More Posts On: Rental Cars

Hertz Ranks as Number 1 Rental Car Company in 2020: Free Upgrades; and a Chance to Win Two Free Days of Renting a Car

In celebration of earning the number 1 overall ranking for customer satisfaction for the second consecutive year in the J.D. Power 2020 North America Rental Car Satisfaction Study — which surveys leisure and business customers — Hertz is thanking customers for receiving top honors by offering a free car class upgrade with each vehicle rental at participating locations within the United States through Sunday, January 31, 2021…

…but you must…

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Revised: Earn Double Hertz Gold Plus Rewards Points 2020

You can earn double base Gold Plus Rewards points after completing each eligible rental of a vehicle from Hertz for travel in the United States, Belgium, Czech Republic, Germany, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Slovak Republic, Spain, and the United Kingdom…

…but you must…

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Update August 4 2020: Face Masks Required at These Rental Car Facilities in the United States

First, airlines started to require that passengers and employees wear masks or cloth coverings for their faces in response to the current 2019 Novel Coronavirus pandemic. Then, lodging companies started following the lead of the American Hotel and Lodging Association — which is an organization that represents the lodging industry in the United States — which released a checklist of guidelines for the standardization of the safety experience of both guests and employees of hotel and resort properties throughout the United States on Thursday, July 16, 2020…

…and now, additional rental car companies are requiring that masks or cloth coverings for the face be worn in their facilities effective as of Tuesday, August 4, 2020 since this original article was posted on Wednesday, July 22, 2020.

For example…

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Face Masks Required at These Rental Car Facilities in the United States Effective as of July 27, 2020

First, airlines started to require that passengers and employees wear masks or cloth coverings for their faces in response to the current 2019 Novel Coronavirus pandemic. Then, lodging companies started following the lead of the American Hotel and Lodging Association — which is an organization that represents the lodging industry in the United States — which released a checklist of guidelines for the standardization of the safety experience of both guests and employees of hotel and resort properties throughout the United States on Thursday, July 16, 2020…

…and now, some rental car companies are requiring that masks or cloth coverings for the face be worn in their facilities effective as of Monday, July 27, 2020 — the same…

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Watch Out When Renting Vehicles One Way Across Time Zones

Customers usually return the vehicles they rent to the same facility at which they picked them up — and if a vehicle is returned to a different rental car facility than where it was picked up, that is considered a one-way rental and usually prompts an extra fee…

…but what happens if you rent a car in one time zone and return it to a facility in a different time zone?

Consider the experience of…

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Extended: Several Rental Car Companies Waive Young Adult Fees Due to 2019 Novel Coronavirus

The fees which are typically imposed on adults who are younger than the age of 25 which were temporarily suspended by several rental car companies as a result of the current 2019 Novel Coronavirus pandemic have been extended by many of them.

Many campuses of universities and colleges around the United States had essentially closed for the remainder of the spring semester of 2020 — and students were forced to leave…

…but students who do not either own a vehicle, know someone to pick them up, or have ready access to public transportation were basically stuck and have no way to leave.

Even worse is that…

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