Friday, October 14, 2016

Rental Car Questions


What do you do if you've rented a car, are ready to return it, and the rental car place is closed? What do you do if that place doesn't open before your flight leaves?

Should you park it at the rental car place, lock it, and leave the keys in the drop slot?

Do you know if your insurance covers any damage to the car once you leave it?

Will you be charged for damage that didn't occur while you had the car?

Do the circumstances change if you're in Europe or in the US?

So many questions... You might want to think about these when you rent the car.

Ask what their hours are. Ask what you should do if they're closed when you get there. Ask what you are responsible for. Ask if there happens to be a holiday on the date you want to return the car. Some places are closed on national or even city holidays.

If you've rented at a major airport, this situation probably won't ever happen. Still, it's a good idea to check their hours and the policy for returning at all hours of the day and night.

If it's a small town...it's a really good idea to know what to do.

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