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GTQuentin
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GTQuentin Jan 14, 9:20pm - #374728 

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Can insurance screw you like this?

Alright, I got in an accident like 2 weeks ago. My car is goin to the shop this monday. Will be in for 8-10 business days. I thought I was getting a rental car but, now they said they cant give me one cause im 17 and I need to be 18 to receive one. What kind of BS is that? The accident was the other persons fault and now there saying I cant get a rental. I hope they dont aspect me to ride the bus to school. And what If my parents didnt have an extra car, wtf would they do then.

The point is now im pissed cause I cant even get a rental car, and I pay for my own car. Such BS if I ever seen it. O and actually my parents get a rental car but I cant drive it. angry And if I did drive in get an accidnet I heard they could sue for a lot. Heres a pic of the accident
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AZZKIKR Jan 14, 9:23pm - #374729 

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yeah...you can't get a rental until you are 18... its in the print in your policy more than likely
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GTQuentin Jan 14, 9:30pm - #374730 

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Its not my insurance covering it, its the other persons. They have Liberty Mutal.
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AZZKIKR Jan 14, 9:32pm - #374731 

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stilll...it is a general rule
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GTQuentin Jan 14, 9:38pm - #374732 

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so Im stuck w/out a car cause of someone else's mistake? BS. im giving them a personal call tonight.
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Kim Jan 14, 9:43pm - #374733 
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try asking for rental costs. that way you can let your parents drive the rental and you can drive theirs. or just keep the money.

I think the whole rental thing is because the rental agency can't let anyone under 18 drive their cars , not the insurance company.

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FloydianSlip6 Jan 14, 9:47pm - #374734 

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NO rental agency will rent a 17 year old a car. It's just stupid. Maybe you're an ok driver but think about some of your friends. It would be a shit show for their insurance. Most places won't even rent until you're 21. Think about how people treat rental cars, then toss in some immaturity and inexperience driving. Not saying that that's YOU because I'm sure it's not. But that is the vast majority.
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RicePowered Jan 14, 9:58pm - #374735 
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A lot of places in NJ won't rent until you're are 25
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CelicaRacer05 Jan 14, 10:05pm - #374736 

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thats the unwritten rule, you just have to pay more to rent at a younger age...
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GTQuentin Jan 14, 10:32pm - #374737 

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I didnt say rent a car. Im saying if you get an accident it should be there responbilty to provide you with a car. Plain and simple. 18 or not.
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xxmonkeyboixx Jan 15, 12:07am - #374738 

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just have ur parents get the rental and have say that ur parents will be using it so they'll pay for it...thats what we did with mine and it worked. I drove the rental. just becareful tho...

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10celica10 Jan 15, 12:12am - #374739 
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Have to be 21 in WA to recieve a rental
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Loth Jan 16, 7:11am - #374740 

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I heard 25 in ca dont know if thats right or not.

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JBing Jan 16, 7:37am - #374741 

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I think its a federal regulation, its not up to the insurance company to make the call their just following the rules

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Thatkid_0 Jan 16, 1:14pm - #374742 

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It's not 25 in CA it's 21... I rented an exotic this summer off BHrentacar.com
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narcolepsy123456 Jan 16, 5:55pm - #374743 

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i had the same problem, here's how geico handled it. they issued the rental car to my parents since they were in the household and were covered as secondary drivers on the policy. i in turn had to use my parents vehicle until the repairs were complete.
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GTS_Rosh Jan 16, 7:53pm - #374744 

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Yeah its because Rental Car Companies have a minimum age requirement. But its all your bodyshops fault. Alot of them have there own courtesy cars, they should have given you one, despite of your age. As long as you have a drivers license, it should be fine. You should have gone to another shop that would have been willing to give you a courtesy car of there own. They set your own policy, and if they value your business, then they'll do it regardless of what there own requirements are.
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