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Car rental brokers such as carrentals.com, hotwire.com etc

Bangalore, India
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Car rental brokers such as carrentals.com, hotwire.com etc

Hello,

I plan on hiring a car in USA in the month of July from Nevada and dropping off in SFO. I am a foreign tourist travelling from India. I have been taking a look at several of the big names in the car rental business such as Avis, Hertz, Budget etc. However, all of them seem to be way too expensive than the third party car rental broker companies such as carrentals.com, traveljigsaw,easyclicktrave,holiday autos etc.

Basically, what i dont understand is that , how do the car rental brokers such ascarrentals.com, traveljigsaw,easyclicktrave,holiday autos etc. manage to offer lower rates than what the car rental companies themselves offer on their web sites?

Most of these car rental brokers such ascarrentals.com, traveljigsaw,easyclicktrave,holiday autos etc. also include insurance in their price, which is way cheaper than what say Avis offers.

Do the terms of the insurance vary in both?

I am a foreign tourist thinking of renting a car for 7 days in the month of July. The car prices from the rental companies are very expensive compared to carrentals.com, traveljigsaw,easyclicktrave,holiday autos etc.

Questions:

-How reliable are the car rental brokers such as carrentals.com, traveljigsaw,easyclicktrave,holiday autos etc.

-Which is the best among the car rental broker companies ?

-carrentals.com states that their rates incude one way rental fees too. Is that correct?

Or will i be overcharged at the counter when i drop off?

-I am not sure if the insurance offerred will be adequate enough from traveljigsaw, easyclicktravel since Avis charges 24$ for LDW.

-Also, when you book through carrentals.com, traveljigsaw,easyclicktrave,holiday autos etc. and appear at the car rental counter to pick up your car, i am sure the rental employees try to fool you and see you some insurance. Kindly let me know if any additional insurance is required on top of what is offerred.

Any help would be very much appreciated.

Regards,

Kiran Hegde

Bangalore, India
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1. Re: Car rental brokers such as carrentals.com, hotwire.com etc

Hello,

Is there anyone who can provide me some response?

Thanks,

Kiran Hegde

Irvine, California
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2. Re: Car rental brokers such as carrentals.com, hotwire.com etc

Try posting again on the Las Vegas forum. This forum for all of Nevada gets very few visitors.

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3. Re: Car rental brokers such as carrentals.com, hotwire.com etc

hi Kiran,

I have used travel Jigsaw a few times and they are for real. Basically these are car brokers who gurantee the car rental cos a certain minimum busines i.e. they buy bulk and hence can pass savings. Am in Mumbai if u wish to call. 9867433336

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