doesn't sell it?
The big companies usually do

yes I know but is that the only option?

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Re: Credit Card Car Rental Insurance
« Reply #1222 on: March 24, 2021, 12:19:12 PM »
yes I know but is that the only option?
I have researched this a bit in the past,
I don't remember clearly, there may have been one random company that maybe sold liability, but wasn't any better/cheaper than the rental company's.
3rd party companies usually only sell cdw/ldw.

The options if you don't want to buy the company's liability are:
usually you can rely on your own.
If you don't have a car, you can take out a non-owners policy from a car insurance company. However, that isn't something you can/usually buy for a couple weeks, its a 6 month/year thing.
I don't think you can take a out q non-owners policy for just a month, and also once you have had a policy, it may not be good to go and not have any policy after that.

In some states, the rental company is obligated to have minimum liability coverage in general. That wouldn't necessarily help you since they could very well pass on the costs that would be occured in an accident to you nonetheless.

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Re: Credit Card Car Rental Insurance
« Reply #1223 on: March 24, 2021, 05:08:57 PM »
I have researched this a bit in the past,
I don't remember clearly, there may have been one random company that maybe sold liability, but wasn't any better/cheaper than the rental company's.
3rd party companies usually only sell cdw/ldw.

The options if you don't want to buy the company's liability are:
usually you can rely on your own.
If you don't have a car, you can take out a non-owners policy from a car insurance company. However, that isn't something you can/usually buy for a couple weeks, its a 6 month/year thing.
I don't think you can take a out q non-owners policy for just a month, and also once you have had a policy, it may not be good to go and not have any policy after that.

In some states, the rental company is obligated to have minimum liability coverage in general. That wouldn't necessarily help you since they could very well pass on the costs that would be occured in an accident to you nonetheless.

I see thanks for the nice roundup!
This renter lives in Israel so I think she has even less options meaning I don't think her Israeli car insurance will cover her here and I am not sure if she can even get a non-owners insurance policy here in the US if she lives in Israel.  What I am also concerned is that she will get slammed with fees at the counter. She got a nice deal from these smaller companies who can be notorious for adding on costs and fees etc..... See below;  insurance info says full coverage but that is very misleading.  They may require her to show proof of CDW/theft/liability etc....

Supplier
One Switch Rent a Car
Pick-up
April 5, 2021, Monday, 5:00 pm
Miami International Airport (MIA)
Type Free shuttle service
Address 3256 NW 24th Street Rd, Miami, FL 33142
Business hours 06:01 - 22:59 (Monday)
Phone 001 3 056 146 131

Car details
Full-size Toyota Highlander or similar, FFAV/SFAR
7 seats, 4 doors, Air Conditioning, Automatic , Gasoline
Including: Airport surcharge, Vehicle registration fee, Energy recovery fee, VAT (value added
tax), Free modifications
Fuel policy: Full to full Mileage: 2000 miles per rental
Payment
Pay at pick-up 260.00 USD
Refundable Security Deposit 500.00 USD
Will be blocked on/taken from the main driver's credit card at pick-up. If there are no
charges, when dropping off the car, the deposit hold will be released or refunded.

Protection
Full Coverage (Limit 3600 USD) Covered
Refundable theft deductible
Damages to the carís body and
undercarriage
Windshield, windows, mirrors,
wheels and tires
Towing expenses
Taxi expenses
Lost keys or lockout fees
Administration charges
Loss of use fees



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Re: Credit Card Car Rental Insurance
« Reply #1224 on: March 25, 2021, 09:28:34 AM »
In some states, the rental company is obligated to have minimum liability coverage in general.
in every State except 2 IINM. A quick Google search can bring up that amount.

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Re: Credit Card Car Rental Insurance
« Reply #1225 on: March 25, 2021, 10:54:08 AM »
in every State except 2 IINM. A quick Google search can bring up that amount.

except for Florida, CA and Ohio?

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Re: Credit Card Car Rental Insurance
« Reply #1226 on: April 02, 2021, 11:21:09 AM »
The car rentals in Europe where it automatically comes with CDW (with a large deductible), do I still have coverage with the CSR or since I didn't decline from the rental company, Chase wouldn't cover CDW?

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Re: Credit Card Car Rental Insurance
« Reply #1227 on: April 05, 2021, 12:42:18 AM »
The car rentals in Europe where it automatically comes with CDW (with a large deductible), do I still have coverage with the CSR or since I didn't decline from the rental company, Chase wouldn't cover CDW?
If you didn't decline then it won't cover.

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Re: Credit Card Car Rental Insurance
« Reply #1228 on: April 05, 2021, 03:11:25 PM »
if i use UR points through sapphire preferred card do i still get CDW coverage?

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Re: Credit Card Car Rental Insurance
« Reply #1229 on: April 05, 2021, 03:15:55 PM »
if i use UR points through sapphire preferred card do i still get CDW coverage?
IINM yes