What Should I Keep In The
Check with the rental company to see what they require you to
keep in the rental car. Usually you need the rental contract
to inform the police that you are authorized to drive the car
(and also a list of any other authorized additional drivers).
Also keep the vehicle manual and an updated map. Make sure there's
an emergency kit handy in case of accidents. Keep a list of
emergency contact numbers (most major agencies will provide
roadside assistance in case of break downs), because you never
know what will happen on the road.
What If I Need the Car Longer?
Try calling the local number, or a toll-free 24 hour number
to inform the rental company of your situation. Also check the
company's procedure regarding extending car rentals beforehand.
Keep the operating hours, any contact numbers and the name of
the employee you're dealing with on hand. If you're renting
from an independent company, then you might have to wait until
the next business day if something bad happens. In any case,
inform the agency ASAP.
Where Do We Go From Here?
Going to Houston, and thinking of dropping into Mexico while
you're vacationing? It would be unsage to plan to drive to Mexico
in your rental car without confirming with the rental company
first. Don't forget to confirm any sort of mileage and limitation
on your rental. These conditions should be stated in your rental
contract. Although some companies allow unlimited mileage within
the same state, it's best to check first before speeding to
the state border. These mileage charges can rack up pretty quickly
if you're unaware of the company's policy.
What If I Want To See the World
(or just Kansas)?
Check what the policy is regarding out of state/country travel.
If this is allowed, you will probably be charged per mile that
you have driven out of state. Once again, ask about any mileage
and travel restrictions before you sign any contract. You don't
want to be hit with massive mileage charges if you decide to
go gallavanting to Shawnee County.
What If I Want To Get In Touch
Under contract, rental vehicles are required to be driven on
paved, regularly maintained roads. Off-road driving is usually
a violation of the rental agreement, and can void your rental
contract and/or insurance policy.
Bad To The Bone
Looking to cause some trouble, punk? Then putting snow chains
on the tires, towing a trailer, off-roading (as mentioned before),
transporting people or property for hire, driving in Mexico
(if the vehicle was rented in the U.S. or Canada) and the like
will terminate any terms of contract you agreed to with the
agency. This could also cause problems with your insurance carrier
or credit card company. Don't be a troublemaker, and stick to
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