International Car Rental Tips
Are you considering renting a car while on your international trip? Have you rented a car before in the country you are going?
You will need to learn some of the common auto driving terms before traveling to another country. In few countries, the driver’s side might the right, rather than the left as in the US. Today there is a good chance you will have a GPS provided by the rental car company, when requested. Driving etiquette can vary from country to country. It may sound confusing, still it is not so bad as cars have become very standardized across countries and most countries have adopted international road signs. Find cheap car rentals in USA.
One of the great things about having your own car to drive is that you can drive off and out to the tourist places you might really enjoy seeing. You might also have a convenience to find that by just driving a bit more outside the tourist areas you will find restaurants; bars, hotels and all kinds of businesses the locals go to which almost always have much better prices compared to that of the tourist spot.
Know your driving responsibilities
No matter, wherever you drive you have responsibilities. You may have financial responsibilities that you are liable for while driving a rental car, which includes
• The vehicle you are driving if damaged by you
• Damage to your vehicle while in your possession
• Damage to other vehicles caused by you and in some countries even if not caused by you
• Damage to property
• Injuries you may
• Injuries your passengers might have
• Injuries you cause to others while you are driving
• Liability for accidents you have caused or are in
What here are typically all covered by your US auto insurance policy and very likely your US policy covers more such as uninsured motorist. The first thing you want to do before you travel is contact your carrier. Tell them where you are going and ask if your plan covers you and if so for what. Don’t be surprised if you find your US insurance does not cover you outside of the US.
You might see that your credit card offers coverage. It is essential that you call the credit card company and get the details on what is covered, what is excluded and exactly what it is required for the coverage offered to apply. You will also want to find out what to do if you have an incident and if the plan pays or requires you to pay and be reimbursed.
You will be offered auto insurance options with your auto rental, generally the Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) and Personal Accident Insurance (PAI). Usually the options are protection of the vehicle, self and possibly for damages incurred to other property. Usually, there is no option that covers the personal injuries that might have caused. You and all of your party should have a comprehensive travel health insurance plan. There are plans with up to $1 million in coverage and costs are very reasonable. These usually do not cover your liability for injuries you have incurred to others.
The best thing to do is contact Travoline – Car Rental Support. Their knowledgeable staff can help you understand what you will need, what it covers and what that will cost you. You will then have the protection that you need, which will let you know what your car rental will cost you. You may have found that with other services you are quoted a price than when you go to pick up your rental car you find no insurance has been included. This can totally throw your budget off, resulting in paying a higher cost for your hire car. Travoline takes the pain out of international auto rentals so your trip can go smoothly. Contact Travoline today! You will be glad you did.