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a VirtualTourist member from Brussels


Car hire in the US


I'm researching car hire on Washington DC and Portland OR. I have a few questions and would be grateful for the advice of any seasoned hirers - especially those from outside the US

Do you have any recommendations for cheap hire companies in either of these locations? I'll need 1 full week in DC and 2 in Portland?

I am a bit woprried about the insurance costs. In the UK abd in Europe generally 3rd party insurance is included in the hire charge. Is this the case in the US? If not, how much are we looking at (drivers are over 25 and under 65)

Generally, is it possible to take a hire car over the border into Canada?

Grateful for any advice

Many thanks


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a VirtualTourist member from Brussels

Hi there G... looking forward to my trip across the pond. Thanks for the helpful info. I posted the same question on the DC forum and also got some helpful input. Seems as if it will be more economical to hire directly from here as the insurance question is sorted beyond all doubt... My insurance is good but for hire cars it needs to be enhanced to cover 3rd party liability which seems to be expensive in the States.

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