Car Rental Tips

Snag a Costco Discount at These 4 Rental Car Companies

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What's in your wallet? If you have a Costco membership card, it may be the ticket to a fantastic rate on your next car rental. Costco has partnerships with four major rental car companies: Avis, Alamo, Budget and Enterprise.

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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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Does USAA Cover Rental Cars?

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Do you get confused at the rental car counter about how much insurance coverage you need? You're not alone. If you own USAA auto insurance for your primary vehicle or if you pay for your rental car with a USAA credit card, the good news is that you're generally covered for rental cars.

But there are caveats. Here's what you need to know.

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How to Skip the Counter with Alamo Online Check In

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Want to shave minutes off your pick-up time with Alamo Rent a Car? Check in online before you arrive.

Alamo offers online check in, which lets you skip the counter. After filling out a brief online form with a few details—usually name, birthdate, and driver's license information—you can go straight to your car and get on the road faster.

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Is the Chase Sapphire Reserve Card the Best Way to Pay for a Car Rental?

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When it comes to paying for your rental car, not all credit cards are created equal. Choosing the right credit card is an important decision, since coverage can vary widely. A premium credit card with built-in benefits specific to car rentals will offer an extra layer of protections and some nice money-saving perks.

Few credit cards have generated buzz among travelers like the Chase Sapphire Reserve Card, which many experts say is the one they'd most like to have in their own wallet. Here's why.

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