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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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Going Green With Your Car Rental

Green Car RentalHybrid car rentals provide motorists the same opportunity to reduce emissions and abide by a green lifestyle as alternative fuel vehicle owners. Whether traveling for business or for pleasure, hybrid car rentals can help you lower your travel costs and protect the environment from unnecessary emissions.


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Is an Hourly Car Rental Right For You?

Hourly Car Rentals Hourly car rental services are one of the fastest growing rental segments in the automotive industry, and for good reason. Car by the hour rental service is a  quick, convenient, and affordable alternative to owning your own vehicle or booking a long term rental. Why take the bus when you can enjoy the afternoon from behind the wheel of a sleek rental?

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Looking for Van Rental Advice?

Van RentalWhether you're moving or planning a group vacation, space is always an important consideration when renting a vehicle. Nothing is more uncomfortable than jamming six friends and six suitcases into a teeny, tiny rental. Luckily, Car Rental Express can help you locate a spacious van rental without any difficulty.


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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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Compare CRX to CarRentals.comThere are dozens of car rental comparison sites currently on the web. The question is, how do you know which one offers the best service? They all promise to provide you with the best prices on the web, but what about the other "stuff?"

The following is a detailed look at how measures up to, the largest online comparison tool for national car rental chains.

Website Usability
When you first hit the website, you might feel a little underwhelmed. The user interface has very little to offer, other than a search box and listing of participating partner car rental agencies. Additional information on the company, customer testimonials, or partners is difficult to locate.

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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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