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More tips for driving abroad

THE article by Laurie Berger [“There’s a Dented Fender on My Bill!” Travel Q&A;, July 2] was of great interest because my wife and I and another couple have rented cars in Europe three times, always with Hertz, never with its insurance, and never with a problem.

Berger correctly points out to have the rental company representative sign off on the condition when dropping off the vehicle. Another suggestion would be to use a Visa or MasterCard that provides free rental insurance, less your normal deductible.

Most banks offer them. Before leaving on a trip we would verify with the credit card company there would not be a problem in the country visited (because there is not coverage in a few). That knowledge gave us total peace of mind in sometimes new or different driving situations.

JOEL SOFFER

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Long Beach


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