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8 Things to Know Before Renting a Car

Renting a car while you’re out of town isn’t always the most fun part of your vacation or task but you always have to be prepared. Minimize unneeded stress with these easy-to-follow tips:

  1. Inspect the vehicle before driving off — If you catch something before your trip, you won’t be held responsible for that damage or you may even receive a different vehicle.
  2. There’s always a place to find discounts — Do your research and you may be able to find a deal.
  3. Have your own accessories ready for your trip. Some rental companies may charge extra. — Navigation systems, chargers, baby safety car seats, etc.
  4. Know who’s going to be driving — If you’re the only driver, that will save you the most money and the headache.
  5. Make sure you have a credit card to secure the car — Having a deposit down for the vehicle is going to save you a lot of trouble.
  6. Always pay the extra fee for insurance. Accidents happen and you don’t want to pay additional fees to cover whatever could occur. — Your auto insurance or credit card company may be able to cover any damage but you can never be too careful.
  7. Fuel on your own — Returning the vehicle with less gas than you picked up the car will add additional fees.
  8. Breathe and enjoy your drive — Simple as that. Once you have all of your precautions covered, you can drive with ease.

If you need additional legal assistance with your case, we can guide you through each step. reach out to a car accident attorney at the firm!