Before you start driving, take a few moments to familiarize yourself with the vehicle's equipment and operation, including heat and A/C, radio, lights, windshield wipers, spare tire, seat belts and door locks, and gas tank access. Getting distracted trying to figure out those things while driving can be dangerous. Don’t wait until the fuel warning light goes on to think about buying gas, especially if you don’t know how far it is between gas stations. If, in the unlikely event that an emergency light illuminates on your control panel, don’t ignore it. Use good judgment about whether you can get back to our location safely and don’t hesitate to call our toll-free 24-hour roadside assistance in the U.S. at +1 888 749 8227 and please fill out our incident/damage form.
If, in the unlikely event that your car malfunctions on a major thoroughfare, lock the doors, turn on the hazard lights and, if you have a cell phone, call the police or, in the US, phone the 24-hour roadside assistance at +1 888 749 8227 and please fill out our incident/damage form. Do not leave your vehicle. Wait in the car for service or the police to arrive. Accepting help from strangers, no matter how well intended, is not a good idea unless you can’t call for help and they can.
If you happen to lock your keys in the vehicle, lose your keys or run out of gas, you may be assessed a service charge depending on the nature of the incident. To avoid those service charges, you can book extended roadside protection after choosing your preferred rental car. All services need to be ordered by a direct claim with the SIXT 24-hour Roadside Assistance team as they are responsible for determining the type and extent of service required. You also are responsible for any and all loss of or damage to the rental vehicle resulting from causes including but not limited to collision, rollover, vandalism, theft, seizure, flood, fire, hail or other acts of nature. Please phone the 24-hour roadside assistance at +1 888 749 8227 as necessary and please fill out our incident/damage form.