Tips for Renting a Car – What You Need to Know

If you’ve ever rented a car before, you know the story: You try to do some research online, think you’ve made the right choice, then show up at the rental car depot and start getting upsold on everything from gas to insurance. You try to stay strong, but in the back of your mind you’re always wondering if you made a mistake — and if you’re like us, you’re envisioning unexpected car accidents where you soon find out that every option you turned down would have actually saved your wallet from becoming drained.

Then there’s this little fact. According to a recent study from American Express Global Business, car rental rates may be on the rise in 2014 due to consolidation among car manufacturers. That means a potential rise in car rental prices. This creates a “damned if you do, damned if you don’t” scenario.

Don’t worry, we’ve got some help for you. The first thing to realize is that renting a car with the right features — and that’s affordable — is not that complicated. In fact, it’s a relatively simple process as long as you know some of the basics. Fortunately, has created a really helpful infographic that answers a lot of your basic questions in one spot. It lets you know how to save money on silly tacked-on fees, what to do about insurance, and more.

Check it out and share with a friend or relative who may be in this sitauation.

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