What you need to know about credit card covers:
Some credit cards may entitle their holders to a degree of cover for damage to, or loss of, the rental vehicle. We are happy to recognize such cards and do not object the card-holder, in such a case, not to avail of the protections described above and to stand liable for any damage to, or loss of, our vehicle.
Please, however, be aware of the following:
- If you elect to be covered by your card and decline Europcar's protections, you are also declining Europcar's FREE road assistance service. Europcar Costa Rica will charge service fees for recovery or assistance if requested by a customer who has declined Europcar’s CDW protection. Guarantee deposits for customers who decline our CDW protection will be $7,000 plus the rental estimate and all additional costs.
- The extent of coverage provided by credit cards varies and is usually subject to certain restrictions, in particular concerning the maximum length of rental and the type of vehicle which can be covered. Major credit cards generally offer a collision and damage protection to their GOLD and PLATINUM members. These "covers" are generally very specific to the area you are traveling to (Latin America, Europe, Asia, etc.), to the type of vehicle reserved and to the roads the vehicle is driven upon.
- Europcar strongly advise you to contact your Credit Card organization before rental and provide written details/proof of your coverage when arriving at the at the Europcar rental location. Europcar Costa Rica will not accept credit card insurance plans without written proof, and reserves the right to accept or not accept any other insurance plan.