So how can you avoid the kind of outrageous rental car charges?
Here are some tips:
Before purchasing “rental car insurance”, call your own insurance company AND credit card provider to see if you’re covered through one of them.
Don’t drive a rental car off the lot, without looking it over closely with someone from the company and get a “signed document” indicating where any existing scratches or dents were found.
Take photos and when you return the car, have an agent re-inspect the vehicle with you and “sign off” on it.
If you’re dropping the vehicle “after hours” get that camera out again so you can prove that you left the car in good condition.