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Questions tagged [car-rentals]

Renting a car. For renting anything else use the "rental" tag instead.

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How can I specify a fuel type when renting a car

I am planning on renting a car in Germany and will cover approx. 1,500 km. I notice that diesel is significantly cheaper in Germany than petrol, so hiring a diesel car will save me a bit of money. ...
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Does it make sense to rent a car when in Paris? [closed]

Are there considerable traffic jams in Paris? I wouldn't like to waste most of my time in traffic jams. Is taxi a better option for a short term visit of Paris, like 3 days.
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How can I pre-book a taxi in Schiphol Airport?

Next week: If I choose to take a Taxi from Amsterdam to Centraal Station (destination = Rennaisance Hotel): a decision must be made which service is to be used. I understand that it is possible to ...
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Ireland, car hire & SCDW

I'm planning a touring trip of Ireland, arriving at Knock airport, so need a hire car. I've read all the warnings about the hard sell of SCDW that I'll probably get when picking the car up, and I'll ...
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What is this and what is the purpose of it? [closed]

I saw this one in my rent a car but I am not too sure the purpose of it as no heat is going out of it? Is it just decoration?
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Why are car rentals in Switzerland & Austria so expensive (yet so cheap in Italy)?

I'm planning a 4-week trip next summer and have noticed that renting the car (via autoeurope.com site) in Switzerland or Austria is much more expensive (approx 1200 USD) than Italy or Germany (approx ...
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Flight arriving at Terminal 3 at Dubai; picking up car from Terminal 01

I'm arriving at Dubai into Terminal 3 and the Europcar desk is in Terminal 1. Is the desk airside or landside (before or after immigration)? Can people pick the car up from Terminal 1 if they are ...
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Short term car rentals in Japan

I used a short-term car rental (Car2Go) on my last trip, it's very convenient for short drives or in areas with sparse public transportation. I'm wondering if there's a similar service in Japan that's ...
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Is there a search engine for renting an electric car?

There are several companies that rent electric cars, and there are several websites that compare companies that rent ICE cars. But are there websites that compare electric car rentals, given date and ...
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Driving in Dusseldorf´s low emission zone

I will rent a car in France and travel to Dusseldorf and Cologne. Do I need a emission sticker to enter those cities? If so, there is a physical store where I can buy it, instead of buying it online? ...
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Amsterdam: parking a rental car downtown

I am visiting relatives in Amsterdam area in mid June and contemplating lodging in either downtown or near the airport. I will need a car or similar service to visit relatives. That being said, a ...
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Is a German driver’s license valid in Florida? [duplicate]

Morning everyone, I have a German driver's license and am planning to do a trip to Miami for 2 weeks, I was looking online for car to rent and I've found this: General Rental Information ...
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It is legal to have a dashboard camera in the UAE?

I'd like to buy a dash cam which can be installed in a rented car (front and back window) for the purpose of proving an innocence in case of accident. So the camera can record the footage to the SSD ...
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Renting a car in the USA with a driver's licence issued by another country than the passport

Is it required, when renting a car in the US, that the country issuing the driver's license is the same as the passport's one? Both are from a EU country, if that matters (passport is French and ...
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Cross-country car rental [closed]

I intend to rent a car at either Berlin or Prague, and drive across Poland, Lithuania and Latvia. I will return the car to the original country of hire. The rental period will be about 10 days. Are ...
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In the US, should I rent a car through travel agencies or directly with car rental companies?

I have no experience in renting cars whatsoever. I was wondering what's the best way to do this in the US? Should I book a car rental on a website like Expedia, or should I book directly from the ...
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Rent car Green Card in Dubrovnik (Croatia)

I am renting a car this summer in Dubrovnik. I will drive to Split and I am considering driving into Bosnia-Herzegovina (Mostar/Sarajevo) and maybe Montenegro. My rental company confirmed that I can ...
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Will renting a car ad hoc in NYC be much more expensive than booking it beforehand?

I will be in NYC and upstate from late June to early July. I'm planning to rent a car for the second half of the stay, but it could turn out I need one earlier. Should I absolutely book a car now to ...
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Exchanged UK for EU (Spanish) driving license - impact on ability to hire a car

I have held full uk driving license for 30 years and am in the process of exchanging it for a Spanish one. Given that almost all car rental companies require you to have held your license for at least ...
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Is it feasible to rent a car for a multi-country Europe trip?

I'm planning a (mostly Western) European trip starting in London and ending in Rome, and am considering the possibility of renting a car for the entire trip. The countries I'll be entering are the UK,...
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Car rental prices different for foreigners

I am traveling to Florida from Europe in a few weeks and wanted to rent a car. I found the prices at Budget to be the best for what I want. But something seems off about the offer. I select the dates,...
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Which drivers license to use in the EU?

My wife is going to rent a car in Switzerland and will be driving through France. She is a French citizen and has a French license, but she has a green card and a US license also. She is residing ...
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Why do rental companies ask you to record the mileage at the end of your trip?

Whenever I drop off a rental car, the front desk asks me to state the latest mileage on the car. This would make sense if I rented a car with limited mileage but almost every car rented out by major ...
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Does CDW insurance include TP option automatically in a car rental contract?

I see in a car rental contract that insurance is CDW. Does it mean that it includes TP (theft protection) option by default or I need to insist to see TP option in a contract with CDW?
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Renting a car on the east coast USA

I am visiting the US later this year. I will arrive in Boston and will spend 1 week travelling down to Virginia for a drag racing event, via Maryland and Washington DC. On the 2nd week I want to ...
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Do car hire companies in the USA generally allow you to pick up cars after hours?

