Traveling can be a stressful endeavor. You have to keep track of your luggage, money, itinerary, and potentially children if they are with you. Add on to that list driving in an unfamiliar area in a vehicle that isn’t yours and now you’re reaching a breaking point. Have no fear, the amazing and experienced team at Community Rental Car is here to help reduce your rental car stress. Use these safe driving tips the next time you rent a vehicle.

Tips for Driving Safe in Your Rental Car

Get Familiar with Features

One of the first things you should do when you get into your rental car is to spend some time getting familiar with all of the features and gadgets. Everything is likely in a slightly different spot than your personal vehicle and you don’t want to be searching around while driving. Make sure you know how to adjust the lights, temperature, windshield wipers, and turn on any hazard lights. Additionally, make sure everything is set, like seat position and safety mirrors, before you start your drive.

Check Out Your Route

As mentioned above, driving in an unfamiliar area can be stressful. In today’s world, most people have a navigation system in their pockets. And while that’s a great guide, it’s still a good idea to look over the complete route beforehand to have a better understanding of any upcoming turns or potentially confusing intersections, to avoid any issues.

Avoid Any Distractions

This one should go without saying, but avoid anything that may distract you from the road. Turn some music on but keep it at a reasonable volume, and place your phone somewhere out of sight to avoid temptation. If you must take a phone call or answer a text, pull off to the side of the road.

Feeling better about renting? In addition to cars, minivans, and SUVs, Community Rental Car has rental vans and trucks for you as well. We serve Winston-Salem, Greensboro, Winston-Salem, NC, and beyond. Contact us today at (336) 448-2905 and request a quote.