Have You Heard of These New Ways To Rent A Car?

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Renting a car used to be such a hassle. Restrictions and outright gouging rates often frustrated travelers and drained the budget. Not any more. The web has offered up whole new ways of renting cars. Here are some of the brightest ideas…
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New Ways To Rent A Car

Silvercar: Book an Audi A4 through a retail outlet, mobile app or over the web. The cars are all over the US and come equipped with GPS Nav, Bluetooth and Wi-fi. The one catch? You can rent any color you want, as long as it’s silver…
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New Ways To Rent A Car

Sixt: What’s so different about this company? They’re a European upstart trying to crack the US market. Usually, that means INSANE savings to highly qualified renters. But, so far, they’re only in major metropolitan areas…
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New Ways To Rent A Car

FlightCar: This company doesn’t have retail outlets. You pick up your car from the airport after a previous renter leaves it behind by entering a unique and changing entry keycode. Abusive renters have to pay a fee if they don’t gas up or leave the car in less than good shape, so expect a dinger every now and then…
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New Ways To Rent A Car

RelayRides: This is something fairly new and is similar to AirBNB in the housing market. Car owners actually rent out their vehicles to applicants when they’re not in use. Just search your target city for participants and close the deal. Try not to sleepover though…
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New Ways To Rent A Car

Getaround: Similar to RelayRides, car owners offer up their vehicles to renters at hourly or daily rates. The twist? You can be as young as 19 and, as long as you have a valid Facebook account (for an extra layer of identity proof) you can close the deal. Finally, Facebook is good for SOMETHING…
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New Ways To Rent A Car

Zipcar: The concept is similar to joining Sam’s Club or Costco. Pay a monthly or discounted annual fee and you’re able to choose from a gigantic pool of car owners “lending” out their vehicles by the hour or the day. One advantage tp Zipcar is the wide variety of vehicles available, including vans and even small trucks.
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New Ways To Rent A Car

Turo: Actually an offshoot of RelayRides, Turo offers up the option of longer rides, even as far as cross-country and back, by mapping out a trip and allowing customers to “tag” each other nationwide. What’s better than leaving NYC in a Town Car and arriving in LA in a Mustang?
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New Ways To Rent A Car

Take advantage of travel discount sites for the best deals. When booking vacations, sites like Kayak and Priceline often give you bundled rates on car rentals. But, they’ll often offer similar discounts for just car rentals alone.
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Pre-pay: Lots of times, you know exactly where you’re going when you rent a car and stick to the routine. Consider a “Pre-pay” option which locks you into rates, gas consumption and mileage. Drivers regularly report savings of up to 30% and, even if you go off the track (not literally, hopefully) you can still wind up paying a lot less for just your usage.
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