On your MA auto insurance policy, Substitute Transportation is a sometimes overlooked & often over-priced coverage.
It used to be the cost of $30 per day of Substitute Transportation Coverage was 2 times the cost of $15 per day coverage.
Then the insurance industry pulled a fast one. They increased the cost of $30 per day Substitute Transporation Coverage to 4 or 5 times the cost of $15 per day Coverage.
The cost of $15 per day coverage is around $12 per year.
The cost for $30 per day coverage is around $52 per year.
Substitute Transportation pays for a rental vehicle while your car is in the shop for a covered insurance loss.
If another, identifiable vehicle hits your car then the other company is obligated to reimburse reasonable rental expenses, whether you carry Substitute Transportation or not.
When renting a Substitute Transportation vehicle from a rental company, you can usually get into an economy-type vehicle for around $23 or $24 per day.
Although, if you’re a victim of a hit & run or at-fault in an accident, $15 per day of Coverage will not pay for a rental in it’s entirety: it will pay a portion.