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Old 10-13-2007, 08:48 AM
 
Location: Perth, Western Australia
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Question Crossing "state lines" in a rental car?

Is this allowed?

If so does it cost more when you rent, if you tell them in advance?

Approximately how much does it typically cost to rent a car per day? Week? Month?
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Old 10-13-2007, 09:17 AM
 
Location: Georgia.I rather be in GODS country Tennessee.Everybody knows Gods a VOLS fan.
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The car might have to tell its probation officer first.JK

I really don't know unless it's in the car rentals clause.

Car prices are different according to types of vehicles you want.

Just look it up on the web and you can find out pricing and other info.
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Old 10-13-2007, 09:44 AM
 
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Cold Canadian, if you plan to cross international borders, I'd definitely check with the place you're renting the car from. As for crossing U.S. state lines, i wouldn't think there would be a problem. As for Mexico, I know you must buy special coverage because U.S. insurance isn't good in Mexico
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Old 10-13-2007, 09:50 AM
 
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I rented a car last month to go over several state lines, but asked about it first. Was told the only agency which allowed that was National Rental. Don't know about crossing Canada lines though.
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Old 10-13-2007, 10:00 AM
 
Location: Nashville,Tn
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Is this allowed?

If so does it cost more when you rent, if you tell them in advance?

Approximately how much does it typically cost to rent a car per day? Week? Month?
Yes , most companies don't even care where you go in their cars . As long as you are going to stay in the U.S. , there is not an extra charge . I only know of one major rental company that will not allow you to drive out of state lines , which is Enterprise Rental car . All other major companies will let you drive anywhere in the U.S. and all major car rental companies allow you to drive as many miles as you please in your rental vehicle . Rates depend on what size vehicles you are planning to rent . Some rental companies charge more than others . What type of vehicle are you looking to rent and how long ?
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Old 10-13-2007, 10:47 AM
 
Location: Perth, Western Australia
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I would like to take trips to various parts of the southern U.S. and once I get there I'll definitely need a car to get around.
I have no plans yet on when I'll go next.

I was figuring it might be cheaper for me to fly down and rent cars when I want to drive instead of buying my own car here, with the primary intention is that I can drive down south when I want. I figure I can't (or wouldn't want to) rent a car in Canada and drive to the U.S.

I don't need to cross any international borders.
I just thought it would stink to fly to NC and not be able to even visit SC in a rental car.

Ideally, I'd like to be able to land somewhere like NC and if I'm in the mood, drive as far away as south FL or TX for a visit. Would that be really expensive in a rental car, or mostly just however much I have to spend in gas?
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Old 10-13-2007, 03:12 PM
 
Location: Nashville,Tn
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I would like to take trips to various parts of the southern U.S. and once I get there I'll definitely need a car to get around.
I have no plans yet on when I'll go next.

I was figuring it might be cheaper for me to fly down and rent cars when I want to drive instead of buying my own car here, with the primary intention is that I can drive down south when I want. I figure I can't (or wouldn't want to) rent a car in Canada and drive to the U.S.

I don't need to cross any international borders.
I just thought it would stink to fly to NC and not be able to even visit SC in a rental car.

Ideally, I'd like to be able to land somewhere like NC and if I'm in the mood, drive as far away as south FL or TX for a visit. Would that be really expensive in a rental car, or mostly just however much I have to spend in gas?
Well , like I said , most rental car companies will let you drive the car wherever you want to . It is best to call several major rental companies and ask them about their policies and ask about rates or you can go to their websites and view thier policies and even check their rates on different sizes of vehicles . You will probably have to pay higher rates because you not a legal resident of the U.S. .
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Old 10-13-2007, 03:16 PM
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Location: San Antonio Texas
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Is this allowed?

If so does it cost more when you rent, if you tell them in advance?

Approximately how much does it typically cost to rent a car per day? Week? Month?

I wonder how they would find out.
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Old 10-13-2007, 03:17 PM
 
Location: Kingman AZ
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Some rental companies have a seperate rate for multistate driving and have GPS tracking devices installed to alert them if you travel outside of state lines. Check with YOUR rental company.
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Old 10-13-2007, 05:36 PM
 
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I've never had a problem renting cars in Kentucky at the Cinc'y airport and heading into Ohio. Never even been asked ... Same thing for rental cars in Oregon and heading into Washington. Have rented in Valdosta GA and headed into Florida, too.

As far as not being a US citizen, as long as you have a valid driver's license in Canada and a good credit card ... the car agencies are good with that.

Best to google the car rental agencies at the city where you intend to start out. Rental rates vary greatly due to size of car and when you're renting it.
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