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Buffalo, NY
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Buffalo car rental information

Pick-up locationBuffalo
Rental locations19
Airport locations10

Buffalo car rental reviews and directory

From $73/dayRated #1
Alamo
Best rated
8.7 Excellent (111 reviews)
1 location in Buffalo
Alamo
Locations in Buffalo
4200 Genesee St-buffalo Airprt+1 833 813 5268
Monday06:00 - 23:00
Tuesday06:00 - 23:00
Wednesday06:00 - 23:00
Thursday06:00 - 23:00
Friday06:00 - 23:00
Saturday06:00 - 23:00
Sunday06:00 - 23:00
  • 8.8
  • 8.8
  • 8.7
  • 8.9
  • 8.4
Recent reviews
7.6 GoodSep 11 2020
Cons: Upfront about all charges (all taxes & 11% recovery fee)
9.6 ExcellentAug 11 2020
Pros: Super friendly and fast at both pick-up and drop-offCons: Nothing
6.0 GoodMay 25 2020
Cons: The is car is terrible shape
10.0 ExcellentFeb 11 2020
Pros: 4wd offering in buffalo in the winter
10.0 ExcellentJan 28 2020
Pros: Being this was my very first experience using Alamo, I was impressed with the ease of reserving, picking up, and returning a rental. Every staff member I encountered was professional, helpful, and courteous. The initial price of the rental was better than I had expected. I look forward to using Alamo again!Cons: The initial payent of the rental was low, but he final payment upon return was $20 more because we forgot to fill the tank! Overall our rental experience was excellent! My advice: be sure to gas up before returning the vehicle!
9.2 ExcellentJan 24 2020
Cons: Only suggestion / request would be to have the windows cleaned before rental. They were covered with the road salt solution which created a lot of glare from headlights at night. Not being used to the vehicle or the location, it was bit of a driving hazard.
8.4 ExcellentJan 6 2020
Pros: Rental process was quick and easy. Overall cost was very reasonable. Drop off was quick and convenient. I would definitely rent through Kayak again.Cons: Cleanliness of vehicle interior could have been better.
10.0 ExcellentDec 25 2019
Pros: Staff was friendly and helpful. Price of vehicle was unbeatable.Cons: No complaints
10.0 ExcellentDec 10 2019
Pros: Yes. Very friendly and responsive to a problem I had.Cons: No ideas for improvements
10.0 ExcellentDec 10 2019
Pros: Pick up was easy and very fast.Cons: At drop off, there was a discrepancy with the bill amount. We were overcharged. The clerk handled it efficiently and fairly.
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From $43/dayRated #2
Hertz
7.4 Good (360 reviews)
6 locations in Buffalo
Hertz
Locations in Buffalo
290 South Park Ave+1 716 858 4367
Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
369 Niagara Street+1 716 854 0283
Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
3780 Sheridan Drive+1 716 836 0764
Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
4195 Genesee St+1 716 630 6556
Monday07:30 - 18:00
Tuesday07:30 - 18:00
Wednesday07:30 - 18:00
Thursday07:30 - 18:00
Friday07:30 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
4200 Genesee St+1 716 632 4774
Monday07:00 - 22:00
Tuesday07:00 - 22:00
Wednesday07:00 - 22:00
Thursday07:00 - 22:00
Friday07:00 - 22:00
Saturday07:00 - 22:00
Sunday07:00 - 22:00
538 Pearl Street+1 716 854 0283
Monday07:30 - 18:00
Tuesday07:30 - 18:00
Wednesday07:30 - 18:00
Thursday07:30 - 18:00
Friday07:30 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
  • 7.7
  • 7.7
  • 7.3
  • 7
  • 7.4
Recent reviews
4.0 OkayJun 8 2021
Cons: The car makes a loud noise when turning left (this should’ve been reported by the previous renter). The interior smelled like marijuana upon pickup, had to drive with windows down the whole time.
