Questions tagged [car-rentals]

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Japan: Car rental vs public transport

I'm planning a trip through Japan at the moment and stumbling over the question of transport. I read that I (from Germany) need a translation of my driver's license (which should not be a problem), ...
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Are different offices of same car rental chain (Sixt) in Germany really different?

I have arranged to rent a car from Sixt in Munich, Germany. It was two months ago and i don't remember if the car rental near the Central Station (Haubtbahnhof) did not have the car i wanted, if the ...
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How much are the mandatory undisclosed fees for car rentals in Mexico?

I've booked a car from Avis in Cabo which looked suspiciously cheap at $41 for 3 days: Looking for information online it seems that it's a common bait-and-switch scheme where you're shown a low price ...
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How can I rent a car in Caen, France with a driver's license that has been valid for less than one year?

I would like to rent a car in Caen, France but my driving license has been valid for less than one year. This is my first license - I have never been suspended from driving. I have checked most rental ...
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Driving from Jasper, Canada to Calgary, Canada?

I'm currently planning a trip in Canada. We'll be flying into Vancouver from Los Angeles, then taking the VIA Rail from Vancouver to Jasper. The plan was to rent a car at Jasper then drive to Calgary. ...
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Is there any business in Santiago, Chile that rents cars on December 25 evening aside from the car rental businesses located at the SCL airport?

I had booked a car at Santiago International Airport (SCL) with Budget but they actually didn't had any car for me when I arrived. None of the car rental businesses located at the SCL airport have any ...
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No rental cars available even though the booking is confirmed

A non-US resident booked a car for the US (San Diego) and got a confirmation from rentalcars and Hertz. When he tried to pick it up, (it was yesterday, on Dec. 24) he was told that no cars are ...
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Car rental in California with no credit history

I do not have a credit card I'm under 25 but older than 21 I do not have a credit history I'm traveling to LGB airport and want to rent a car. They say there's no way to do that without a major ...
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Car rental in Germany - are winter tyres included?

I'm going to rent a car in Frankfurt, Germany in December-January. Can I assume that any car is to be equipped with winter tyres? (Reason I'm asking is that some web sites clearly state that winter ...
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Hire car vs public transport in Israel for 1 week visit

I am planning a trip to Israel for the first days in January. Arrive in Tel Aviv and spend 1-2 days there. Visit Jerusalem for 2-3 days and possibly a few days in the north as well. At the moment, I ...
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How to get a State Visitor Permit for a rented self-drive car in India?

I am planning to travel from Bangalore, Karnataka to Hogenakkal, Tamil Nadu. I am going to book a self-drive car with Karnataka Registration. A permit is necessary to enter the Tamil Nadu State. ...
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Can I rent a manual transmission car in the UK with a Canadian driving license?

I've read that in the UK, in order to drive a manual transmission car, you must hold a driver's license that shows you took your test with a manual transmission. I have a Canadian driving license (...
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Renting a car from Milan to Switzerland

I would like to rent a car from Milan to Switzerland. Do we need to add on the border car pass or highway pass separately or the car rental suppose to be all inclusive?
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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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Providing proof of CDW from credit card when renting a car

According to this article on AwardWallet: The easiest and fastest way of obtaining proof of coverage from your credit card provider is to call the Benefits Administrator and request it. You can ...
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Passport Requirement to Rent a Car

I was surprised that an Amsterdam auto rental required a passport, despite making the reservation through Expedia.com. I have no objection to requirement: I am left wondering: What practical purpose ...
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Renting a car in the US without a US credit card

Consider the following scenario. A group of five people needs to rent a car (in California) for two weeks. Four people live outside the US (they came on a B1/B2 visa) and the fifth (temporarily) ...
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How can one reserve a car at Bagan City prior to entering Myanmar?

I (French citizen with French, US and international driving licenses) would like to reserve a car for ~24 hours in Bagan City, Myanmar. I'm not in Myanmar yet and I would like to book the car before ...
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Rent a car for a day and leave it in another city in Italy

I want to rent a car in Italy, is it possible to take it in one city and leave it in another one? In this case, from Bari to Naples. Also, is there a minimum number of days for a rental? Probably one ...
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Rent a car in Greece (Thessaloniki) and drive to Macedonia

I am considering flying into Thessaloniki, renting a car and driving to FYR Macedonia (Skopje), returning it back to Thessaloniki. Do rental companies allow this by default? Is there anything special ...
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How can I rent a high clearance vehicle in the US?

For a vacation in the southwest USA, we're considering renting a high-clearance vehicle to visit locations such as the Toroweap overlook (also known as Tuweep overlook). Regular car rental ...
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Does a UK (Natwest) Mastercard cover insurance for car rental in the U.S

I'm in the U.S. and (fairly spontaneously) intending to hire a car from Hertz or Avis for about 5 days. I'm intending to pay for this with my UK Natwest Mastercard, and since I don't have any of the ...
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Is there a way to check for traffic tickets on a rental car before leaving Italy?

I want to know if it is possible to check for traffic tickets on a rental car during the period of the rental in Italy. I am talking about tickets where the driver is notified by letter, such as ...
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What is a time/km charge on a car rental?

