No, Chase Sapphire Reserve does not cover U-Haul rentals. The auto rental collision damage waiver does not cover vans or trucks, the types of vehicles offered by U-Haul. It’s also good to note that U-Haul rentals don’t count as travel on the Chase Sapphire Reserve. You will only receive 1 point / $1 spent on rentals using the card.
However, U-Haul does offer its own rental insurance policy. And it’s possible that your existing auto insurance policy could cover rentals, though that’s rare. Either way, it’s a good idea to get coverage, as U-Haul declares renters that decline coverage as fully responsible for all damages of rented vehicles.
No, you don't need car insurance to rent a U-Haul. Most auto insurance policies or credit cards don't extend coverage for U-Hauls, so rental services recommend purchasing optional coverage, as otherwise you would be financially responsible for any kind of damages.
There are multiple options available on the market for U-Haul coverage, such as Safemove, Safetow, or Safestor. U-Haul coverage can include:… read full answer
Supplemental liability insurance
Towed property protection
Most providers will allow you to personalize your coverage, so if you feel like any of the options are not necessary, you can drop them. Your U-Haul rental company will be able to offer you coverage that best fits your needs.
Yes, Chase Freedom Unlimited does have rental car insurance as a free benefit. It covers cardholders up to the actual cash value of a rental vehicle paid for entirely with this card. Coverage includes damages from collision or theft. It applies to U.S. and international rentals for up to 31 consecutive days. Keep in mind that, to get the coverage, you must decline the rental agency’s insurance.… read full answer
The Chase Freedom Unlimited card’s rental car insurance coverage is secondary. If your primary auto insurance policy covers rental cars, you’ll have to file a claim through that first. The card’s rental car insurance may reimburse cardholders for any expenses not covered by the primary insurer.
What is Not Covered
The benefit does not cover injuries to anyone inside or outside the vehicle. Reckless or criminal behavior and several other situations are also excluded. Non-covered vehicles include trucks, motorcycles, recreational vehicles, luxury cars and others.
How to File a Claim
If an incident occurs, contact the Chase Benefit Administrator at (800) 356-8955 within 60 days. You’ll have to submit a completed claim form and any requested documents no later than 100 days after the incident. You should receive payment within 15 business days after receipt of all documents and the validation of your claim.
To make the most of Chase Sapphire Reserve® rental car insurance, use the Sapphire Reserve card to pay every time you rent a car and decline the supplementary coverage offered by the rental company. Chase Sapphire Reserve offers rental car insurance as a free benefit, and cardholders are covered up to $75,000. Taking advantage of the rental car discounts available to Sapphire Reserve cardholders can also help you maximize your savings.… read full answer
Key Things to Know About Chase Sapphire Reserve Rental Car Insurance
How to Use the Coverage. A cardholder must decline the rental agency’s insurance and pay for the rental entirely with a Chase Sapphire Reserve credit card.
Coverage Amount. Up to $75,000.
Covered Costs. Chase Sapphire Reserve rental car insurance covers theft, damage, valid loss-of-use charges imposed and substantiated by the auto rental company, administrative fees, and reasonable towing charges.
How Long You’re Covered. The Chase Sapphire Reserve rental car insurance benefit covers domestic rentals up to 31 days.
Coverage For Rental Vehicles in Another Country. Chase rental car insurance covers eligible cardholders for 31 days when renting vehicles in another country.
Coverage Exclusions. The Chase Sapphire Reserve rental car insurance benefit does not cover antique cars, cargo vans, vehicles with open cargo beds, trucks, and others. Coverage also does not apply to certain incidents such as damage to any other driver’s car, the injury of anyone, or damage to anything is not covered.
Chase Rental Car Insurance Claims. To file a Chase Sapphire Reserve rental car insurance claim, call the Benefit Administrator at 1-888-675-1461 or visit the card’s benefits website to obtain a claim form. You will need to submit the claim form, along with any requested supporting documents – such as a copy of the accident report, a copy of the auto rental agreement, a copy of the repair estimate or bill, and photographs of the damaged vehicle – no later than 120 days after the incident. You should receive payment from the Benefits Administrator within 15 days after receipt of all documents and the validation of your claim.
Chase Sapphire Reserve Car Rental Discounts
National Car Rental, Avis, and Silvercar all offer special privileges to customers who rent using Chase Sapphire Reserve. Log in to your Chase Ultimate Rewards account, then click the “Travel Benefits” page and find the “Special Car Rental Privileges” section. You might get free car upgrades, discounts on rentals and other promotional offers.
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