Personal Finance Advice and Commentary

Saturday, January 05, 2013 6:05 am
By Tara Baukus Mello · Bankrate.com

Renting a car for an hour or two just got easier now that Avis Budget is buying Zipcar.

Wednesday, October 03, 2012 6:00 am
By Tara Baukus Mello · Bankrate.com

New legislation would make it illegal for car rental companies to rent or sell recalled cars until repairs are completed.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011 4:16 pm
By Claes Bell · Bankrate.com

I received an email this week from a rental car industry insider asking me if I had any figures on the percentage of late-model used cars that were originally owned by rental companies. I didn’t have up-to-date numbers for her, but we did eventually get into an interesting discussion about the merits of buying used-cars

Saturday, May 07, 2011 7:00 am
By Claes Bell · Bankrate.com

Gary Stoller at USA Today has a pretty interesting article this week on the price of rental car gasoline. As you probably know, when you return a rental car with a tank that’s not totally full, the rental car company refills the tank, charging you an inflated price for the gas they use. What you