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November 6, 2017

Wreck a rental car? Your credit card could help

By GREGORY KARP
NerdWallet

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Coverage can vary by card network, card issuers and even by the specific card. So before you get to the rental counter, call the phone number on the back of your card and ask.

It's the hard sell at the car rental counter that everyone knows is coming but few know how to handle: rental car coverage. You might recall that your credit card provides some type of free protection for rental cars. That's probably true, and it can be valuable. But you have to know what coverage you have and when it applies to your rental.


 
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