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Learn how to get the very best car rental deal by following our expert advice.

Avoid a Financial Wreck with Proper Car Rental Insurance

Car insurance

Car rental insurance is almost always shrouded in a haze of confusion. Do I need it? What kind do I need?

Am I already covered by my personal auto insurance? To make matters worse, insurance firms, car rental agencies, and credit card companies are all competing for your insurance dollars.

So, who can you trust when booking your car rental? The best answer? Yourself.


Protect Yourself
Ultimately, it's up to you to make sure you have the proper coverage. This will involve a little extra legwork, but in the end you'll be ready for anything. If you already have auto insurance on a personal vehicle, start your car rental planning with a call to your insurance agent. Most car rental policies extend to rental cars, but only offer partial coverage.

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Underage Car Rental Issues

Underage RentersOh, to be young again. When you're young, you can do anything. You can eat whatever you want without gaining an ounce. Or you can stay out all night without feeling the slightest bit tired the next day. You're free to do whatever you want, go wherever you choose... unless, of course, you need to rent a car in order to get around.

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A Closer Look at Rental Car Coupons and Discounts

Car Rental CouponsCoupons are a great way to save money at the grocery store. Simply clip them out of the newspaper and redeem them at the checkout. But did you know, many independent car rental companies also issue and accept discount coupons? Car rental coupons can help you save a ton on your next car rental, but only if you know where to look and how to redeem the offers properly.

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Tips for First Time Car Rental Customers

First Time Car RentalRenting a car can be confusing, even to the most experienced traveler. It’s no wonder first time renters are often overwhelmed when reviewing rental policies and offers. With so many car rental companies, comparison websites, rates, and promotional offers, it’s almost impossible to know which company will offer the best rental experience.

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Top Eight Things People Hate About Car Rental Companies

Top Eight Things People Hate About Car Rental CompaniesWe'll be the first to admit that sometimes, renting a car can be more of a hassle than a convenience. Try as we might, there are just some aspects of the car rental industry that we here at Car Rental Express can't fix. The following are eight of the car rental industry's most annoying factors:

1)    Constant Upselling

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Why You Should Always Book Your Car Rentals in Advance

Car RentalIt’s no secret that car rental companies encourage travelers to reserve their rental vehicles well in advance. And yet, even though online booking services, like the Car Rental Express reservation engine, have made the process of pre-booking quick and easy, a great deal of vacationers are still skeptical of advanced car rental booking requirements.

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Eight Things Car Rental Companies Fear When They Rent Out A Car

FearI'll always remember how nervous my parents were the first time they handed me the keys to the family car. Even though they were smiling, I could tell they were skeptical and more than a little reluctant to let me speed away. Fast forward a dozen or so years and, believe it or not, I still encounter that same feelings of underlying distrust – only this time it's at the car rental counter.

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What You Need to Know About One Way Car Rentals

OnewayThe open road is calling – are you ready to answer? Faced with onerous security regulations, a myriad of fees, and uncomfortable seating, more and more travelers are opting to hit the highway rather than the skyways when embarking on a cross country vacation. North Americans are rediscovering the joys of driving cross country – quirky attractions, comfortable hotels, and the freedom to do whatever you want.

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Tips to Make Your Car Rental Experience Great – Part Three: Returning Your Vehicle

Your car rental experience begins when you book your rental online, and continues right up until you return the car to the rental desk. In our last few blog articles we reviewed tips and trick to help improve your online booking experience, as well as how to speed up your rental pick-up process. Today, we'll focus on how to return your vehicle to the rental agency properly so that you can avoid any unnecessary fees or charges.

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Tips to Make Your Car Rental Experience Great – Part Two: At The Rental Desk

Our last blog post provided a number of tips and advice to help improve your online car rental experience. Today, we're going to focus on the second phase of the rental process – picking up your vehicle at the rental desk. No one likes starting their vacation off with a long wait in line, so come prepared. A little pre-planning can help save you time and money, both of which can contribute to a great car rental experience.

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