Car Rental Checklist

Rental Car Check List

Car Rental Checklist – Before you leave with the rental vehicle, the agent will do a walk-around with you and take note of any existing damage to the vehicle.  Be sure to focus during this inspection in order to ensure that you do not sign-off on a “car in perfect condition” if there is any faults on the car as you will be held responsible for any unrecorded damage to the car.

Check the following in order to reduce your risk of paying for damage others have caused to the rental car:

  • Check the internal upholstery for any tears, cracks, burns or any other form of damage.
  • Check the tires and ensure that they are inflated and up to a legal standard and not damaged in any way.
  • Check the paint job of the vehicle and take note of any dents, scrapes and cracks.
  • Check the bumpers for any bumps and scrapes.
  • Check that the mirrors are in place and in working order.

Doing the above checks can save you from paying for damage others have caused to the rental car.  It is also a good idea to take photos of the rental car with your phone or camera as soon as you take possession of it.  This can come in handy in cases where you are accused of damaging the rental car or if you get caught up in a busy mall and can’t remember what your rental car looked like.

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