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How can I get the gasoline smell out of a car?

I spilled some gasoline in a rental car. How can I clean it and get rid of the smell before I return it in a few days? [more inside]
posted by bradbane on Sep 11, 2014 - 5 answers

Cheap car rental Albuquerque, NM?

Going to the reservation in Albuquerque, NM for about 5 weeks. Checked online for price quotes on car rental - and the cheapest I found online was about $58 per day --which is too much across the span of 5 weeks. Will need a ride from the airport to the reservation; and for just general getting around purposes on weekends etc. Any help or advice on where or how to get a better rate? Thanks in advance for any information or help.
posted by proficiency101 on Sep 3, 2014 - 8 answers

Boston Logan Rental Car Taxes!!

We go see my mom in Welfleet, Cape Cod once a year and usually spend the night in Boston after the flight, in which case we pick up a rental in Cambridge where it is hundreds of dollars cheaper a week due to airport taxes (or so I am told by the rental car agencies) [more inside]
posted by silsurf on Jul 10, 2014 - 17 answers

classic cars in the West Midlands for hire?

The older boy wants a classic car for prom in Staffordshire near Wolverhampton. I found Kitt for £250 for five hours, but it didn't have back seats. The only car available from one classic car website I found is a 1979 Austin Allegro for £300 for the day. Hugely wrong on so many levels. How can I find a classic car in the West Midlands for a middle of the week prom in June?
posted by parmanparman on May 13, 2014 - 6 answers

No time to breathe, let alone check Blue Book value

According to my trusted mechanic, the transmission on my aged buggy is shot (I haven't had 3rd gear for a while, and now the car has begun to have trouble getting into 2nd and 4th) and the car is not worth the cost of fixing it. Fair enough--except that I literally don't have time to buy another (used) one right now. Things will calm down slightly in the second week of May, but not until then. And while I'm aware of other options (the bus, taxi/car services), I don't have the time and money to rely exclusively on those until my schedule eases up. Nor can I afford to rent a car until then. So I'm wondering if anyone can suggest a short-term option that I might be overlooking, up to and including a Magic Car Fairy. Alternatively, if anyone has experience driving a car with this kind of issue and can tell me how safe (or un-) it is, I'd appreciate that input.
posted by chicainthecity on Apr 15, 2014 - 16 answers

Is there any reputable car rental to be found in Cancun?

I'm flying into Cancun in the next few days, and since I'll be travelling south from there, I'm interested in a rental car. Please help me not get ripped off. [more inside]
posted by speedgraphic on Feb 20, 2014 - 3 answers

Great Red Shark Blues

I'll have time to waste in California in February and have set my mind on enjoying a Hunter S. Thompson memorial road trip to Las Vegas. Trouble is, it's proving surprisingly hard to find someone who'll rent me a Great Red Shark to do so. What can I do? [more inside]
posted by themel on Dec 21, 2013 - 2 answers

Spending a semester in LA: When to buy a car?

I'm leaving in about a month to study in Los Angeles for the semester (until mid-December). I'll need a car in LA for getting around and can't decide how to handle it. [more inside]
posted by Kronios on Jul 25, 2013 - 9 answers

Rent cars frequently? Have an opinion? Please share.

We're going to be driving from Seattle, Washington to Ashland, Oregon in July, doing it in one long day's drive each way. We'll be driving a rental. What model of car is the most comfortable? What model has the best gas mileage? What model has the optimum balance between the two? [more inside]
posted by kestralwing on May 14, 2013 - 26 answers

Rental Car Pick Up and Drop off question

If I pick up a rental car at the airport, can another family member then drop it off for me even though they weren't with me at the time of pickup? Second, can that other family member also be allowed to drive the car even though they weren't with me at the time of pickup?
posted by Wanderer7 on Apr 23, 2013 - 15 answers

Rent or Lease?

Would it be cheaper to rent a car for 6 months or get a lease swap with short term car insurance in California? [more inside]
posted by pakoothefakoo on Mar 2, 2013 - 5 answers

Is Bali drivable?

We're planning a trip next year and will be staying (for free!) near Lovina on the North-central coast. We'd like to rent a car for the week and day-trip to see the other parts of the island. Is this realistic and/or advisable? How are the roads in reality? [more inside]
posted by scottatdrake on Jan 16, 2013 - 8 answers

Car rental options at PDX?

