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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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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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How I Saved Hundreds of Dollars on One Car Rental

Seeking a car to rent during my time in Canada to explore Banff National Park and Jasper National Park in Alberta; and Yoho National Park and Mount Robson Provincial Park in British Columbia, I narrowed my search down to Hertz and viewed the rate offered by the facility of Calgary International Airport, which was at least $330.00 — but I was able to secure a rate of only $76.62 in Canadian dollars, which turned out to be $56.72 in United States currency.

The conclusion of…

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$7.99 Per Day For Rental Cars Leaving Arizona One Way — Spring 2017

f you are able to position yourself to rent a car from select locations in Arizona and drive it out, now is the time to do so: how about a rental rate of as low as $7.99 per day for rental cars leaving Arizona one way Spring 2017 to much of the western United States for vehicle rentals between Wednesday, April 5, 2017 through Thursday, June 15, 2017 — such as Los Angeles or Seattle as two of many examples?

For example, you can rent a car from Hertz for four days from Phoenix to San Francisco for only…

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$4.95 Per Day For Rental Cars Leaving Florida One Way — Spring 2017

If you are able to position yourself to rent a car from Florida and drive it out, now is the time to do so: how about a rental rate of as low as $4.95 per day for rental cars leaving Florida one way Spring 2017 to much of the eastern United States — such as Atlanta or Boston, for example?

For example, you can rent a car from Avis for four days from Tampa to New York for only…

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Warning: Ensure Your Rental Car Reservation is Indeed Canceled — Otherwise…

“I was supposed to go to Kansas City two weeks ago. I had to cancel the trip last minute when I got stuck at work. I canceled my flights and meant to cancel my car but I think now I forgot. Last week I got a call from Hertz that I’d never returned my rental. I called back and was told the call was made to me in error. Today I got an email from Hertz with my e-mail statement of charges. Apparently they think I picked up a Hyundai Sonata at 12:30 PM Friday the 18th and brought it back Saturday the 19th after putting 473 miles on it. I was even thanked for using Express Return. Why the email only got to me today I don’t know.”

Because reservations for rental cars can usually be canceled with no penalty, forgetting about canceling a reservation is not unusual — and what typically happens is…

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