now like everyone here myself and 2 friends are planning on going on about 1 and a half month (55 days-ish) trip up the west coast of america and back again starting in los angeles and returing to los angeles, to alaska and through canada a bit.
and like everyone else here i have been bamboozled (a great word that is) by the overwhelming number of options for rental, leasing etc etc. However after coming across Adventures on Wheels. i think they may be the people to go with, their website seems straight forward and honest... so lets hope they are.
all 3 of us are under 25 (the eldest will be 24 years old).
so i have a few questions:
is Adventures on Wheels the best option? (and by best i mostly mean cheapest, most reliable + reputable)?
assuming Adventures on Wheels is the option we go with, how do i know what insurance to get with them? and how do i know what that insurance covers exactly?
now i think i vaguely understand the different types of insurance - CDW basically protects you from the car being stolen or damaged, and SLI is pretty much 3rd party insurance so if i run into someone else's BMW then i shouldn't have to pay for the repairs to it.
in regards to other insurance, our travel insurance covers us for medical bills and alike if we are in accident (but it does not cover anything else to do with motor vehicle travel).
however, adventures on wheels state in its quote that basic liability insurance is included...
what is basic liability insurance,
is CDW and/or SLI insurance worth getting?
what exactly does Adventures on Wheels' Basic Liability, CDW and SLI insurance cover and not cover?
now i have emailed Adventures on Wheels to ask for their rental and insurance policies but they have not replied.
can anyone help me out with any advice? or by some miracle provide me with their rental & insurance policies? or be able to recommend another rental or leasing car company for a group of Australian travellers all aged under 25?
our rental needs to have unlimited miles and be able to travel up to alaska and canada.
p.s. here is the quote i got from their website, this quote has all the insurance options in it that they offer:
Rental Price Quote for 2000 C1 Compact Sedan
Item Quantity Price
Rental Base Rate 53 days $1,815.16
Included Miles unlimited miles $0.00
Tax 8.25% $149.75
Basic Liability (included) 53 days $0.00
Supplementary Liability Insurance (SLI) & Collison Damage Waiver (CDW) [$500.00 deductible] 53 days $739.35
Total (includes unlimited miles)