Car Rental Tips

Does State Farm Car Insurance Cover Rental Cars?

State Farm rental car coverage

For many travelers, there's a moment of dread when they get to the rental car counter and wonder how much insurance coverage they need. If you have State Farm auto insurance for your primary vehicle, it's reassuring to know that you're covered for rental cars with one caveat: You're only covered to the limits of your personal vehicle's auto policy.

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It's Now Much Easier to Rent a Car with a Debit Card

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Don't carry a credit card? Under 25 years old? Renting a car just got a whole lot easier. Two budget-minded rental car companies, Thrifty and Dollar, now accept debit cards with virtually the same ease as credit cards. And here's the kicker: The minimum age to rent a car with a debit card is just 20 years old.

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Do You Need an International Driving Permit?

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Do you travel internationally? If you plan to rent a car overseas, your trusty state driver's license may not get you very far.

Before you leave home, get an International Driving Permit (IDP), a valid form of identification in 150 countries that translates your information into multiple languages. An IDP always speaks the language, even if you don't.

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How to Avoid Paying Too Much for Car Rental Options

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Want to keep your car rental costs down? Scoring a great deal on a rental car is only half the battle. There are myriad ways to sabotage your sweet deal at the rental car counter.

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Who Owns Alamo Rent a Car?

who owns Alamo Rent a Car

Alamo Rent a Car is a brand of Enterprise Holdings, which is owned by the Taylor family based in St. Louis, Missouri. The Taylors' ties to car rentals go all the way back to 1957, when Jack Taylor launched Executive Leasing with seven vehicles.

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