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Car hire in Iceland which allows someone other than the driver to pay?

I am planning a trip to Iceland with a few friends at the end of February, and we are looking to hire a couple of cars while out there. We have a slight issue at the moment though in that the car ...
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Trying to rent car in USA for more than 30 days [duplicate]

We want to rent a car in Las Vegas in February, travel across California and Arizona, then return it to Las Vegas approximately 35 days later. When I check car rentals it shows that at the 30 day mark ...
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Driving a rental car through upstate New York (Buffalo to Syracuse)

Next spring (second week of May), I'm looking to explore upstate New York before my sister's graduation from Syracuse - I live in California, and have never been to New York outside the city, so I've ...
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Can I drive with a European driver's license in California?

I am planning to visit California for a month on a tourist visa. I have a European driver's licence and I would like to rent a car when I get to California. Will I be able to rent a car with my ...
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Car rental at 20 years old in UK

I am travelling to UK soon. I would like to hire a car during my stay. The problem is that I looked for almost all the major car rental agencies and all of them have an age restriction of 23 years old....
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How does liability insurance work in Jamaica? Would the person at-fault pay for all damages?

I am renting a car in Jamaica and plan to buy insurance locally. If someone were to collide into me (not my fault), is the expectation that each person is responsible for repairing their own vehicle ...
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Parcel shelves in small hire cars in the US

The last time I hired a small car in the US (I think I was meant to get a Ford Fiesta or similar, but got a Ford Focus), there was no parcel shelf to cover the trunk. This meant that I could never ...
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German couple (60,55) want to rent a car in Florida - Is an IDP required and are there maximum age restrictions?

My wife and I are German citizens. I am 60 and my wife is 55. We will be staying in Florida for 1 month and we would like to know if our German driving licence would be good enough to rent a car for 1 ...
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Rental Car Insurance in Jamaica

My trusty Visa card has insured all my rental-cars. It seems that Jamaica is problematic and Visa will not be insured. Based on my reading and Google search, I am under the impression that the ...
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Why does MC / Visa Exclude Jamaica from rental car insurance [closed]

Why is it that MC / Visa exclude auto-rental liability that is found in most other countries? I ask because: If there is something 'special' about Jamaica, I'd like to know It's $30 a day to buy ...
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Is there any need to rent an SUV on Grand Cayman Island?

As per my cell phone question I will be on Grand Cayman Island next year for vacation. I will be renting a car while I am there, but is there any reason to rent something like a Jeep as opposed to ...
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Rent a car in UK with an EU driving permit (Germany) less than 1 year old [duplicate]

I failed to find a rental company that allows me to rent a car in the UK with a German license that is less than one year old. Is there a solution? Are there any rental companies allowing a less than ...
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Process for booking an AWD/4WD car online

I am trying to rent an all-wheel-drive or 4-wheel-drive (AWD or 4WD) car. However, none of the sites I normally use to look for cars (AutoSlash, Kayak, CarRentals, directly at a few rental companies' ...
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Detailed map of Hawaii Big Island showing paved roads

I am looking for a detailed map (much more detail than, say, here) of the Hawaii Big Island, that will show which roads are paved and which are not. This is to determine where I will be able to get to ...
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Car hire for driving from Bulgaria to Italy

We want to rent a car in Varna, Bulgaria, drive to Bologna, Italy and leave the car there. One driver is in the age range 30-65 and the other 69. Both have full licences. Is this is possible? (Gayot'...
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Car Rental at Milan Airport

I am planning to fly to Milan, rent a car, drive up to the Italian Lakes, and return the car the same day; around the first week of November. I tried to check online at the airport's website, but I ...
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Do rental cars in Virginia in the United States always come with minimum liability insurance?

If you rent a car in Virginia in the United States, will the rental (at no additional fee) always include a liability insurance for the minimum coverage required by law? I had the understanding that ...
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Car rental in Ireland for under-25 driver

I am going to Dublin in a month and would like to rent a car there in order to be able to make a little road trip around Ireland. I am 24 years old and my friend is 23. I have seen here Renting a car ...
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Understanding car rental fees

I've been twice in the US (Florida), and I always rent a car, but I always end paying several hundred dollars more for a car rental. When I reserve a car online, I always get a price, but when I go to ...
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Insurance policy for car rent?

I am going to rent a car through Hertz - LAX office. I am getting these two insurances included in price: Loss Damage Waiver Liability Insurance Supplement Are these two insurances enough for ...
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Payment with only Master debit Card for car rental at Hertz LAX office?

Terms of payment on hertz.co.uk website are bit confusing with information regarding payment with debit cards. I reserved wanted a car with option 'Pay Later' and I tried to call the LAX Hertz office ...
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Florida Drivers License and Netherlands rental car

I would like to rent a rental car: if I have a FL drivers license, should I expect to be able rent a car in the NL? I am interested in renting from SIXT, however, I am also interested in ...
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What's an “un-made up road” in terms of car hire insurance?

I'm checking the terms and conditions for various car hire insurance/excess coverage policies and I see a lot of lines like this one (this one from http://www.insurance4carhire.com): We will not ...
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How to book car hire online for South Africa with permission to drive through Lesotho / Swaziland included?

I gather that different South Africa car rental companies have different policies on taking vehicles out of the country, and that most allow it for Lesotho and Swaziland but need to give a letter ...
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Crossing US border from Canada and back with rental car [duplicate]

We are Germans traveling to Toronto but want to visit friends in the US as well. We plan to pick up a rental car at Toronto airport (and return it there). I don't find any car rental service that ...
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Speeding tickets in Germany

During a trip to Germany in May, I accrued (unknowingly) three speeding tickets from automated ticketing cameras throughout the picturesque countryside. The reason I know that the tickets exist is ...
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Is it possible to return a Dutch rental car to a different location in Amsterdam?

