When you rent a car, you should become familiar with all aspects of the vehicle before you leave the lot. Here are 10 things to check before you drive off:
When traveling, arriving at your destination can mean rushing to the rental car counter and wanting to dash to the car to get on the road. But before you take off, it may be a good idea to familiarize yourself with the rental vehicle. You don’t want to be fumbling for the controls and adjusting your settings while driving — especially when you’re navigating a new vehicle and unfamiliar roads. Lisa Robinson, senior program manager for the National Safety Council, suggests running through this rental car checklist before you leave the lot to help ensure a safe and comfortable ride:
By running through these 10 items, you can help make sure your trip goes as smoothly as possible.