June 30, 1995 in Nation/World

Auto Rental Agencies Drop Mileage Fees

From Staff And Wire Reports

There’s some good news for families getting ready to load their kids into rental cars and head to summer vacation spots: Auto rental companies say they’re again offering unlimited mileage.

Hertz Corp. said Wednesday it is dropping its two-month-old policy of charging motorists for driving more than 100 miles per day.

Other big rental companies followed suit.

Avis said the move by Hertz, based in Park Ridge, will force it to abandon plans to impose mileage caps this summer.

Budget Rent A Car will respond by offering customers a choice of two rates: one with a mileage cap, and another with unlimited miles at $4 to $5 a day more. Customers can change rates when they return the car, to ensure they get the best rate.

Get stories like this in a free daily email

Please keep it civil. Don't post comments that are obscene, defamatory, threatening, off-topic, an infringement of copyright or an invasion of privacy. Read our forum standards and community guidelines.

You must be logged in to post comments. Please log in here or click the comment box below for options.

comments powered by Disqus