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Nasty dope smell a growing rental car issue

The rank dope smell in cars is a growing concern in the rental car industry.

How about that dope smell in your rental car?

It’s an increasing issue nationwide. Travelers who rent vehicles may have recently noticed the unusual odor or they may be making it with their smoking preferences.

Rental agencies around the country have reported an increase in the smell of pot in their fleets. Since marijuana is legal or decriminalized and allowed for medicinal purposes in all but eight states, many drivers believe it’s OK to smoke it in rental vehicles. It’s not.

Rental agency representatives are increasing having to explain the policy prohibiting smoking in rental vehicles includes tobacco, vaping and pot. The smell of pot is particularly difficult to eradicate.

Dope Smell: Fines Levied On Rentals

Many dealers require customers to sign a contract agreeing to not smoke or vape in a loaner car or a $150 to $250 cleaning fee. Reminders on the dashboards of rental vehicles have become prominent.

The marijuana smell in cars has also affected dealerships offering loaner vehicles. Customers often return cars and trucks with vaping and pot odor. Mechanics who work on vehicles sometimes have difficulty entering tbecause the smell is too strong.

To Read The Rest Of This Article By James Raia on The Weekly Driver
Published: October 21, 2020
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