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WHAT DO I NEED TO RENT A CAR?                                             

You are required to read these self explanatory requirements carefully before you call to make a rental reservation.

* We are a USED car rental company. If you are looking for a late model or brand new car then this is not the right place for you. All our past and repeat customers rent our vehicles with NO regard to age of car. They simply want a cheap used rental car to move from point A to B. * I still get calls from customers asking for brand new cars even after reading this !

All items on this page are very critical to adhere to but we have put special emphasis to the items marked in red (We have to put this in red because we still have people calling in while on this page to ask about this).

If you are missing any one of the items below we will NOT be able to rent a car to you and no need to call us.

VALID DRIVER’S LICENSE.

You must be 21 years or older with a valid Driver’s license issued by any state of the United States of America.

We also accept Canadian Driver’s licenses for over 21 drivers. Canadians must also provide us with personal insurance that is recognized while driving our rental car on American territory.

Canadians cannot rent our rental cars from the US to drive into Canada.

We do NOT accept LEARNER’S PERMITS OR rent vehicles to take DRIVING TESTS.

 

MAJOR CREDIT CARD.

A VALID MAJOR CREDIT CARD for initial payment is required at the time of rental pick up. This is MANDATORY. We currently accept American Express, VISA, MasterCard or Discover credit Cards.

Kindly we will be UNABLE to help you if you DO NOT have a MAJOR credit Card. (No debitcards or cash)

 

The credit card names must absolutely match with the renter’s driver’s license names. This is to prevent credit fraud on the part of the credit card holder and also for liability reasons if you have to use rental insurance provided by credit card carrier. Credit card insurance covers only rental car damage (not 3rd part damages)

 

We DO NOT ACCEPT STORE GIFT CARDS, PREPAID DEBIT CARDS OR BANK DEBIT CARDS because they do not offer Rental Insurance like a major credit card.

 

We DO NOT ACCEPT KEY RING CREDIT CARDS. If you present a key ring credit card at the time of rental, you will be asked to present the standard size credit card.

 

Please note::

If you do NOT present a major credit card at the time of rental car pick up we will have to cancel your reservation. (No exception)

 

RENTAL DEPOSIT .

If you are a FIRST TIME customer, we will hold a DEPOSIT of $250 on top of your car Rental Charges. This is refundable in full if you do not have any extra daily charges, traffic violations or damage to the rental car where you are responsible for your deductible portion.

This deposit does NOT apply to returning customers in GOOD standing with Mashariki Rent a Car.


PROOF OF PERSONAL AUTO INSURANCE.

Please note:  We have to call your insurance carrier to verify if it is current or will cover you while in a rental car. If your insurance policy was current at the time you rented the car but lapses for whatever reason while still in a legal rental contract, your insurance is still liable for damages.

 

You have to provide us with verifiable proof of insurance at the time of picking up the vehicle. We encourage you to call your insurance company prior to making a reservation to make sure they will cover you from liabilities while driving the rental car.

 

We will decline to rent a car to you if your insurance is cancelled or revoked at the time of rental car pick up. If your pickup time is after hours you must fax to us a legible copy of your insurance document during business hours so that we can verify proof of coverage. Our Fax number is 253-859-2860. You can also scan/email a copy to info@MasharikiRentals.com

 

You cannot rent a car with your credentials above (License, credit card & insurance) for anyone else. Only the legal renter is authorized to drive or handle the rental car at all times.

 

If you don’t have personal insurance and you plan to rent a car on a long term (month to month) you can purchase BROADFORM type insurance (a.k.a Non Owner Liability Insurance) from Geico or other major insurance companies. You can call Geico for more information at 1-800-841-300

Click here for for agents that sell broadform insurance.

 

Note: Most major credit cards provide you with supplemental liability insurance to cover the rental car only when you use your credit card to pay for rental car usage. You will still need to provide us with your own personal insurance to cover you from other third party liabilities.

Please note carefully : 

Your insurance must have collision coverage and Uninsured Motorist and if you only have libility insurance you MUST use a major credit card to to secure a rental car and a refundable deposit of $250.00 put down. The deposit is refunded if the rental car is returned in same exact condition it was taken.

