Can anything bad happen if you drive a rental car out of state?

I'm planning on renting a car to drive out of state. Will I get in trouble if I do? Do rental car companies allow you to do this?

Emily Maracle · Updated on
Reviewed by Shannon Martin, Licensed Insurance Agent.
“If you are planning on taking a rental car out of state, inform the rental car company.
Every company has different rules and regulations surrounding its vehicles. To avoid any additional charges or fees, be upfront. Most rental car companies don’t care if you drive a vehicle out of state, but they may require disclosure.
When you are taking a rental car out of state, make sure you have
rental car insurance
or a car insurance policy that covers a rental car. If you get into an accident without proper coverage, you could face serious legal and financial consequences.
If you travel out of state frequently, you may want to consider a policy that covers your particular needs. Use the
app to compare rates from over 50 top-rated insurers.”
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