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Renting a car in the USA is different from Europe. In the USA, automatic cars are the standard while in Europe most cars have manual transmission and automatic cars are rather expensive. At rentalcargroup.com we offer basic prices for US residents and cheap inclusive prices for inbound travelers from Europe, Africa, Australia and Asia. See some of our travel tips below and check our online price comparison.Explore the United States with a Rental Car
The United States commonly referred to as the US or the USA, is a North American country that is made up of a federal district and fifty states. It has a population of at least 310 million inhabitants. The capital district of the US is Washington DC. It is the 4th largest state by population and land area. The United States is characterized by multi ethnicity and multi-culture.Why should I visit the United States?
The United States has more than 10,000 cities. This just goes to show just how much activity you should expect from these cities whenever you visit. It is also home to the statue of liberty in the city of New York which is the state’s largest city and home to media industries as well as financial services. The United States is one place you have to go, at least once in your lifetime.What are the must see attractions in the United States?
With the diversity of attractions in the United States, it is impossible to run out of activity. You can always move from one location to the other for more activity. The best way to explore as much of America as possible is by taking a road trip. All you have to do is rent a car and you will be free to hop between interstates. With a car rental, you will be making occasional stops at motels and restaurants for sleep and food and resume your trip in the morning.
With the wide array of affordable and luxury accommodation and restaurants, you will not lack a place to sleep or eat. Most of the restaurants are by road sides. The United States offers a wide choice of stunning scenery, entertainment options that are limitless as well as great architecture. You are assured of finding something for you at the states. Some must see include:
You can visit the vast stadiums for the various sports popular in the states. The attraction in the states is endless, to mention a few.Transportation and car hire option in the US
While most transportation options in the states are reliable, the best way to move from one interstate to another discovering more about the US is by car hire. There are literary thousands of car hire agencies in the states, from local to international. Car rental is quite cheap in the states and so is the fuel (gasoline). It is possible to get discounts if you rent a car for more than a week in most agencies.
You will find at least one cheap car Hire Company in every state. You can decide to rent a car from any of the airports in the states as there are several car hire agencies situated at the arrival terminals. All you need to be able to rent a car in the United States is a valid driving license from your country together with an international driving license.
The renter and all drivers need to have a valid drivers license which needs to be presented at the time of the rental. All drivers with a non US drivers license must produce a valid passport. European citizens are allowed to drive vehicles with up to 8 seats only.
Drivers license printed in Non Roman Alphabet must be complemented with an international driving license or official translationHow to pay for the toll roads in the USA
Some states have toll roads which you can pay in cash and some not. Most car rental agents have offer the Express Toll/EZ toll pass service, this is an electronic toll device which you can purchase on arrival, this toll device offers unlimited use of automated toll lanes.Travel Restrictions in the USA
In most cases, rent a car can be driven in any state of the United States. Cars are not permitted on ferries or to islands. Travel is also not permitted via rail.
From the following locations most car rental agents allow you to take the car into Mexico, LAX, SAN, ELP, TUS, PHX, SFO, we always recommend you to check the detailed terms of each car rental agent for the full details and cross border fees.
From certain locations you can also travel to Canada. Car rental agents must be notified at the time of rental that you plan to drive into Canada or Mexico.
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