Posts by Jonathan

How to Avoid Car Rental Additional Driver Fees

Avoiding additional driver fees

One often-overlooked extra when renting a car is a fee for additional drivers. Whether you plan on sharing the driving or would like the flexibility for a fellow traveler to get behind the wheel if needed, adding another driver your rental contract can be quite convenient. At $10 per day and up, this charge can add up quickly — unless you find a way to avoid the fee altogether.

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A Quick Primer on Car Rental Insurance

Fender Bender You've probably been there before. You're standing at the car rental counter, and the agent is trying to terrify you into purchasing an insurance package that totals more than the rental itself. After all, they're not getting rich off that super $10 a day deal that you snagged through AutoSlash.

Before you dismiss the pitch with a wave though, and initial eight times in the 'DECLINE' section of rental agreement, there are some things you probably should consider to ensure sure you're adequately protected in the event of an accident. Here's a quick guide to covering your bases when renting in the US (policies outside the US vary greatly).

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Pregnant Woman Lands in Jail Thanks to Enterprise

Jail

Usually, when we cover people ending up behind bars in this blog, it's because they tried to steal a rental car steal a rental car, or committed some crime with a car they rented, or used their rental car to transport drugs, or even flipped off another driver while in a rental car. This, however, is the first time we've heard of a situation where a renter has gone to jail through no fault of their own, but simply because the rental company failed to exercise due diligence.

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The Perfect Holiday Gift? The Perfect Holiday Gift? Is There An Echo In Here?

Amazon Echo Line

Struggling to find the perfect holiday gift for those hard-to-shop-for people on your holiday list? We may just have the answer for you. Amazon recently released their new and improved 2nd generation Echo smart speaker, and they just lowered the price across the entire model line. You can now buy the basic Echo Dot for $29.99 (reduced from $49.99), the standard Echo for $79.99 (our recommendation, reduced from $99.99), or the Echo Plus for $119.99 (reduced from $149.99). A few of us at AutoSlash have been testing out the Echo recently and we're more than impressed with this nifty device. It's quickly become a part of our homes--dare we say, a member of the family. So what exactly is an Amazon Echo and why would someone want one? Read on...

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The Best Hotel Promotions for December

Bellagio Hotel Las Vegas

You know and love AutoSlash for the amazing deals we're able to get you on car rentals by applying coupons and discount codes. For years, our customers have asked us, "Can you do the same for hotels?" but up until now, we've been so focused on cars, we just didn't have the bandwidth to look at other travel products. I'm happy to report though that in the coming months, we'll be looking more closely at how we can help our customers get the best possible deals on their hotel stays.

As a first step, we've compiled a list of the best hotel promotions we could find. We've hand-checked each and every discount and laid out the terms and conditions for each so you don't waste your time. If you've got an upcoming trip planned, even if you've already booked a hotel, you owe it to yourself to check out these deals, as the savings could be significant.

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