6.0 GoodJun 4 2021
Pros: fast picking up the carCons: the car smelled gross inside... didn't have many features... basic package... also they uncharged me for $40 gas tank when I only drove 1/2 a tank... scammy
10.0 ExcellentMay 14 2021
Pros: Staff was very friendly and helpful and the drop off was super easy, the car was comfortable and clean.Cons: Would have been nice upon renting to have been told about toll road options.
10.0 ExcellentMay 3 2021
Pros: Easy navigation of the site. I rented the ‘dealer’s choice’ and was totally pleased. Check in and check out were flawless. The staff on both were kind and courteous. Very pleased with my experience.Cons: No comment here. Had a very good experience.
2.0 MediocreFeb 17 2021
Pros: I need a refund of my money they never rented me the carCons: I need a refund of my money they never rented me the car
10.0 ExcellentFeb 16 2021
Pros: Staff was friendly. Service was quick and vehicle was great!!
10.0 ExcellentDec 14 2020
Pros: YESCons: NOTHING ,STAFF WAS VERY FRIENDLY AND HELPFUL
3.6 MediocreOct 26 2020
Pros: Pickup and drop off went fine.Cons: The seats were awful. The reason I rented the Full Size SUV was to have a better seat for a long drive The KIA Sorrento did not have ant adjustments fo the seat angle or lumbar and were like sitting in a wood chair.
2.0 MediocreOct 1 2020
Pros: No cars available. Still charged cancellation fee and $100 charge for who knows whatCons: Everything
4.8 OkaySep 28 2020
Pros: The staff at the location were very nice.Cons: The wait times for a reservation they were about an hour. Then the fact of them running out of cars for their reservations that were made a week prior. I called customer service to ask to change the drop off location to the airport across the street which it was supposed to be, he said there was nothing her can do and if I wanted to talk to someone about it, to go to the location (mind you they were closed on Sunday) and speak with them. Then he said thank you and hung up. I rented a pickup truck for 2 days. Then I had a reservation for a SUV for a week. When I took the truck back to pick up the SUV, I waited close to an hour for them to tell me that I was out of luck since they were out of cars. Asked me to keep the truck, which was not ideal since I had two car seats that I needed to fit in the back. Kevin was very apologetic about the incident. I rested a car a week prior and the same issue with them running out of cars happened then as well. Which I had a reservation. I went to another rental company and ended up paying 3 times the cost because Hertz can barley handle their reservations. This isn’t great customer service.
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From $56/dayRated #3
Budget
7.3 Good (157 reviews)
2 locations in Buffalo
Budget
Locations in Buffalo
1477 Main Street+1 716 882 7045
Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday08:00 - 17:00
Sunday08:00 - 17:00
4200 Genesee Street+1 716 632 6400
Monday00:00 - 01:00
06:30 - 23:59
Tuesday00:00 - 01:00
06:30 - 23:59
Wednesday00:00 - 01:00
06:30 - 23:59
Thursday00:00 - 01:00
06:30 - 23:59
Friday00:00 - 01:00
06:30 - 23:59
Saturday00:00 - 01:00
06:30 - 23:59
Sunday00:00 - 01:00
06:30 - 23:59
  • 7.2
  • 7.5
  • 7.2
  • 7.2
  • 7.4
Recent reviews
2.0 MediocreMay 9 2021
Cons: Rented a pick up truck to do some moving, wasn’t available. They gave me a small suv with fresh cigarette smell, had to go back in and get a third rental at the airport. By then there was a long line.
4.0 OkayApr 27 2021
Cons: Cleanliness
2.0 MediocreApr 11 2021
Cons: Reserved rental using credit card. Upon arrival, Budget would not accept same credit card used to reserve vehicle.
