Monthly Archives: December 2010

Helpful Rental Car Safety Tips

When you visit RentaCarNow.com, your first priority is probably to save money on your next rental car reservation. We are ready to help you do just that, but we also want to make sure you have a safe and enjoyable trip, whether you are taking a family vacation or heading out for a business meeting. For whatever reason, travelers tend to let their guard down a little when they are away from home so it’s important to remember a few basic safety tips when you pick up your rental car.

First, take a few minutes to familiarize yourself with and test all the features of your rental car. Find the switch for the windshield wipers and fluid, the headlights, turn signals and locks. Also don’t forget to check where to push for the horn – you’ll be surprised to find it’s not always in the middle of the steering wheel. Also take a minute to check out a map or review the directions leaving the rental car lot so that you can concentrate on driving. It’s also a good idea to make sure you have your cell phone within easy reach, so that if you do get lost you won’t be digging through your baggage looking for your phone. By taking a few minutes to think about safety before you leave the rental car lot you will greatly increase the chances of having a safe and enjoyable trip.

RentACarNow Holiday Specials

Save up to $40 off Hertz Airport Car Rentals

Thank you for shopping with RentACarNow.com during the past year.
We’re thrilled to have you as a customer. To show our appreciation, we’d like to offer you up to $40 off your next Hertz airport car rental through RentACarNow.com.

This offer is valid for Hertz airport car rentals picked up before January 31, 2011. Full terms and conditions for this offer are below.

The promotion code for this offer is: 151034

To redeem this offer, visit RentACarNow.com. The discount will be automatically applied if you use this link.

You can also manually enter 151034 in the “promotion code” field on the checkout screen.

Thank you again for being a valued customer. Have a wonderful holiday season.

- RentACarNow

Terms and Conditions

Advance reservations are required. Subject to availability, this
offer is redeemable at participating Hertz Corporate locations in the
U.S., Canada and Puerto Rico. Modifying your reservation may result in
a change in your rate and/or invalidate this offer. This offer has no
cash value, may not be used with Pre-Pay Rates, Tour Rates or
Insurance Replacement Rates. No other CDP#, certificate, voucher,
offer or promotion applies. Hertz age, driver, credit, weekend and
weekly rate qualifications for the renting location apply. Taxes, tax
reimbursement, age differential charges, fees and optional service
charges, such as refueling, are not included. Discounts apply to time
and mileage charges only. Discounts in local currency on redemption.
Offer valid for vehicle pickup through January 31, 2011.

Helpful Rental Car Safety Tips

When you visit RentaCarNow.com, your first priority is probably to save money on your next rental car reservation. We are ready to help you do just that, but we also want to make sure you have a safe and enjoyable trip, whether you are taking a family vacation or heading out for a business meeting. For whatever reason, travelers tend to let their guard down a little when they are away from home so it’s important to remember a few basic safety tips when you pick up your rental car.

 

First, take a few minutes to familiarize yourself with and test all the features of your rental car. Find the switch for the windshield wipers and fluid, the headlights, turn signals and locks. Also don’t forget to check where to push for the horn – you’ll be surprised to find it’s not always in the middle of the steering wheel. Also take a minute to check out a map or review the directions leaving the rental car lot so that you can concentrate on driving. It’s also a good idea to make sure you have your cell phone within easy reach, so that if you do get lost you won’t be digging through your baggage looking for your phone. By taking a few minutes to think about safety before you leave the rental car lot you will greatly increase the chances of having a safe and enjoyable trip.

Can You Reserve a Rental Car for Someone Else?

One of the more common questions about rental cars is whether you can reserve a car for someone else. The quick answer is yes you can. When you reserve a car at RentaCarNow.com, you generally do not have to provide any credit card information, so that makes it quite easy to rent a car for someone else. However, there are a few things to keep in mind.

First, whoever is going to be picking up and using the car will have to meet the rental car company’s requirements. Some rental car companies will not rent to drivers who are under the age of 25, and having an older driver reserve the car for a younger driver will not get around that problem. Also keep in mind that the driver who picks up the car will need a credit card or debit card to pay for the rental, and that the card must match his or her driver’s license. As long as you keep those things in mind, you’ll have no problem reserving a rental car for someone else.

Can You Reserve a Rental Car for Someone Else?

One of the more common questions about rental cars is whether you can reserve a car for someone else. The quick answer is yes you can. When you reserve a car at RentaCarNow.com, you generally do not have to provide any credit card information, so that makes it quite easy to rent a car for someone else. However, there are a few things to keep in mind.

 

First, whoever is going to be picking up and using the car will have to meet the rental car company’s requirements. Some rental car companies will not rent to drivers who are under the age of 25, and having an older driver reserve the car for a younger driver will not get around that problem. Also keep in mind that the driver who picks up the car will need a credit card or debit card to pay for the rental, and that the card must match his or her driver’s license. As long as you keep those things in mind, you’ll have no problem reserving a rental car for someone else.

How to Rent a Car without a Credit Card

Until fairly recently, it was almost impossible to rent a car without a major credit card. But that has slowly changed, and while it can be a bit of a hassle to rent without a credit card, it can be done. If you don’t have a credit card, the next best option is to use a debit card. Here are a few things to keep in mind.

Most car rental reservations through RentACarNow.com do not require a credit card, but it’s a good idea to check with the car rental vendor ahead of time if you don’t want to pay using a credit card. Most companies will accept a debit card with a Visa or Mastercard logo, but there will often be a hold placed on your account for $200 or more, so be sure you have enough funds available. You are also likely to have more paperwork to fill out at the rental car counter because the rental car companies are usually more thorough in checking ID and insurance if you don’t have a credit card. Be sure to check ahead of time and ask what kind of documentation you will need. Some companies will also perform a credit check. Also, there might be restrictions on what kind of car you can rent with a debit card – they are unlikely to rent you a $40,000 luxury car with a $200 deposit, for obvious reasons. As with many other things, a little advance planning and asking questions ahead of time will go a long way to making renting without a credit card a much smoother process.

How to Rent a Car without a Credit Card

Until fairly recently, it was almost impossible to rent a car without a major credit card. But that has slowly changed, and while it can be a bit of a hassle to rent without a credit card, it can be done. If you don’t have a credit card, the next best option is to use a debit card. Here are a few things to keep in mind.

Most car rental reservations through RentACarNow.com do not require a credit card, but it’s a good idea to check with the car rental vendor ahead of time if you don’t want to pay using a credit card. Most companies will accept a debit card with a Visa or Mastercard logo, but there will often be a hold placed on your account for $200 or more, so be sure you have enough funds available. You are also likely to have more paperwork to fill out at the rental car counter because the rental car companies are usually more thorough in checking ID and insurance if you don’t have a credit card. Be sure to check ahead of time and ask what kind of documentation you will need. Some companies will also perform a credit check. Also, there might be restrictions on what kind of car you can rent with a debit card – they are unlikely to rent you a $40,000 luxury car with a $200 deposit, for obvious reasons. As with many other things, a little advance planning and asking questions ahead of time will go a long way to making renting without a credit card a much smoother process.