How to Find Cheap Parking in Chicago

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The Windy City is known for its pristine streets, incredible attractions, raucous sports fans—and downtown traffic. Driving in Chicago isn't for the faint of heart, as streets are not only packed with vehicle traffic, but they teem with jaywalking pedestrians and cyclists.

Finding cheap parking downtown can be difficult. One way to get around expensive parking is to do your research ahead of time to find cheaper parking spots. Some parking garages offer special rates on event days or you can reserve garage parking in advance from one of many services.

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How to Get the Most from the Alamo Rent a Car App

Alamo Rent a Car app

Renting a car from Alamo? Download the rental car company's new app before you go for access to your reservation info, loyalty program points, customer service and more. Launched in September 2018, the app already has an impressive user rating in the app store.

The Alamo app was created by the same developers who made the Enterprise Rent-a-Car app and National Car Rental app for Alamo's sister companies. Unsurprisingly, there are similarities.

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Does Progressive Car Insurance Cover Rental Cars?

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When you step up to the rental car counter, do you know how much insurance coverage you need? If you own Progressive auto insurance for your primary vehicle, the good news is that you're also covered for rental cars. The caveat is that this coverage extends to the same limits of your personal auto insurance policy.

Your Progressive car insurance covers rental cars to the same limit. That means if you drive a brand new Audi and rent a compact car, you're good to go. But what if you own a 2004 Kia Rio with 170,000 miles and want to rent a full-size sedan loaded with the latest features? That's where you might be under-insured.

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The Ultimate Holiday Road Trip Playlist

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The AAA estimates that nearly 95 million people will hit the roads this holiday season, so it's best to relax and enjoy the ride. Here's a playlist to make your journey merry and bright, with Christmas classics from Elvis Presley and Mariah Carey to the Jackson 5, Bing Crosby and more.

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How Much Does Enterprise Hold on Your Card?

Enterprise security deposit hold

Like other major car rental companies, Enterprise will put a hold on your credit card or debit card when you rent a car. The hold will be equal to the cost of the rental plus a security deposit to guard against scenarios like late returns or additional fuel charges.

When you book a car, the two questions to ask are: How much will Enterprise hold on my card? And when will I get my deposit back? The answers depend largely on the type of car your rent, where you pick up the car, and how you pay for your rental.

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