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]
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?
Does anyone know why car rentals cost about $50/day in the States, on average, and cost about $30/day in Canada? [more inside]
I sold my car. After a bad experience at a car dealership, I'm now wondering: do I actually need a car? [more inside]
I am going to be renting a car in a few days. I have a credit card account, but I lost the actual card and will not be getting the replacement before I am renting the car. How does this work? [more inside]
I'm planning a visit to Boston where I grew up but haven't been in a while. I don't like stressing about traffic and parking. Should I take the T or rent a car? [more inside]
I've just booked a trip for three to Maui. We're staying near the Kaanapali Beach, but would like to explore the forests and volcanoes and all the groovy nature stuff. Should I rent a small car to get around, or is there fairly reliable public transport? Renting a car isn't that expensive, but hotel does have parking fees, and I'm not sure how hard it is to find parking around the island.
I need to drive a rental car one way from Memphis to Atlanta and want to know if there's a way to avoid the hefty "drop off fee" that I wasn't aware I'd have to pay. [more inside]
I'd like to try renting a car through Turo. My insurance covers rental cars (I live and will be driving the car in California); does this apply to cars rented through Turo? Tell me about your experiences with Turo--what should I know before I rent? [more inside]
I live in California but will be spending all of December in a small city in Tennessee. I need a car to get around the city and perhaps do one longer drive to Atlanta and back. I won't have a car available to borrow there. What kind of options would I have for transportation? [more inside]
Returned a rental car recently, had some damage in a crowded parking garage. Seems like the rental agent was trying to get me not to admit fault, but I was dumb and did so. Can they void my LDW by saying it was "reckless"? I'm worried: only light body damage, but will be hella expensive, plus downtime charges, if I'm on the hook.
I'm headed to Georgia on vacation in a few weeks. We're thinking of renting a car in Tblisi and traveling around the countryside- to Stepantsminda and Mtskheta. I'd appreciate any advice on driving in Georgia! Do we need to rent a 4 wheel drive? Or are the roads good enough that we can just use a regular economy-sized car? Thank you!
NYC to Falling Water road trip info. Any ideas? [more inside]
I will be renting a car at Dublin airport in mid-july, and driving to near Galway. The prices online are insanely low. I frankly do not believe them. [more inside]
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]
Should I drive or fly from Baltimore to Nashville and Knoxville Tenessee? [more inside]
Let's say I was driving a rental car and getting pulled over. Let's say the police found something that wasn't supposed to be there. Rental cars are being driven by lots of people. Would I be held liable? Is it my responsibility to i.e. search below rear seats to make sure nothing was left? [more inside]
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]
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.
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]
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?
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.
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]
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]
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]
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]
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?
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]
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]
How soon should I book a small car in advance for a 7-day trip to Oregon beginning Dec 1 in Portland?
I've never rented a car before. What is the best way to go about doing this in Las Vegas, NV? [more inside]
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]
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]
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]
Can I rent a car in London without having held a licence for more than 1 year? [more inside]
Help plan a one-way rental-car trip from Toronto to Minneapolis... [more inside]
Getting overcharged for a car rental from last month. How do I fix this? [more inside]
Where can I rent a car that seats 4 people as well as a bike rack for their bikes...in NYC? [more inside]
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!
is Alamo car rental ok? [more inside]
Renting a car in BC to drive to WA state - Why can't I? How could I? [more inside]
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]
Cheap car rentals in Hawaii? [more inside]
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]
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]
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.
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]
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]
Best short-term car options in DC [more inside]
First time renting a car for a vacation, qualifiers are: currently no credit card, and pretty bad credit rating [more inside]