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Enterprise Rent-A-Car, National Car Rental and Alamo Rent A Car Brands Expanding In Gulf Region - PR Newswire UK (press release)

Mon, 04/18/2016 - 07:11

Enterprise Rent-A-Car, National Car Rental and Alamo Rent A Car Brands Expanding In Gulf Region
PR Newswire UK (press release)
ST. LOUIS, April 18, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Enterprise Holdings Inc. today announced the beginning of significant expansion of its brands in the Gulf Region, including the addition of 29 joint National Car Rental and Alamo Rent A Car branch offices ...

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Enterprise Rent-A-Car, National Car Rental and Alamo Rent A Car Brands Expanding In Gulf Region - PR Newswire (press release)

Mon, 04/18/2016 - 07:03

Enterprise Rent-A-Car, National Car Rental and Alamo Rent A Car Brands Expanding In Gulf Region
PR Newswire (press release)
ST. LOUIS, April 18, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Enterprise Holdings Inc. today announced the beginning of significant expansion of its brands in the Gulf Region, including the addition of 29 joint National Car Rental and Alamo Rent A Car branch offices ...

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SMRT Taxis makes strides into private hire car business - Channel News Asia

Mon, 04/18/2016 - 02:16

Channel News Asia

SMRT Taxis makes strides into private hire car business
Channel News Asia
SINGAPORE: SMRT Taxis has launched a private hire car business, offering limousine services, chauffeured services and car rental services. Over the next six months, Strides Transportation (Strides), a wholly owned subsidiary of SMRT Taxis, will ...
SMRT partners Grab in private-hire car ventureTODAYonline
SMRT takes Strides into private car hire businessTHE BUSINESS TIMES
SMRT Taxis enters private hire car arena with new service StridesThe Straits Times
AsiaOne -Marketing Interactive
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SMRT takes Strides into private car hire business - THE BUSINESS TIMES

Sun, 04/17/2016 - 22:00

THE BUSINESS TIMES

SMRT takes Strides into private car hire business
THE BUSINESS TIMES
SMRT's subsidiary Strides Transportation will offer limousine services, chauffeured services and car rental services, said Benny Lim, managing director for the roads segment of SMRT, at the launch of the mainboard-listed firm's new venture on Monday ...
SMRT Taxis enters private hire car arena with new service StridesThe Straits Times
SMRT Taxis makes strides into private hire car businessChannel News Asia
SMRT starts private-hire car businessTODAYonline
Marketing Interactive
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You call that a full-size? - USA TODAY

Sun, 04/17/2016 - 18:02

USA TODAY

You call that a full-size?
USA TODAY
Most consumers know what they're getting if they request a king-sized bed at a hotel or a grande latte at Starbucks. But that's not so in the world of car rentals. At Avis, a Chevrolet Cruze is deemed intermediate or mid-sized, although the ...

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Massive airbag recall means long repair delays - WUSA9.com

Sun, 04/17/2016 - 10:51

WUSA9.com

Massive airbag recall means long repair delays
WUSA9.com
Consumer watch dog groups say as many as 80-million cars in the US may have defective Takata airbags. But as Five on your Side learned, there's no easy, immediate fix and some motorists are stuck waiting months for repairs. Even though many people got ...

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Indy's 'worst renter' owes thousands - Indianapolis Star

Sat, 04/16/2016 - 05:01

Indianapolis Star

Indy's 'worst renter' owes thousands
Indianapolis Star
She rented her condo to the woman who was likely the worst tenant in Marion County — a scam artist who for two decades has used her charms to impress landlords, only to leave them stuck with thousands of dollars in unpaid rent and other damages. Court ...

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Takata recall: Some drivers get free rental cars, for months - San Francisco Chronicle

Fri, 04/15/2016 - 20:12

MyPalmBeachPost

Takata recall: Some drivers get free rental cars, for months
San Francisco Chronicle
Of the 14 automakers forced to recall cars with airbag inflators manufactured by the Japanese company Takata, Honda has the most generous rental-car policy. It also has the most cars subject to the recall — 8.5 million — and the most deaths blamed on ...
Deadly airbags: Anxiety rises amid growing death toll, parts shortageMyPalmBeachPost

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The Cost of Car Rentals in Europe is Dropping - Travel+Leisure

Fri, 04/15/2016 - 16:01

Travel+Leisure

The Cost of Car Rentals in Europe is Dropping
Travel+Leisure
According to the old conventional wisdom, the best way to rent a car in Europe for more than a couple of weeks was…not to. Savvy road-trippers knew that with short-term lease programs from the likes of Renault and Peugeot, you could get a brand-new ...