I am looking to rent a car in Panama City, Panama via Thrifty. I went to their website, panamathrifty.com, and put in the desired information (mid sized car, start/end dates, etc...) and was delivered ...
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Do I need an International Driving Permit to drive in California?

Do I need an International Driving Permit to drive in the US? I have read that it depends on state to state. Suppose, for instance, that I need to rent a car in California. I have a valid Italian (or ...
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Is my Visa Gold considered as debit or credit card for car rental?

I have Visa Gold card like this. I want to rent a car and I found an interesting offer with Hertz but there is a mention that debit cards are not acceptable, only credit ones. With my Visa Gold I ...
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Are car rental contracts provided in English?

Renting a car we need to sign a rental contract. If I rent a car in non-English speaking countries (Spain, Portugal) do the international rental companies like Avis, Hertz, Europcar provide an English ...
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Car hire in Austria with ski equipment

I'm looking at car hire in winter season (January 2020) and I have found it difficult to find a reasonable priced car with options for ski/snowboard roof rack and snow chains. Europcar is the cheapest ...
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Can I drive in California on a valid Indian driving licence?

Can I drive in California on a valid Indian driving licence? The drivers license is in English and I will be on a temporary visitors visa for about 15 days. I would like to rent a car to drive around. ...
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Octane level for rental car [closed]

Hi I've been using a rental car for the past few days and it's a full to full type of deal. They asked me to fill it up with 95 octane fuel. This seems to me like a bit overkill, I'm wondering if I ...
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What kind of cars for F roads and river crossing during summer in Iceland?

In many forums a 4WD car is mentioned but not much details beyond that. The official road conditions website differentiates between "passenger cars" and "cars suitable for highland roads" but without ...
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booking flights to iceland when wanting to arrive and leave from different cities [closed]

I will be going to Iceland for a couple of weeks in Feb. Is it possible to fly into Akureryi and rent a car and then fly out of Keflavik? Is it alot more expensive to do it this way? Do I need to ...
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Driving from Bulgaria to Greece

I'm a US citizen driving from Bulgaria to Greece in a rented car. Where can I cross the border and what paperwork will I need?
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Renting a car in central Asia as an inexperienced driver

I just got my driving licence last month, and am looking forward to exploring parts of the world that have seemed hard to access without a car. On the top of my list is central Asia, in particular ...
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One Way Car Rental in Italy - Romantic idea or completely mad?

I am flying into Italy with my husband and 2 friends to go on holiday. We are landing in the north and leaving from Brindisi airport in the south. We plan to spend a few days in/near Venice, and then ...
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Can I rent a car in the UK with a new driving license less than one year old?

I'm a UK citizen visiting the UK over the Christmas period. If possible, I'd like to rent a car - but I've only had a full UK driver's license for less than a year. I gather that there is no longer a ...
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How can I add headlights to a rented car?

I rent cars for her road trips in Canada's backcountry (like Newfoundland), where I drive: only on paved roads (no off-roading), never after sunset, at 20-40 KPH (much slower than the speed limit), ...
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Booking rental car for later than planned return time, if no early return fees apply

Example: Suppose you book a car for say 10 days, you take it at 4PM of the first day, and you know you are going to return it at 9AM on the 10th day (e.g. because your plane lives at 11AM). Question: ...
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How to check overspeeding fine if any in Norway [closed]

I would like to check if there are any overspeeding fines levied on me as I have been driving rented car of Hertz for last 7 days.
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Renting car in Mexico, are there any hidden fees on the online fares?

I am considering to rent a car in México and found some reasonable fares online. I saw a couple of videos though that mentioned that to those prices a fee was added when picking the car. Apparently ...
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Why was my reservation lowered?

I rented a car for 5 days (Sun-Fri) but now just realized that I needed to make a modification. I need it for six days instead (Sat-Fri) but the price lowered by $6. What's going on?
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What accurate offline GPS apps are there for the whole island of Cyprus?

I'm going to the island of Cyprus in June and will rent a car at Ercan airport which won't have GPS navigation (the chosen company is literally the only option for me for specific reasons). While I'...
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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 Internal Combustion Engine (ICE) cars. But are there websites that compare ...
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Legal or financial barriers to driving a rental car from El Salvador to Honduras?

Since I (apparently) can't fly from SAL to Choluteca, I was planning to drive.  But then I had to think some more: Will I be required at the Honduran border or at the rental counter to show an ...
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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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Should I purchase rental car insurance? What protection does my credit card provide?

We just arrived in Hawaii this afternoon, and when I went to pick up the rental car, I discovered I hadn't done my homework with regard to the insurance options. I recall that my credit card will ...
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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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What are my options to get from Vancouver to Seattle over the Easter weekend?

I want to go from Vancouver to Seattle over the Easter weekend. I plan to leave Vancouver late Thursday or early Friday and come back to Vancouver Monday evening. I'm looking for the options I have to ...
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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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Car rental in USA standard rules

Can anyone write (for first time renter) what are the standard rules and liabilities for car rental in USA. I just want to have some information on what i need to know before renting, what will be ...

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