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MUSCLE CAR RENTAL FAQS

RIDE FREE Rental Car Overview
# We are the only company I know of that can guarantee a late model muscle car convertible like a new Mustang Convertible!
If you book through someone else, you might show up and “be upgraded” to a Nissan mini SUV.
We will book your exact model, NOT a “class of cars”.  We guarantee that exact model car you book.
## This sets us aside from normal online booking.
 

# I think RIDE FREE is the perfect balance. We are not one of the huge corporate travel industry tour companies, and we are not some guys just trying this tour thing out for a couple of years. While we are the oldest motorcycle tour company in the USA “since 1993”, and started before there was even a motorcycle tour industry in the USA, we have stayed small and true to what we are about.  We have also expanded into muscle car tours and rentals as well as classic car tours.  We have had a fleet of classics we maintained and rented all over the USA, though now only doing classics as guided tours. We are a professional company, but we have stayed a real USA mom and pop company. We have not grown out of our passion for meeting new people from around the world, making great friends, and riding on the road together. We care about each and every person that rides on one of our tour, does a self guided tour, or a rental with us. It is the personal touch that sets us apart. We want you to have an amazing adventure of a lifetime, and we will do everything we can possibly do to make that happen. As the owner, I am aware of every person on all of our tours and rentals. If I am not leading the tour, I am in contact with our guides and am personally vested in every day of your tour while you are on it.  I also head up the phone support roadside assistance. 

LATE MODEL MUSCLE CAR OPTION
We would be happy to help you with a cool late model Muscle Car.  Reliable, Comfortable, and cool.
We can do convertibles like new Mustangs, Corvettes, Camaros, and other cars like Challengers or Chargers.
Even the V8 GT, SS, and SRT8 versions!  Though V8’s are about 2x the price of base options below.
Or even exotics.  We can book most any car.
Here are some of the late model cars and infomation: http://ridefree.com/rent-a-muscle-car-or-exotic
 
 
We rent the cars as a total package.  Make sure you compare the total package price if comparing.
We are a one to one personal company from now to when you are on the road, and after.
You insurance waivers of SLI 1 million and Full Damage Waiver with no excess are included.
All taxes, charges and fees are included in the final quote we give you.  There is a one way fee when not picking up or dropping at the same location. 
 

When you are on a RIDE FREE experience, it does not really feel like just renting a car.  We are just your new friends from America, with the local knowledge, handling all the problems we can instead of you, showing you best time we can. So you have an adventure and experience of a lifetime.  We will be there every step of the way on your rental.  Call me anytime. 

Ride Free Rental Package Includes these RIDE FREE Services at no extra cost

We often save people a day to days of lost rental and trip time if they have a flat tire or other issue on the road
With Ride Free Roadside Assistance we go above and beyond for you.  I can tell you story after story ( just call and ask ) where for example, a renter has dropped their bike and broken a clutch lever or gotten a flat tire on a car or bike…. and they are told by the main rental company it will be a few days to get fixed, or can’t be fixed.  We spring into action and get them the part and find someone to fix it, and get them back on the road that day or the next morning.  If we can work a miracle to get you back on the road, we will sure try.
– Ride Free will give you a great rate and Ride Free Package with every rental.
–  7 days a week RIDE FREE Roadside Assistance.  The best and most experienced in the USA, on top of what comes with the huge rental companies.  We will be Waiting for YOUR call when you are on the road.  A real professional tour guide and often a mechanic is only a phone call away.
– We are small enough that you are important and known to us.
– 7 days a week help line / We are your support team.  Are you lost?  Any problems at all?  Need help?  Real tour guides who know these areas like the back of their hands, with lots of connections etc standing by for your call
–  We are not just here to quickly book your rental.  We are happy to give you some suggestions that will make your trip better
– Want to Skype about your trip or rental?  “Ride Free Tours”   Or call us 3109789558
We would book your rental with one of our rental partner companies, the one that will be best for your specific rental.
Not only will you get everything they have to offer, but also our roadside assistance on top of theirs.
We have the best specialty roadside assistance bar none, on top of their Roadside Assistance.
And I am happy to help you with suggestions before the trip and after.
You get our smaller specialty company and real bike and car guys / tour guides, and mechanics ( www.sakowskimotors.com Classic Car and Motorcycle Repairs and Worldwide Sales  is us also ), helping you on top of everything our rental partner has to offer.
All at NO EXTRA COST to you.   All upside to you, absolutely no downside.  You get 2 for 1.

