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Protect against rental car damage claims

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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