Tag: rental car pricing

Is this the end of unexpected car rental surcharges? | The Washington Post

Is this the end of unexpected car rental surcharges? | The Washington Post

More than 40 states levied a charge on short-term rental cars, according to a 2015 survey by the National Conference of State Legislatures. Among states that tax car rentals, the rates were as much as Maryland’s 11.5 percent. But not all the fees are outside a rental company’s control. Julie Codrington, a computer technician from […]

Discount car rental penalised for advertising unattainable prices |  CNW

Discount car rental penalised for advertising unattainable prices | CNW

OTTAWA, Oct. 11, 2018 /CNW/ – The Competition Bureau has reached an agreement with a fourth car rental company, Discount Car & Truck Rentals Ltd., to address what the Bureau views as misleading representations. As part of the agreement, Discount will review its practices to ensure they comply with the law, and will pay a $700,000 […]

‘Holiday car hire tax’ to hit travellers hard over school holidays: DriveMyCar | Mozo

‘Holiday car hire tax’ to hit travellers hard over school holidays: DriveMyCar | Mozo

With school holidays kicking off on Friday afternoon and the 2018 NRL Grand Final doing the same on Sunday evening, travellers will be flocking in and out of Sydney and New South Wales. But those looking for the best way to get around on a quick family holiday or to and from the game may be in […]

Renting a Porsche is about to get easier | Quartz

Renting a Porsche is about to get easier | Quartz

You don’t have to own a Porsche to drive one. Since 2012, Porsches have been available to rent on Turo, a company that helps regular car owners arrange rentals of their vehicles, usually for several days. There, Porsches are one of the top-searched cars. This year alone, more than 1,600 Porsches have been added to […]

Will Hertz Global Thrive Under New CFO Jackson’s Leadership? | Nasdaq.com

Will Hertz Global Thrive Under New CFO Jackson’s Leadership? | Nasdaq.com

However, Jackson’s appointment failed to find favor with investors as the stock declined more than 3% in after-market trading on Aug 20, following the news. In fact, Hertz Global’s disappointing price performance is not limited to Aug 20 only. Shares of the company have underperformed its industry on a year-to-date basis. While the stock has […]

App allows you to rent your car to earn cash | WHEC.com

App allows you to rent your car to earn cash | WHEC.com

Would you rent out your own car to a complete stranger to make cash? People are doing this with a car-sharing service called Turo. The service is available in 49 states — New York is the only place in the U.S. where it’s not allowed. Turo is the Airbnb for cars. You list your car on the […]

Getaround, the Airbnb for cars, comes to Philly | The Inquierer

Getaround, the Airbnb for cars, comes to Philly | The Inquierer

Users can rent cars on an hourly basis for as low as $5, though prices vary depending on the make, model, and year of the car and the time of day. The price includes 24/7 roadside assistance and insurance coverage of up to $1 million. A 2010 Mazda 5 in South Philly was available to […]

Avis to Provide Rental Cars to Lyft Drivers | FutureCar

Avis to Provide Rental Cars to Lyft Drivers | FutureCar

As part of the partnership, Avis will add thousands of vehicles to Lyft’s Express Drive program in North America, making it easier for people to drive for Lyft without owning a car. Lyft drivers will be able to reserve an Avis rental car right from the Lyft app. The service is rolling out in the […]

GUIDE: Hiring a car in Europe – how to get the best deal and not be fleeced | Express.co.uk

GUIDE: Hiring a car in Europe – how to get the best deal and not be fleeced | Express.co.uk

Rental companies charge around £15 a day for an excess waiver policy, compared to iCarhireinsurance.com which offers cover from £2.99 a day in Europe (or £39.99 for annual cover), and can be bought before leaving home, avoiding rental desk stress. The insurer found that travellers who rent cars are still baffled by the pricing structures, […]

Europcar and Avis charge Brits MORE than other nationalities – how to beat the rip-off price hike | The Sun

Europcar and Avis charge Brits MORE than other nationalities – how to beat the rip-off price hike | The Sun

Europcar puts the price difference down to “dynamic pricing [which] means that rates are never static”. Nic McBride, from A Spokesman Said, added: “This is an absolute rip-off, no two ways about it. “Why should someone’s country determine the price they pay for the exact same product? “As for “dynamic pricing” – we conducted multiple […]