Consumer Content: the Truth About Rental Car Insurance

You can show your value as an independent by clearing up consumer confusion about what insurance to buy at the rental car counter. Use OIA's consumer flyer, social media posts and Word document to show your value to clients and prospects.

Advice to agents
The problem with rental car insurance is that the rental company has made any and all damages to the vehicle the consumer's problem, contractually. "The question we answer as agents is how to fix that," said OIA instructor Scott A. Treen, CIC. Read How to Advise Your Clients about Renting a Vehicle, which includes suggestions from Treen.

Resources for clients: these tips will help you retain clients and find prospects

OIA has created several resources you can use as a way to strengthen relationships with clients and attract potential customers:

1. A consumer flyer about car rental insurance that you can print and share
2. A Microsoft Word version that you can copy and post to your blog or website
3. Social media posts. Just copy and share:
  • Know before you go. Tips for purchasing insurance at the rental car counter.
  • Rental car insurance: what to buy and what to reject.
  • Facts you need to know about rental car insurance.
  • The truth about rental car insurance.
  • Get the scoop on rental car insurance.


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