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Senate & House Consider Bills To Force Rental Companies To Repair Recalled Cars

Senate & House Consider Bills To Force Rental Companies To Repair Recalled Cars

Rental car companies like Avis and Hertz aren't required to fix recalled vehicles before loaning them to customers. Several years ago, that yielded tragic results for Raechel and Jacqueline Houck, two sisters who were killed after unknowingly renting a recalled car from Enterprise Rent-A-Car. The... read more

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Enterprise Rent-A-Car

Automakers & Auto Dealers Oppose Recall Bill For Rental Cars

For years, advocates have been pushing for legislation that would require rental car companies to fix recalled vehicles before loaning them to customers. The rental car... read more May 24, 2013 by  0

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

Beware: Rental Companies Can Still Rent Recalled Cars -- For Now

Nearly ten years ago, Raechel and Jacqueline Houck were killed in a horrific accident when the Chrysler PT Cruiser they'd rented from Enterprise Rent-A-Car caught fire... read more May 10, 2013 by  0


This Car-Sharing Thing May Be Catching On: Avis Buys Zipcar For $500 Million

If mergers and acquisitions are any indication of future trends, it looks like the car-sharing sector could be on track for massive growth. That's because one of America's... read more January 2, 2013 by  0

A car rendered inoperable by Hurricane Sandy

Rental Cars In Short Supply For Thanksgiving Thanks To Sandy

If you're planning to rent a car for the Thanksgiving drive to grandma's house but haven't yet secured your vehicle, you should shift your search into high gear. News reports... read more November 19, 2012 by  0


Surface Transportation Bill Finally Passes. So, What's In It?

After a long, grueling slog through both houses of Congress, the highly anticipated, two-year surface transportation bill has finally passed. But now that it's been hacked to... read more July 2, 2012 by  0

2011 Nissan Leaf

Curious About Electric Cars? Try Renting One First

When hybrids like the Toyota Prius became commonplace earlier this century, they generated a lot of buzz. And so, Enterprise Holdings added hybrids to its fleets at Alamo... read more June 29, 2012 by  1

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

Enterprise, Avis, Dollar Thrifty Balk At Repairing Recalled Cars

Should rental car companies be required to repair recalled vehicles before loaning or selling them to the public? That may seem like a no-brainer, but according to Detroit... read more June 13, 2012 by  3

Zipcar Facebook app

Zipcar Brings Car Reservations To Facebook

Most of the world's successful companies follow one simple rule: they bring their goods and services directly to consumers, rather than waiting for consumers to come to them... read more October 24, 2011 by  0


Getaround Car-Sharing Service Gains Traction (But We Have Doubts)

A couple of weeks ago, we told you about RelayRides, a car-sharing start-up that lets folks loan out their vehicles to friends and strangers for cold, hard cash. Now, a... read more May 31, 2011 by  2

Smart driving with the Chevrolet Cruze

5 Must-Know Car Rental Tips

The economic downturn may have unintended consequences. Not being able to afford that new, more reliable vehicle means it’s more economical to rent the appropriate car... read more May 27, 2011 by  1

Brake & Gas characters from Hertz ad campaign

Hertz Sweepstakes Offers Free Rentals & A New Chevrolet Camaro SS

Whether you're in the market for a new car or just looking for some weekend R&R, you may want to pay attention to a new promotional campaign from Hertz. The rental car... read more May 5, 2011 by  0

2010 Nissan Altima

Would You Buy A Previous Rental Car?

As a car salesman in a former life, a third of my pre-owned customers refused to consider a car that had been a rental in a former life. They envisioned drivers abusing the... read more April 29, 2011 by  4

OJ Simpson in vintage Hertz ad

Rental Car Customers Are Happier Than They've Been In Three Years

Unless you're a frequent business traveler, you may not think much about rental cars, but rental cars have a huge impact on the auto market. Fleet sales to companies like... read more November 18, 2010 by  0


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