February 13, 2011 12:00 AM

Christopher Elliott: Car renter arm-twisted into paying extra for insurance in Mexico

Before leaving for my trip, I verified that my credit card company covered all types of rental car insurance and that no additional insurance should be purchased. When I arrived in Cancun, the Europcar agent insisted that it was company policy that I take the extra insurance, otherwise he could not rent me the car. He even insisted that this would have been on the Hotwire page.

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