Just give me a call or contact me and we are happy to talk to you about whether RIDE FREE is the best fit for you.

EXAMPLES OF WHY RENT WITH RIDE FREE - WHAT'S THE DIFFERENCE AND BENEFIT?

Below are some examples of why book a rental with Ride Free Tours and Rentals.
Rental:  
First, if you book rentals with me it will not cost one penny more to you than booking direct with the giant rental companies. There are some vast differences though when you book with Ride Free.  Basically you have a better chance of getting the vehicle you booked, and have far superior support on your trip that can save you days getting your flat tire or bike fixed.  And, I am here to help out or give some tips every step along the way.  The huge companies have about 5,000 vehicles they are supporting, and at times 10 guided tours and hundreds of self drives going on at one time.  We only handle a handful of the above.  You won’t get lost in the cracks.  Call myself the owner of Ride Free anytime.  I will help you.  The small companies we work with don’t have our experience to help you.

Some recent examples .1-  We constantly work with the location you are picking up from to ensure the muscle car you booked is there and waiting.  This often entails hours of our time the week before making that happen.  Again, we are the only company I know that goes through these lengths to make sure you have the dream car you booked. 
2-  Flat tire or issue on the way.  Even in these new vehicles it happens.  We have saved people hours to a day of travel mobilizing a tow truck or tire shop to get you back on the road.  Just call us direct as well as the company we work with, and we will make it happen.  Often the huge companies we work with that you see online… will have you on hold and going in circles for hours for even a flat tire.  And then the tow company they find is three hours out…  you lose half a day or more.  We have been keeping customers cars on the road since 1990 with Sakowski Motors Classic Cars and Motorcycles.   I will do may best to find the closest and most available tow companies and shops to get you fixed up the fastest.  I will not just do what is the easiest most convenient solution for me as the big corporate companies do. 
3- you also would support small business, not just international corporate conglomerates.  And at times, I use my own fleet so just supporting small business and locals.

Support on your trip:  Call me daily, whatsapp, text me, I am your support center.  However I can help.  

Get lost?  Take a picture and text it to me.  I can probably tell you where you are just from a picture, as we have been riding these roads on tour since 1993.  We know how to help you the fastest way and best if you need it on the road.

WHAT IS INCLUDED IN MUSCLE CAR RENTALS?

Roadside Phone Support:  Call RIDE FREE for help on the road.  We will use our 25 years of experience to help get you back on the road as soon as possible.  

Have some trip questions?  We will give you some vague general info that could really help you in your planning and trip.  For detailed help choose a Self Guided Car Tour from us, or do a Guided Car Tour.   But happy to talk to you throughout your trip with some hints, or some pre planning questions after you book.

Orientation:  A representative will go over your vehicle with you and answer any questions.  

Additional Drivers:  At most locations, you can add 1 additional driver at no extra cost.  A spouse can add no problem.  Some locations there is a small fee for a non spouse. 

What About Insurance?

Full damage waiver with no excess and sli 1 million supplemental liability waivers are part of every muscle car package. 

Can I bring my passenger?

Yes. Passengers are welcome in your muscle car.  We just need to know ahead of time so we can book them at no extra cost.

Where will we sleep on the tour?

You are on a Rental, so no hotels included.  If you do a Self Guided Tour, the route, support, and hotels are included. 

The choice of lodging is a huge part of a Ride Free Tour and experience.