I plan to rent a car at Schiphol and may need to return it to the Enterprise auto rental or SIXT in Station Centraal Downtown. If I pivot and decide to return it to downtown and not the airport (or ...
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Vancouver Airport (YVR) → Victoria → Tofino → Nanaimo → Whistler → YVR : How should the car be rented for a road trip?

I am arriving at and departing from YVR, and am spending 3 days (2 nights) for each city besides YVR. For the entitled road trip, it appears easiest to rent the car at YVR, then ferry it across ...
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Keflavik car hire shuttle bus service timetable

At Keflavik Airport, only four main car hire companies have their offices inside the Airport building; for the other ones, there is a shuttle bus service operating. Since I'll be arriving quite early ...
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Is it necessary to rent a car in Lapland?

I'm planning a trip for mid-February to fly into Helsinki-Vantaa, then catching the Santa Claus Express Night Train to Rovaniemi (Lapland). Staying in Lapland to see the Northern Lights for a week, ...
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Should I contest this right on red traffic violation [closed]

I received a violation notice from the rental car agency for a red light violation. Here's the video. Here's* a still image too, that shows my brake lights before the turn. Can I contest this? It ...
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Why do rental car companies hand you two keys wired together?

Of late, every time I rent a car in the US, I'm handed two copies of the key, connected by an unbreakable wire cable. This makes a big, unwieldy, lump in my pocket. It also guarantees that, if I lose ...
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Car rent with International driving licence in UK after lived in UK more than 1 year

I recently met a problem about renting a car in UK. I came from China and have lived in UK for around 2 years. The UK licence I just got is less than one year so most car hire company won't rent a car ...
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Renting a car in france with a German license that is less than 1yr old

I want to rent a car from Toulouse in 2 weeks but I couldn't find any rental companies that rent a car to someone with a license < 1yr old. Is it a law in France? If not, are there any companies ...
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What documents are required by a non-US resident to rent a car?

I was just denied a car rental by Avis who now require the renters Social Security Number for a foreigner to lease a car. Also a valid credit card was requested when it is known that Credit cards are ...
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Cheapest way to travel inside Santiago de Chile

We are 5 friends staying two days in Santiago (a weekend). We want to know what's the best way to travel inside Santiago (regarding price, comfort and speed), we plan shopping and visiting a few ...
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Minimum age limit for a tourist from UK to drive a rented car in Florida?

I am a 21 year old British citizen who has a full driving license for cars in the United Kingdom. I am planning on going to the USA (Florida) next week and I want to hire a car for one week. Am I ...
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Can I rideshare/carpool from Vancouver to Calgary or should I rent a car?

If I plan a journey in Canada from Vancouver to Calgary the best option I found is renting a car. However in the past, especially in EU countries, I have extensively used ride sharing from different ...
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Are there any sites for camper van hire in Greece?

Many countries in southern Europe have rental services for small camping vans such as VW Transporters. In Portugal and Spain for example many private people rent out camping vans on platforms like ...
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Car hire in Chile: cheaper to go with international or local companies?

I'll be visiting Chile for a few weeks in November and I'll be looking to hire a car for up to three days at a time, first in Punta Arenas and second in Santiago and possibly again in Puerto Montt. I'...
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Can car seats in Berlin only be rented from the airport?

We are currently in Berlin and wanted to rent a car with 2 booster seats for a day trip tomorrow. However, when I phoned up one of the car rental places, they stated that in Berlin you can only rent ...
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Can a non US resident (international billing address) rent a car using Priceline bidding?

I checked online and on Priceline bidding a rental car rate is significantly cheaper than outside of the US (over 20%), including the CDW insurance. But, this rate is only available for credit cards ...
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Car rental in Scotland

I will be travelling to Scotland in the end of October and I'm looking into renting a car for 10 days to visit the beautiful Scotland landscape. I have already done some research and selected a small ...
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Where do I pick up an Enterprise rental car at EWR?

I booked a car from Enterprise at EWR on Orbitz. I'm coming from the city, not from a flight, so I'm just using EWR to rent a car as it's significantly cheaper than renting in Manhattan, and it's in ...
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Are there car rental companies in Tenerife which allow taking the car to neighboring islands?

Researching car rental options in Tenerife, I was surprised to find out most apparently ban ferry-hoping between islands, even though all of them are within Spain and the Schengen area. E.g. this ...
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Car hire in France without credit card or driver's license

I am travelling to France tomorrow, where I have already booked a hire car, but my purse, containing credit cards and UK driver's license, has been stolen. I have debit cards with plenty of money, and ...
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Last fuel stop before airport

This morning I returned a rental car to LHR T5. I'm approaching along the M25 and am looking for petrol stations along the way and, as usual, I don't find one. I look on my iphone for fuel and it ...
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Do European car rental agencies accept debit cards instead of credit cards?

I don't currently have a credit card and would prefer not to get one. Can I use a regular debit card instead to leave a deposit? This question is focused on Europe and major car rental agencies, but ...
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Where can I rent 90's sports cars in Japan?

Disclaimer: I am not advocating or planning on breaking any traffic laws, lots of fun can be had within these limits. As an Initial D fan, I would like to do a roadtrip to the various mountain passes ...
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What red tape might arise when crossing borders in a rental car (Macedonia to Croatia)?

I will be renting in Skopje, Macedonia and dropping the car in Zagreb, Croatia. I am aware the cost is high, but I just want to make sure I won't have any trouble at the border. What costs might ...

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