Make Sure You Don’t Pay Extra for an Optional Upgrade

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Rental car companies are generally pretty good about having the right car on the rental lot for every reservation, however, they are not perfect. There will be times when you get to the rental counter and the class of car you reserved is not available, but in some situations the rental agent might not be completely forthcoming about that. Let’s say you have reserved a mid-size car and they are all out. When you go to pick up the car, they might offer you an upgrade to a full-size or luxury car for “just a few dollars more.” While it might be tempting to accept that, it’s usually a good idea to decline.

Here’s why. If they don’t have the class of car available that you reserved, they can’t charge you more for a higher class just because they ran out of cars. So if you decline the upgrade that they offer, you very well might end up with it anyway, but at the same price as the lower class of car you reserved. So next time you get offered an upgrade, just say you are happy with what you reserved and see what happens. After all, you’ve already saved a bundle by reserving your car at RentaCarNow.com so there’s no reason to pay more when you get to the counter.

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