Have ALL car rental companies started this?

Old Oct 20th, 2011, 05:56 PM
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Have ALL car rental companies started this?

i have just noticed that Avis no longer includes road service in their rentals. It is an "add-on" at $6 (Cincinnati off site) -$13 ( SF) /day.

I haven't had time to compare, but does anyone know if ALL companies are now putting this as an optional chargeable service? Just curious
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Old Oct 20th, 2011, 06:12 PM
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hmm,
So what are you supposed to do with the car if you don't have the roadside service? I wonder what they think the renter is responsible for? Lets say something major like transmission or something minor like a tire that is not repairable(blown tire, not just a flat).
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Old Oct 20th, 2011, 06:54 PM
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I never gave thought to this because I have AAA which I hope applies whenever I drive.
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Old Oct 20th, 2011, 06:57 PM
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Same here ^^^^ As far as I know, AAA covers you, not your car, so you are covered no matter what you are driving, be it a rental, a friend's car, etc.
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Old Oct 20th, 2011, 08:06 PM
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Basically if you don't have roadside assistence, they aren't responsible for coming to get you and the car if you get a flat tire or have a breakdown.
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Old Oct 20th, 2011, 11:31 PM
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They're learning from the airlines.
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Old Oct 21st, 2011, 07:03 AM
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Sometimes they don't even include "counter service" in the rental rate. Alamo charged me $6 per day "facility fee" which they explain is a fee to recoup the cost of renting their space at the airport.
I'll bet they recoup that amount about six times over in the course of a year.

Allegiant Air charges a fee of $17 per ticket for booking online!
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Old Oct 21st, 2011, 04:57 PM
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***I never gave thought to this because I have AAA which I hope applies whenever I drive.***

It does. Speaking from experience.
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Old Oct 21st, 2011, 06:06 PM
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Yes AAA covers you. I one time used it for a coworker who got a flat tire. I never was a passenger in her car but they never knew that.

I also one time didn't have to pay a charge for a second driver because I had AAA.
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