Lodging ranges from hotels in Vegas, motels on old Route 66, to camping in the middle of nowhere ( Camping is ONLY on custom camping tours ). Most tours include a mix of hotels and motels. About 3 Star is the average.

When available we stay at the small places with the most character. I prefer the old vintage places from a bygone era with
lots of character. If we are doing a ride for your group, we can book any level of hotel when available.
We stay away from places more tours go to, the box chain hotels which are the same no matter what country or city you are in. We prefer the mom and pop small local places. Yes, these places are harder to book, not just click it on line like the big corporate companies do.. But this extra work and attention to detail of an authentic locals road trip, you will see in every aspect of Ride Free. This is what sets up apart.

The lodging we stay at are cool places that I stay at when I ride with my friends or wife. They usually strategically located in town, walking distance to dinner, pubs, and fun. That way you don’t have to drive after a long day. Also, they are picked to be motorcycle parking and motorcycle friendly.

See the Testimonials about our lodging: https://ridefree.com/testimonials

Cleanliness of a hotel in very important to Ride Free.

Individuals traveling by themselves will book the 1 person – 1 bike – 1 room and have a room by themselves. If you are traveling by yourself and want to reduce cost and have a room mate. Request that, and if there is another individual that wants to share a room, we will introduce both of you and you can decide whether you want to share a room. Often, it is fun to have a room partner, and people become great friends.

Hotels Before and After Tour – We can arrange your hotel before and after the tour for you in the hotel we stay in. We suggest arriving at least a night before the first schedule night of tour, and stay at least one extra night after the last day. The hotel in included on the first listed day of tour. The last listed date of the tour, does not include a hotel because that is the departure day.

You will want your rest before and after the tour. Don’t let a delayed flight ruin your trip, or expect to be able to catch up on your sleep once the tour starts.
When finishing the tour, the night where we arrive to final destination does include a hotel that night. We arrive in the afternoon, then have a last victory dinner together. The next day is the last listed day of tour, which includes no hotel and is the departure day is all.

Is airfare included in the rental cost / Hotels before and after tour / transportation?

No. Your tour begins in the start city the day of the rental. We have found that this is really the best option for you. Arrangements can be made for extra hotel accommodations, upon request through a Self Guided Tour. The hotels we use on the first and last day of tour are usually close to the airport. In most situations and tours, there will be a shuttle to shuttle you to or from the airport.  We suggest arriving a couple of days early, and leaving a couple of days after the tour so you have time to rest before and after the rental. 

Most locations do not provide transportation.  We have found that these days an Uber is the fastest and easiest way to get to and from the rental location most of the time.

When I make a deposit how much, and when is my final payment due?

If you reserve a rental with a deposit, your final payment will be due = received / cleared to Ride Free’s account at least 60 days prior to your reserved rental date. 

20 percent is due to book and reserve your rental 

How Do I Pay for and book the Rental? When should I book?

 When you contact us to book, we either have forms and waivers you can fill out quickly and easily online, or we can email your a PDF for you to fill out and mail or email back to us.
We have a number of different payment options depending on a number of factors. Contact us and we will give you the options. Final payment is due received and cleared before 90 days before tour dates.

All rentals must be paid for before your rental.  It is best to book 1 year in advance for availability.  I would highly suggest booking at least 6 months ahead.  The farther the better for you.  If you have a last minute rental, we will do all we can to help you with what is left at that point. 

Can I get a refund on my deposit?

If you cancel before 60 days before your rental date, you can get a refund per our terms and conditons.  Some locations could have different policies. We will discuss if that is the case.  Please get trip cancellation insurance from a broker so you don’t lose out if you have to cancel after the cancellation date.  Depending on payment and refund method, you could incur and fees we are charged to refund you.

Trip Cancellation Insurance

Please please please purchase trip cancellation  insurance from a broker so if you can’t come last minute you will be reimbursed from the insurance company your loss of money. We will want to help you, will feel honestly horrible for you, but will be unable to help you.
Again, please read the above again.

