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Friday, August 21, 2009

More thoughts on rental car insurance

Awhile back I talked about rental car insurance and want I to share some new thoughts with you. When you pick up your car please take the time to thoroughly walk around and inspect both the exterior and interior of the vehicle with the rental agent. Have them identify and list any dents, scratches, imperfections, etc on the rental agreement. If there’re unwilling to do this then have the person that double checks your paperwork before you leave the lot do this. It could save you in the long run.

A strategy is to also photo the car when you pick it up. Be sure that your camera’s date and time stamp are set to coincide with the time of your pictures. This pre-rental evidence is great evidence if the car company wants to say that you are responsible for the damages.

Happy travels!