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I am going to Los Angeles in june and wanted to find the best price for my car rental and wanted to know any tips to do so. In addition I am under 25 so any ways to get that under age fee waved would be great. thanx
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Re: Car Rentals for Beginners
« Reply #45 on: October 12, 2015, 09:35:27 AM »
I booked a car through chase UR portal. I am not thinking I might end up needing to leave (and return the car) about 12 hours earlier or so. It will actually cost more to rebook using a return date a day earlier. As it is prepaid (i can cancel) is there any reason not to return it early? Any penalty or the like? I can't imagine there is, but hoped someone with more experience can chime in.
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Re: Car Rentals for Beginners
« Reply #46 on: October 12, 2015, 10:14:52 AM »
I booked a car through chase UR portal. I am not thinking I might end up needing to leave (and return the car) about 12 hours earlier or so. It will actually cost more to rebook using a return date a day earlier. As it is prepaid (i can cancel) is there any reason not to return it early? Any penalty or the like? I can't imagine there is, but hoped someone with more experience can chime in.

I'm almost certain there won't be any penalty for just 12 hours earlier.

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Re: Car Rentals for Beginners
« Reply #47 on: October 12, 2015, 10:18:38 AM »
I'm almost certain there won't be any penalty for just 12 hours earlier.
What about up to a day early?
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Re: Car Rentals for Beginners
« Reply #48 on: October 12, 2015, 10:32:56 AM »
What about up to a day early?

On your rental agreement it should say the daily rate and weekly rate, so if let's say you got it on the weekly rate but return it after just a few days, you'll pay the daily rate. (But not if you just return it a few hours early)

Best would be to call the rental location to find out.

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Re: Car Rentals for Beginners
« Reply #49 on: October 12, 2015, 10:49:45 AM »
On your rental agreement it should say the daily rate and weekly rate, so if let's say you got it on the weekly rate but return it after just a few days, you'll pay the daily rate. (But not if you just return it a few hours early)

Best would be to call the rental location to find out.
Thanks. found it in chase's agreement.
"The early return of car rentals is not eligible for a refund."
Looks like there's no issue returning early.
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Re: Car Rentals for Beginners
« Reply #50 on: February 29, 2016, 02:40:49 PM »
Which car rental companies have 12 or 15 pas vans

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Re: Car Rentals for Beginners
« Reply #51 on: February 29, 2016, 03:26:32 PM »

Which car rental companies have 12 or 15 pas vans
the Jewish ones do I believe. Just for wheels definitely has

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Re: Car Rentals for Beginners
« Reply #52 on: February 29, 2016, 03:27:21 PM »
the Jewish ones do I believe. Just for wheels definitely has
Besides for the Jews (wow I sound like an anti-Semite)

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Re: Car Rentals for Beginners
« Reply #53 on: February 29, 2016, 03:55:33 PM »
Besides for the Jews (wow I sound like an anti-Semite)

Doesn't National have?

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Re: Car Rentals for Beginners
« Reply #54 on: February 29, 2016, 04:01:28 PM »
Doesn't National have?
Not full size only mini vans

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Re: Car Rentals for Beginners
« Reply #55 on: February 29, 2016, 06:31:26 PM »
Not full size only mini vans
Really? I remember seeing the full size Ford transit connect on their website. It probably depend on location and possibly corporate code. Also, could be a bug on their new website that it doesn't always show.

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Re: Car Rentals for Beginners
« Reply #56 on: February 29, 2016, 10:11:20 PM »
Really? I remember seeing the full size Ford transit connect on their website. It probably depend on location and possibly corporate code. Also, could be a bug on their new website that it doesn't always show.
Which location did you see it I need it somewhere in NY

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Re: Car Rentals for Beginners
« Reply #57 on: February 29, 2016, 11:45:10 PM »
Which location did you see it I need it somewhere in NY
I can't remember. Maybe FLL. Or maybe Parsipanny NJ. If National has a branch there.

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Re: Car Rentals for Beginners
« Reply #58 on: February 29, 2016, 11:46:29 PM »
Which car rental companies have 12 or 15 pas vans
Avis is having a promo to drive them down from Florida for like $20/day

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Re: Car Rentals for Beginners
« Reply #59 on: February 29, 2016, 11:49:57 PM »
Avis is having a promo to drive them down from Florida for like $20/day
Nah I need NY