Thinking about hitting the road on your next trip? Having a set of wheels can be a great way to save money on public transport and enjoy the freedom of being able to go where you want, when you want. However, car rental can also complicate your trip or go way over your budget if you aren’t prepared. Here are 10 insider tips to help make sure the experience goes smoothly.
1. Understand the Insurance Policy
While full insurance coverage is a must when renting any car, it is usually much more costly to arrange everything through the rental company. In particular, you should generally avoid buying a collision damage waiver (CDW) through the rental company, and instead arrange insurance through a separate provider. Look into what coverage your own auto policy or credit card may provide. You may already be covered for and collision damage and personal liability, for instance.