We recently put together an information page here about skiing in America with regard to hiring a car. David is a regular TripWheels customer who has skied in Breckenridge with his family, for about 20 years, and has very kindly put together some tips, thoughts and suggestions for anyone looking at hiring a car from Denver Airport for a ski trip in Colorado. We are delighted to share that information here. Continue reading
Do I need a credit card to hire a car in the USA? This is a question that we get asked very often and the short answer is yes, you do. In this article we will examine the general facts associated with the use of credit cards and why debit cards are not so useful when using a pre-paid rental voucher to hire your car. Continue reading
The season for planning a USA road trip seems to start every spring. I receive many enquiries each day about car hire starting on one-side of America and ending on the other, or in Las Vegas! In this article I will share a few points to help you discover how to save money on your car hire. Also the best places to start – if you still have a choice… Continue reading
We are delighted to again be awarded Gold Trusted Merchant Status by Feefo, the Global Feedback Engine. Gold status recognises our achievement of a positive feedback rate of 99 – 100% for our service at TripWheels during 2014. This is the second year the awards have been run, and our second year as Gold Trusted Merchants.
Working in the highly competitive US car hire industry we are truly appreciative of all the feedback we receive, and overjoyed that so many of our clients rate our service as Excellent (92%) or Good (7%). Customer Service is at the heart of what we do. A big thank you to all our of clients that have taken the time to fill in the review request following their reservation process.
A recent trip reminded me how easy it can be to avoid excessive fuel charges when you hire a car for your holiday. No-one wants to pay more for fuel than they should, but even worse would be paying twice!
Firstly, be aware of whether or not fuel is included in the cost of your rental. If the initial tank of fuel is included you will be advised to return with an empty fuel tank – and you should not need to worry further. Continue reading
Update: 28/08/14 – This fee no longer applies with immediate effect.
Due to exceptional demand for one-way car hire from the San Francisco area to Southern California and Las Vegas, Dollar and Dollar Thrifty has instated a one-way fee on all rentals from San Francisco, San Jose and Oakland travelling to Los Angeles International Airport, any other location in San Francisco, Ontario airport, Las Vegas, John Wayne Airport, Palm Springs Airport, Burbank Airport or Long Beach of $450.00 USD, payable locally and subject to taxes and fees. This fee applies to all new rentals and will remain in place until further notice.
Washington to Kissimmee Road Trip, part one – to Boone
We had a late flight out of Heathrow, meaning that by the time we landed at Washington Dulles Airport, it was already dark and raining heavily. We stayed the night in the Dulles Marriott hotel, – nothing wrong with it per se, but certainly nothing to justify the price when all you are doing is laying your head on a pillow for a few hours. Continue reading
Florida has over 700 miles of toll roads, bridges and causeways, the most of any US State. These can all be easily navigated by use of the state’s SunPass e-tolling system. All of the rental car companies have signed up to use the e-tolling system in one form or another, to make it easy for their customers to whizz through the toll roads without having to pull off all the time to pay cash. Our separate post discusses which methods are used and how much is charged by the rental car companies for the privilege of using their system. In this post we will look specifically at the physical transponder favoured by Budget in Florida. Continue reading
Alamo has stopped the hire through tour agents, of convertible cars from San Francisco Airport from April 10 2014, right through to September 30 2014. Existing reservations are unaffected by the change. Convertibles are still available through agents for downtown San Francisco locations, Oakland and San Jose airports.
One-Way Fee with National Car Hire changed.
The long standing blanket charge of $250 for a one-way fee, regardless of distance, has now been changed by National Car Hire. The fee has increased to $399 (plus local taxes) effective immediately for all reservations collecting after 1st April 2014. Existing reservations are unaffected by this change.