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U.S. Rental Car Rates Appear to Have Dropped -- Re-Price Your Reservation

I'm picking up a rental car from Enterprise here in Washington DC this week for a trip to see my family. The original one-week rental (reserved a few months ago) was priced at $575. I've just checked and the going rate is now $430, so I've made a new reservation and canceled the old one.

If you have an impending reservation, check to see whether you can get a better rate now.

Posted by
3048 posts

Good to check. We checked our Kauai rental for next month recently and they still are very limited on cars and the price is $$ more than we reserved months ago but we keep checking.

Posted by
10921 posts

Thanks for reminding me to check. I just rebooked an existing reservation for about $300 less.

Posted by
38 posts

This happened to me twice over the summer. I had booked cars in spring. When I had trouble changing one of the reservations on line I looked into just cancelling it and booking another and saved hundreds.

Posted by
4203 posts

Mona, in Kauai, we are going to give Turo a try unless car rental prices go down. Hawaii is considered one of the worst for rental car prices right now.

Posted by
2314 posts

And re-check with other companies. For my fall US road trip, I found a rate 2/3 the cost of the one I had earlier found with a different company. For a 3 week rental, it was real money.