Renting a car in the USA is where it all started. Hertz was one of the first car rental companies in the world founded in Chicago in 1918. Started with a dozen model T cars, the company has blossomed into an industry worth many billions of dollar a year today. The United States is a huge market dominated by many nationally recognized banners as well as many smaller regional players. Our reservation system combines the best of both in a simple to use and compare interface.
Our advice to you when renting a car
At the Airport or?
Watch for price differences between airport and city locations. Airport
authorities charge huge fees to airport car rental operators, who typically pass these costs on to you, the final consumer. Consider taking a bus or taxi to an off airport counter or better yet avoid parking fees and get to your hotel first. Most major cities have good public transport options to a hotel. Spend a few days in the landing city before renting your car.
Book early or?
In the summer months, in certain markets, there are chances that demand will go up. It is safer to plan ahead and ensure you can secure a car. If you are planning a trip in the fall or Spring, you can wait until the last minute to book. Winter months can cause stress on the fleet when car rental operators typically carry less inventory. When in doubt,
Take Insurance or?
Car rental insurance is confusing no matter where in the world you travel to. Insurance laws are different by market, making the matter of how you are covered even more confusing. We recommend you book with a travel site such as ours that offers car rental coverage included in a base price. What better way to start your holiday when you don't have a myriad of insurance questions worrying you at the checkout counter.
Most car rental companies offer extras. We leave it up to each traveler to determine if they really require that Luxury car or 4x4. We do however recommend one extra to avoid. If you plan on traveling with your child, bring your own baby seat. Who knows your baby seat better than you? How to install it? How clean it is? Airlines allow the transportation of baby seats free of charge, allowing you to avoid the insecurity of availability or quality of the baby seat the car rental companies offer.