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Car rental insurance advice for a New Zealander please

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Car rental insurance advice for a New Zealander please

Hi

We are arriving on the big island for a week and plan to rent a car. The legal and insurance environment in NZ is different to Hawaii. We will have travel insurance but this does not include rental car insurance other than rental vehicle excess of $6,000, personal liability of $2,500,000 and defence costs including wrongful arrest of $10,000.

Can anyone please help with advising what insurance options we need when we rent a car. Thanks in anticipation.

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11. Re: Car rental insurance advice for a New Zealander please

Hi All

Thanks for all of the responses. The car insurance situation for NZ'rs in Hawaii is different to that for people from a number of other countries. Private car insurance NZ does not typically extend to rental cars within the country, let alone for international rentals. The cover provided by credit cards and travel insurance has its limitations. I did follow advice from another forum to shop around and take the pay at the airport rental booking option. I now have a booking through and agent with insurance at a competitive price,

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13. Re: Car rental insurance advice for a New Zealander please

TA gets rather disgruntled when folks post their businesses.

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Have you ever had any problems renting to tourists?

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14. Re: Car rental insurance advice for a New Zealander please

No insurance will cover Turo.................

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15. Re: Car rental insurance advice for a New Zealander please

Please STOP spamming the forum with your ads. That is not what the travel forums are for. If you keep it up, you're going to get your account suspended. If you aren't familiar with the forum guidelines, go read them.

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17. Re: Car rental insurance advice for a New Zealander please

It's not just the links, it's also the many refererences to your business, Joe.

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18. Re: Car rental insurance advice for a New Zealander please

Your insurance doesn't cover a renter. They're screwed if something happens.

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19. Re: Car rental insurance advice for a New Zealander please

Please STOP posting until you have read and understand the guidelines. You are cluttering up the forum with self serving promotional posts that are not allowed here. It is not just links, it is any promotion of your business that is not allowed. Not to mention repeatedly bumping topics to repeat the same thing (spam).

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20. Re: Car rental insurance advice for a New Zealander please

Hi all,

I'm in a similar boat to the OP but being from Australia.

As recommended on here, I've booked via discount car rental and selected full insurance. On my quote it has the following:

Collision Damage Waiver Full -- $18.00 (No Excess)

Extended Protection -- $25.90 ($1,000,000)

Does this mean that I'm fully covered for things now? I'm not aware of what "At fault" means in Hawaii so really want to make sure that I don't have to worry.

Thanks in advance.

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