Use of Credit Cards When Renting Vehicles

Some gold and platinum MasterCard and Visa credit cards, including the University's Travel and Entertainment credit card, provide limited coverage for damage of rental vehicles or liability for bodily injury and property damage that arises out of rental car use (provided that the rental car is charged on the card).

Insurance coverage provided by credit cards is frequently in excess of auto insurance the traveler may have from other sources. Although coverage available from credit cards may be helpful in increasing insurance limits, this coverage should not be relied upon for protection for the traveler. See the articles on insurance for rental vehicles for more complete information.