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Beware of This Ireland Car Rental Scam

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Planning on renting a car in Ireland? Be careful. Multiple recent news stories indicate that the island synonymous with hospitality has also developed a nasty reputation for ripping off rental car customers. Here's how to avoid getting stung.

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Have You Rented a Car in Florida? Dollar Thrifty Group May Owe You Money

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Did you rent a car from Dollar or Thrifty in Florida anytime in the past eight years? If so, you could have some money coming to you.

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How to Prevent Rental Car Break-Ins

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Nobody sets out to let a thief break into a rental car, but you may be unaware that you're driving in a city that has a break-in problem.

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Hertz and CLEAR Chop Your Car Rental Pickup to 30 Seconds or Less

Hertz Fast Lane CLEAR rental car

Hate to waste time picking up your rental car? Several rental car companies have programs that let you bypass the rental car counter so you can go directly to your car and get on your way in just a couple of minutes. Now Hertz is upping the ante with a biometric checkout that promises to speed you through the gate in 30 seconds or less.

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AAA Members Under 25 Can Avoid Car Rental Young Renter Fee at Hertz

AAA membership lets drivers under 25 save on car rentals

If you're under the age of 25, you are at a significant disadvantage when renting a car. The underage surcharge—a.k.a. the young renter fee—is a hefty per-day fee that rental companies tack on for drivers under the age of 25.

The good news is that there's a way around it: join AAA and rent from Hertz. One of the relatively new perks of AAA membership is that you can waive the young renter fee when you rent from Hertz.

 

Why Young Drivers Pay More to Rent a Car

 

Statistics show that drivers under the age of 25 have more accidents, but you would think that as long as the driver has the necessary insurance that rental company would be protected. And given the meteoric rise of ride-share companies like Uber and Lyft, you would think that rental companies would be falling all over themselves to try to attract millennials. Unfortunately, this is a case of maximizing short-term profit over long-term growth.

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