Join Early Retirement Today
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Car rental in US for short visits from overseas
Old 10-10-2007, 03:25 PM   #1
Recycles dryer sheets
Join Date: May 2005
Posts: 188
Car rental in US for short visits from overseas

As some of you may remember that I moved back to my original country. Now my company is sending me for a short visit to the US and by the way they are not providing me with rental car. I think I will need car to visit friends.

I can rent a car, there are some good deals but I am not sure about insurance. I guess Visa will cover any loss to car, I will pay for any loss of use, paperwork etc. I am more concerned about liability, how is that covered. Where one can get it, is it like LDW, how much, are there any independent companies who can provide this insurance.

I think this issue confronts many of ERes who moved overseas to live with less money.


landover is offline   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 Early Retirement and Financial Independence Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

Are you planning to be financially independent as early as possible so you can live life on your own terms? Discuss successful investing strategies, asset allocation models, tax strategies and other related topics in our online forum community. Our members range from young folks just starting their journey to financial independence, military retirees and even multimillionaires. No matter where you fit in you'll find that is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with our members, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create a retirement blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Old 10-10-2007, 11:21 PM   #2
Give me a museum and I'll fill it. (Picasso)
Give me a forum ...
Ed_The_Gypsy's Avatar
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: the City of Subdued Excitement
Posts: 5,247
Every rentacar company in the US and Canada will offer to sell you insurance on a daily basis with your car. It may seem expensive, but for infrequent use it can be quite satisfactory. I have used it myself from time to time.

Personally, I would try to submit it all as an expense. How do they expect you to get around, anyway?

my bumpersticker:
"I am not in a hurry.
I am retired.
And I don't care how big your truck is."
Ed_The_Gypsy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-10-2007, 11:53 PM   #3
bssc's Avatar
Join Date: Dec 2005
Posts: 9,142
Priceline has good deals on rental cars. Check the fine print on your Visa. It is probably secondary coverage but if you don't have any primary coverage, it may default to it. See what the T&C is.
Angels danced on the day that you were born.
bssc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-11-2007, 11:01 AM   #4
Sarah in SC's Avatar
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Charleston, SC
Posts: 13,411
Call your Visa Card information number and get the specifics of your coverage.
I'm assuming that you don't have liability coverage in your home country? If you do, call them as well and ask about coverage for a rental car.
My visa issuer told me I was covered, including liability, for renting a car anywhere in the world but Jamaica and Israel. Something to ponder...until you've been to Jamaica and seen how they drive!
Enjoy your visit!
“One day your life will flash before your eyes. Make sure it's worth watching.”
Gerard Arthur Way

Sarah in SC is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-11-2007, 12:35 PM   #5
Recycles dryer sheets
Join Date: May 2005
Posts: 188
Thanks for all the information, I will call my VISA card bank. I will also find out how much (if any) liability coverage comes free with rental. In some states, state minimum is required, I am renting in MD.

As far as not providing car, hotel shuttle will take me to a hotel, take me to office, hotel room has small kitchen in it. For eating out, groceries etc, there is shared car between 5 people. Man you are here to work cheaply and just work, why should we spend any more than necessary.
landover is offline   Reply With Quote

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Rental car accident REWahoo Other topics 24 07-30-2007 09:31 PM
Rental car rewards program streamjp Other topics 3 06-08-2007 08:43 AM
Rental Car Insurance TromboneAl Other topics 11 03-19-2007 01:38 PM
Don't use your debit card for car rental mickeyd FIRE and Money 14 11-25-2006 06:10 PM
Rental Car Liability Claim BigMoneyJim Other topics 12 05-18-2006 12:24 PM


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 02:59 AM.
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.