A Little Double-Checking Can Save You Money on a Rental Car

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While it might not be practical to read the entire rental agreement when you pick your car (and that would probably annoy the people behind you in line), there are a few basic things you should be aware of and do a quick double-check before leaving the rental lot. When you get to the rental car, make sure you check that the gas tank is actually full. Also check that the mileage on the odometer matches what is says on your rental contract, especially if you don’t have an unlimited mileage rental. You should also give the vehicle an thorough inspection (both inside and out) to look for damage. If you see anything, even if it looks minor, make sure you return to the rental car counter and have it noted on your contract, otherwise you run the risk of being charged for the damage when you return the car.

Also it’s a good idea to bring a printout of the reservation you made at RentaCarNow.com and make sure the rate and rental period matches your contract. If you see any discrepancies, it’s much easier to correct that at the start of the rental instead of the end. A little extra time and double-checking when pick up the car can sometimes save you time, money and a headache when you return it.

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