Travel blacklists: Turning tables on the industry

Maybe you’ve heard about Jason Puerner, or someone like him. Puerner, a transportation planner from Lakewood, Colo., says he recently rented a Chevrolet Cruze with a pre-existing scratch from Enterprise. After returning the vehicle, he refused to cough up $412 for repairs and ended up on the company’s infamous “Do Not Rent” list.

Why would I need a U.K. driver’s license to rent a car in Florida?

When Keith Montgomery went to pick up his rental car in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., he had his driver’s license handy. But the rental car facility refused to rent him the car for which he’d prepaid, and forced him to pay for a new rental car. That’s because Montgomery is a dual U.S.-U.K. national who lives in London, and he needed his British driver’s license, which he didn’t have available.

Am I responsible for maintaining the fluids in my rental car?

Doesn’t a renter have a reasonable expectation that fluids have been topped off before each rental? Isn’t the fact that someone else deals with maintenance part of the enjoyment of a vacation rental car? Is there a difference here between what the rental car contract may say and what the right thing is for the rental car company to do in this situation? Do rental car customers have a right to assume that routine maintenance has been performed on the car they’re receiving?

Blacklisted by Enterprise after false rental car theft accusation

When Tricia Creta drove her rental car away from Enterprise’s lot last year, she wasn’t expecting to be told to bring it back. After all, she’d signed her contract and paid for the car just as she’d done on several previous occasions. But Creta’s experience reached a shocking new low in car rental customer service.

She refused to pay diminished value – here’s why you should, too

When Peggy Smith rented from Budget in Salt Lake City last October, she had a little fender bender. As Smith admits, it was a single car accident and she wasn’t hurt. She reported the accident to police because she thought the rental car coverage provided by her American Express card would cover the damage.

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