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Choose Your Travel Perks with Marathon's MakeItCount Loyalty Program

Marathon MakeItCount loyalty program

Marathon Gas Stations recently rolled out its MakeItCount loyalty program, which is a snap to join and offers you the choice of earning Marathon's CentsOff fuel points, Southwest Rapid Rewards miles, La Quinta Returns hotel reward points or the Sustain Tree Planning Sustainability Program.

At the end of every car rental, there's always one stop right before return. You should always be thinking of how to minimize the cost of your fuel, since prepaying for a tank of fuel is never a good deal for the renter, and returning with less than a full tank is an even worse decision.

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Win a Free Rental Car from AutoSlash Worth Up to $250!

Find Shockingly Low Rates on Car Rentals at AutoSlash

Need a cheap rental car? Find out how AutoSlash always finds the best deals by scouring the Internet for coupons and promotions. Then we'll track your reservation for price drops so you can rebook and save even more. Visit and you'll never overpay for a car rental again.

Posted by AutoSlash on Tuesday, August 14, 2018


Which of AutoSlash's amazing super powers do you love the most: Our ability to scour the Internet for shockingly low car rental prices? Or the way we track your reservation for price drops to make sure you never, ever overpay for a car rental?

Check out this handy video on why AutoSlash is always a shockingly good choice when you need a rental car, then help us spread the word to your friends, family and beyond.

To thank you for making AutoSlash the number one site for cheap car rentals, we're giving away a free car rental worth up to $250 to two lucky fans. Use it for your Labor Day weekend getaway or for another trip this fall or winter.

Love the wind in your hair as you cruise to the beach? Rent a convertible on us! Want to take the whole family to an amusement park? Use your free rental on a roomy SUV! We encourage upgrading until you reach the $250 maximum.

It's quick and easy and you can enter up to 5 times.

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AutoSlash's Cheap One-Way Car Rental Guide

cheap one-way rental car

There are times when you may need a one-way car rental, where you rent a vehicle at one location and return it at another. Although once uncommon, almost all rental car companies now offer one-way rentals. In fact, about 13 percent of all AutoSlash rentals are booked as one-ways.

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Resolve Car Rental Damage Claims on the Spot with Hertz

car rental damage claim

Return your rental car with a chipped windshield, fender ding or paint scratch? Here's what's to expect: The rental company will file some form of "Vehicle Incident" or "Condition Change" report when you return the car. Then you leave the rental car location and wait while the rental company assesses how much to charge you—and it will always be much more than just the cost of repair.

But Hertz offers a kinder, gentler solution. When there's minimal damage to a rental vehicle at Hertz, there's frequently an option to quickly resolve the claim at the time of return. A member of the AutoSlash team recently ran over a piece of metal debris on a highway and was able to resolve the issue of a damaged tire for just $40. Try purchasing a tire and having it installed at a local tire shop for 40 bucks.

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Ultimate Guide to Renting a Car for the First Time

First Time Renting A Car? Explore Your Freedom!

Renting a car for the first time can be simultaneously exciting and scary. A car rental opens up a world of possibilities when you travel, but there are some pitfalls you want to avoid. We're here to make sure you feel that sense of adventure without the downside.

For starters, know that simply booking a car reservation is usually a low-risk proposition more akin to booking a hotel room than booking an airline ticket. There are two kinds of rates: Those you pay when you pick up the car and prepaid rates. The first time you rent a car, you will probably feel more comfortable booking a Pay Later rate, which will have no cancellation penalty in case you need to change your plans.

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