Are rental cars safe to drive right now? If you find yourself in need of a rental car, you may find this useful.
Business Insider ~ ” With some states around the country beginning to lift shelter in place orders, and others thinking about doing so in the coming weeks and months, many Americans are feeling optimistic about a return to normalcy — including travel.
But while the pandemic continues, and with a vaccine for Covid-19 potentially far off, many wonder what kind of travel will be safe and feasible in the near term. Bucket-list trips to far-flung destinations requiring journeys through populated airports and in confined airplane cabins with other passengers might seem risky. Instead, many travelers are likely to start small and opt for shorter, domestic trips that are closer to home and accessible by car, no passport required. And if you’re among the many urban dwellers without a car of your own, you might also be asking: Are rental cars safe during the coronavirus pandemic?
For guidance in answering that question, we talked to several experts, including Dr. Thomas Russo, chief of the division of infectious disease at the University at Buffalo. We also spoke to the owner of a cleaning company that now includes a new coronavirus division, as well as a representative for three of the country’s largest rental car companies.
Here’s what they had to say about how to know if your rental car is clean and safe; how to take extra precautions when you take possession of the car; what to ask about the company’s cleaning policies; and under what conditions you could risk exposure when you rent a car.” ~ Business Insider
Click the link below for what the experts had to say!