I'm so hoping someone will be able to put me at ease with a worry i have about car insurance and getting it straight in my head. This may be better answered by any UK visitors to the USA who have booked with National before, although dont think im ruling any american knowledge out!!
my worry is this, ive made a booking with national and ive had it confirmed etc. but ive heard so many different things about insurance, and im sure everyone else on here has. so im going to try and break it down into 2 examples:
1 - You have a full UK driving license and DO own a car in the UK with an existing insurance policy, but dont want to have to include them in your rental. so you want to have the basic insurance WITH the rental company (by "basic", i mean like here in the uk where you are either covered 3rd party, 3rd party fire and theft, or fully comprehensive)
is this included in my rental with NATIONAL?, as a rule? and i dont mean the extras damage waiver etc etc, i mean just that im "insured" to drive?. i.e - i dont have to contact my own insurance company.
1 - you have a full UK driving license but dont OWN a car in the UK so you dont have an existing insurance policy/company you can refer to, to see if they'll cover you.
in this instance, surely the company provides this "basic" insurance i talk of. because the driver doesnt even HAVE a policy in the UK.
At the end of the day, i dont mind getting any extra insurance perks i may need, but i dont want to have to include my own personal policy from back home.
i really hope this makes sense to a few of you. it is a simple question in theory but i may have gone into a little bit too much detail.
like i say, im asking this specifically to people who have dealt with NATIONAL as i know T's and C's vary company to company.
thanks in advance.