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Avoiding dangers in rental cars

According to a new study released today, teen drivers nearly double the cost of their parents’ insurance premiums. The average married couple pays 80 percent more for car insurance when adding a teenage driver to their policy. According to a new study released today, teen drivers nearly double the cost of their parents’ insurance premiums. The average married couple pays 80 percent more for car insurance when adding a teenage driver to their policy.

COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - Rental cars can be a crucial part of your summer vacation. Nowadays, those rental cars offer a variety of luxuries, but there are some hidden dangers you may not know about that could put you and your family at risk.

Here are some precautions you can take: 

If you pair your phone with the car via Bluetooth, your phone's information is saved inside the system and just sitting around for the next renter to find. Simply go into the car's settings and locate your smartphone from the list of previously paired Bluetooth gadgets to delete your phone.

Cars can also be hacked nowadays, so experts say pairing your personal phone with an unknown car is already a risky endeavor.

Also, be sure to clear your location history if you used the vehicle's navigation. You don't want the next person knowing where you've gone, or where you live.

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