Rental Car and Towing Reimbursement
Rental car and towing reimbursement insurance can be a useful optional coverage that helps to make your life easier after an accident. It is important for policyholders to know when this coverage can be used and how it works. If your vehicle breaks down or you have a flat tire, you will probably not be able to use your rental car or towing insurance, unless an accident occurred as a result. Mechanical failures of your car will have to be paid through some other means.
After an Accident with a Rental Car
After an accident, however, this type of coverage can be very valuable. If you are left stranded without a vehicle after your accident, your towing insurance will cover the cost to tow your vehicle to a nearby tow yard or body shop, while your rental car reimbursement coverage will allow you to rent a vehicle at a reduced rate while your vehicle is repaired. Many insurance companies allow the company to be directly billed for towing and rental car costs after an accident.
While this optional coverage is convenient and even essential protection for many drivers, others may not have a need for it. If you have AAA or a similar roadside assistance membership, your towing costs can be covered through this plan instead. If you only drive occasionally, you may be able to forgo the rental car reimbursement coverage and save yourself a percentage of your monthly premium. Most insurance companies include this coverage in your insurance quote but may be removed by request.
To learn more about car insurance coverage options and how you can cut costs on your premiums, contact the Chicago car insurance professionals of Insure on the Spot today at 888-972-SAVE.