Car Rental & Driving

Top Rideshare Safety Tips -Travel and Home

POSTED September 20th 2019 BY Travel Writer
You want to do your best to avoid uncomfortable and dangerous situations as a matter of habit. Luckily using a ride-share service like Lyft or Uber in a new place is just as easy and secure as it is at home. Review this suggested safety routine for trips you take here and then follow it when traveling too. Rideshare Safety Tips for Travelers Request Your...
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International Drivers License

POSTED January 22nd 2018 BY Beth Williams
An international drivers license is a must if you intend to drive overseas, check with the embassy or consulate of the countries you will visit to learn their driver’s license, road permit, and auto insurance requirements. If possible, obtain road maps before you go or make sure your gps or gps app is updated to support your travel destination. Car rental agencies often have gps...
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Car Parking Safety Tips

POSTED June 23rd 2017 BY Beth Williams
Your car can practically be your home away from home whether you drive for business or leisure. Therefore, you will want to take some precautions to protect it and your possessions inside. Ideally, you wouldn’t leave anything valuable at all in your car, but the reality of life is that your car is going to serve as much like a safe deposit box or a storage...
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Renting Cars with Credit Cards

POSTED April 22nd 2017 BY Beth Williams
Many travelers prefer to pay for rental cars with credit cards. In fact, if you don’t have a major credit card, you may find that some car rental companies will not rent you a car, or will require a large cash deposit to cover any potential damage. Are you covered? You may even save money when you rent a car using a credit card, since...
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Car Rental Tips for Foreign Countries

POSTED November 23rd 2016 BY Beth Williams
Want to drive when you get there? You should be able to, however, the laws governing car rentals do differ from country to country. Here’s an overview of what you need to know before you go and hit the road. License/IDP Most countries will accept your valid state driver’s license with another form of photo ID such as your passport. Some countries may also require an...
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How to Stay Safe When Your Car Breaks Down

POSTED August 12th 2016 BY Beth Williams
Even the most careful driver can be faced with an emergency situation. If the emergency happens in an unfamiliar area or at night, it becomes even more stressful. Don’t panic and start to gather as much information about your situation.  Also planning ahead of time what you can do to stay if your car breaks down will help get you through the situation with less fear...
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Is Your Car Vulnerable to Burglary?

POSTED October 8th 2015 BY Travel Writer
Did you know 1 out of 3 people will have their vehicle broken into this year? How many times have you left items of value in your car (purse, wallet, gun, important documents, expensive electronics etc.) not thinking you could come back to a smashed window or break-in and have the potential for a significant loss because of a successful thief? Whether you drive a car,...
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Taxi Scams – See These Scams Caught on Video

POSTED February 24th 2014 BY Beth Williams
Taxi drivers scam tourists all over the globe. The only purpose is to get the most money they can out of their fare, legally or not. The following are various taxi scams caught on tape. Watch them to see how vulnerable you can be if you don’t know the tricks dishonest taxi drivers can pull on you. Being informed can save money. Taxi Cab Scams...
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