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In the United States traffic travels on the right-hand side of the road while the steering wheel is on the left side of the car. Speed limits do vary between states, however the speed limit ranges from 50km per hour in the city to 135km per hour on major freeways. This does change per state so please be sure to look for the signs indicating the speed limit in each state. Parking metres can be found in major cities across the United States. Parking garages are available in most major cities and counties.
In the United States, Auto Europe's rates include Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) and Theft Protection with a nil excess amount. The CDW and Theft Protection reduce the liability and excess of the driver to a capped amount. Fire insurance is also included in the price of your car rental. Auto Europe offers the option to purchase Excess Refund Insurance when you make your booking. If any damage occurs to your rental vehicle during the time it is in your possession, you can be refunded up to $5,000 on your return to New Zealand.
The vast lands of the United States make hiring a car the perfect option for taking advantage of the extensive road networks that criss-cross the fifty states. There is more to the USA than Disney Land, Burger Joints, New York Yellow Cabs and Texan Cowboys. The best way to travel is by car while you are in the United States, take your time to experience the incredible scenery in the great National Parks of America and make a drive through the breathtaking Rocky Mountains.
Enjoy Chowder and Cable Cars in San Francisco or mingle with the celebrities in Los Angeles. Have a go on the Roulette table in Las Vegas or Hire a car in Colorado and hit the slopes in Aspen, Telluride or Steamboat Springs. Visit Texas to spend time in the home of the Dallas Cowboys or climb Willis Tower in the windy city Chicago.
Make sure to book a car with enough room for your golf clubs, so you can try your luck at Tiger Woods' home course, Isleworth, in Florida. You could also plan to visit Washington, DC to see famous monuments and museums, and then drive into the leafy suburbs of Arlington or Chevy Chase for an intimate dinner. Relax in Central Park, New York and enjoy a free concert in Summer.
You must be at least 21 years old to rent a car in the United States, although the age may vary by car category. Young drivers under the age of 25 may incur a young driver's surcharge. Drivers must have held their full license for a minimum of 1 year.
Toll expressways are located at different locations all over the US. The cost of these usually range from USD1 – USD9 depending on the time of day or car category. The United States uses HOT (High Occupancy Toll Lane) lanes and Toll express lanes. Certain conditions apply when entering this lane, mostly being a toll. You can recognize these lanes by the indication signs on the road. Some rental car suppliers offer prepaid toll options, ask about this when you pick up your rental car. You can also choose to pay toll by cash or digital pre-paid service.
There are generally no restrictions on travel between states within the United States. Domestic one-way rentals are available between select locations and additional fees and minimum rental durations may apply. Not all vehicles are permitted on one-ways. Travel to Canada is generally permitted however this must be pre-approved with the supplier and additional insurance fees may apply. Travel into Mexico is permitted with some suppliers; however additional fees and restrictions apply. Travel is generally only permitted up to the Free Trade Zone. Travel to Alaska is generally permitted on paved roads with certain suppliers but will need to be noted at the time of booking. Please take a minute to ensure that your intended itinerary will be possible with the car you plan to rent.
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