What Your Car Hire USA Package Should Include

Hi all,

I was just reading some interesting threads on trip advisor regarding users booking their car hire USA through U.S. companies and then coming unstuck when they went to collect their vehicle due to the American packages not including insurance.

USA car rental sites are generally aimed at American citizens who have their own insurances that cover hiring a car, so the price displayed is generally for the basic hire and mileage.

At usrentacar.co.uk we offer a fully inclusive package that covers both unlimited mileage and the basic rental plus insurances and taxes.

Here is a brief guide to what you should be looking for in your car hire USA quote.

  1. Unlimited mileage, mileage just isn’t good enough, to avoid a nasty surprise make sure your rental includes unlimited mileage!
  2. CDW or LDW, pretty much the same thing, Collision or Loss damage waiver insurance means that you will not be held responsible for the cost of replacement or repair to your hire vehicle as long as you adhere to the rental policy of the supplier i.e. not off roading, not drunk behind the wheel etc.
  3. SLI,supplementary liability insurance covers all drivers included on the rental agreement against any liability for third party claims for bodily injury or property damage resulting from an accident. You should have SLI that covers up to $1,000,000.
  4. UMP, uninsured motorist protection,  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.
  5. Basic Roadside Assistance, see this post for more details but make sure your hire comes with this as standard.

Remember if in doubt ask before you book, the cost of adding additional insurances locally can triple your rental costs.

You can see what we include in our car hire here.

Kind regards,


 car hire USA

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