10.0 ExcellentMar 30 2021
Pros: the people was standing and get the key , it was excellent , i didnt have to go in side and hasselCons: over all it was very good
2.0 MediocreJan 3 2021
Pros: Terrible serviceCons: Honesty and refund for providing a cheaper class car could have been the right thing to do.
10.0 ExcellentJul 31 2020
Cons: A Cleaner car.
5.2 OkayJun 1 2020
Pros: Staff was fine, relatively easy check in and drop off.Cons: There were drink and food stains in the car which means it was definitely not cleaned. Normally this would just be a little level of concern but when a company pledges to sanitize their cars during a pandemic and doesn’t even do the bare minimum to clean it, it’s very very concerning and frankly a lie. We had to sanitize it ourselves out of fear.
9.2 ExcellentFeb 20 2020
Cons: They didn't have the style of car we requested. It worked out because we got an upgrade, but I don't understand why these companies advertise cars as being available only to have them not be. Overall very good experience though.
10.0 ExcellentFeb 4 2020
Pros: The staff member, Lyudmila, was amazing. One of the best customer service representatives I have ever had to talk with. Went above and beyond to help my wife and I. I feel as if she deserves some kind of bonus or something. Hire more employees like her. The other employees that were working were also very friendly and helpful. Thanks to her, and the other employees, I would definitely recommend budget, as well as renting from you again.Cons: Honestly, nothing. Everyone, and the whole rental process, went great.
5.6 OkayFeb 3 2020
Pros: Staff was friendly and efficient.Cons: Car was dirty. There were crumbs from previous rental that hadn’t been vacuumed. It was disgusting. I was late for meeting or I would have asked for a different car.
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From $35/dayRated #4
Enterprise
Most popular
Cheapest deal
8.2 Excellent (66 reviews)
3 locations in Buffalo
Enterprise
Locations in Buffalo
1312 Main Street+1 716 884 6666
Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday10:00 - 14:00
2643 Delaware Ave+1 716 873 0100
Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday00:00 - 01:00
4200 Genesee St-buffalo Airprt+1 833 813 5266
Monday06:00 - 23:00
Tuesday06:00 - 23:00
Wednesday06:00 - 23:00
Thursday06:00 - 23:00
Friday06:00 - 23:00
Saturday06:00 - 23:00
Sunday06:00 - 23:00
  • 8.3
  • 8.5
  • 8.2
  • 8.2
  • 8
Recent reviews
2.0 MediocreJan 8 2021
Pros: The whole experience was unhappy. The least they could have done, was call me to let me know that the car I rented, was not available. I had to find a ride all the way to the car rental agency, only to find that they did not have the car that I booked.Cons: The whole experience was unhappy. The least they could have done, was call me to let me know that the car I rented, was not available. I had to find a ride all the way to the car rental agency, only to find that they did not have the car that I booked.
4.0 OkaySep 30 2020
Cons: Everything
8.0 ExcellentSep 15 2020
Pros: Great car, excellent customer service, car in good shapeCons: Car was filthy inside, food under seats, windows had to be cleaned multiple times to get grease and grime off.
10.0 ExcellentJun 17 2020
Pros: Very friendly staff, nice car, and got a really good rate.
2.0 MediocreJul 3 2019
Cons: We never got the car, the location that you allowed us to reserve the car from was closed at the time we booked the car for. This was tge first time that I used your company, and I will never use your company again.
10.0 ExcellentSep 18 2018
