Hertz Error Inspires New Segment On Conan

An unfortunate pricing error on Hertz' US website has inspired a new segment on Conan O'Briens late night show on TBS. 

It seems that the show's Executive Producer Jeff Ross, a self-professed long-time repeat client of Hertz and a Hertz Gold Plus member for more than 10 years, recently tried to rent a car for a trip to Florida. When checking the price for a one-day rental of a Premium size car (by the way Hertz, since when is a Chevrolet Impala a Premium car?), this is what he was quoted.

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Conan Gets Resolution From Hertz For Pricing Error

It didn't take long for Hertz to respond to Conan O'Brien calling them out on his late night show for an obvious pricing error on their US website that no-one would admit was an error. 

On his show on Monday night, Conan introduced a new segment inspired by an experience that Executive Producer Jeff Ross had encountered with Hertz. In case you missed it, here is Monday's Ross Wronged video.

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How To Submit A Review On Rental Car Reviews

Why are our reviews different?

Writing a review on RentalCarReviews.com is slightly different to any other site that we know of who provide reviews for Car Hire and Car Rental. Let me explain how our site is set up, why it was done this way and what steps you need to take to write a review.

We ask for reviews of individual locations to provide greater clarity for future renters and for the car rental companies being reviewed. We currently have over 23,000 locations globally available to be reviewed.

What this means that when you submit a review on RentalCarReviews.com, you are not writing one (for example) for Avis, or for Avis USA or even for Avis Florida. You are writing a review for the Avis location at Orlando Airport specifically.

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Hertz Leader Named to the OUTstanding & Financial Times Top 100 Leading LGBT Executives List

Brian Casebolt, Vice President of Merchandising and Ancillary Revenue at Hertz has been named at number 85 on a list of the 'Top 100 Leading LGBT Executives' globally.

The list is compiled by OUTstanding, a not-for-profit professional network for LGBT executives and their allies and published in association with the UK-based Financial Times.

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Guide to Renting & Driving in Spain

Renting a car makes rural Spain accessible to the traveler. Having your own car affords you far more flexibility and freedom as you travel throughout the countryside of northern and western Spain or between cities. Within the major cities, you may find the metro or bus system sufficient and, arguably, more convenient. Travelers may find the best way to travel in Spain is a combination of public transportation and rental car.

Car rentals are affordable and will be similar to rates in the United States on average however they vary wildly based on the season. In off season, you can often rent a small car for a week for less than $100 USD in resort areas. Summer and school holidays are a very different story with prices often increasing by around 200% and more - generally, cost will be lower the earlier you book a car. Most major rental companies have a presence at airports and city centers. You can also choose to rent from one of many smaller companies and may find this even more affordable. The added expense of gasoline, insurance, and tolls should be factored in. It will be required that you purchase liability insurance and advisable to also add on additional insurance. Expect your rental car to be a manual transmission. If you need to rent an automatic transmission car, plan on making a reservation far ahead of when you actually need the car.

Although anyone over 18 with a license is able to drive in Spain, you  may find companies will only rent to those over 21. While a US driver’s license is valid in Spain, it is advisable to pay the small fee and get an International Driver’s Permit. This option is available from the American Automobile Association and is an excellent idea as you travel throughout Europe and elsewhere.

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Child Seat Rules and Penalties in the UK

Sixt Car Rental have launched a campaign to educate consumers regarding the rules and regulations of child safety seat use in vehicles in the UK.

“It is estimated by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and the Seat Check campaign that 7 out of 10 of car seats on the UK are not installed correctly.”

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Airport Car Rental - What You Need to Know

If you’re planning to pick up or drop off your next car rental at the airport there are a few things you should know before you head on your way.

Some car rental offices are located inside the airport terminal while others are located off premise. The fleet of rental cars is generally located either in a lot attached to the airport or a shuttle-ride away in a satellite lot.

For large international airports with multiple terminals, it’s important to reserve your rental car in the terminal you will be traveling through, you don’t want to hike all over the airport if you can help it. Many terminals operate independently so if you reserved your car in terminal one that’s where you will need to go to sign documents and pick up your car. Car rental counters are typically located near the baggage claim area and posted signs will guide you to your destination.

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Weekly Car Rental News Roundup

Our Weekly Car Rental and Car Hire News Roundup is out for this Monday, March 14th 2016. This week's headlines:

► Running the Car Rental Agreement Gantlet. ► Under the microscope: daily rental charges. ► Hertz Global Holdings Appoints Robert Barton as Senior Vice President, Global Franchise Operations. ► These are the most complained-about companies - and here’s what we do with them. ► Lucky driver escapes Lincoln speeding fine - because his hire car was 140 MILES away. ► Travel Agents Reveal Early 2016’s Hottest Destinations. ► Pipe bombs found in stolen vehicle in Phoenix traffic stop. ► New Free Car Rental Service WaiveCar Arrives In California. ► Google's New Mobile Tool Lets You Compare Destinations by Price. ► Avis agent saves passenger's life at Jacksonville International Airport. ► 4 things to know when renting a car with a debit card. ► Fly into Florida and drive home with a deal. ► 7 Tips to Maximize a Short Trip. ► Fancy a Porsche or Harley Davidsons? You can rent them now in Hyderabad India! ► Saudi Arabian citizens cry foul as car rental prices shoot up. ► Kill It With Tech: 8 Tools To Rid Your Travels Of Jet Lag. ► No Class Cert in Dollar Rental Car Add-On Class Action. ► New reviews for Silvercar at Austin Bergstom International Airport in Texas, Avis at Moorea in French Polynesia, Budget in Eindhoven Netherlands, Avis at Tel Aviv Airport in Israel, Budget at Fort Lauderdale Airport in Florida, Budget at Montevideo Carrasco International Airport in Uruguay, Goldcar at Pisa Galileo Galilei Airport in Italy and many more.

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Finally! US House Passes Car Rental Recall Bill

Lawmakers in the US might finally after years of back and forth, pass legislation requiring car rental companies to repair cars subject to a safety recall before they rent them out.

Numerous attempts to pass laws about this have failed previously. 

The first was named the Raechel and Jacqueline Houck Safe Rental Car Act of 2011. It failed to make the cut in a massive transportation bill that was approved in 2012 before it was re-introduced in May of 2013. It came about following the deaths of Raechel and Jacqueline Houck in a 2004 wreck.

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Lowest Gas Prices In A Decade For Labor Day Road Trippers

More than 30 million road trippers will enjoy the lowest gas prices in more than a decade when they hit the highway on this Labor Day long weekend.

It's estimated that 35.5 million US travelers will venture 50 or more miles from home this weekend. The traditional end of summer holiday weekend will see 2.6 million people flying (some of which will rent a car on arrival to continue to their final destination), 2.4 million taking a train, bus or a cruise and the rest hitting the road. This will be the highest number of Labor Day travelers since 2008 and a 1% increase from last year.

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