Christopher Elliott

A few pictures can save you from damage claims

You don’t have to be an expert on photographic evidence to take snapshots of your rental car before you drive off the lot, but it helps.

Just ask Steve Wolf, who happens to be an expert on photographic evidence. When he recently rented a car in Denver, he instinctively started videotaping his rental from every angle, pausing at...


Christopher Elliott is the ombudsman for National Geographic Traveler magazine. You can read more travel tips on his blog, elliott.org or e-mail him at celliott@ngs.org

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