Please Note carefully :  You CANNOT add a non insured driver as an additional driver to your rental agreement since your insurance policy does not recognize such drivers. Only drivers listed on your auto policy can be added or drivers that have their own auto policy that meets same requirements as primary driver. You also cannot use your insurance policy credentials to rent a car on behalf of a third party who does not meet our requirements because your insurance will not approve that.

DAILY FREE MILES.

Please note: 

You will get a daily Mileage limit of UP TO 200 MILES /DAY.

We have a geographic driving distance limit of up to Portland Oregon, anywhere inside Washington State and Vancouver or Victoria BC Canada but we have had customers violating the rental contract by driving into California or Idaho illegally hence the introduction of the mileage charge.

If you keep within the geographic limits mentioned then your free miles are sufficient on a daily basis.

A MILEAGE CHARGE OF $0.35 WILL APPLY ONCE YOU GO OVER YOUR LIMIT.

How will this apply:  Example: If you rent a car for 4 days then your total mileage allocation will be 800 miles. Any miles above that will be charged at $0.35/mile plus applicable State taxes.

YOU ARE WARNED THAT AN UNAUTHORISED DRIVE TO CALIFORNIA/IDAHO WILL DEFINATELY & SIGNIFICANTLY ADD CHARGES TO YOUR RENTAL BILL DUE TO MILEAGE CHARGE.

Do NOT drive our vehicles beyond Portland Oregon.

We have to call your insurance carrier to verify if it is current or will cover you while in a rental car. If your insurance policy was current at the time you rented the car but lapses for whatever reason while still in a legal rental contract, your insurance is still liable for damages.

 
You have to provide us with verifiable proof of insurance at the time of picking up the vehicle. We encourage you to call your insurance company prior to making a reservation to make sure they will cover you from liabilities while driving the rental car.

 

We will decline to rent a car to you if your insurance is cancelled or revoked at the time of rental car pick up. If your pickup time is after hours you must fax to us a legible copy of your insurance document during business hours so that we can verify proof of coverage. Our Fax number is 253-859-2860. You can also scan/email a copy to info@MasharikiRentals.com

WE DO NOT RENT VEHICLES FOR USE IN CONSTRUCTION, DELIVERY OR COURIER JOBS.

TO MAKE A RESERVATION.

 

Please call 206-334-5647 or send us an email at info@MasharikiRentals.com.

TAX EXEMPT STATES.

For customers whose primary residency is a Tax Exempt State such as Alaska, Montana, Oregon etc, you are required to pay Washington State Sales and Rental tax towards your car rental since it is being used in Washingon state.

Tax exemption as per the Dept. of Revenue only applies if the goods or services are being taken back and consumed in your home state.

For more information you can contact the Washington State Dept. of Revenue at 1-877-345-3353

TAXES.

You will be charged the following State taxes when renting from Mashariki.

All Renters’ must be aware that car rentals in Washington State (King County) are charged at least two two types of Taxes irrespective of which company you rent from.

Note: Other car rental companies like airport locations may have additional taxes and fees.

You will be charged:

Washington State Renters’ Tax =  7.70%
Washington State Sales Tax    =  10.00% 
                          Total Tax   =17.70%

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Illustration:
If John Smith rents an "Economy Class Car" from Mashariki for 5 days at a rate of $20.00 per day then his final bill will be as follows :-

5 days rental @$20.00    =                  5 days x  $20.00     = $  100.00
Washington State Renters Tax 7.70%   7.70% x  $100.00    = $     7.70
Washington State Sales Tax 9.50%      9.50% x  $100.00    = $    10.00 (New Sales tax rate effective from 04/01/2017)
Total bill for John Smith is:                                              $117.70

This is just a tax representation example without mileage charges if applicable. Read our "Daily Free miles" above.

Summary:

 

You cannot make a reservation or rent our car with fraudulently obtained documents even if they meet the above criteria. That's a critical violation !!!

You cannot make a reservation or rent our car for someone else whether relative or friend using your personal documents (Driver's license, Insurance or Credit Card) even if they meet the above criteria. Your insurance can potentially bill you back for accident damages which can run in the thousands of $'s. That's a critical violation !

 

If we detect creditcard, Driving license or insurance fraud from the renter we will have to report it immediately to law enforcement authorities and your insurance for investigation.

We want to to be safe out there and more so follow the law.


                     

Mashariki rents American models and other fine cars.

 

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