Worst Rental Car Rip-offs

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

Prepaid Gas Option

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Don’t accept the prepaid gas option. If you do, any gas you leave in the tank is like money in the agency’s pocket. Unless you really think you can coast into the car lot on fumes, chances are good that there will be gas in the tank when you return the car. Choose instead the option that requires you to return the car with a full tank. You’ll usually find gas stations near the rental lot where you can fill up.

Worst Rental Car Rip-offs

Prepaid Gas Option

Don’t accept the prepaid gas option. If you do, any gas you leave in the tank is like money in the agency’s pocket. Unless you really think you can coast into the car lot on fumes, chances are good that there will be gas in the tank when you return the car. Choose instead the option that requires you to return the car with a full tank. You’ll usually find gas stations near the rental lot where you can fill up.

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