Auto and rental coverage
Collision coverage covers physical damage to your auto caused by a collision with another car or object. Comprehensive, which is also known as other than collision, covers physical damage to your auto, including fire, theft, vandalism and broken glass.
The general rule is that insurance follows the car. For example, if you have an accident while driving someone else's car, that person’s insurance would apply first. Your auto insurance may provide coverage if the owner of the car did not have auto insurance or didn’t have enough coverage to pay for the damages. Exclusions may apply, so it’s best to contact us to discuss the specifics of the loss and determine possible coverage.
If the stolen items are permanently installed in the car and you have comprehensive (other than collision) coverage, the loss is covered under your auto policy. However, if the stolen property is something that you put in your car, such as CDs or a GPS, this is usually covered under a home policy, as part of your personal property coverage. Certain restrictions may apply.
Your Amica auto policy extends the same coverage limits to a rental car, but in some cases you may need more coverage. There may be certain benefits to purchasing additional insurance, but please note that this may result in out-of-pocket expenses. Coverage for rental cars applies in U.S. territories only.
The purchase of a damage waiver, or additional insurance, is not covered under rental reimbursement coverage on your auto policy. It only waives your deductible. However, it is your choice whether or not to purchase this coverage from the rental agency.
Your policy has specific limits for rental reimbursement coverage. If you need to extend your rental period, you may be responsible for additional costs. If you are not at fault, you may be able to recover the additional expense from the at-fault party.