Google News

Mercedes-Benz parent Daimler launches US mobility service called Moovel - ExtremeTech

Fri, 04/15/2016 - 12:04

ExtremeTech

Mercedes-Benz parent Daimler launches US mobility service called Moovel
ExtremeTech
GM lets owners rent their cars out via RelayRides, a peer-to-peer rental system that uses the OnStar telematics service to guide renters to the car and then unlock it. BMW will allow buyers of electric vehicles such as the BMW i3 EV to rent a ...

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This car feature many people don't know about will keep you from looking like an idiot at the gas station - Business Insider

Fri, 04/15/2016 - 11:43

Business Insider

This car feature many people don't know about will keep you from looking like an idiot at the gas station
Business Insider
And even if you are well-acquainted with the location of your gas cap, this arrow is ever-useful when you rent a car on vacation or for business. Not all cars have this feature (especially older vehicles), but these days, many do. So there you have it ...

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Hertz, Europcar in ACCC sights; VW and Takata show dodgy way - The Australian

Fri, 04/15/2016 - 10:02

The Australian

Hertz, Europcar in ACCC sights; VW and Takata show dodgy way
The Australian
So far 40 million cars are on the recall list. In better news, we had a huge night at the Sporting Car Club of South Australia (world's second oldest car club) last week. I depressed the members with my view of the future of the global auto industry ...

Severe storms deplete supply of rental cars in North Texas - Dallas Morning News (blog)

Thu, 04/14/2016 - 15:03

Dallas Morning News (blog)

Severe storms deplete supply of rental cars in North Texas
Dallas Morning News (blog)
The supply of rental cars in North Texas remains seriously strained as thousands of people bring their vehicles in for repairs after three major hailstorms in less than a month. An estimated 80,000 to 100,000 vehicles in the Dallas-Fort Worth area were ...

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Rental Car Centers Bombarded With Demand After Hailstorms - CBS Local

Wed, 04/13/2016 - 16:26

CBS Local

Rental Car Centers Bombarded With Demand After Hailstorms
CBS Local
PLANO (CBSDFW.COM) – The recent hail storm has done a number on North Texas vehicles and rental cars are in high demand. Rental car centers all over the metroplex say they have been bombarded with demands for vehicles but don't have cars to rent.

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Ask Joan: Car hire without a credit card, best price for Vancouver and New York - Irish Times

Wed, 04/13/2016 - 11:01

Irish Times

Ask Joan: Car hire without a credit card, best price for Vancouver and New York
Irish Times
We really don't want to spend the holiday looking at our mileage and worrying about a bill facing us when we return the car, as our budget is quite limited. We've trawled through countless car hire websites, putting in the key words “unlimited mileage ...

Join Green Motion Car Hire at the 2016 International Car Rental Show in Las Vegas - Great Reporter

Wed, 04/13/2016 - 09:57

Join Green Motion Car Hire at the 2016 International Car Rental Show in Las Vegas
Great Reporter
The show is designed to bring together the international car rental industry including major car rental brands such as Green Motion, affiliate car rental systems, suppliers to the industry such as information technology / car rental systems, self-drive ...

Hail-damaged cars could take months to fix - WFAA.com

Tue, 04/12/2016 - 22:41

WFAA.com

Hail-damaged cars could take months to fix
WFAA.com
One affect of so many hail-damaged vehicles is a shortage of rental cars at suburban locations. The St. Patrick's Day hail storm lasted mere minutes last month, but created so much business for Dent-A-Way in Arlington that it had to lease more space.

Rhinocarhire.com Rebrands its Car Hire Website and Partners with Rentalcars Connect to Deliver a Better Customer ... - PR Newswire (press release)

Tue, 04/12/2016 - 04:04

PR Newswire (press release)

Rhinocarhire.com Rebrands its Car Hire Website and Partners with Rentalcars Connect to Deliver a Better Customer ...
PR Newswire (press release)
Rhinocarhire.com, a UK family-run car hire business, has officially launched a rebranded website, which is supported by its new partner Rentalcars Connect, the business-to-business division of the world's largest online car rental service Rentalcars.com.

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Singapore private car hire drivers to be licensed - THE BUSINESS TIMES

Tue, 04/12/2016 - 01:41

Channel News Asia

Singapore private car hire drivers to be licensed
THE BUSINESS TIMES
TO better protect commuter interests, in particular their safety, drivers of ride-hailing apps like Uber and GrabCar will require a licence by the first half of 2017, while their private hire cars will have to be registered with the Land Transport ...
Private car drivers will need vocational licence by next year: MOTChannel News Asia
Grab, Uber drivers to be licensed under new regimeTODAYonline

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Why Gadget Upgrade Cycles Are Getting Longer - Fox Business

Mon, 04/11/2016 - 11:54

Fox Business

Why Gadget Upgrade Cycles Are Getting Longer
Fox Business
The U.S. auto industry celebrated near record sales last year, but if you normalize for population growth, there's actually been a long-term decline in new car sales on a per household basis. Apparently just 3.4% of the population bought new cars in 2009.

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