Car rental customers are prioritising sanitised vehicles, not discounts

The highest priority for car rental customers during the Covid-19 pandemic is accessing fully sanitised vehicles, new research has revealed.

Robust social distancing measures during handover and the opportunity for contactless vehicle collection are also important.

In contrast, mandatory use of facemasks when using a rental vehicle is much lower down the priorities.

Saving money is also no longer a top priority.

The importance of sanitised vehicles for car rental customers is striking: it scored 9.7 out of 10, almost a full point higher than social distancing measures.

MD of agency Stressfreecarrental, John Charnock, is now urging the car rental industry to focus on these customer concerns by maintaining the highest possible hygiene standards.

He suggests deep-cleaning vehicles after each hire and voluntarily offering contactless vehicle collection.

Mr Charnock praised companies such as Hertz car rental, which has outlined its 15-step process for cleaning and disinfecting car interiors between rentals.

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This Roorkee entrepreneur founded a chauffeur-driven car rental company in moonlighting, rakes Rs 80 Cr turnov

In 2004, former Cisco employee Gaurav Aggarwal decided to fly down from the US to visit his family in his hometown Roorkee. To ensure a hassle-free commute, Gaurav decided to book a cab service beforehand that would ferry him to the quaint Uttarakhand town from the Delhi airport. 

To his astonishment, Gaurav couldn’t find a single reliable online car rental option in the national capital. This gave Gaurav some food for thought, who eventually started a car rental company that would cater to people like him who wish to commute long distances without the knowhow of the city and its surroundings. 

“I was working in the US since 1999, and when I decided to visit my family, I was disappointed to see that even in 2004, we didn’t have these basic services that are reliable and provide quality services and fares. The idea to start a car rental company was

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Several new car rental Amex Offers now available, including Hertz and Avis

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Editor’s note: As the travel industry reopens following COVID-19 shutdowns, TPG suggests that you talk to your doctor, follow health officials’ guidance and research local travel restrictions before booking that next trip. We will be here to help you prepare, whether it is next month or next year.

If you need to rent a car for a socially distant vacation in the next few months and hold an American Express card, listen up: You may be able to save some serious cash on your next trip. Many American Express cardholders have reported they’ve been targeted for even more deep discounts at major car rental companies through the Amex Offers program.

That said, it’s important to note that the 

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How far can I drive a rental car?

You can select unlimited mileage or limited mileage when selecting a rental car, and this determines how far you can drive.

How far can you drive a rental car?

The limit to how many miles you can drive a rental car depends on the mileage allowance you select. Typically you have two options: unlimited mileage or limited mileage, otherwise known as a mileage cap. Unlimited mileage is increasingly common across providers, especially in the United States, and you’ll be able to see if it’s offered when you browse through deals on KAYAK.

Unlimited mileage

If you select an unlimited mileage rental car, the price you pay to drive 10 miles or 1,000 miles is the same – you won’t have to keep track of your mileage allowance or risk paying more. This makes sense for long-distance trips. For example, you could take your unlimited mileage minivan rental across the country

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Which rental car do I need for harsh terrain and climate?

Four-wheel drive and all-wheel drive cars are safe car rental choices for your ski trip, but two smaller two wheel drive cars will also suit most trips.

Does my rental car need winter tires or snow chains? Do I need a four-wheel drive car for rough terrain and cold climate?

Driving off road with mud and rain in Scotland.

When you’re renting a car for unusual terrain or you know you’ll be facing extreme conditions, it pays to know more about certain car types and accessories. For example, you may be gearing up for a ski trip, so you may need four-wheel drive, or a ski rack, or even winter tires and snow chains. Renting a car for a ski trip or any winter road trip that requires special planning doesn’t have to be complicated as long as you know the basics.

Renting a four-wheel drive or all-wheel drive car

The first car you might think of for a

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UAE’s leading exotic car rental group partners with New York’s Software Design Company Napollo to offer advanced technology products to Arab World

This simple and easy to use marketplace will be designed and developed by Napollo’s top Business & IT experts comprising of PHD’s from Germany and Research Faculty from world’s leading universities. Partnership will deliver most cost effective and reliable solutions for exotic car companies overcome their day to day challenges in providing fast and effective service to their high-end customers.  

XCAR has the vision to simplify & automate the complete user experience from booking to drive the luxury cars in UAE & solve the real-world challenges of rental companies through creating this new market place.

“The search for a luxury car is filled with high expectations. Undoubtedly, there are many cars which you are dreaming and cannot drive in affordable way, but XCAR has the vision to fulfil all your luxury car rental needs by offering promotions and deals to rent any kind of vehicle through only one name in

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8 cars sold by car rental agencies with the greatest savings

  • Car search engine and automotive research firm iSeeCars has compiled a list of the best used cars to buy from car rental agencies based on potential savings.
  • On average, car rental agencies like Hertz — which recently filed for bankruptcy and is now selling off some of its inventory — offer better deals than online and local dealerships, according to data compiled by iSeeCars.
  • The Chevrolet Silverado 1500 pickup truck has the greatest savings opportunities of any model at car rental companies, with an average of 6.6% in savings, or about $2,016.
  • Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories.

Car search engine and automotive research firm iSeeCars has compiled a list of the 8 best used cars to buy from car rental agencies based on potential savings opportunities.

Used car prices have skyrocketed amid the pandemic as new car inventories have decreased while demand for cars has increased, according to

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Study shows rental car agencies may have the best deals on used cars

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Used car prices are near all-time highs, but a new report suggests there is an often-overlooked source where consumers might get a better deal.

The analysis from automotive search engine shows that while auto dealers continue to mark up the price of a previously owned car, buying from rental car agencies that normally retire a vehicle after three years or less can actually save you money.

“As contact-free online dealers have gained popularity as a safe alternative to traditional dealerships, and as struggling car rental companies unload their inventory, consumers might be considering these alternatives to traditional brick and mortar dealerships,” said iSeeCars Executive Analyst Karl Brauer. “It’s important that used car shoppers compare prices across these types of dealers if they want to get the best deal possible on a used car.”

As ConsumerAffairs reported back in June, Hertz, which declared bankruptcy

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Rental car tips: How to find the best prices during covid-19

For many Americans, embarking on road trips has been a way to keep traveling during the pandemic. And if you’re not a car owner, now may be a good time to rent one.

According to data from, a car-rental comparison engine, road trip travel is up, but the travel industry as a whole is still hurting. As a result, rental car rates in the United States are down by between 15 and 40 percent, depending on the region.

Unlike airplane tickets that can change in price by the minute, the price of renting a car isn’t a mystery.

“Between now and Christmas, your flight might change a hundred times,” says Liana Corwin, the travel expert for Hopper, the flight and hotel booking app. “With car rentals, they’re a little bit more static.”

While renting a car isn’t complicated, there is legwork to get the best deal. Here are tips

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Traditional, online, or rental: Which dealer type offers best used-car deal?

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Used-car prices are up. Consumers have multiple sources to choose from for buying a used car. In that environment, consumers should examine all their options when trying to save money and find the best deal on a used vehicle.

To help, car search engine conducted a study analyzing more than 8.5 million used-car sales across the three dealer types: traditional local dealerships: virtual dealerships, and rental car companies.

The result? iSeeCars found the greatest savings — with an average of 1.6%, or $303 — came consistently from rental car dealers. The study found that local dealerships are priced close to market value.

Virtual dealerships, the study found, are priced above market value.

“Because rental car companies buy their cars at a high volume and at a discounted rate, they’re able to sell these vehicles for less to consumers, and they price the vehicles to sell in

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