Top 10 Items Customers Leave In Rental Cars

Hi all,

Back in December 2009 our MD, Gavin Boswell, blogged about the top 10 items being left in vehicles, well I thought I would revisit this post and see how these items have changed in the past 2 years.

Back in 2009 the number 1 item was Sunglasses which seems pretty normal, however at the other end of the spectrum was underwear! coming in at number 10… still not really sure how you forget your underwear!? :-)

2012 Top Items Left In USA Car Hire

Rank 2009 2012
1 Sunglasses Mobile Phone
2 MP3 Players Sunglasses
3 Sat Nav’s Sat Nav
4 Suitcase MP3 Player (mostly iPods)
5 Keys Clothing
6 Wallet Hat
7 Hat Wallet
8 CD’s Mobile Phone Charger
9 Medication Medication
10 Underwear Children’s Toy


Amazing that only a few years ago mobile phones didn’t even hit the top 10 now it’s the number one items left in vehicles. Combine it with iPods and mobile phone chargers and mobile technology takes up 3 of the top 10 spots.

What do you think will be in the top 10 come 2015? I’m hoping hoverboards or jet packs ;-)



 Florida car hire

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