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Rental Car Companies Charging $9 a Gallon for Gas!

Rental Car Companies Charging $9 a Gallon for Gas!

Watch Out – gas charges could be a total budget buster!  You are probably well aware that rental car companies offer you a full tank of gas at a relatively fair prices when you pick up your rental car.  But you probably are not aware of the exorbitant prices they charge if you return your […]

May 5, 2011 | By | 1 Reply More
Cheapest & Easiest Way To Rent A Car

Cheapest & Easiest Way To Rent A Car

I’ve just completed an in-depth search for a 5 day rental car in Florida and after spending tons of time testing out all the major travel search engines (Kayak, Expedia, Orbitz, AAA, etc), I found that Hotwire has the best prices hands down! All of the other sources were quoting rates close to $50 per […]

September 7, 2010 | By | Reply More
Bogus Rental Car Toll Transpoder Charges On The Rise

Bogus Rental Car Toll Transpoder Charges On The Rise

The next time you pick up a rental car, be sure to check to see if it has a toll transponder on the windshield.  Unless you plan to use the transponder, have it removed before driving the car off the lot! Problem #1 – I’ve heard from a number of folks who have been charged […]

August 11, 2009 | By | Reply More
Finding The Best Car Rental Rate

Finding The Best Car Rental Rate

Just did an extensive search for the best (last minute) car rental rate (US city).  The AAA.com site delivered prices substantially less than anyone else. Next time you’re booking a rental car, don’t forget to include the AAA.com site in your search.  (You’ll need to remember, because the AAA site is not ‘scraped’ by meta-search […]

July 22, 2009 | By | Reply More
Don't Drive in Austria or Switzerland Without Your Road Tax Stamp Sticker

Don't Drive in Austria or Switzerland Without Your Road Tax Stamp Sticker

There are big fines for drivers in Austria and Switzerland who don’t have a Vignette Sticker (road tax stamp for driving on motorways and expressways) – so vacationers with rental cars beware!  Thanks go to Luda Kirk for sharing a painful tale of being fined in Austria for not having the proper sticker.  And you […]

May 24, 2009 | By | 5 Replies More
Rental Car Companies Are Going Green In A Hurry

Rental Car Companies Are Going Green In A Hurry

The national rental car agencies are true believers in the fuel changes that are on the horizon. They are investing vast sums of money to change over their fleet of cars to include flex-fuel and hybrid vehicles. If you’ve been thinking about switching to a hybrid the next time you purchase a vehicle, this is […]

July 31, 2008 | By | 1 Reply More
Gas Calculator – Estimate Trip Costs Before You Travel

Gas Calculator – Estimate Trip Costs Before You Travel

Find out how much gas will cost you before leaving on your next trip with fuel cost gas calculators. We all know that gas prices are sky high and likely to climb even higher as the summer vacation season approaches. With a slowing economy and frenzied airport scenes, more of us will choose to drive […]

May 12, 2008 | By | 1 Reply More
Rental Cars Get Transponders

Rental Cars Get Transponders

No more squinting at road signs trying to figure out how much the upcoming toll is – and no more digging for change while driving – toll transponders have finally come to the world of rental cars. Three major car rental agencies now give you an option to have your rental vehicle transponder equipped: Avis, […]

January 28, 2008 | By | 3 Replies More