Can I drive a rental car out of state?

I am traveling from Washington to Oregon. I don't own a car and would like to rent one. Can I take a rental car out of state?

Answer
“Most rental car companies allow you to take a rental car out of state.
However, you should inform them if you are driving out of state. If you’re not planning on returning the vehicle to the same location, you’ll also want to be sure they know what location you plan on returning it to. This can help you avoid extra taxes and fees that rental companies tack on if you don’t inform them before you pick the car up.
As the minimum coverage car insurance varies from state to state, you’ll want to have the proper coverage when driving through multiple states.
You can get rental car insurance through the rental car company or a non-owner car insurance policy with an insurance company company. Both of these coverages will ensure you’re protected should you get into an accident and either damage the vehicle or injure another driver.
If you drive across state lines frequently and don’t own a car, shop rates for non-owner car insurance using the Jerry app. In just minutes, you can compare rates from some of the top insurers around the country.”
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Emily Maracle
Answered on Aug 17, 2021
Emily Maracle is a car insurance specialist living in New York. Originally from the Pacific Northwest, she has a degree in English Literature and a background in customer service. She enjoys cooking, gardening, and living sustainably. In the future, she can't wait to upgrade to a hybrid or electric car.
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