Wednesday, October 17, 2012
Travel Tip: Driving a car in Canada, get an insurance ID card
Image: Mercedes C250 Hertz Rental Car
I went on a last-minute trip to Canada, and flew JetBlue into Buffalo. It turns out that flying into Buffalo New York, is a lot less expensive than flying into Toronto, unless there's a special on Porter Airlines.
Image: JetBlue Dunkin Donuts Coffee
I rented a car at Hertz in Buffalo, and when I went to pick up the car this Mercedes C250 was sitting right in front of me. The car I had reserved was a Chevy Impala.
So, I had a decision to make that I will want to drive around for a week in Canada in a Chevy or did I want to upgrade to a Mercedes?
I always think that renting a car for a week is a really great way to do a test drive if you're thinking of buying a new car.
Before I left the US, I knew that I had to get an insurance card for Canada. So I called my insurance company, AMICA, and they sent me the card via e-mail.
When I stopped to pick up my car at Hertz, I asked if he needed to see my insurance card for Canada, and he said "Don't worry about it."
Well, better safe than sorry.