How soon should I book a small car in advance for a 7-day trip to Oregon beginning Dec 1 in Portland?
posted by parmanparman on Nov 18, 2012 - 10 answers

How do I go about renting a mini-van in Las Vegas?

I've never rented a car before. What is the best way to go about doing this in Las Vegas, NV? [more inside]
posted by just.good.enough on Oct 12, 2012 - 11 answers

Metaphorical question, but a serious one: Stuck at an intersection. How should I proceed when the light changes?

I'm in a bad pickle at this time, so I'm reaching out to the Green to help me decide which the best next step is moving forward. To keep it as simple as possible, I got in a car accident more than two years ago, using a major car rental company. I got an unexpected bill from the car rental company almost two years later (late December 2011) for a high amount (let's say over $30,000) that the other party apparently were given by the rental company due to their alleged injures. I had no insurance when I was in the accident. For many reasons, I felt the collection of the debt was unfair. I had temporary legal representation (a family friend), but he was unable to get the car rental company to forgo the collection, so he bowed out early January. [more inside]
posted by dubious_dude on Oct 9, 2012 - 27 answers

booking a car without a credit card

Is there any place near Parma Airport, Mallorca/Majorca that you can pre-book a rental car with a debit card (not a credit card)? [more inside]
posted by By The Grace of God on Sep 16, 2012 - 1 answer

Good car rental place in Manhattan?

We live in Manhattan NYC and need to rent a minivan to take our son's stuff up to his college on Sunday September 2nd (two weeks from tomorrow)...but it's getting complicated... [more inside]
posted by DMelanogaster on Aug 18, 2012 - 15 answers

Help me rent a car in London

Can I rent a car in London without having held a licence for more than 1 year? [more inside]
posted by greenish on Aug 2, 2012 - 4 answers

We're on a road movie to MN...

Help plan a one-way rental-car trip from Toronto to Minneapolis... [more inside]
posted by kaibutsu on Jun 13, 2012 - 6 answers

Credit card overcharged for a rental car from last month. What do I do?

Getting overcharged for a car rental from last month. How do I fix this? [more inside]
posted by Prairie on May 15, 2012 - 9 answers

Bike rack rental in NYC?

Where can I rent a car that seats 4 people as well as a bike rack for their bikes...in NYC? [more inside]
posted by whimsicalnymph on May 14, 2012 - 5 answers

Rent a BMW 3 or equivalent in NJ

Want to rent a BMW 3 or equivalent when I am in NJ. Pick up Newark airport or any other NJ location within 60 miles of Newark Airport. I found websites that rent out exotic cars for like $2k a day. I am not looking for an exotic car. I just want something like a bmw 3 or audio a4 etc. Can anyone recommend a site or rental company? I can look up the rates but if you know them then feel free to mention it. Thanks!
posted by r2d2 on Apr 22, 2012 - 5 answers

is Alamo car rental ok?

is Alamo car rental ok? [more inside]
posted by krautland on Apr 3, 2012 - 19 answers

I'm out on the border, on the border

Renting a car in BC to drive to WA state - Why can't I? How could I? [more inside]
posted by seawallrunner on Dec 26, 2011 - 12 answers

Hack my L.A. trip.

What's the best way to access a car in L.A. for two weeks without going through a traditional car rental agency? [more inside]
posted by enzymatic on Nov 4, 2011 - 10 answers

Cheap car rentals in Hawaii?

Cheap car rentals in Hawaii? [more inside]
posted by Jaybo on Sep 12, 2011 - 23 answers

I just ordered my passport.

I want to travel to Europe (France, Germany, Austria, and maybe Poland) this fall. I have never left the United States. I have absolutely no idea how to plan this. Many details inside. [more inside]
posted by Hey Dean Yeager! on Jul 28, 2011 - 28 answers

Truck rental insurance?

I am renting a 16' moving truck and moving across the US. I don't have car insurance. What are my insurance needs? [more inside]
posted by ChrisHartley on Jun 11, 2011 - 8 answers

Car rental at Union Station?

