My Partner & I are looking at renting a car in Dallas early August through til the end of Sept. We have a few questions & so far the rental companies are all saying just use the on line form & ignoring my q's. I'm hoping someone out there either works for a car hire firm & will help us out or has done a similar trip. Ringing the hire co's is an option but an expensive one given we're in Australia :-)
Does anyone have an opinion on which company would do the best deal on a one way hire for that length of time? I had hoped given the extended nature of our plans they'd negotiate but so far that's not happened.
Our plan is to drive along the pan handle, all over Florida & then head north meandering though Ga, NC, V, DC, NYC etc on up through Boston to Montreal, Niagra Falls & probably end up in Chicago via Detroit. The end point depends on how long we decide to stay in each place as we get to it.
I know we'll be up for a one way fee of about $500 but will there be more charges if we nominate an end point & it changes? The end date will remain the same we're just not sure where we'll get to.
We also need some advise re the pre-paid tolls which they charge out at about $10 per day. That works out to about $500, are we likely to get good value for that? We have no clues re toll roads. We'll have GPS so presumably we can set that to avoid toll roads but is it practical to do so?