We always quote fully inclusive car insurance, using National / ALAMO as our provider. The US is not the place to drive around under insured and you will find that the cost of paying the insurance extra is much greater if you wait until you get out there.
Standard inclusive cover
Unlimited mileage, CDW (Collision Damage Waiver),
$1 Million Liability Cover, Sales Tax, State Tax, Airport Fees, CFC (Subject to location), Mechanical Assistance.
GOLD inclusive cover
(This is the default cover we quote)
Unlimited mileage, CDW (Collision Damage Waiver), $1 Million Liability Cover, Sales Tax, State Tax, Airport Fees, CFC (Subject to location), Mechanical Assistance, up to 3 additional drivers, initial tank of fuel.
You can add a pre-paid GPS navigation option to both the standard and gold covers on request.
All of the above options are based on a minimum driver age of 25. We do also offer a yound driver policy for an additional fee.
When collecting your car you will have to present your UK driving license. Although this is all they will ask you for, it may be wise to also have an International Driving Permit as well which you can get by applying to the AA or RAC.
An International Driving Permit is not a legal requirement but is recommended as, in the event of an accident, some insurance companies will insist on seeing one.
Car rental pickup
On pick up you are not always asked to inspect the vehicle. If you are not asked to do this we recommend that you still have a good look for any damage and insist that this is recorded before you drive away.
When you pick up your vehicle you will be asked for a credit card which they will swipe. Don’t be alarmed. Provided you have paid us for full insurance cover you have nothing further to pay. They need the imprint in the event that further charges arise, see below.
The drop off time will be stipulated and there is usually a grace period of only 59 minutes. We believe this is not in the agreement so may not be given. We recommend therefore that you do not rely on it. What this means is that if you are late returning the vehicle you will be charged for an extra days hire. So it is better to arrive well before the stipulated drop off time.
If the deal is to return the vehicle with a full tank make sure that you do that. Otherwise the hire company will charge far more per gallon than you would pay at the pump.
You will not necessarily be told anything at the time of drop off and any extra charges will appear on your credit card in due course.
For passengers flying into Myrtle Beach airport we can arrange transfers to and from the airport through our preferred taxi partners.
Our taxi providers will allocate you one driver (per vehicle) for your entire stay so you can easily make arrangements with him directly if you require additional taxis while you are out there.
We have some basic tips for driving in the US which you might like to read here.
If you would like a quote or just want some additional information or advice please contact us.
We spend almost half our time in the US, a lot of the time travelling which is why we do not publish a phone number. We therefore prefer that you contact us via email but if you wish to speak by phone then please give us a time and a number and we will call you.