I just realized I’ve never made AutoSlash Travel Website of the Week. That’s obviously an oversight on my part since it’s definitely one of best place to find the cheapest rental cars. It’s simple to use, too: You input your pick-up and drop-off locations, dates, and times and then select your vehicle type. It will then ask you to indicate if you are a member of any of these organizations: AAA/CAA, AARP, Entertainment Book, USAA, or warehouse clubs like BJ’s or Costco. (Note: Don’t lie if you’re not a member since rental companies can ask for proof at the rental counter and if you’re not, your price will jump.)
The final step is inputting your name and email since that’s how they send you the quote. The site lays it out: “Why do we need your email address? In 30 minutes or less you’ll receive a quote via email with the best discounted rates we can find for your rental. Don’t worry, we’ll never sell, share, or use your email address for anything other than letting you know what deals we found.” Every time I’ve used it the email has arrived within 15 minutes with a link that goes to a page that lists all the car companies, places to book (usually Priceline) and prices.
What I love about AutoSlash is that they’re never done, as the system will continue to re-price your rental multiple times a day. If they find a better deal, they’ll automatically rebook you. And the best part: The site is free!
Good to know: Reservations booked through third-party sites like Priceline that they refer you to aren’t automatically tracked for lower-price alerts. So after you book your reservation, be sure you send them your new reservation details through autoslash.com/track so they can continue to monitor your new reservation and alert you if the price drops even more. You can even use this service if you already have a car rental booked through another source.
Have you used AutoSlash? What’s been your experience? Do you have a better site for renting cars?
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