Car Rental Horror Stories

By Gary Stoller, USA TODAY Bob Silvy has a caution for travelers picking up and returning rental cars: Check the vehicle closely or you could be held liable for damage caused by others. Silvy, of Parkville, Mo., just ended a nearly six-month dispute with Thrifty Car Rental, which sent a letter requesting $700 for damage […]

Thrifty Car Rental and Expedia Sign Preferred Partner Agreement

TULSA, Okla., July 31, 2008 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Thrifty Car Rental, a subsidiary of Dollar Thrifty Automotive Group, Inc. , today announced the expansion of its existing relationship with Expedia, Inc. . Under the multi-year agreement, Thrifty Car Rental will join the Expedia(R) Preferred Rental Car Program on Expedia.com(R) and Expedia.ca(TM), where Expedia customers will continue […]

Advantage Rent-A-Car files for Bankruptcy

NEW YORK (Reuters) December 8, 2008 — Car rental chain Advantage Rent-A-Car filed for bankruptcy protection Monday and closed about 40% of its U.S. retail locations, citing a decline in the travel industry. The company said it laid off 440 workers, or almost half its workforce. Advantage said it will continue operating at its remaining […]

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