Flying into a city during the week car rentals can be expensive, especially at the airport. I needed a four day rental, and the came out to about $300. Discount codes that I’m actually eligible for weren’t really bringing this down.
Now, I find that I do quite well renting cars via Hotwire.com. You’re guaranteed an on-airport major rental company, they tell you the price just not which company until you’ve completed the purchase. The only downside is it’s prepaid, non-refundable. I’m fairly allergic to prepaid rates until very close to travel.
Instead I booked the best rate I could find on a midsize car, which happened to be from Avis.
And I fed the confirmation number into AutoSlash.com.
About a week passed and I got an email from them:
I clicked through to rebook the car, although given the savings I decided to spring for a larger vehicle.
Shortly after clicking through to rebook, they found another lower rate, again via Avis.
Simple. The lazy, easy, lucrative way to book rental cars. Book something that matches your needs and as long as you’re more than days out from the rental you can let AutoSlash do the work to find you better pricing.