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

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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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How to Get Cheap One-Way Car Rentals with Transfercar

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Looking for an inexpensive rental car for a one-way trip? If you're lucky, your route and timing will allow you to snag a great deal based on the annual migration of rental car fleets.

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Is Your Rental Car Spying on You?

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Cars are getting smarter all the time, with computerization gradually transforming vehicles from mechanical devices into electronic appliances.The rental car companies have been quickly ramping up the number of "connected cars" in their fleets.

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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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Priceline Replaces "Name Your Own Price" for Rental Cars with Express Deals

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In March 2018, Priceline ended its iconic "Name Your Own Price" option for rental cars, where a customer could propose a price and the vendor decided whether to accept the bid or not. That process was replaced with Express Deals. The big difference? Now, rather than bidding on rental cars and finding out later if you have a reservation, you know your price before booking and immediately get your booking confirmed.

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