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Protect yourself when renting a car

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When you go on vacation, there is a good chance you will need to rent a car. This is what you need to do to protect yourself when renting...

  • Thoroughly inspect the vehicle for dents, scratches, and chips in the windshield. Note any damage before leaving the lot and when you bring it back.
  • Refuse paying for damage if the car is dirty. Any bit of dirt can conceal any damage already done to the car that you will not be able to see.
  • Pay via credit card. This makes it easier to dispute any unwarranted charges. Know the insurance coverage and limitations your credit card company provides.
  • Get a separate independent quote, if you do any damage, prior to returning it. That way, you will know what a fair bill may be. And yes, you have the right to see proof of the repairs and for how much.

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