I used a car hire company in New Zealand recently, which had a safe with a code where you could pick up your car key when you arrive after hours. I live in the UK, and don't have much experience ...
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Where in France can I rent a Citroen 2CV car?

I have never driven a Citroen 2CV and I fancy trying one but not to the extent of buying one. So, renting seems to be the solution. However, if I am going to rent one then rural France would seem to ...
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Why is airport car rental so cheap [closed]

I am in Newcastle and need to rent a car for a few days to go on a trip next week. It’s all proving quite a massive stress, not helped by conflicting advice all over the internet, fake reviews, etc…. ...
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Toronto to Niagara Falls - Public transport or hire car?

I have read the answers to a similar question about travelling from Toronto to Niagara Falls. However that question was asked a few years ago and the train systems and traffic congestion in Toronto ...
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rent car from country to country [closed]

We are interested in traveling from Vienna to Prague, We thought of renting a car in Vienna and finishing in Prague-Czech Republic. The problem is that such rent from state to state costs quite ...
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Car rental cancellation because of lack of winter tires

We are currently in the Pacific Northwest and have a car rental starting tomorrow. After checking with the rental agency I've confirmed that the car does not have winter tires and is in my opinion not ...
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Insurance for car rental in Costa Rica

I am currently in Costa Rica and the guy at the car rental place required us to buy insurance beyond the CDW. So what is actually required for a foreigner to drive a rental in Costa Rica?
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Traveling by train from Savannah GA to Charleston SC

I am looking to travel from Savannah, Georgia to Charleston, South Carolina in February. I have done searching and found the following options: Rent a car; probably ~$100 for economy level car, plus ...
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In which parts of Costa Rica do I need a 4x4 in during dry season? [closed]

I find a lot of comments on cars in Costa Rica recommending 4x4 cars. However, the reasoning is always the heavy rain (earth might move or rivers flooding etc.). On the other hand I found a few ...
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Best way to deal with a rental car in the Domincan Republic? [closed]

I'm spending a week in the DR, arriving at and departing from the airport in Santo Domingo. I'm traveling around the country and need to rent a car for the week. Normally, I would think it best to ...
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How can I rent a car with (1) adaptive (2) HID/LED headlights? [closed]

My grandparents drive slowly at night, but they still prefer adaptive and HID/LED headlights, as these add-ons can only help and their SUV is fitted with them. Presume that the rental car companies' ...
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Driving into a country potentially disqualified by credit card insurance

I've seen credit cards that prohibit using their automatic car insurance on cars rented in Italy—for example, American Express*. In this case, are there any issues with renting a car in, say, Austria (...
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Ensuring a car rental reservation is held i.e. that the agency has a car for your when you arrive

I recently booked a car through a price aggregator site. After booking, I immediately received an email stating a reservation confirmation number. When I arrived at the rental agency, they said they ...
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Expected tip for driver of rented car in Sri Lanka

I traveled around Sri Lanka in a rented car with driver. The contract has this note: Above Price Not includes Driver Tip - We encourage our customers , whenever they wish, to offer drivers tips ...
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Documents for travelling within the Schengen region

My friend applied for a Schengen visa to Germany. His first port of entry is Copenhagen and then he plans to travel by rented car to Hamburg with other friends. He will spend 2 nights in Copenhagen ...
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How can you guarantee that your rental car won't use unreasonably more fuel? [closed]

After more than 50 rentals, my grandpa and grandma have noticed that Enterprise CarShare's cars match manufacturer's advertised fuel economies, but Enterprise Rent-A-Car's are much lower. E.g., a ...
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What 4WD vehicle is necessary for Waipoli Road? [duplicate]

The text is online. Or Lonely Planet Maui (2017 edn), p. 65. Waipoli Road Holy cow! What's happening?! Yep, this devilish road sneaks up on you. One minute you're gazing tranquilly over a pretty ...
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Jamaica Auto Rental Insurance

I made a reservation through Expedia for thrifty.com auto rentals in MBJ. I bought rental car insurance from Expedia and read the insuror's fine print. There was a point about not covering damages ...
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Should I provide my insurance policy number after returning a rental car without any damage (USA)?

A car rental company charged me with a security deposit when I was renting the car. I returned the car in original condition and with extra gas in the tank. They have not returned my security deposit ...
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Booking a rent-a-car through VPN (different location) [closed]

I got an idea the other day and wonder if it would be cheaper to make a booking for a rental car using a different IP location through a VPN service. I am located in Denmark and would rent a car in ...
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Getting from Siem Reap (Cambodia) to South Laos and around for 2-3 days [closed]

I am in Cambodia (Phnom Penh and Siem Reap) and would like to see a bit of Laos for 2-3 days. It seems the closest option is Pakse (Laos) and from there Wat Phu and Bolaven Plateau. I am unclear ...
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Rental car recommendations for Bali [closed]

My wife and I are considering to go to Bali for a little bit more than two weeks next year October. We were looking at rental car companies and were wondering which ones are trustworthy and which one ...
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Driving and renting a car in the Netherlands and Belgium with a license that is less than 1 year old

I will be going to a festival in Belgium next year. I'm going with 3 other friends. We all hold valid driving license, but mine will be 3 days shy of 1 year since I got it (edit: i'm 28 so age is not ...
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Rent a car or Uber/Lyft in Hawaii? [closed]

I am going to visit Hawaii (O'ahu) for the first time and am debating between using Uber/Lyft or just renting a car to travel from Honolulu to the beaches on the north side. It seems like the prices ...
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Rentalcars full coverage insurance

I rented a car abroad at www.rentalcars.com and also purchased the full coverage insurance. When i returned the car i bumped into a pole and damaged the car that happened at the last day of the ...