Car Rental Tips

Can You Smoke or Vape in a Rental Car?

Want to smoke or vape in a rental car? The major rental car companies in the United States and Canada run smoke-free rental car fleets. In fact, smoking will usually mean you’ll end up paying cleaning fees. A small subset of renters insist on smoking…

Car Rental Tips

How to Return a Rental Car After Hours

There may be instances when you need to return a rental car after the branch office is closed–perhaps you have an early flight or were delayed in traffic. You park and lock the car and put the keys in a secure drop box, with the…

Car Rental Tips

How to Rent a Vintage Car for a Wedding

Planning a picture-perfect wedding? If you’ve spent two seconds on Instagram or Pinterest, you’ve seen the trend: Couples are driving away from the single life in vintage cars and classic hot rods. Want to know how to jump on the trend and rent one for…

Money Saving Tips

Your Costco Card Can Score a Cheap Car Rental

Looking for a cheap car rental? Your Costco card—the one you use to buy 36-pack rolls of toiletpaper and boxes of breakfast cereal large enough to feed your high school graduating class—can also be a passport to car rental discounts. Costco Deserves Its Reputation for…

Money Saving Tips

Which Car Rental Company Offers the Cheapest Rates?

Looking for a rental car company that consistently offers the best rates? While price depends on several factors—most importantly supply and demand—it’s true that some companies focus more than others on wallet-friendly pricing. Yet it’s equally true that no company delivers the lowest price 100…

Frequent Renter Programs

The Lowdown on Budget Fastbreak

Budget Rent a Car‘s frequent renter program targets the price-conscious occasional renter rather than the frequent business traveler. Budget Fastbreak offers some—but not all—of the benefits associated with sister company Avis’s Preferred service, and usually at a lower daily rate. Like the Alamo Insiders program,…

Money Saving Tips

How to Beat the Amazon Car Rental Deal

Have you seen Amazon[s car rental deal? The shopping platform has an ongoing promo with Avis and Budget that promises a discount of up to 30 percent off base rates plus an Amazon gift card worth 10 percent of the rental price. But is this…