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RIDE FREE Rental Car Overview
# We are the only company I know of that can guarantee a late model muscle car convertible like a new Mustang Convertible!
If you book through someone else, you might show up and “be upgraded” to a Nissan mini SUV.
We will book your exact model, NOT a “class of cars”.  We guarantee that exact model car you book.
## This sets us aside from normal online booking.
 

# I think RIDE FREE is the perfect balance. We are not one of the huge corporate travel industry tour companies, and we are not some guys just trying this tour thing out for a couple of years. While we are the oldest motorcycle tour company in the USA “since 1993”, and started before there was even a motorcycle tour industry in the USA, we have stayed small and true to what we are about.  We have also expanded into muscle car tours and rentals as well as classic car tours.  We have had a fleet of classics we maintained and rented all over the USA, though now only doing classics as guided tours. We are a professional company, but we have stayed a real USA mom and pop company. We have not grown out of our passion for meeting new people from around the world, making great friends, and riding on the road together. We care about each and every person that rides on one of our tour, does a self guided tour, or a rental with us. It is the personal touch that sets us apart. We want you to have an amazing adventure of a lifetime, and we will do everything we can possibly do to make that happen. As the owner, I am aware of every person on all of our tours and rentals. If I am not leading the tour, I am in contact with our guides and am personally vested in every day of your tour while you are on it.  I also head up the phone support roadside assistance. 

LATE MODEL MUSCLE CAR OPTION
We would be happy to help you with a cool late model Muscle Car.  Reliable, Comfortable, and cool.
We can do convertibles like new Mustangs, Corvettes, Camaros, and other cars like Challengers or Chargers.
Even the V8 GT, SS, and SRT8 versions!  Though V8’s are about 2x the price of base options below.
Or even exotics.  We can book most any car.
Here are some of the late model cars and infomation: http://ridefree.com/rent-a-muscle-car-or-exotic
 
 
We rent the cars as a total package.  Make sure you compare the total package price if comparing.
We are a one to one personal company from now to when you are on the road, and after.
You insurance waivers of SLI 1 million and Full Damage Waiver with no excess are included.
All taxes, charges and fees are included in the final quote we give you.  There is a one way fee when not picking up or dropping at the same location. 
 

When you are on a RIDE FREE experience, it does not really feel like just renting a car.  We are just your new friends from America, with the local knowledge, handling all the problems we can instead of you, showing you best time we can. So you have an adventure and experience of a lifetime.  We will be there every step of the way on your rental.  Call me anytime. 

Ride Free Rental Package Includes these RIDE FREE Services at no extra cost

We often save people a day to days of lost rental and trip time if they have a flat tire or other issue on the road
With Ride Free Roadside Assistance we go above and beyond for you.  I can tell you story after story ( just call and ask ) where for example, a renter has dropped their bike and broken a clutch lever or gotten a flat tire on a car or bike…. and they are told by the main rental company it will be a few days to get fixed, or can’t be fixed.  We spring into action and get them the part and find someone to fix it, and get them back on the road that day or the next morning.  If we can work a miracle to get you back on the road, we will sure try.
– Ride Free will give you a great rate and Ride Free Package with every rental.
–  7 days a week RIDE FREE Roadside Assistance.  The best and most experienced in the USA, on top of what comes with the huge rental companies.  We will be Waiting for YOUR call when you are on the road.  A real professional tour guide and often a mechanic is only a phone call away.
– We are small enough that you are important and known to us.
– 7 days a week help line / We are your support team.  Are you lost?  Any problems at all?  Need help?  Real tour guides who know these areas like the back of their hands, with lots of connections etc standing by for your call
–  We are not just here to quickly book your rental.  We are happy to give you some suggestions that will make your trip better
– Want to Skype about your trip or rental?  “Ride Free Tours”   Or call us 3109789558
We would book your rental with one of our rental partner companies, the one that will be best for your specific rental.
Not only will you get everything they have to offer, but also our roadside assistance on top of theirs.
We have the best specialty roadside assistance bar none, on top of their Roadside Assistance.
And I am happy to help you with suggestions before the trip and after.
You get our smaller specialty company and real bike and car guys / tour guides, and mechanics ( www.sakowskimotors.com Classic Car and Motorcycle Repairs and Worldwide Sales  is us also ), helping you on top of everything our rental partner has to offer.
All at NO EXTRA COST to you.   All upside to you, absolutely no downside.  You get 2 for 1.

