what is underside of car and is it covered?

Discussion in 'Car Hire, Taxis and Limos' started by PLANT, May 19, 2014.

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  1. PLANT

    PLANT Established Member

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    The left side below the passenger door seems to have developed a dent. Its that strip below the door but not actually under the car.
    I have fully insured accept windows, tyres..... So am I covered?
     

  2. markis10

    markis10 Veteran Member

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    If it's not defined in your contract, it's generally considered to be anything below the door seals and underneath the front/rear bumpers.
     
  3. PLANT

    PLANT Established Member

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    So what's that mean..... What is the cost potentially????
     
  4. markis10

    markis10 Veteran Member

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    I have no idea, it depends on how the agency handles it and what the quote to fix is.
     
  5. robd

    robd Established Member

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    You stated you have full insurance. Have you checked your car rental agreement?
     
  6. markis10

    markis10 Veteran Member

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    #6 markis10, May 19, 2014
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    Its almost universal that you cannot buy coverage for underbody damage with a rental car, and in many cases same for the roof.
     
  7. robd

    robd Established Member

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    Interesting. I didn't know that. Best try and write the car off then. ;)
     
  8. PLANT

    PLANT Established Member

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    So if they go me... Not sure it was me and think there when picked up car.... How much on credit card do they take and will travel insurance cover any excess payment?
    TID $4K CAR INSURANCE?
     
  9. prozac

    prozac Established Member

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    Depends if they look "down there". Not everyone gets down for a look.

    If you paid the rental & insurance using your amex then the excess may be covered by the cards' insurance.
     
  10. PLANT

    PLANT Established Member

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    So I return the car and the shuttle bus driver actually just checked milage and fuel. Informed inside no charges and given paper. Does this mean I'm good or can they flip this decision and say actually we discovered damage.....charge credit card?
     
  11. docjames

    docjames Senior Member

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    #11 docjames, May 20, 2014
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    I always take photos and/or get return inspection paperwork.

    Have paperwork and you're good (even if they charge paperwork you can dispute it).


    /OT/ One might argue if the damage is caused by you, then why try to avoid it?
     
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