Saving Money on Car Rentals

How do I minimize car rental charges and fees?

Johnp from Naples, Florida

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September 10, 20060 found this helpful

Make sure to check your credit cards. Be sure to use a card that has free rental car insurance so you don't have to pay for their expensive coverage.

Always book ahead of time. Stopping at the counter at the airport, and they will gouge you. I just came back from a two week trip. Our car was about $300, someone next to me paid $1,200 asking for a similar car at the airport. YIKES!

Also, use a comparison tool like kayak to compare all of the different rental agencies. Do online searches for coupon codes.

Sign up for the rental car clubs before you rent, sometimes you get added bonuses. :)

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September 13, 20060 found this helpful

I have worked for a car rental agency for 7 years and we are always

willing to help customers, especially this time of year when traveling slows

down drastically. Be sure you ask how much their taxes are, what mileage

is included, if it's okay to travel out of state(if applicable) and if they offer

discounts ie: AAA, AARP, weekly, weekend, etc. Shop around, look for smaller

independent places, take a smaller car if you can and don't be afraid to

ask questions. If you will be a regular customer of a company let them know

that also. Good Luc

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May 2, 20110 found this helpful

Sign up with your favorite car rental company and join their loyalty schemes. Nearly all car rental companies have them and you get really good savings.

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