Car Rental Firms Create Artificial Shortage, Boost Prices

Car rental firms have cut their fleets by almost 15% in the last year, creating an artificial shortage that has helped to raise prices. Inside, a few tips that can help lower the cost of your next car rental…

  • Start Early: The best way to find the best deals from the best locations is to lock in your booking as early as possible.
  • Skip The Airport: Renting from the airport is almost always more expensive than renting in town.
  • Upgrade! Since everyone wants a small, fuel-efficient car, ask for a better deal on a larger, roomier car.
  • Use Independents: Smaller rental firms can sometimes undercut their larger competitors by up to 30%.

These posts can also help you save a few dollars:

The Soaring Cost of Car Rentals [The New York Times]
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