You probably already know car rental companies try to upsell you on renter’s insurance (in many cases, your credit card might already have you covered). Another tactic they use to squeeze more cash out of you? Making you think an upgrade is free.
You can save a decent amount on your car rental by skipping the insurance. If you paid for your rental with your credit card, you’re most likely already covered. But it’s important to know the specifics of what that card does and doesn’t cover, and how it works.
I'm thinking about going carless! I don't love the idea, but where I am right now it'll save me some money. However, I still occasional driving needs, like groceries or visiting family. I hear there are a bunch of new short-term rental services that may fit the bill. How do I choose one?
Full disclosure, I'm posting this for entirely selfish reasons. Not to help me, though, to help somebody else. Gawker Media employee Kanwar Kultar Gill is getting married soon and needs a cool vintage car for his wedding. Can we help him out?
DENVER, Nov. 26, 2013 — Thanksgiving travelers who need a rental car in Denver to get home to their family for the holiday can expect to pay almost 200% more than usual.
LAS VEGAS, Aug. 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — VroomVroomVroom is pleased to announce that they are launching their car rental comparison service in the United States with www.vroomvroomvroom.com. VroomVroomVroom was created over ten years ago in Australia by brothers Richard and David Eastes with partner Peter Thornton. …
On a recent trip to the airport rental counter I marveled at the ability of the Avis/Budget representative to make me feel like a criminal, a moron, and an irresponsible lout gambling with my life all in the space of about eight minutes. Welcome to modern car rental.
In addition to the increased cost of filling them with fuel, car rental rates are rising as rental companies try to squeeze profits out of a shrinking fleet, reports the Detroit News. To help decrease overhead, rental companies have removed 300,000 vehicles from their inventory, despite demand that has remained…
To some, putting one over on the corporate powers that be is as glorious a pastime as could be imagined, to others it's a felonious pursuit reserved for miscreants. Of course, even those in the second group would pause before defending car rental agencies. For everyone who feel they've been billed unfairly, gotten a…