Find a Long-Term Car Rental with Turo

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Need to rent a car for a month or longer? Consider Turo, a peer-to-peer car sharing marketplace that's been likened to an AirBnB for cars. With over 170,000 car listings on Turo, this is a well-established marketplace, not a flash-in-the-pan startup. If you're 21 or older and want to rent a car in the U.S., Canada or Germany, you can use Turo to find car owners willing to rent out their vehicles for as little as a day or to up to a year.

The upsides are impressive. Many people like Turo's non-corporate vibe, where the rental experience feels more like borrowing a car from a friend than renting from a big company. Contracts have a lot less fine print than you get with a traditional rental car company.

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Finding Long-Term Car Rental Deals at the Major Agencies

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Need a car for a month or longer? The good news is that most major rental car companies are more than happy to rent you a vehicle for several months at a time. The bad news? It can be expensive. While most rental companies offer discounted long-term rates and may even include discounted insurance packages, the overall price will likely still be high.

On the positive side, a long-term rental from an agency will be straightforward and relatively risk-free. There will likely be a good selection of well-maintained vehicles. You'll be provided lots of options for add-ons like car insurance and roadside assistance, and you'll have access to 24/7 customer support.

The downsides are that your contract will contain lots of fine print and perhaps a few gotcha charges. Renting from a rental car company also may not be the least expensive option if you opt for insurance and roadside assistance.

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When a Rental Car Company Does a Driver Record Check

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Every rental car company maintains a Do Not Rent list. Landing on that list essentially gets you blackballed from renting from that company. Usually, a renter ends up on a Do Not Rent list after an incident with a rental car, but it can also happen due to a poor driver history in other cars, and the subsequent exclusion may be permanent or temporary.

You'll be asked for your driver's license at the start of the car rental process, primarily for identity verification and ensuring that your license is in good standing. But many rental car companies will also run a driver record check.

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AutoSlash's Cheap One-Way Car Rental Guide

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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

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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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