Just give me a call or contact me and we are happy to talk to you about whether RIDE FREE is the best fit for you.

EXAMPLES OF WHY RENT WITH RIDE FREE - WHAT'S THE DIFFERENCE AND BENEFIT?

Below are some examples of why book a rental with Ride Free Tours and Rentals.
Rental:  
First, if you book rentals with me it will not cost one penny more to you than booking direct with the giant rental companies. There are some vast differences though when you book with Ride Free.  Basically you have a better chance of getting the vehicle you booked, and have far superior support on your trip that can save you days getting your flat tire or bike fixed.  And, I am here to help out or give some tips every step along the way.  The huge companies have about 5,000 vehicles they are supporting, and at times 10 guided tours and hundreds of self drives going on at one time.  We only handle a handful of the above.  You won’t get lost in the cracks.  Call myself the owner of Ride Free anytime.  I will help you.  The small companies we work with don’t have our experience to help you.

Some recent examples .1-  We constantly work with the location you are picking up from to ensure the muscle car you booked is there and waiting.  This often entails hours of our time the week before making that happen.  Again, we are the only company I know that goes through these lengths to make sure you have the dream car you booked. 
2-  Flat tire or issue on the way.  Even in these new vehicles it happens.  We have saved people hours to a day of travel mobilizing a tow truck or tire shop to get you back on the road.  Just call us direct as well as the company we work with, and we will make it happen.  Often the huge companies we work with that you see online… will have you on hold and going in circles for hours for even a flat tire.  And then the tow company they find is three hours out…  you lose half a day or more.  We have been keeping customers cars on the road since 1990 with Sakowski Motors Classic Cars and Motorcycles.   I will do may best to find the closest and most available tow companies and shops to get you fixed up the fastest.  I will not just do what is the easiest most convenient solution for me as the big corporate companies do. 
3- you also would support small business, not just international corporate conglomerates.  And at times, I use my own fleet so just supporting small business and locals.

Support on your trip:  Call me daily, whatsapp, text me, I am your support center.  However I can help.  

Get lost?  Take a picture and text it to me.  I can probably tell you where you are just from a picture, as we have been riding these roads on tour since 1993.  We know how to help you the fastest way and best if you need it on the road.

WHAT IS INCLUDED IN MUSCLE CAR RENTALS?

Roadside Phone Support:  Call RIDE FREE for help on the road.  We will use our 25 years of experience to help get you back on the road as soon as possible.  

Have some trip questions?  We will give you some vague general info that could really help you in your planning and trip.  For detailed help choose a Self Guided Car Tour from us, or do a Guided Car Tour.   But happy to talk to you throughout your trip with some hints, or some pre planning questions after you book.

Orientation:  A representative will go over your vehicle with you and answer any questions.  

Additional Drivers:  At most locations, you can add 1 additional driver at no extra cost.  A spouse can add no problem.  Some locations there is a small fee for a non spouse. 

What About Insurance?

Full damage waiver with no excess and sli 1 million supplemental liability waivers are part of every muscle car package. MORE DETAILS

Can I bring my passenger?

Yes. Passengers are welcome in your muscle car.  We just need to know ahead of time so we can book them at no extra cost.

Where will we sleep on the tour?

You are on a Rental, so no hotels included.  If you do a Self Guided Tour, the route, support, and hotels are included. 

The choice of lodging is a huge part of a Ride Free Tour and experience.

