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Is there an easy way to rent a car for someone else?

I sometimes need a short-term car rental on behalf of out-of-state employees on short notice. I have no trouble doing this for airfare and hotels, but car rentals have been a unique hassle. Is there an easy way to do this that doesn't put the employee out-of-pocket? [more inside]
posted by churl on Dec 12, 2016 - 12 answers

Renting a car. Which insurance do I want?

I don't have my own car, so no insurance there (I have health insurance, period, no other kind). I also don't have a credit card, and am going with Enterprise as they are willing to work with that without running credit. In order to be protected as I drive a 14h round-trip, what insurance should I tack on? It's been a long time since I bought any (and I haven't rented a car in ten years). Advise please?
posted by notquitemaryann on Dec 9, 2016 - 7 answers

Renting a car and driving in Portugal/Spain

I am considering renting a car for good portion of an upcoming two-week trip to Portugal and possibly Spain. I have never rented a car or driven outside North America. I have some questions about this. [more inside]
posted by breakin' the law on Aug 24, 2016 - 21 answers

Alamo car rental billing me for damage I didn't do to their car.

I returned an Alamo rental car to an airport early enough in the morning that the agency wasn't open yet. I put the keys in the night-drop box and went off to catch my flight. A few weeks later, the company contacted me claiming that I returned a badly scratched car, and wanted ~$500 for the repair. [more inside]
posted by Doc_Sock on Jun 22, 2016 - 5 answers

TravelFilter: cross country trip in early summer on the cheap, with kids

We're looking to travel from New Mexico to the Baltimore area in early summer, with 4 adults and 2 kids under 5 years old. Airfare looks to be steep enough (and our schedules flexible enough) that we're thinking of road-tripping, so I'm looking for suggestions for vehicle rentals, routes, activity places and distractions along the way. Thanks! [more inside]
posted by filthy light thief on Mar 21, 2016 - 6 answers

How to get from Kansas City to Joplin, and back again?

My wife and I need to get from Kansas City Airport to Joplin, to visit elderly relatives, but we've just found we probably can't hire a car. [more inside]
posted by BinaryApe on Jan 4, 2016 - 11 answers

Oh no, we're stuck in SLC again!

How to get a car and keep going? [more inside]
posted by goodsearch on Jun 8, 2015 - 6 answers

Pay $100 more for a UK car rental with an automatic transmission?

I'm renting a car in England this summer and I'm a little anxious about driving on the opposite side. Added to my concern is left-hand shifting. I don't know if left-hand shifting is difficult to master... especially in an airport carpark. Should I pay the extra $100 to get an automatic or am I worrying too much?
posted by Bushmiller on Jun 6, 2015 - 18 answers

Renting an apartment and car in Mount Vernon, Baltimore for 4 months

My partner and I are looking to rent a furnished in Mount Vernon, Baltimore from September 1-January 1. Where should we look, and how does the rental proces work? Also, we need a car. [more inside]
posted by coraline on May 1, 2015 - 7 answers

Car rental insurance in the UK (and paying US rates for the rentals!)

I'm a US citizen with a US driver's license, currently living in London. I don't own a car and I don't have car insurance. I'm planning to rent cars on holidays in the UK and elsewhere in Europe a few times this year. How do I do this without buying the typically exorbitant insurance coverage from the rental agencies and not relying on the limited coverage that my US credit card offers? [more inside]
posted by theory on Mar 23, 2015 - 7 answers

Renting a car in US with a BC N license?

My partner and I are both in our 30's, but BC has graduated licensing and we still have our N (novice) licenses in BC. Have you or anyone you know ever successfully rented a car in the US with a Canadian graduated license? Or tried and been unsuccessful? [more inside]
posted by 100kb on Mar 15, 2015 - 4 answers

Please tell me about driving & grocery shopping on the Mayan Riviera

In a couple of weeks we're visiting the Mayan Riviera for the 4th time. But it's the first time we're renting a car. What do I need to know about driving along the highway between Cancun airport and Tulum? And where are the best places to get groceries? [more inside]
posted by valleys on Feb 23, 2015 - 10 answers

Car Rental 101

I've managed to make it into my 30s without ever renting a car. However, in May, my SO and I need to rent one for a road trip. What's your advice for getting the best deal and what are things we should make sure we do and/or make sure we avoid? Details: [more inside]
posted by Ufez Jones on Jan 23, 2015 - 27 answers

