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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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Credit Card Car Rental Insurance
« Reply #135 on: November 12, 2012, 07:01:22 PM »
From past experience you can't have any coupon on your initial  rental that will deduct from the rental rate (ex. Free day, $25 off etc). If you get a cheaper rate with a CDP that's fine. Its not worth the headache. Just put the coupon on after and if they don't let. Call CS and tell them the reason you didn't put it on in the beginning. They usually will honor it. 
 


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Re: Credit Card Car Rental Insurance
« Reply #136 on: November 30, 2012, 12:31:38 PM »
i rented a car from Hertz and didnt get liability. i have the united MPE card on the rental for Collision.
i was just parking and i rear ended a car. the only thing that happened to his car was the license plate border came half way out and actual plate got dented. My car on the other hand got a nice few scratches on the corner and a little dent.

am i covered?

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Re: Credit Card Car Rental Insurance
« Reply #137 on: November 30, 2012, 12:34:26 PM »
i rented a car from Hertz and didnt get liability. i have the united MPE card on the rental for Collision.
i was just parking and i rear ended a car. the only thing that happened to his car was the license plate border came half way out and actual plate got dented. My car on the other hand got a nice few scratches on the corner and a little dent.

am i covered?
Yes. United MPE covers your vehicle. 

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Re: Credit Card Car Rental Insurance
« Reply #138 on: November 30, 2012, 12:41:22 PM »
Yes. United MPE covers your vehicle.
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Re: Credit Card Car Rental Insurance
« Reply #139 on: December 04, 2012, 04:35:38 PM »
Does visa or amex cover collision (cdw) for a Mercedes E class?

In general is there a list for visa (signature) or amex that tells u what covers what?

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Re: Credit Card Car Rental Insurance
« Reply #140 on: December 04, 2012, 09:27:40 PM »
In general is there a list for visa (signature) or amex that tells u what covers what?
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Re: Credit Card Car Rental Insurance
« Reply #141 on: December 04, 2012, 09:54:54 PM »
http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=21073.msg319582#msg319582
thanx. it seems like it wont cover the E class :(
CDW is really expensive on that car

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Re: Re: Credit Card Car Rental Insurance
« Reply #142 on: December 16, 2012, 03:41:45 PM »
thanx. it seems like it wont cover the E class :(
CDW is really expensive on that car
Pretty sure visa covers it..I called and asked specifically about 528I and was told it's covered

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Re: Re: Credit Card Car Rental Insurance
« Reply #143 on: December 16, 2012, 06:52:42 PM »
Pretty sure visa covers it..I called and asked specifically about 528I and was told it's covered
Nope I just double checked. It covers the BMW and the Mercedes c class but not e.
It does cover glk, not GL.
Doesn't cover corvette, and camaro ss it does as well as infiniti jx and fx

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« Reply #144 on: December 16, 2012, 10:26:33 PM »
Nope I just double checked. It covers the BMW and the Mercedes c class but not e.
It does cover glk, not GL.
Doesn't cover corvette, and camaro ss it does as well as infiniti jx and fx
I think Amex coverage is better..pretty sure it costs the fx.

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Re: Credit Card Car Rental Insurance
« Reply #145 on: December 17, 2012, 04:30:41 PM »
Does Citi world cover car rental Israel for AU?

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Re: Credit Card Car Rental Insurance
« Reply #146 on: January 28, 2013, 11:34:10 AM »
I'm looking for the best insurance on a 30 day minivan rental that will have lots of wear and tear.
I have no regular insurance and the following applicable cards:

spg (i have no prob getting premium protection)
sp mc
sp visa
citi amex
citi wmc (au)

also, a/o know if ari's in lakewood is an official rental agency as far as these insurances are concerned?

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Re: Credit Card Car Rental Insurance
« Reply #147 on: February 05, 2013, 06:38:04 AM »
I'm looking for the best insurance on a 30 day minivan rental that will have lots of wear and tear.
I have no regular insurance and the following applicable cards:

spg (i have no prob getting premium protection)
sp mc
sp visa
citi amex
citi wmc (au)

also, a/o know if ari's in lakewood is an official rental agency as far as these insurances are concerned?
IMHO SPG Premium.

Aris should be a legal agency, but I wouldn't be surprised if all his rentals include CDW (Possibly with a deductible).
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Re: Credit Card Car Rental Insurance
« Reply #148 on: February 10, 2013, 06:40:35 PM »
heres my story:
Every week i rent a few cars under my name with hertz for an organization and i add 2nd drivers on and buy Liability from hertz.
LDW i rely on my CC - which usually is my Chase SP Visa signature card

2 incidents happened a few weeks apart from each other. 2 bashed their cars a bit - one broke the mirror and the other scratched up the whole side and dented a bit.
i never heard from anyone yet, and im wondering how this works. will they call me? will they cover me?
or do i have to call the CC and tell them.

Any help would be appreciated. Thanx

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Re: Credit Card Car Rental Insurance
« Reply #149 on: February 10, 2013, 06:49:28 PM »
heres my story:
Every week i rent a few cars under my name with hertz for an organization and i add 2nd drivers on and buy Liability from hertz.
LDW i rely on my CC - which usually is my Chase SP Visa signature card

2 incidents happened a few weeks apart from each other. 2 bashed their cars a bit - one broke the mirror and the other scratched up the whole side and dented a bit.
i never heard from anyone yet, and im wondering how this works. will they call me? will they cover me?
or do i have to call the CC and tell them.

Any help would be appreciated. Thanx
You have to call the CC company and file a claim. They will tell you all the info that you will need to send in. The rental company will send you a lot of stuff which you will have to send to the CC company. Make sure to have copies of everything you send just in case it gets lost/reference. The process can take very long, but if your on top of it and call to make sure the documents are being sent and received it should speed up the process. This is the experience that I had when making a claim.