Do you rent cars on a regular basis? I bet you try and tidy it up when you bring back the car; pick up you Tim Horton’s cups and garbage, etc. Do you think about tidying up your personal information? Yeah-I didn’t think so.
According to a CBC story, most people do not think about deleting their phone info when they return the car…and they should!
After finding out that personal info from phones, like home address, contacts and phone numbers, etc. was still being displayed, most people had the same reaction. Why doesn’t the rental car company delete the info after each car rental? Most companies had the same response that it was impossible to train every single staff member to remember to do it each time.
Rental agencies are looking at a reliable way to delete this type of personal info. Until that happens, make sure you are careful with your info when paring your phone with the rental car.