When It Makes Sense to Rent a Car from Zipcar

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Just like Airbnb hasn't killed off hotels, Zipcar hasn't squashed the major rental car companies. But does using this car-sharing service over a traditional car rental ever make sense? Sometimes.

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Does State Farm Car Insurance Cover Rental Cars?

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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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How to Avoid Car Rental Additional Driver Fees

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One often-overlooked extra when renting a car is a fee for additional drivers. Whether you plan on sharing the driving or would like the flexibility for a fellow traveler to get behind the wheel if needed, adding another driver your rental contract can be quite convenient. At $10 per day and up, this charge can add up quickly—unless you find a way to avoid the fee altogether.

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Cheap Car Rentals for Drivers Under 25

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For drivers under the age of 25, young renter fees charged by rental car companies are a constant source of frustration and can push your rates sky high. The good news is that AutoSlash has your back. We can help you easily avoid young renter fees and make sure you don't overpay for a rental car.

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The Age Limit for Renting a Car

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Senior drivers may wonder if there is a cutoff age for renting a car. As long as you have a valid driver's license, you should be able to rent a car in the United States and Canada. Rental car companies here typically do not typically impose a maximum age limit.

It can be a different story, however, when you travel elsewhere. Age limits vary between rental agencies and from country to country, but often fall between age 70 and 80. If you are over age 70 and would like to rent a car in another country, always check the rental agency's terms and conditions before making a reservation.

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