Tips for renting a car on the cheap

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6 Ways to Save Money on Rental Cars


When you're planning for vacation or business travel, expenses add up quickly. In addition to hotel, airfare, food and souvenirs, you may also need a rental car. And renting a car can add a steep increase to your travel bill. Here are six tips to help you save on your next rental car.

7 Best Rental Cars for Your Summer Vacation


Whether you don't want to put a lot of miles on your family car or are flying and need transportation when you arrive, renting a car makes sense. In the spirit of family getaways as a warm-weather tradition, Bankrate assembled the seven best rental cars for summer vacation.

5 Smart Money Tips to Save When Renting a Car


If you dread renting a car because you feel it's impossible to get a good deal, don't fret. There are ways to get better prices on car rentals and ways to save money on the costs associated with renting a car.

Reducing Car Rental Costs

Bill Hardekopf

If you plan on renting a car during an upcoming summer vacation, using a credit card to pay for it may save you money and provide some increased protection. Here is what you need to know.

Rental Cars for Less

Dollar Stretcher Contributors

"My husband and I are about to retire and hope to do some traveling. We'll probably want to rent a car occasionally. Does anyone have experience on how to reduce the cost of renting a car?"

5 Tips to Minimize Car Rental Fees


With a little education, you can avoid feeling like you've been taken for a ride by car rental firms. These tips can help you outsmart car rental agencies and keep car rental fees to a minimum.

Can You Rent a Car without a Credit Card?


"I'm 25 and have never had a credit card. I'm about to travel and figure I need a Visa in order to rent a car. I have plenty in the bank for this trip and a Visa debit card, but I've heard some travel services require a credit card. What is my best option at this point?"

Frugal Car Rental

Dollar Stretcher Contributors

Don't get taken for a ride by the car rental company! Dollar Stretcher readers share their best tips on renting a car out of town inexpensively.

10 Ways to Save on Rental Cars

Barbara Weddle

Did you know that when renting a car, you can opt to use your own car insurance if you have that type of coverage instead of paying the car rental company for theirs? This one tip alone will save you a small bundle. Here are 9 more ways that you can save!

Do You Need that Rental Car Coverage?

courtesy of MetLife Auto & Home

There's a lot to consider when planning for any trip, and obtaining insurance for a rental vehicle is probably not top of mind for most consumers. However, many become fully aware when they discover that in some instances, rental insurance can cost as much as actually renting the vehicle. But is that rental car coverage really a necessity?

When You're Renting a Car

Dollar Stretcher Contributors

Dollar Stretcher readers offer tips on how to avoid some of the smaller fees that you might encounter when renting a car, such as "extra driver" fees and personal injury protection coverage.

Rental Cars for Less

Gary Foreman

Ah, summertime! Our thoughts turn to travel and vacations. And if you're like many Americans, some of that time will be spent behind the wheel of a rental car. Here's a look at how to get the best deal on rental cars.

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