What Is The Difference Between Our Inclusive And Gold Rates

Hi all,

Car hire insurance in the USA can be very confusing for even the most seasoned of travellers.

I thought now with the very busy Christmas period about to start, I’d knock up a quick post explaining what is included within our Inclusive and Gold rates, and hopefully point out the advantages of prepaying your USA car hire.

What’s Included

All our rates include the following (Inclusive & Gold).

  • Unlimited Mileage.
  • Loss Damage Waiver (LDW) which is a combination insurance of both Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) and Theft Waiver. As long as you adhere to the rental policy of the supplier you will not be held responsible for the cost of replacement or repair to your hire vehicle.
  • Uninsured Motorist Protection (UMP) up to $1m Liability Cover. Offers an Uninsured/Underinsured/Hit-and-Run Motorist Protection (UMP) that provides the renter and family members traveling together in the rented vehicle with up to $1,000,000 of non-stacked coverage for bodily injury sustained while driving the rental car, and caused by another driver who has no insurance, minimal insurance, or is a hit-and-run driver.
  • Supplemental Liability Insurance (SLI) up to $1m Liability Cover. All drivers included on the rental agreement will not be held liable for third party claims for bodily injury or property damage resulting from an accident.
  • Basic Roadside Assistance.
  • All Taxes and Airport Fees.

At present our Budget Rent A Car rates include 1 additional spouse driver within the Inclusive rate in all USA budget locations.

At present our Alamo and Dollar Rent A Car rates include additional drivers within the inclusive package in California only.

Petrol policies differ per company but most are moving to a purchase full return empty scenario.

What does the gold rate offer me?

The gold rate offers all of the advantages of the inclusive rate plus

  • Multiple drivers over 25.
  • Your first tank of fuel.

Where not included within the Inclusive rate, suppliers will charge approximately $10 per day plus tax to add a driver to your hire, so prepaying those extra drivers makes sense.

The advantage of prepaying your petrol is purely financial, being able to budget for your first tank of gas takes the currency fluxation and petrol price factor out of the equation.

Its no surprise to me that our customers generally take the gold rate over the inclusive.

I hope this little guide helps, remember terms for our suppliers can change without much notice so please check our terms and conditions for the latest inclusions.



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