Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Business Subscribe Log In Log In Today’s Paper Supported by ByShivani Vora Nov. 12, 2018 Perry Morgan, a sales representative from Ocala, Fla., said the part of a recent business trip to Oakland, Calif., he dreaded most was lugging four heavy suitcases on a shuttle bus back and forth from the airport terminal to the car rental center. Not only that, he also expected that he would have to allot at least an extra half-hour on his return journey to drop off the car to Avis, the rental agent. But the Avis employee who helped Mr. Morgan when he arrived in Oakland told him about the company’s new curbside delivery program, introduced in September, available to customers returning their rentals. For an extra $25, Mr. Morgan could drive the car to the Avis lot as usual, but instead of unloading his bags and taking a shuttle bus, he could hop in the passenger seat and an Avis … [Read more...] about In the Race to Catch a Flight, Smoothing a Big Bump: The Rental-Car Return
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Susan Tompor Detroit Free Press Personal Finance Columnist Published 4:22 p.m. UTC Jun 6, 2018 How's this one for a summer vacation horror story? Rent a car, return it and then, three or four months later get a bill for $500 or more for damages. Maybe you're being charged for dings that you're convinced weren't there when you turned in the rental car. It's one potential rip-off to avoid during summer vacation season. Angry consumers who have found themselves staring at a bill have turned to the Better Business Bureau and others to complain about their billing and collections incidents involving rental cars and damages. One consumer complained late last year to the BBB saying: "I rented a car from Budget and returned it on July 5th of (2017), 5 months after returning the car I get a bill from Viking Billing Service stating that I damaged the car and claimed $798.01. I know there was no damage while I had the car." Another consumer was upset about a … [Read more...] about Why a bill for rental car damage arrives long after a trip
Robin Saks Frankel, NerdWallet Published 1:26 pm, Thursday, May 24, 2018 This article was first published on NerdWallet.com. You’re on an overseas trip and about to rent a car. You decline the additional insurance offer and mentally high-five yourself for saying no because your credit card offers primary rental coverage. Not so fast, smarty-pants. Although the Nerds are generally fond of credit cards that offer some form of auto rental insurance, be aware that even if you have primary coverage via your card, you might still want more, especially when traveling internationally. Here’s why. Recommended Video: Now Playing: Here's how to save money and get the home or apartment that's perfect for you. Liz McDonald is a real estate broker and founder of The Rental Girl leasing and sales. She shared some great tips for renters and the latest on housing trends and affordab Media: FoxLA Understand your coverage Several … [Read more...] about Declining Rental Car Insurance Abroad? Know the Risks
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By Peter Holley The Washington Post Fri., April 6, 2018 They have fleets with hundreds of thousands of vehicles and command multibillion-dollar streams of revenue. But in the rapidly shifting transportation landscape, even the Goliaths of the rental car industry — some of the best-known brands in the world — worry about being left behind. That may explain why some of the largest rental car companies have spent several years waging a quiet legislative war against start-ups led by a company called Turo that are trying to change the way people rent and own vehicles. Turo is a peer-to-peer car-sharing company — think Airbnb for cars. Like Uber vs. the taxi industry, this fight is a clash between an old-school business model and a modern technology platform inspired by the sharing economy. The traditional model is run by hulking corporate brands that promise safety and predictability. At any airport in the land, for instance, a customer is assured he will … [Read more...] about Airbnb for cars is here — and the rental car giants are not happy.