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Finally: House Passes Bill Requiring Rental Companies To Repair Recalled Cars (But It's Not Perfect)

Finally: House Passes Bill Requiring Rental Companies To Repair Recalled Cars (But It's Not Perfect)

The quest to move a multi-year transportation bill through the U.S. Congress met with a bit of success yesterday, as the House of Representatives passed its own version of the legislation. A similar version of the Surface Transportation Reauthorization & Reform Act of 2015 was previously... read more

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Average length of auto rentals by state (via Enterprise)

The Fastest (And Slowest) States For Auto Repair

Having your car repaired after an accident is never fun, but some of the pain can be alleviated by an efficient garage offering speedy service. Believe it or not, such places... read more August 25, 2014 by


 
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J.D. Power: And The Top Car Rental Company In America Is...

No one likes renting a car. Yes, it's nice to have a set of wheels when you're on vacation, but the process of standing in line, uncovering unexpected charges, and debating... read more November 6, 2013 by


 
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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


 
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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


 
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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


 
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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


 
Enterprise Rent-A-Car

Should Rental Companies Be Required To Fix Recalled Cars? (UPDATED)

UPDATED: See below In 2004, Raechel and Jacqueline Houck rented a Chrysler PT Cruiser from Enterprise Rent-A-Car -- a vehicle that had been recalled for a power steering... read more February 24, 2012 by 5


 
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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


 
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Ban Rental of Recalled Cars, Says N.Y. Senator Schumer

New York Senator Charles Schumer is calling for legislation that would ban rental car agencies from releasing cars recalled for safety reasons. That goes counter to a system... read more May 31, 2011 by 0


 
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


 
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Tip: How To Choose A Safe Rental Car

Whether you're renting a vehicle for a family vacation, or you just need a set of wheels to get you from between the airport and a business meeting, shopping purely on price... read more March 14, 2011 by 2


 
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Alert: Some Rental Cars Not Up To Snuff On Safety, Recall Fixes

Car owners who always make safety a priority when shopping for a new vehicle don't always think about it when selecting a rental car at the airport. Why the disconnect? It's... read more March 14, 2011 by 3


 
Zipcar's Scott Griffith and Toyota's Frank Miller with a Toyota Prius PHV

Want To Test Drive A Toyota Prius Plug-In Hybrid? Zip Over To Zipcar

If you follow car news, you already know that automakers around the globe are preparing to launch an array of plug-in vehicles, from hybrids to full EVs. But while many of... read more January 28, 2011 by 3


 

 
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