Has anyone rented from the Hertz at the airport. I can get a very good deal through Delta with Sky Miles awarded but I read a few negatives at TripAdvisor. Really nervous about arbitrary charges, unfounded damage claims, the insurance, etc. Staying at Secrets Aura so I would hope the vehicle will be safe there overnight(s). Want to explore the East coast and the rest of the island so a taxi would get very expensive. Please adise
Posted 04 February 2014 - 04:38 PM
Posted 04 February 2014 - 06:07 PM
All of the name brand car rental agencies are the same, completely independently owned franchises. They pay bucks for you to be able to do online reservations with the false assumption of the same benefits one might expect in the States or Canada. Wrong. There's some great deals and discounts booking online, sometimes $75 dollars a week or less. But you're a fool if you fail to purchase insurance which will run minimally $25 dollars a day or more. Typical rental rate is well below the insurance cost.
You must purchase liability which should be disclosed in the reservation process. If you fail to purchase the additional collision you still risk a life changing event if ever involved in an at fault accident. Heaven forbid, but if at fault in an accident with injuries, you additionally can expect to pay for lost wages which no insurance will cover. Remember any alcohol consumption will invalidate any insurance regardless of what your blood alcohol reading may be. Various agencies will sell you or include full insurance with zero deductible. Some choose to rent from Isis whose insurance is 10% deductible. It may not cover problems with tires or stolen back seats, but fine for minor dents and scrapes.
I wouldn't give too much weight to reviews on TA, but they do provide good food for thought. Good quick thinking on your feet Freezin' Canuck for the one day rental. I don't mind paying too much for just a single day, there is the factor on convenience. And I like John too.
Posted 04 February 2014 - 06:57 PM
Posted 05 February 2014 - 05:24 AM
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