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What happens if you hit a rental car?

Yesterday I rear-ended somebody's rental car. My car has no damage, but his bumper was slightly messed up. Is this something my insurance company will cover?

Jun 18, 2017 Philadelphia, PA

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Ava Lynch

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Good question! The claims process after hitting a rental vehicle would be the same as hitting a vehicle that is owned by another person, so you should still contact your auto insurance provider and notify them of the accident. Make sure you provide pictures of the accident and any other details or documentation you have from the incident. After that, it's a straightforward process and your insurance company should be handling the rest from there.

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