Most rentals I've seen had low mileage caps and steep cost per mileage after the cap.1) You can rent a car most anywhere. Rentals usually allow unlimited miles (check first) and allow either return to original site or point to point rental.
2) We are a large country. Remember, many of our states are larger than European countries. Plan your trip accordingly. We have great interstate systems, but to really "see" the US, take the back roads.
Depends where you rent from and what sort of deal you get. I've had unlimited mileage rentals before.Most rentals I've seen had low mileage caps and steep cost per mileage after the cap.
No, out of state plates are no big deal in the US. It's quite common to be in one state and see plates on a car from another state halfway across the country. And if you live in a city on a state border like I do, plates from the next state over are even more common - I see Illinois plates all the time.So if I hire a car for two months and cross states, if I get stopped by the police it will be cool?...that the car has out of state plates will not raise eyebrows?
Never done this before so just not sure, thanks.
thanks for the replies guys...can anyone recommend a rental company that charges by a day rate and not mileage?...ie unlimited mileage?
This is definitely good advice--if nothing else, it makes you look like you've done your homework and care. When my nephew was here from Japan driving my car he got one first, and my insurance agent was fine with him driving under those circumstances.
I saw Hawaii plates in Missouri last week. I guess they ferry their car over, but I would think it would be cheaper to rent one if they're going on a road trip, or if they're moving to the mainland, cheaper to sell their car and buy a new one. Transporting a car to the mainland can't be cheap.Funny note on out-of-state license plates: I'm in California, and in addition to the common Oregon, Washington, Alaska, New York, Rhode Island, etc plates, I've actually seen Hawaii license plates on more than one occasion. How the heck does that happen?
I used Alamo when I drove from San-Francisco to Seattle, my only gripe was that they didn't have a Mustang available, so be warned, if you want a specific car, you're best reserving it before you fly out.OK Alamo looks good.
"Our USA rental rates are inclusive, so you know exactly what you're going to pay. Basic coverages, damage waivers, and taxes are all accounted for. All our US car hire rentals are offered with free unlimited mileage"
Everything was just dandy with the English language thanks, until the yanks came along and f**ked it all up with that 'American English' nonsense.Gotta luv the Brits and their way with words.
Yup, common, someone probably rented it in Nevada and drove it one way to California, so it ended up there and you got it. Maybe it'll eventually get back to Nevada, maybe not. An individual might not be able to get away with registering a car in one state and living in another, but for company fleets, especially rental fleets, that situation is common and states' motor vehicle departments don't bother the companies.Incidentally, my hire car had Nevada plates
This is one of the most important points I can think of. As some rental companies have tracking devices so if you leave they hit you with additional fees. I don't know if they are still allowed to do this but some companies also tracked your speed and fined you in areas that you were speeding.Also, when you rent the car, you should make sure that the agreement you sign includes permission to drive in whatever states you plan on visiting. It shouldn't increase the price at all, but the agreement will have specific permitted locations and not bringing it up in advance could cost you if something bad were to happen in a state not on the agreement.