Rental Car Companies Never Stop Trying To Gouge You

Ed Perkins

But, she added, you might do better if you reserve through the Hertz U.S. website. Talk about a time warp: Years ago, before anybody had even thought about the Internet, a standard “insider’s tip” for travelers to Europe was, “Local rental rates in Europe are very high. If you need to arrange a rental car after you arrive in Europe, call the U.S. number of the rental company you prefer and book through the U.S. reservations office.” Yes, you’ll pay as much as $10 for an international call, but you’ll more than get that back on just one day’s rate.
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Car rental companies cracking down on gas refills

Gas fill up

24, 2013 | (38) Comments Car rental companies, including Avis and Hertz, are cracking down on customers who aren’t returning their rental cars with a full tank of gas. That could lead to unexpected bills for customers whose tanks fall short of full when they return them: Consumers could be property management companies in baltimore md billed a premium of more than $9 per gallon for the rental company to replace what’s missing. Karen Freeman of Atlanta told the Washington Post she recently returned a Chrysler 200 Sedan to the Richmond Airport with what she thought was a full tank. An employee at Avis verified as much.
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Hertz Cuts Full-Year Outlook on Weak Volume in U.S. Airport Car Rental Business

ET Hertz Cuts Full-Year Outlook on Weak Volume in U.S. Airport Car Rental Business Text By Nathalie Tadena Hertz Global Holdings Inc. (HTZ) lowered its full-year guidance, citing weaker-than-expected volume generated by its namesake brand in the U.S.
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