Lodging ranges from hotels in Vegas, motels on old Route 66, to camping in the middle of nowhere ( Camping is ONLY on custom camping tours ). Most tours include a mix of hotels and motels. About 3 Star is the average.

When available we stay at the small places with the most character. I prefer the old vintage places from a bygone era with
lots of character. If we are doing a ride for your group, we can book any level of hotel when available.
We stay away from places more tours go to, the box chain hotels which are the same no matter what country or city you are in. We prefer the mom and pop small local places. Yes, these places are harder to book, not just click it on line like the big corporate companies do.. But this extra work and attention to detail of an authentic locals road trip, you will see in every aspect of Ride Free. This is what sets up apart.

The lodging we stay at are cool places that I stay at when I ride with my friends or wife. They usually strategically located in town, walking distance to dinner, pubs, and fun. That way you don’t have to drive after a long day. Also, they are picked to be motorcycle parking and motorcycle friendly.

See the Testimonials about our lodging: https://ridefree.com/testimonials

Cleanliness of a hotel in very important to Ride Free.

Individuals traveling by themselves will book the 1 person – 1 bike – 1 room and have a room by themselves. If you are traveling by yourself and want to reduce cost and have a room mate. Request that, and if there is another individual that wants to share a room, we will introduce both of you and you can decide whether you want to share a room. Often, it is fun to have a room partner, and people become great friends.

Hotels Before and After Tour – We can arrange your hotel before and after the tour for you in the hotel we stay in. We suggest arriving at least a night before the first schedule night of tour, and stay at least one extra night after the last day. The hotel in included on the first listed day of tour. The last listed date of the tour, does not include a hotel because that is the departure day.

You will want your rest before and after the tour. Don’t let a delayed flight ruin your trip, or expect to be able to catch up on your sleep once the tour starts.
When finishing the tour, the night where we arrive to final destination does include a hotel that night. We arrive in the afternoon, then have a last victory dinner together. The next day is the last listed day of tour, which includes no hotel and is the departure day is all.

Is airfare included in the rental cost / Hotels before and after tour / transportation?

No. Your tour begins in the start city the day of the rental. We have found that this is really the best option for you. Arrangements can be made for extra hotel accommodations, upon request through a Self Guided Tour. The hotels we use on the first and last day of tour are usually close to the airport. In most situations and tours, there will be a shuttle to shuttle you to or from the airport.  We suggest arriving a couple of days early, and leaving a couple of days after the tour so you have time to rest before and after the rental. 

Most locations do not provide transportation.  We have found that these days an Uber is the fastest and easiest way to get to and from the rental location most of the time.

When I make a deposit how much, and when is my final payment due?

If you reserve a rental with a deposit, your final payment will be due = received / cleared to Ride Free’s account at least 60 days prior to your reserved rental date. 

20 percent is due to book and reserve your rental 

How Do I Pay for and book the Rental? When should I book?

 When you contact us to book, we either have forms and waivers you can fill out quickly and easily online, or we can email your a PDF for you to fill out and mail or email back to us.
We have a number of different payment options depending on a number of factors. Contact us and we will give you the options. Final payment is due received and cleared before 90 days before tour dates.

All rentals must be paid for before your rental.  It is best to book 1 year in advance for availability.  I would highly suggest booking at least 6 months ahead.  The farther the better for you.  If you have a last minute rental, we will do all we can to help you with what is left at that point. 

Can I get a refund on my deposit?

If you cancel before 60 days before your rental date, you can get a refund per our terms and conditons.  Some locations could have different policies. We will discuss if that is the case.  Please get trip cancellation insurance from a broker so you don’t lose out if you have to cancel after the cancellation date.  Depending on payment and refund method, you could incur and fees we are charged to refund you.

Trip Cancellation Insurance

Please please please purchase trip cancellation  insurance from a broker so if you can’t come last minute you will be reimbursed from the insurance company your loss of money. We will want to help you, will feel honestly horrible for you, but will be unable to help you.
Again, please read the above again.

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