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    Everything You Need to Know About Driving a Rental Car in the USA

    driving a rental car in the USA

    When driving a rental car in the United States, it is important to read you rental agreement closely before signing them as restrictions may apply to your specific booking. VroomVroomVroom has put together a quick guide including essential information you should be familiar with before renting a car in the USA.

    Driving Restrictions

    For rentals originating in the U.S., some car rental companies may only permit you to drive the vehicle in specific countries based on the original pick up country. Other suppliers may allow their vehicles be driven into Canada and Mexico but additional and/or different restrictions may apply. Make an inquiry about any details and restrictions when you pick up your car rental.

    Read more about Driving Restrictions.

    Mileage Limitations

    When you rent a car with limited mileage, you may be charged for each extra miles you drive above the limit. However, if you choose unlimited or free mileage, there will be no restrictions when it comes to driving long distances during your rental period.

    Learn more about Mileage.

    Getting a fine

    An administrative fee for handling damage traffic or speeding charges will automatically be charged to your credit card. Make sure that you understand this process and ask the car rental supplier to guide you through all procedures relating to this before you collect your car.

    Find out more information about Fine.

    Paying for Toll Roads

    E-ZPass is the most widely used toll system in the United States. It is recommended to check the details of the state you will be traveling to in order to familiarize yourself with the requirements. Note that you'll be billed through your car rental company for failure to register your license plate or paying your toll online.

    See Toll Roads to get more information.

    Important:
    Keep in mind that driving restrictions will depend on the location. Some car rental companies may permit their vehicles to be driven throughout the continental US without restrictions based on availability. Read carefully and pay attention to your Rental Agreement for additional information, at the time of rental. Ask about things that aren't clear before signing.

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