Why You Shouldn't Redeem Air Miles and Points for a Car Rental

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Got a stash of frequent flyer miles or points? Most airline rewards programs offer the option of using points to pay for car rentals. But redeeming your air miles for rental cars is almost always a horrible deal.

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The Worst Car Rental Company for a USA Road Trip

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Planning to rent a car for a big multi-state road trip of the United States? When choosing a car rental company, the top of your requirements should be unlimited mileage and very few geographic restrictions. That's why Sixt is perhaps the worst car rental company for U.S. road trips.

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What to Do if You Get a Speeding Ticket in a Rental Car

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If you get a speeding ticket or another kind of traffic ticket or moving violation in a rental car, the rental car company may not ever find out about it. It's up to you to pay the fine, but there will not necessarily be an additional fee from the rental car company.

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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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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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