Pros: very helpful staff.. all of themCons: baggage carst closer to rental drop off
10.0 ExcellentSep 15 2018
Pros: Easy drop off. Friendly staff.
6.8 GoodJun 26 2018
Timing is importantPros: The price was right and a real bargain compared to rental at the airport.Cons: However, I was booked and sold a pickup time at the closing time of the Enterprise agency office (6pm). This would not work--I called Entrprise and they said no way. I am glad I called, but sad that I was allowed to book an unmanageable time. I had to cancel.
4.0 OkayJun 24 2018
Rental was mediocrePros: The price was good.Cons: The car was dirty inside and out. The car smelled of smoke. The back tire left rim was dented and made toe tire look wobbly, so we had to stop and get it checked.
10.0 ExcellentOct 17 2017
Fast and easy abovPros: Above
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From $56/dayRated #5
Avis
7.9 Good (66 reviews)
2 locations in Buffalo
Avis
Locations in Buffalo
1477 Main Street+1 716 632 4663
Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday08:00 - 17:00
Sunday08:00 - 17:00
4200 Genesee Street+1 716 632 1808
Monday00:00 - 01:00
06:30 - 23:59
Tuesday00:00 - 01:00
06:30 - 23:59
Wednesday00:00 - 01:00
06:30 - 23:59
Thursday00:00 - 01:00
06:30 - 23:59
Friday00:00 - 01:00
06:30 - 23:59
Saturday00:00 - 01:00
06:30 - 23:59
Sunday00:00 - 01:00
06:30 - 23:59
  • 8.1
  • 8.1
  • 7.9
  • 8
  • 7.7
Recent reviews
10.0 ExcellentApr 12 2021
Pros: Yes
8.0 ExcellentMar 15 2021
Pros: Good costumers serviceCons: Nice car
6.0 GoodFeb 16 2021
Pros: the staff at buffalo airport were very helpful.Cons: the car i got was smelly, the volume button didn’t work, the windshield wipers were not very effective. the cost for a one way drop off was extreme.
10.0 ExcellentAug 24 2020
Pros: Representative was friendly
5.2 OkayOct 13 2019
Pros: The staff at Buffalo changed my rate on an upgrade instead of just an additional $10. I was very pleased with the drop off for the manager was able to correct the mistake that was done.Cons: The whole process of dropping off at a different location was good but please pay attention to the pickup location. Make sure you are getting what was quoted to you and save the email with your confirmation information. I questioned it before I left, but it wasn’t corrected but thankfully it was on the other end.
6.8 GoodDec 26 2018
Dirty carPros: The car itself was a hybrid, so very economical. It was a nice drive also and had Apple CarPlay.Cons: The car I was given was switched at the last minute between the desk and the pick-up kiosk. This particular car looked like a family of 4 had a food fight in it, and it reaked of deodorizer and cigarette smoke. The stains were kind of embarrassing, but I didn’t have time to deal with the hassle of calling and swapping it out.
10.0 ExcellentAug 19 2018
AwesomePros: Great service. Great car. Fast and efficient. I forgot a very important item on the rental and they kept it safe for me.
2.8 MediocreMar 21 2018
booking with avis is complexPros: nothing i like about them.Cons: rude customer service, creates unnecessary problems.
2.0 MediocreJan 8 2018
Pros: Not muchCons: The agent at the d so justified the fact that there was no windshield wiper fluid by stating that the fluid was frozen.
8.0 ExcellentSep 26 2017
Buffalo to niagaraPros: The staff at pickup was really nice.Cons: The car was huge compared to what I normally drive. Tthey did not have a compact car so we were given a Ford Flex. I was very uncomfortable driving it.
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From $93/dayRated #6
National
8.3 Excellent (5 reviews)
1 location in Buffalo
National
Locations in Buffalo
