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What Should You Do if You're in An Accident?

Car AccidentsCar accidents happen when we least expect them. Whether it's a minor fender bender or a major collision, it pays to have a plan of action prepared in case you are ever involved in an accident while driving your rental vehicle. How you react could prevent future injuries, reduce repair damages, and accelerate the clean up and repair process. 

 

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How to Safely Share the Road with Transport Trucks

Transport TrucksSharing the road with a big, noisy truck can be scary, especially if you're driving an unfamiliar car rental. The length and width alone of these large vehicles can often create special driving situations for those operating smaller vehicles. In order to safely share the road with a truck, you need to be aware of its capabilities and limitations.

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Tips for Driving in a Rural Area

Rural Driving TipsLiving in a rural area tends to be a peaceful experience, and some people like nothing better than to escape from a busy city and head to the tranquility of the countryside. Which is great… until you encounter rural roads for the first time!

 

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Reviewing Seatbelt Safety

Seatbelt Safety“We were out on a date, in my daddy’s car/ We hadn’t driven very far/ There in the road,  straight ahead/ A car was stalled, the engine was dead/ I couldn’t stop, so I swerved to the right/ I’ll never forget the sound that night/ The screamin’ tires, the bustin’ glass/ The painful scream that I heard last”.

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Sharing the Road with Cyclists

 

CyclistsAlthough we are more obsessed with safety on the road now more than at any other time in our history, with our cars being built with blind spot sensors and backup cameras, and with laws designed to eliminate the use of cell phones or fiddling with radios when driving, one important factor is consistently overlooked when we take to the road—pedestrians and, especially, cyclists.

 

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How to Kick Carsickness to the Curb

Car SicknessCarsickness can turn an extended road trip into an excruciating experience. One moment you’re enjoying the scenery. And then the next, you’re retching into a roadside ditch. Luckily, carsickness doesn’t have to consume your upcoming car rental vacation. The following are some tried and true methods to help you prevent carsickness, or at the very least, lessen the severity of your suffering.

 

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How to Spot a Drunk Driver, and How to React When You Do

Drunk DrivingThe holidays are upon us in full force now, and we here at Car Rental Express want to wish you safe and happy travels. We also recognize that a lot of people like to drink during this time, so we wanted to address a very serious issue: drunk driving.

 

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Car Rental Road Trip Boredom Busters

Boredom"Are we there yet?" "Mom, he's touching me!" "Dad, she looked at me again!" "Punch Buggy, no punch back!" Many parents have probably heard these and similar cries from their children when going on any sort of road trip longer than an hour or so, especially when the trip is made in a rental car during the holidays. Keeping kids busy – or at least out of trouble – on a road trip is one of the toughest feats a parent can achieve. 

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How to Pack Your Car Rental for a Family Vacation

Packing Your CarDo you hate packing your car for a family vacation? Don’t worry, you’re not alone. Anyone who’s ever had to pack a car rental for a holiday family trip knows just how frustrating this process can be. Dad insists he has the perfect strategy, while Mom refuses to give up control. Even the kids can be a nuisance, insisting that certain items remain accessible for the duration of the trip.

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Tips for Driving Your Car Rental in the Rain

Driving in  the RainRain, rain, go away, come again when I’m not driving an unfamiliar car rental! Driving an unfamiliar vehicle during inclement weather isn’t just frustrating – it can also be downright dangerous. Rain takes the blame for thousands of car accidents every year. Sadly, many of these accidents are preventable.

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