A lot of people assume that it’s OK to let someone else drive their rental car, but we all know what can happen when you assume. So before you let someone else take the wheel of your rental car, it’s a good idea to know the rules, especially since you agreed to those rules when you picked up the car (whether you read them or not). Generally speaking, you need to let the rental car company know ahead of time if someone other than the person renting the car might be driving it. Obviously the easiest way to do this is when you pick up the car. Sometimes there is an additional fee to add a driver, but oftentimes that will not be charged, especially for a business or company rental.
Keep in mind, however, that policies can differ from company to company and even from location to location within the same company. So the smart move is to ask about the policy when you pick up the car, or if a situation comes up during the rental then make a quick call to the phone number listed on your rental contract. In some cases, a spouse can drive the rental car without the company being notified, but again that policy varies. So it pays to check first. That’s just another tip to help save you time and money when you book a rental car at RentaCarNow.com.