|Quoting JJJ (Reply 15):|
I have only had problems when making one-way rentals (always between SEA and YVR) in both cases (Budget and Hertz) the company would allow one-way rental but not let me rent a GPS unit with the car.
Thats because rental companies belong to franchises, so different cities can be different franchises. All the vehicles and equipment (car seats, ski racks, nav systems) belong to the individual location and they are responsible for it. This is the main reason why you have drop off fees when picking up the car from one location and dropping it off at another. Just as an example, Budget's drop off fee from YLW
is about $400. The problem is that because YLW
is a complete different franchise (even though they're both Budget), the YVR
location can not rent out the vehicle unless its going directly back to YLW
At least its quite a bit different in Europe (at least Germany), there you can drop off a car at most locations free of charge.
Back to the OP though, most rental companies have no problems with you driving over the border. You can even drop off the car in Canada, but be prepared to pay through the nose.