BE CAREFUL!!! You need to book a car for the driver! If there are several people who want to steer in the US, book a person who is over 25 years old, there is a plastic card and you will have more time to travel (although not necessarily). In addition, you cannot enter all. After all, for each additional driver you will be charged a certain fee. On the roads, no one just like that, for checking documents, you will not be stopped. We drove in three, and made out the car only for one. Of course, if they catch a violation or, God forbid, an accident happens, and a driver who is not inscribed will be driving, there will be problems. What exactly, I do not know, because in such a situation, there have never been friends either.
I read in some forums that international rights are necessary. For the US, this is not true! NO ONE asked them. Always and everywhere there was enough of an ordinary Russian plastic driver’s license. Everywhere they “came up” as ID – shops, hotels, at the box office. Friends were stopped by policemen – the same situation. In Europe, they asked once, but not in the USA.
That’s the whole difference. We are talking about cards not lower than “CLASSIC”, the electron visa and the Maestro will not work.
Another important point is insurance. Of course, insurance in the US is just an irreplaceable thing! If God forbid something to happen, you have to pay a lot. BUT … the cost of insurance always complements the cost of the car and is about the same as the rent, or even more. In the majority of large car rental companies, compulsory insurance (auto citizen) is included in the car rental price, so we are talking about insuring serious cases, liability to third parties over the limit, roadside assistance, etc. I admit, I almost always buy insurance, but I still refused a couple of times.
Auto issue on the requested number of days with a daily tariff. Those. If you take the car at 18-00, and take at 21-00 – you have to pay the extra day.
IMPORTANT (!!!): Cars issue with a full tank. When you design it, say that you will take it too with FULL. If you agree that you will take with any amount of fuel, they will charge you to the fullest, for the most expensive gasoline. It is not very profitable. Not far from the airport there is always a gas station where you can top up to full and go to pick up the car. And refueling is not necessarily extra, enough “regular”.
So, the route is selected, auto ordered. Upon arrival at the airport (and almost any) there are special stops with transfers to the car rental offices (if the car is taken at the airport). Waiting for the bus company, where cars are booked, they have the logos of these companies on the sides and you are taken to the point of car rental. You make out (if you have a reservation, very simply and quickly) according to Russian rights (plastic), write in English the address (Russian, permanent residence) on a piece of paper (or the clerk asks) and telephone for communication. If the car is prepaid, then there is a separate queue where the procedure is faster, but I always took without payment, so that I would not be tied if there were unforeseen situations (there is no guarantee fee or card data entry on the site where I book). You get car forms and … go to the parking lot to choose! There are categories of cars (economy, compact, standard, etc.) on which cars are divided. You choose ANY standing in the ordered category (forgive the tautology), the keys are already in the ignition lock. The registration certificate is not needed, you have the papers of the car rental company. For example, at the airport in Los Angeles, we once booked a standard car (we were three of us, and we usually order a compact one). Going to the parking lot, in their category they found the jeep Kia Shortage, which they took. Throwing things and to the exit gate. There is a check for compliance with the machine of the selected category, documents, etc. It takes a minute or two. And go … at the airport of Los Angeles, we once booked a standard car (the three of us drove, and we usually order a compact). Going to the parking lot, in their category they found the jeep Kia Shortage, which they took. Throwing things and to the exit gate. There is a check for compliance with the machine of the selected category, documents, etc. It takes a minute or two. And go … at the airport of Los Angeles, we once booked a standard car (the three of us drove, and we usually order a compact). Going to the parking lot, in their category they found the jeep Kia Shortage, which they took. Throwing things and to the exit gate. There is a check for compliance with the machine of the selected category, documents, etc. It takes a minute or two. And go…
From the level of the company depends on the novelty of the machine. Some took with a mileage of 2-5 thousand miles, and, in a cheaper, came across a car with a range of 48 thousand miles.
Yes, one more thing, do not be alarmed if the car you like turns out to be without a front room. There was such a case with us. I liked the car, and it is in a single copy (Chrysler Serial), but without a front number. It turned out in the US it is important that there is a number behind the car. So we drove Needle without a front license plate. And we went to California, Nevada, and Arizona.