Worst Rental Car Rip-offs

Car rental companies have a crop of fees and dodgy practices that can cost you hundreds of dollars.

Loyalty Programs

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Choose your rental company based on cost, not on your membership in their loyalty program—especially if you rent infrequently. Loyalty programs are designed primarily to streamline the pick-up process (skip the check-in counter, head straight to your car), not to give you a lower price. They’re great if you’re a frequent business traveler; they’re much less useful if you’re a less frequent leisure traveler.

Worst Rental Car Rip-offs

Loyalty Programs

Choose your rental company based on cost, not on your membership in their loyalty program—especially if you rent infrequently. Loyalty programs are designed primarily to streamline the pick-up process (skip the check-in counter, head straight to your car), not to give you a lower price. They’re great if you’re a frequent business traveler; they’re much less useful if you’re a less frequent leisure traveler.

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