Longish term car rentals when you are unsure of the length of time

I need to use a car to get around Phoenix for anywhere from 2 to 6+ weeks, and I won't know how long I need it until I'm done using it. What kind of service do I use or what do I do? [more inside]
posted by rachaelfaith on Oct 18, 2014 - 6 answers

Getting around Chicago & Renting a Car

We (two adults and one rambunctious toddler) will be visiting family in Morton Grove, IL this coming week (Jun 28–Jul 4). Although we will be spending a few days with the family, we also want to make a number of trips into the city to see the sights. Since we are outside of Chicago we're wondering about the logistics of getting around. [more inside]
posted by Deathalicious on Jun 23, 2014 - 18 answers

Getting Voted off the Island (Victoria-Seattle Edition)

Rent a car on the island? Ferry, then rent a car stateside? Looking for low cost, shortest transit time from Nanaimo/Victoria to Seattle. Don't want to fly. [more inside]
posted by St. Peepsburg on Apr 16, 2014 - 20 answers

How often are rental cars really rented?

I am failing at Google, so I apologize in advance for the question. I am wondering what percentage of days rental car companies are typically able to rent a particular car. That is to say: how many days is a specific car actually off the lot being rented per month/year/whatever? I am in the United States, and in North Carolina for those who are exceptionally good at this. I am guessing there is an industry standard, but I am too stupid to be able to find it. Thank you for your help!
posted by flarbuse on Jan 2, 2014 - 6 answers

Cheap Rates Now!

What's the best website for finding inexpensive car rental? Emphasis on last minute bookings (I'm traveling in two days). [more inside]
posted by maryr on Apr 24, 2013 - 10 answers

Need help choosing Aegean hotels/transportation in Turkey

My partner and I will be in Turkey later this month and will have three days in and around Izmir. We plan to visit Ephesus, the Dilek park, as well as maybe Samos and/or Chios. We need some help making decisions about how to get around and where in the area to stay for a few nights. [more inside]
posted by yellowcandy on Apr 7, 2013 - 7 answers

Car Rental -- My Own Insurance or Hertz's?

I am going to Kona (yay!) and renting a car for just under two weeks. When I get to the counter, I want to avoid my usual confusion, and random behavior, when dealing with insurance coverage. [more inside]
posted by Danf on Feb 3, 2013 - 16 answers

A Question About Renting a Car

I am supposed to be traveling later in the month, and I will need a rental car. However, I cannot afford to pay for the car myself... [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 2, 2013 - 7 answers

Boston: Now What (Redux)

I have NYC-Boston down to a science. Now please help me figure out the other end of my trip to the suburbs in a sane fashion. [more inside]
posted by TravellingCari on Jan 14, 2013 - 23 answers

Will Visa cover my rental car collision waiver?

Will Visa cover my rental car collision damage waiver even if it is my wife's card and the rental car is in my name? What is the best way around paying the rental company $20/day for damage waiver but still be covered? Any experience getting Visa to cover damage to rental car? [more inside]
posted by pandabearjohnson on Jan 9, 2013 - 5 answers

How do I rent a car?

What do I need to know to rent a car? [more inside]
posted by hoyland on Jan 2, 2013 - 25 answers

Most cargo capacity for cross country move: minivan vs. SUV?

My girlfriend is moving from New York City to Miami for a yearlong clerkship. A one-way rental of an SUV or minivan seems to be our best option to move her stuff. What would have the most available cargo space? [more inside]
posted by theory on Sep 22, 2012 - 10 answers

Top Gear Car Rental Edition

What is the best car (make/model) for me to rent? [more inside]
posted by zinon on Aug 24, 2012 - 3 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

Newark Airport to Philadelphia on a Friday night?

How do I get from Newark Liberty International Airport to Philadelphia on a Friday night? [more inside]
posted by grouse on Feb 12, 2012 - 23 answers

Email confirmation for a car rental that I didn't book, how to handle.

I received an email confirming a rental car booking in another state that I haven't made; what actions should I be taking? [more inside]
posted by joseph conrad is fully awesome on Jan 17, 2012 - 29 answers

Cheap car rentals in Hawaii?

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

Is there a car hire place open on Sundays on the outskirts of London?