4200 Genesee St-buffalo Airprt+1 833 813 5271
Monday06:00 - 23:00
Tuesday06:00 - 23:00
Wednesday06:00 - 23:00
Thursday06:00 - 23:00
Friday06:00 - 23:00
Saturday06:00 - 23:00
Sunday06:00 - 23:00
  • 8.4
  • 8.4
  • 8.4
  • 8.4
  • 8
Recent reviews
10.0 ExcellentJun 20 2017
Pros: Check-in was really quick and so easy! We were out of there in no time. They did an amazing job!
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From $48/dayRated #7
Dollar
6.5 Good (27 reviews)
1 location in Buffalo
Dollar
Locations in Buffalo
4200 Genesee Street+1 866 434 2226
Monday07:00 - 22:00
Tuesday07:00 - 22:00
Wednesday07:00 - 22:00
Thursday07:00 - 22:00
Friday07:00 - 22:00
Saturday07:00 - 22:00
Sunday07:00 - 22:00
  • 6.4
  • 6
  • 6.8
  • 6.8
  • 6.1
Recent reviews
2.0 MediocreJun 6 2021
Pros: Worst experience I've had renting a car.Cons: No one was at the counter the day of pickup so I couldn't get it until the next day (still charged for previous day), no one was at the drop off to check me out/inspect the car... found an employee to give the keys to and she rolled her eyes because I "found her" on her lunch break. But, worst of all, the car smelled so strongly of smoke that it was not drivable for the first three days. I had to buy cleaner and air fresheners to make it manageable, but my pregnant sister couldn't ride in it without puking and my wife's eyes wouldn't stop watering/throat was sore due to cigarette smoke allergies. Had to drive down the highway with the windows open when we got it.
2.0 MediocreMay 22 2021
Cons: I had to cancel my reservation quite some time ago and have not received my refund yet. It should not take this much time and effort to get this accomplished.
6.0 GoodMay 18 2021
Pros: Charged me for gas when they did leave the gas where it was. I will never again use kayakCons: Charge me for gas that wasn’t full I never use dollar thought kAyak
2.0 MediocreMay 1 2021
Cons: After 2 hour wait I cancelled the reservation. Horrible!
10.0 ExcellentApr 21 2021
Pros: Staff was great, dropoff was super fast and easyCons: The wait time to pick up the car was much longer than expected
2.0 MediocreMar 29 2021
Pros: Nothing. I showed up and they had zero cars available. I booked a month priorCons: Guarantee your bookings
4.0 OkayOct 19 2020
Cons: I was charged with satellite radio fees without concent. The car had a strong chemical odor, which made it undriveable.
4.0 OkaySep 14 2020
Cons: I booked my rental for a 2 a.m. drop off Friday at the Cincinnati Airport. It never said that there were any issues with my booking. When I arrived at 12:45 a.m (early) Dollar was closed and the outside gates were locked. Not only that, but the rental office didn’t open up again until Monday. I was charged additional hours and additional days!! How can this be okay? It was not possible for me to return my car. Also, my car was very dirty inside when I picked it up which is additionally concerning with COVID.
8.0 ExcellentAug 1 2020
Pros: Easy pick up and drop off.Cons: Stop the up selling at pick up!
4.0 OkayJun 7 2020
Cons: A more comfortable vehicle
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Easirent
1 location in Buffalo
Easirent
Locations in Buffalo
Greater Buffalo International Airport
MondayInvalid date - 23:59
TuesdayInvalid date - 23:59
WednesdayInvalid date - 23:59
ThursdayInvalid date - 23:59
FridayInvalid date - 23:59
SaturdayInvalid date - 23:59
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Sunnycars
1 location in Buffalo
Sunnycars
Locations in Buffalo
4200 Genesee
Recent reviews
792 travelers who rented a car in Buffalo gave the car agency they used an average rating of 7.6