We'd like to take the train from Boston to DC. Is it possible to rent a car at Union Station in DC or do we have to schlep out to the burbs somewhere? We need to rent a car since DC isn't our ultimate destination. We'd rather not take the train to BWI and get a car there, so we're trying to figure out our options. Thanks in advance, everyone.
posted by pentagoet on Jun 5, 2011 - 7 answers

UK Honeymoon Mystery Adventure Time

UK Driving Tour Honeymoon - 3 technical questions Re: US cards in a Chip & Pin world, UK power conversion with 110v power strips, and things to know about congestion fees, and tolls, etc. [more inside]
posted by chambers on May 11, 2011 - 24 answers

How do I rent a Mustang for sure?

I'm planning to head out to Los Angeles in May, and I want to rent a Mustang for a few days, but the rental car companies suck at it. Halp? [more inside]
posted by babbageboole on Apr 6, 2011 - 10 answers

Short-term auto in DC

Best short-term car options in DC [more inside]
posted by photo guy on Mar 20, 2011 - 8 answers

Renting a car without a credit card

First time renting a car for a vacation, qualifiers are: currently no credit card, and pretty bad credit rating [more inside]
posted by efalk on Jan 4, 2011 - 11 answers

Who will rent a ONE WAY cargo van from LAS to SJC?

Looking for a Cargo Van to Rent One-Way from Las Vegas to San Jose, CA. [more inside]
posted by Merlin144 on Oct 25, 2010 - 1 answer

Cheapest way to rent a car in Kansas City?

Long shot, but... what's the dirt-cheapest way to rent a car in Kansas City? [more inside]
posted by Caravantea on Aug 3, 2010 - 14 answers

Cross-country rental car help, please!

Cross-country rental car help, please! [more inside]
posted by lolalivia on Jul 1, 2010 - 5 answers

Help me get transportation on the res.

How can I rent a car for a month, and drive a lot, without spending a fortune? [more inside]
posted by genmonster on Jun 15, 2010 - 9 answers

If a rental car gets scratched and a driver never sees it, did it really get scratched?

A car rental agency in Hawaii wants $400 for damage we have no proof we actually did. [more inside]
posted by medea42 on Mar 26, 2010 - 18 answers

Which car rental places let you drive out of state?

Which car rental places let you drive out of state? [more inside]
posted by and1 on Mar 24, 2010 - 18 answers

Should we rent a car in Aruba?

Should we rent a car in Aruba? [more inside]
posted by yeti on Feb 8, 2010 - 6 answers

Next Week's AskMe: I Think My Mother Has The Hots for Me

Doc Brown Christmas Filter: Help me get my own DeLorean, if only for one day! [more inside]
posted by rokusan on Dec 15, 2009 - 3 answers

Who can hire me a car to drive from the UK to the Netherlands?

I need to hire a car to drive from Bristol, UK and to drop off in Haarlem Netherlands. Avis says no, europecar says no, hertz are difficult to get hold of. Suggestions? Recommendations?
posted by gonzo_ID on Oct 19, 2009 - 12 answers

My rental was hit by a taxi

I rented a car and a taxi hit me while I was parallel parking. The car was not dented, but there is a bit of yellow paint on the bumper. Unfortunately, I declined all coverage. What advice do you have before I return the car (in a few hours) to the company? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 10, 2009 - 11 answers

Rental Car Scratch

Ever scratch a rental car in Europe? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 7, 2009 - 9 answers

It's cheaper in LA.

Is there a cheaper way to rent a car at JFK? [more inside]
posted by SLC Mom on Aug 2, 2009 - 13 answers

The Fun Can Not Be Halted.

Going to Milwaukee for a wedding next month. Need to rent a car, and would love to try a Nissan cube. Is this even possible? [more inside]
posted by indiebass on Jul 27, 2009 - 2 answers

I need an international drivers license.. on the double!

Has anyone from the US ever had to apply for an international drivers license? I'm a dummy and didn't realize it supposedly takes 4-6 weeks to get one! [more inside]
posted by nakleh on Jul 21, 2009 - 15 answers

Rental Car Accident filter

Hertz fender bender, do I need to file police report, and am I covered? [more inside]
posted by spacefire on Jul 4, 2009 - 5 answers

Can I bribe the car rental clerk for a sweeter ride?

Can I bribe the car rental clerk for sweeter wheels? [more inside]
posted by There's No I In Meme on Jun 2, 2009 - 23 answers

Zipcar Update?

Daytrip Dreamin': I've read the previous question about Zipcars in NYC, but it's about a year old and I have some specific questions. [more inside]
posted by The Whelk on May 28, 2009 - 14 answers

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