Before you rent a car, you need to know the following 15 car rental super tips.

9.Underage Charge:

The minimum age to rent a vehicles in the United States is 21 years of age; Drivers 21 to 24 years of age must pay an additional underage charge.

Enterprise is usually the best among the major car rental agencies for underage charge. Also smaller local rental agencies often have cheaper underage fees.

10. Additional Driver:

There is normally an extra fee involved in adding an additional driver. Usually $5.00 to $10.00 per day. Your contract and coverage may be voided if there is an unauthorized driver in control of the vehicle at any time.

Some car rental company may have an exemption to spouse as second driver, or some location may waive this fee. You need to check with the rental company local office for their policy.

11. "24-hour clock rate" and Late charge:

Be aware of the "24-hour clock rate". Late fees are often assessed once a car has past beyond the allotted grace period. You will be charged hourly and then for a day. When you pick up the car, ask them the grace period.

Five-day rental is qualify for weekly rate, which is sometimes cheaper than rental by daily rate. Most car rental company's weekend rental hours begins at noon on Thursday and expire at midnight on Monday. Again, sometimes weekend rental has good deals.

12. Mileage:

Most major rental car companies allow for unlimited mileage, but it's a good idea to check their policy before you reserve a car. Many smaller local companies charge mileage after some free miles per day. Sometimes special rates may not include unlimited mileage. be aware to read the fine print.

13. Contract:

Before you sign the final contract, make sure that the proper rate is clearly shown as are the extra days charges and L.D.W. rates.

It is a legal document and will hold up in court in case.

14. Road Assistance:

If your rental breaks down or you get a flat, the car rental company should provide 24 Hour Roadside Assistance. Always ask a map and a business card with the address and phone number of car rental company. Also ask the direction before you leave and the direction how to come back to return the car. It will save your time to figure out later yourself.

15. Check the car:

Always check over your rental car before you leave the parking lot. Pay special attention to tire, body damage, and the windshield pits.

If the car is not the kind you are familiar, do not hesitate to ask any questions. Drive safely is the most important.

Big congratulations to your road trip. Happy drive. More general information and tips about car rental, welcome to visit our Car Rental Travel Super Link.

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