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Crossing the Golden Gate Bridge in a Rental Car

On my recent trip to San Francisco, I rented from my usual place, Alamo, and drove off.  As I picked up everyone else, I suddenly remembered something.  The Golden Gate Bridge does not take cash and my car didn’t have a Toll Pass. Luckily, there’s a solution for that. You are ...

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Expedia No Longer Offering No Deductible Rental Insurance

A reader just commented that they were unable to find Expedia’s no-deductible rental insurance on their website–and it appears they’ve gotten rid of that benefit.  In May, I wrote about their new no-deductible option.  Apparently, it ended up being short-lived (for whatever reason). Now, while the rental insurance is the ...

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Another Reason to Get Collision Coverage When Renting

I just wrote about Expedia’s new $0 deductible cheap collision rental car coverage. And watching an episode of Mythbusters reminded me of why it was so important. This wasn’t the overall point of the episode–but during it, when parking, a lot of their subjects tapped the car next to them ...

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Why I Like Alamo Better Than Other Rental Cars

I hear a lot of love for Avis, Silvercar and National.  But despite my status with National, Alamo is actually my favorite rental car company.  And here’s why. 1. They tend to have cheaper rates than most of the big players. Advantage might have better rates than Alamo, but for ...

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