Renting a car: How does that work?

posted 3 years ago in The Lounge
Post # 3
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1241 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2015

@LadyBlackheart:  I would think that if something happens, you’re liable. Your name is on the paperwork, not theirs, and it’s going to be your car insurance that is hit if something happens.

Post # 4
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9137 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL

@LadyBlackheart:  DON’T DO IT!!!!  You would be responsible for any damage they incur plus, you may be personally liable for any injuries they sustain.

Post # 5
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2831 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

many car rental places don’t rent to under 25 drivers, due to liability.

i believe hertz does, with no issues.

don’t sign for them.

Post # 6
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2419 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

I wouldn’t do it. Wayy to risky!!!!

Post # 7
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1118 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

If you sign the rental agreement you are the “renter” you are the one that is responsible for anything that happens to the car, anyone in that car and any damage to anyone else that the car causes.  Even though they’ll put your roommates on as additional drivers (there will be a fee for that as well) you are ultimately the responsible party. 

 

I personally would never do this.

 

Post # 8
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9137 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL

P.S. There is an extra fee they can pay to rent the car if they are under 25.  Tell them to pay the fee.

You don’t need to prove anything to them.  It’s basic car rentla 101 that whomever signs for the car is responsible for damages.  Tell them to show you where it doesn’t say that.

Post # 10
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8426 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2013

They asked me last night if I would be willing to sign a form that will let them rent the car. They assured me that I would not be liable if anything happens, like a car wreck or the car getting stolen, etc.

@LadyBlackheart:  If you’re not liable, you wouldn’t have to sign anything.

Post # 11
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9137 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL

@LadyBlackheart:  What is the point of having someone 25+ sign the form if it doesn’t mean you will be held liable for damages?  Again, basic car rental 101.

Post # 12
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3570 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

Enterprise would never tell them to get someone else to sign the form.  They are lying to you.  Don’t do it.  You would be liable, and you would have to be the driver of the vehicle.  You would also need available credit on a credit card as a security deposit, as you can’t use a debit card to rent a car.  

Post # 14
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11772 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2013

NO WAY. Definitely don’t sign anything!

I’m sure they can find another rental agency.

Post # 16
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11740 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

If you rent the car, you are 100% liable for anything that happens to it.  Don’t do it.

They can rent under 25, but they have to pay a huge fee for it…

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