Good afternoon everyone, I hope your week is going well. A few weeks ago, I wrote PSA: Rental Car Rates are Sky High, Book ASAP where I talked about the crazy high rental car rates and how I use AutoSlash to find cheaper car rentals. On May 27, I booked 2 rental cars in Lihue and Kona, Hawaii and AutoSlash has already found me rates that are $400 cheaper (after only 2 weeks of searching). In this post, I will show you my rental car savings and share my best practices. For my first rental in Lihue, I booked with Enterprise and the rate was $1,018.59.
Good afternoon everyone, I hope your week is going well. I have a few trips coming up in the next 2-3 months and needed to make 3 rental car reservations. I always start with AutoSlash and see what deals they can find for me. As you may know, there is a rental car shortage around the country and I expected rates to be higher than average, but I was not prepared for the sky high rental car rates (rental car rates are more expensive than airline tickets).
Generally, booking rental cars is the last thing I do when I plan a trip (after booking flights and hotels). Since rental car rates are much higher than normal, I recommend booking rental cars as soon as possible to lock in the cheapest price. Learn from my mistakes and save hundreds of dollars on your next rental car reservation.