Booking online is a headache. How can I get the best deal without heaving my laptop out the window?
We feel your pain— the jumble of results thatHertz returned when I searched for rental locations in the District included a military base and a private airfield.
For ease of navigation, Avis gets the gold star. But don’t let a hard-to-navigateWeb site deter you. Company sites are full of ways to save extra.
Enroll in the free Avis Preferred service to save your booking information and skip lines at rental locations. The site’s Deals page offers discounts, such as 30 percent off a weekend rental.
Sign up for Budget’s weekly Hot Deals e-mail and check the site’s Last-Minute Deals page regularly. There’s a free iGoogle gadget with top rental deals for cities of your choice.
Join Dollar Express, which is like Avis Preferred. Check the site’s Specials page, sign up for e-mails and don’t miss out on specials that offer a fewdollars off or inexpensive upgrades.
Sign up for Enterprise Plus. It saves your booking info and offers e-mail specials.
The freeHertz #1 Club saves profile information and offers discounts and upgrades via email.