Car Rental Tips

The Best Car Rental Company When Renting at an Airport

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Rental car customers are happier overall with the airport rental experience these days, according to J.D. Power's 2018 North America Rental Car Satisfaction Study. In fact, renting a car has officially become the most satisfying part of the North American travel experience, beating out satisfaction with airports and airlines. This year, satisfaction with renting a car at the airport hit an all-time high in the survey's 23-year history.

Enterprise was the top-ranked car rental company for the fifth consecutive year, followed by Hertz and National. Avis came in at slightly below the industry average.

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The Best Time to Book a Rental Car is Right Now

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Need a rental car? Don't procrastinate. To get the best price, it's best to book as early as possible and then track your reservation for price drops.

When it comes to snagging the best price on a car rental, there is no advantage to waiting until the last minute. In fact, the more lead time, the better.

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How Long Will Your Insurance Cover a Rental Car?

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Need a car for more than a month? Do you usually decline the insurance offered over the rental car counter?

Auto insurance companies and credit card companies generally impose time limits on how long they will cover rental cars, but the specifics vary. To play it safe, check with your provider for reservations lasting longer than two weeks.

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It's Getting Easier to Use a Rental Car for Lyft

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Considering using a rental car for a side hustle as a Lyft driver? The company is making it easier by expanding its driver-support services, including a program that provides rental cars to drivers.

Lyft recently announced that it is significantly ramping up its Express Drive rental program, which provides vehicles to Lyft drivers who don't own cars. Lyft launched Express Drive in 2016 and so far has partnerships with Hertz and Flexdrive.

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8 Key Things to Know About Renting a Car in Italy

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Renting a car in Italy? Much about the process will seem familiar but, as always, the devil is in the differences. By planning ahead and following a few tips, you can avoid a lot of headaches later.

Driving on the autostrada with the wind in your hair is a lot of fun, but long before you get there, it's worthwhile taking some time to understand a few of the potential pitfalls to renting a car in Italy. Here are our top tips for getting the most bang for your euro.

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