Car rental locations in or near Buffalo

Good to know

Most popular agency

Enterprise

Most popular car type

Standard

Average price

$66/day

Good deal

$49/day

When to book a rental car in Buffalo

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Top tips for renting a car in Buffalo

  • There is a lot to love about Buffalo in upstate New York and renting a car will give you the ability to see and do the most during your trip. If you are planning on making the short 25-mile drive north to Niagara Falls, a car will not only help you arrive quicker than public transport, but will also give you the opportunity to arrive early in the morning to avoid crowds of tourists. If you plan on watching a Buffalo Bills game, having access to a car will make the event far more enjoyable, as New Era Field is located on the outskirts of town and most easily accessed by the NY-5 Highway.
  • Buffalo Niagara International Airport is host to a number of major car rental companies with plenty of options to help make your decision easy. Browse the thorough list to find the company that best suits your needs using KAYAK, then simply proceed from the baggage claim across the road to the car rental counters to pick up the keys. If you are planning on heading straight to Niagara Falls, consider stopping by the wineries to enjoy the small village charm that Niagara-on-the-Lake has to offer.
  • The fresh climate and dense parklands around Buffalo make it a popular city for cycling and other leisure activities. Be mindful of bike lanes and cyclists you share the road with; it is always best to provide more room than you think is necessary to create a safer environment.
  • If you are not used to driving in the snow and are planning a trip to Buffalo, it is smart to familiarize yourself with some winter driving tips sooner rather than later. Heavy snowfall is common in Buffalo during the winter months and it is important that you regularly check the latest weather forecast using radio or online resources. Snow on the roads will mean that your tires have less traction, making it more important than ever to brake early and reduce speed. It is also not advisable to use cruise control in any vehicle while there is snow on the roads.
  • 25% of our users found rental cars in Buffalo for $49 or less
  • Book your rental car in Buffalo at least 4 weeks before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Compact rental cars in Buffalo are around 43% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about renting a car in Buffalo

  • Some car rental companies in Buffalo which have updated their car rental health and safety policies due to COVID-19 to make sure vehicles are clean and disinfected include Enterprise, Dollar and Hertz

  • On average a rental car in Buffalo costs $66 per day.

  • Based on ratings and reviews from real users on KAYAK, the best car rental companies in Buffalo are Alamo (8.8, 221 reviews), Enterprise (8.5, 142 reviews), and Avis (8.0, 75 reviews).

  • The average gas price in Buffalo is $3.40 per gallon over the past 30 days. Filling up a gas tank costs between $41 and $54, depending on the car size.

  • Standard (Hyundai Elantra or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type in Buffalo.

  • Car rental companies onsite at Buffalo airport include Enterprise, Dollar, Hertz, Budget, Alamo, Avis and National.

  • Car rental companies that offer shuttle or pick-up services from Buffalo airport to off-airport locations include Enterprise, Hertz, Budget, Alamo, Avis, and National.

  • Take a look at our extensive car rental location map to find the best rental cars near you.

  • A Standard car rental in Buffalo costs $62 per day, on average.

  • A Economy car rental in Buffalo costs $66 per day, on average.

  • A Mini car rental in Buffalo costs $99 per day, on average.

  • In Buffalo, cars are most frequently rented at Hertz 2035 Niagara Falls Blvd (15 miles from city center).

  • On average a rental car in Buffalo costs $463 per week ($66 per day).

  • On average a rental car in Buffalo costs $1,986 per month ($66 per day).

  • If you are traveling in the warmer months, choose the car that best suits your passenger and driving needs; however, if it is predicted to snow during your trip it is best to rent a four-wheel drive. A compact SUV such as the Toyota RAV4 will give you increased handling and control.

  • Unless otherwise indicated, the speed limit for roads throughout the city of Buffalo is 30 mph. There are also narrower streets and laneways which have specified speeds as low as 15 mph or 20 mph. Highways near urban areas will have a speed limit of 55 mph, while those in rural areas increase to 65 mph.

  • You can expect to pay approximately $2.80 per gallon in Buffalo, which is only slightly above the nationwide average. Be careful if you are planning on driving across the border into Canada, as you will notice a considerable price increase for gas.

  • You can expect to pay approximately $1 per hour for on-street parking in the downtown district of Buffalo; however, in the evenings after 5 pm and all-day during the weekends, it is free. The illustrious Albright-Knox Art Gallery has all-day parking available for $5, or it is entirely free if you come on the first Friday of the month.

  • Finding the right price, understanding the add-ons and staying up to date with policy changes can be a challenge. That’s why KAYAK has produced the ultimate guide to renting a car to help you cut though the jargon and make the right choice for your rental car. Find tips and insights for how to book your rental, what car rental insurance you’ll need, how to deal with a car rental agency and what extra fees to expect (and avoid!).