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Most rental companies require you to initial a document stating
that you have inspected the car before leaving the lot and that there was no
visible damage. And yet untold numbers of renters have been notified after
returning their cars that a dent was discovered or a bumper was scraped and
that they had to pay for the repairs. How can you defend yourself against false
damage claims? Easy—snap a few pictures of your ride with your digital or
smartphone camera, both when you check it out and when you return it. The exact
condition of the car in both instances will show up in your pictures.

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Unnoticed Damage

Most rental companies require you to initial a document stating
that you have inspected the car before leaving the lot and that there was no
visible damage. And yet untold numbers of renters have been notified after
returning their cars that a dent was discovered or a bumper was scraped and
that they had to pay for the repairs. How can you defend yourself against false
damage claims? Easy—snap a few pictures of your ride with your digital or
smartphone camera, both when you check it out and when you return it. The exact
condition of the car in both instances will show up in your pictures.

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