I'm looking at car rental options for U.S. Cars are generally cheap to rent (~ US$160 a week for a sedan) but there's a bunch of insurance tacked on.
So the US$160 comes up to US$360 when you review the booking. The other fees are around $50 (airport concession/tax), so thats another $150.
I see it itemized as Loss Damage Waiver/Liability Insurance Supplement.
I believe this is required for people living outside of U.S. (I got stung with it last time I rented a car in the U.S. about 12 years ago).
Most travel insurance only provides some coverage for car rentals (I read the fine print a couple years ago and it is not comprehensive for car rental).
The smaller/cheaper rental companies (Advantage/Fox/Firefly) don't have options for the charges on the web so don't know what they would sting you.
Is anyone familiar which car rental companies work out the best price overall? any other useful information before I make a booking.