How to save big bucks on car rentals

The car rental industry has made an art out of the low-advertised-price scam, promoting a bargain rate that neglects to mention mandatory extras. Rent a car at an airport and you may be hit by a truly amazing stack of additional fees.

Besides the rental itself, you could be charged for the airport concession, the rental facility, and even the cars registration. You may find charges for a local civic improvement, a juiced-up local sales tax, and other surcharges, including one levied on frequent fliers.

Those dont even touch the optional extras: insurance, gasoline, additional driver, child seat, toll transponder, and navigation system.

Drivers under 25 may pay a much hig