Where on the outskirts of London with easy access to a tube station and the M1 can I hire a car that lets me return it on Sundays? [more inside]
posted by lollusc on Sep 9, 2011 - 21 answers

"Wait a minute. This could be some kind of scam... or possibly scamola!"

Is there a subpoena process in the Ontario small claims court system, and (if so) is it worth the time and effort to make use of it? I believe I was recently scammed by a rental car company for a non-trivial amount of money (for a student) and am hoping to both recoup my costs and really stick it to them. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 12, 2011 - 2 answers

Road Trip!?!?

Renting a car in the US for one month with different pick up and drop off locations for a reasonable price - possible? [more inside]
posted by syzygy on Jun 8, 2011 - 20 answers

Car rental and transportation questions for Jersey City

Getting from Newark Airport to Jersey City, late night and with kids in tow? Bonus question about car rental (oh, the joy!) [more inside]
posted by mosk on May 16, 2011 - 8 answers

When does a car rental check your license?

Will a car rental agency require my license both before and after picking up the vehicle? [more inside]
posted by maryr on May 13, 2011 - 11 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

Midwest drop charge blues

We are planning to take our son, a junior in HS, to tour colleges in early June. We live in the Denver area and were planning to fly to Minneapolis and fly back from Pittsburgh. We're aiming to spend less than 2 weeks on the trip. The initial plan was to rent a car in Minneapolis and return it in Pittsburgh. Difficulty: It appears that there are enormous rental car drop charges. It looks like it might be cheaper to make two separate trips - one to Minnesota/Wisconsin/Illinois and one to Ohio/Pittsburgh. Any suggestions for reducing costs? We could fly back from Ohio if that would help. We probably need to take United Airlines, as we have some travel vouchers. Thanks!
posted by lukemeister on May 1, 2011 - 19 answers

Insuring a short-term rental car in the UK.

Is there supplemental/per trip car insurance for rental cars(UK edition)? [more inside]
posted by madajb on Mar 14, 2011 - 6 answers

I know it's your policy, but please??

I was 2 hours late dropping off a rental car and they charged me an extra full day, which is their policy. What would be my best negotiation stance for calling up corporate and asking for something, a discount or whatever? [more inside]
posted by thebazilist on Aug 31, 2010 - 16 answers

Renting cars cheaply and calmly

Need some help on car rental logistics plus dealing with potential !DRAMA! on a family trip to Disney World. [more inside]
posted by desjardins on Aug 19, 2010 - 21 answers

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

Driving through the Swiss Alps

A few questions about driving through the Swiss Alps in a rented car. [more inside]
posted by feelinggood on Jul 29, 2010 - 7 answers

Car rental and camping near chicago.

A question about renting a car and camping within 4 hours of Chicago. [more inside]
posted by Uncle on Jul 14, 2010 - 9 answers

Join a UK car club?

Your experiences with online car rental UK "car clubs" like City Car Club, Streetcar or Zipcar? [more inside]
posted by TheophileEscargot on Mar 16, 2010 - 7 answers

Renting cars: which rate will I be charged, daily or weekly?

If a rental car's weekly rate is better than the daily rate I'd use for five days, can I rent the car for a week and just return it early? [more inside]
posted by ocherdraco on Jan 26, 2010 - 11 answers

Car rental recommendations in Omaha, NE?

Car rental recommendations in Omaha, NE? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 6, 2010 - 3 answers

Any difference for renting a car in Toronto if you are a foreigner or a local?

Car rental advice please! I have a group of relatives coming from overseas to visit me in southern Ontario for the holidays. We need to rent a minivan to cart everyone around. What is the best approach - for me to book the rental under my name, for them to book the rental under their name, or is there be no advantage either way? [more inside]
posted by khregs on Dec 4, 2009 - 6 answers

Help me fight Italian car rental scammery!

I am being badly ripped off by Maggiore, an Italian rental car company (with a strong assist from a cab driver in Lucca). Please help me. [more inside]
posted by COBRA! on Sep 28, 2009 - 22 answers

car comfort

Looking for cheapest rental car that will be comfortable for my extremely tall (6 foot 7 inches) boyfriend. He's stocky too. Any larger folks have recommendations? [more inside]
posted by jenfu on Sep 10, 2009 - 3 answers

Why can't I rent a convertible?

Why can't I find a decently-priced convertible rental out of SFO the in September? [more inside]
posted by pollex on Aug 24, 2009 - 8 answers

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