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Restrictions to Watch For When Renting a Car

Car Rental RestrictionsCar rental companies are notorious for advertising ultra low rates, only to hit you with a slew of hidden surcharges and fees. If you see a great deal advertised, don’t take it at face value. There’s likely a catch or restriction hidden in the small print. The following are seven common (and costly) car rental restrictions to watch for when reserving a vehicle rental.

 

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Five Things to Do Before Leaving the Rental Car Lot

5 Things to Do Before Driving off Car Rental LotWe’ve all done it in the past – rushed to pick up our car rental and then sped off into the sunset. But did you know this hasty behavior could be putting you in danger? Before you drive off the rental lot, it’s critical that you take a few important precautions. Whether you’re traveling for business or for pleasure, remember to review the following before hitting the road.

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Car Rentals and Black Friday Shopping Advice

Black FridayDo you love the thrill of bargain hunting? Does a big discount get your heart pounding and your adrenaline pumping? Then today is your day! The day after Thanksgiving, also known as Black Friday, is the biggest shopping day of the year. The unofficial start date of the holiday shopping season, Black Friday sales can be staggering.

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Thanksgiving Travel Safety Tips

Thanksgiving Car RentalAre you ready to brave the roads this Thanksgiving? The Wednesday leading into Thanksgiving weekend is when the bulk of Thanksgiving travel occurs, as hundreds of thousands of Americas pile into their car rentals and head across the country in search of family, friends, and roast turkey.

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How to Find Parking Spots Online

ParkingAre you tired of circling, fingers crossed, looking for a parking spot? You’re not alone. Car rental drivers far and wide waste hours every year looking for an open space. But that’s all about to change thanks to a handful of useful online parking tools. More and more resources are popping up on the Web to help travelers located both long and short term parking options.

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Car Rental Scams to Watch Out For

 

scamsHave you ever been fooled by a car rental pricing scam? It's ok, you're not alone. Car rental companies are known for enticing customers with ridiculously low advertised rates. The only problem? These rates conveniently exclude all of the additional fees. Hidden costs, unnecessary add-ons, and last minute hard sell tactics can wind up costing you hundreds of dollars when renting a car, so be careful! 

 

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