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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 #390 on: August 19, 2014, 04:16:08 PM »
Thanks, but how will the CC cover cdw if the CDW by the rental company was not declined??

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Re: Credit Card Car Rental Insurance
« Reply #391 on: August 19, 2014, 04:23:48 PM »
Thanks, but how will the CC cover cdw if the CDW by the rental company was not declined??
You already picked up the car? I understood you just made the reservation.
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Re: Credit Card Car Rental Insurance
« Reply #392 on: August 19, 2014, 04:30:18 PM »
You already picked up the car? I understood you just made the reservation.
I have the car already

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Re: Credit Card Car Rental Insurance
« Reply #393 on: August 19, 2014, 04:34:40 PM »
I have the car already
Ahh, so it's a different story. You can try to walk in with the letter and ask if they can remove it?
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Re: Credit Card Car Rental Insurance
« Reply #394 on: August 19, 2014, 04:35:51 PM »
Ahh, so it's a different story. You can try to walk in with the letter and ask if they can remove it?
they told me that if I bring it they will refund me the charge from the CDW

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Re: Credit Card Car Rental Insurance
« Reply #395 on: August 19, 2014, 04:36:50 PM »

they told me that if I bring it they will refund me the charge from the CDW
Ok so do it and you should be good.

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Re: Credit Card Car Rental Insurance
« Reply #396 on: August 19, 2014, 04:38:46 PM »
Ok so do it and you should be good.
but I can only get to them once I return the car, is it ok?

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Re: Credit Card Car Rental Insurance
« Reply #397 on: August 19, 2014, 05:12:52 PM »

but I can only get to them once I return the car, is it ok?
Should be.

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Re: Credit Card Car Rental Insurance
« Reply #398 on: August 21, 2014, 12:43:51 PM »
2 Questions.

I plan on renting a car locally here in the states.

Between SPG, Ink Bold, Chase Freedom and Discover Card which card is the best for coverage?

My wife has the United Explorer card (which I hear that very good for car rentals). If my name is the renter can we use her CC for payment?

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Re: Credit Card Car Rental Insurance
« Reply #399 on: August 21, 2014, 01:28:00 PM »
2 Questions.

I plan on renting a car locally here in the states.

Between SPG, Ink Bold, Chase Freedom and Discover Card which card is the best for coverage?

My wife has the United Explorer card (which I hear that very good for car rentals). If my name is the renter can we use her CC for payment?

Thanks,
1) I'd say the SPG (Amex). Just MHO...
2) You can add yourself as an additional on your wife's UA card.

If you're renting soon you can ask them to rush it to you and you'll have in 1-2 days.
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Re: Credit Card Car Rental Insurance
« Reply #400 on: August 21, 2014, 01:48:51 PM »
Hocker, you seem to be an expert when it comes to car rentals. What do you say to this?
I posted it because I wanted to hear people's thoughts on it but meanwhile no one agreed/disagreed...
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Re: Credit Card Car Rental Insurance
« Reply #401 on: August 21, 2014, 01:51:56 PM »
1) I'd say the SPG (Amex). Just MHO...
2) You can add yourself as an additional on your wife's UA card.

If you're renting soon you can ask them to rush it to you and you'll have in 1-2 days.

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Re: Credit Card Car Rental Insurance
« Reply #402 on: August 26, 2014, 12:10:12 AM »
Thrifty Israel charged me 250$ for a scratch on the car. Used a sapphire preferred for rental. Anyone ever file a claim ? What's the process ?

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Re: Credit Card Car Rental Insurance
« Reply #403 on: August 28, 2014, 01:32:28 PM »
Is an AU covered by the CC insurance or it only covers the primary account holder?

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Re: Credit Card Car Rental Insurance
« Reply #404 on: August 28, 2014, 01:33:17 PM »
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