large scratches on rental car
October 24, 2013 9:28 PM Subscribe
I'm not very good at parking, and wound up brushing my rental car against a support pole. Now there are several big, white scratches against the dark gray of my car's paint. What should I do?
posted by segfault to travel & transportation (21 answers total)
I don't know what layer of paint I scratched off to, or how much it would reasonably cost to repair. I also don't know if it's urgent for this to be repainted (or if it might rust?); I plan to have the car out for another week or so.
I rented from Hertz without any extra insurance, I have Geico for my normal car insurance, and I did pay for the entire rental on my credit card.
I admit the damage is my fault, and will happily eat the reasonable cost of repair. I just don't want to be charged exorbitant fees, nor do I want my insurance premiums to go up. Should I take the car to a repair shop and have them fix it? Will they look at me funny when they see the rental barcode in the window?
What would happen if I called Hertz up and told them I scratched their car?
The scratches are fairly large and fairly obvious.