More Posts On: Rental Cars

Your Chance to Win a Road Trip Across Austria

The Auto Europe Sweepstakes from both the Austrian Tourist Office and Auto Europe offers you the opportunity to win a trip with a travel companion of your choice on a road trip across Austria, which includes the following components…

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Why You Would Need an International Driving Permit

An International Driving Permit is considered to be a valid form of identification in 199 countries and autonomous territories worldwide and contains your name, photograph and driver information — and many countries highly recommend carrying one along with your driver’s license…

…but an important reason to carry an International Driving Permit is because…

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Possible Car Seat Tip When Traveling With a Smaller Child

“There are a few ways to rent car seats while traveling, one of the easiest ways is by adding it on to a car rental. Most car rental agencies have car seats available for adding on to your car rental reservation.  Typically adding on a car seat will cost about $8 to $12 per day and some car rental agencies will have a weekly discount available. AAA members can receive one free car seat rental per reservation when booking through Hertz.”

Some useful tips pertaining to whether or not you should bring a car seat when traveling with a smaller child are imparted in this article which was written by…

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Warning: Rental Car Companies May Automatically Pay Violations — and There Is Little You Can Do About It

“If you are issued a ticket while driving a rental car, rental car agreements provide that a rental party is responsible for all tickets issued to the rental vehicle during the rental period. DC DMV has discovered that some rental car companies will automatically pay any ticket(s) incurred on vehicles and charge the customer the ticket fine plus administrative fees. They will not provide you with the opportunity to adjudicate the tickets, as the adjudication process ends once a ticket is paid even if it going through the adjudication process. As the legal owner of the vehicle, rental car companies are within their rights to use this process.”

That paragraph you just read is found at the…

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Redeem Rewards Faster With No Blackout Dates With Avis Preferred — But…

You can now redeem rewards faster with no blackout dates with the improved Avis Preferred frequent renter loyalty program, as you can redeem as few as 700 Avis Preferred Points for a rental day and as few as 250 Avis Preferred Points for certain accessories for your rental car effective immediately.

You earn a minimum of 100 Avis Preferred Points with each vehicle rental. This effectively means that renting a vehicle seven times will give you enough Avis Preferred Points to redeem for a rental day.

Additionally, you can earn 250 bonus points when you sign up for the Avis Preferred frequent renter loyalty program and rent a vehicle within three months — meaning that you would only need to rent a vehicle five more times to earn enough Avis Preferred Points to redeem for a rental day.

There is also a sliding scale as to how many Avis Preferred Points you can earn per vehicle rental, as every dollar you spend earns you…

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Car Rental Company Allegedly Added Fees Without Consent of Customers

Greater than 800 complaints over the past three years pertaining to questionable issues of sales practices, contracts and billing were sent to the Better Business Bureau about Payless Car Rental — and a proposed class action lawsuit may be filed against the rental car company due to questions about added fees, according to this Facebook Internet web site.

“Payless has used deceptive business practices in order to lure customers into their shop to rent their vehicles”, said…

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Hilton Honors Terminates Relationships With Four Rental Car Partners

If you earn Hilton Honors points as a result of renting vehicles, be aware that that option will no longer be available with four rental car companies in 2017, as the Hilton Honors frequent guest loyalty program will be terminating its relationships with Avis, Budget, Sixt and Europcar.

You may continue to earn Hilton Honors points with the following rental car partners with vehicle rentals completed prior to December 31, 2017 — as long as you provide your Hilton Honors membership number at the time of booking your reservation, which must be prior to…

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Hertz Expands Ultimate Choice to More Airports

Ultimate Choice is a feature through which all customers of Hertz who rent in the United States can have a choice of vehicles within the car zone indicated on the reservation; and as of this month, it will be available in five additional airports…

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