Here are some tips to get the best deals on rental cars.
Shop Around. Don’t just call one company and pay whatever price they ask. To get the best price, comparison shop. Expedia is a good site to check prices for multiple rental car companies.
Lowball Your Own Price. During non-peak season, you will probably get the best deal by using the Name Your Own Price feature on Priceline. Remember to make your first bid low, since you can raise it later.
Insurance. Your rental car might be insured by your auto insurance policy or your credit card. If so, don’t pay for the rental company’s rip-off insurance.
Expensive Gas. Don’t go for any of the rental company’s gas schemes. Some of them seem like a good deal at first – but they are always a ripoff. Fill the tank yourself before you return the car.