Travellers often need to drive rental cars to help them easily reach specific areas, especially when there’s no public transportation in the location. They need to know about specific insurance coverage issues, especially when they drive a car that they don’t own. After reaching the general area by bus, train or airplane, it is often necessary to rent a car. In order to reduce financial and legal issues, we should borrow a car from someone we know in the area.
If our relationship is good enough, it is possible that our friend will agree to drive us to specific locations and this will save plenty of time, since we won’t get lost. If we want to rent a car, it is important to make sure that the car is perfectly insured. So when there’s something bad happens to car and it isn’t our fault, we won’t be blamed for the damages.
Before the car leaves the rental area, we should make sure that it’s in a good condition. If there are visible tear, wear and dents, it is a good idea to photograph them, along with the representative of the rental company in the picture. So, we won’t be blamed for existing damages on the car, especially when we return the car at a different location.
The rental car company may also ask us about the routes that we plan to take. In this case, we should provide a list of our itinerary, so the rental car company would know about the location of the car at specific dates. The car may also be equipped with GPS tracker, so it is a bad idea to drive the car outside specific area if the car rental company doesn’t allow that.
We may also rent car for business trips. In this situation, we also need to read the insurance policy including all of its exclusions and conditions. This will make sure that we are properly secured for specific conditions. It would be a bad thing if it turns out that there’s no coverage whatsoever related to our rented car. The rented car should be used within the scope of our overall employment.
It is important to know whether our current worker’s compensation insurance can still be implemented while we are driving rented cars in a distant location for business purposes. The current insurance company should be contacted about this detail and it’s something that many people tend to overlook. In order to avoid confusion and misunderstanding, it is important for us to have the necessary documentation.
The fastest, easiest, best and most reliable way for determining the coverage type is by asking the insurance company. The credit card company may also need to be contacted if we plan to rent the car using our card. The credit card may include some coverage, so it means that we will get another layer of coverage.
Businesspeople who drive rented cars should know that different rules may apply. This will have specific insurance implications that they need to consider. The person who rent the car should also obtain the permission from their superior at the central office that he/she is allowed to rent and drive the car. We also need to properly secure the car, because any kind of theft could be expensive, especially if the insurance company says that we are at fault.