Have you ever overpaid for a rental car and wondered how the companies get away with this highway (Pun intended) robbery?
Ever spent a long time on RetailMeNot looking for the best coupon code and
wondering if you missed the best one?
Ever made a reservation and wished you could check daily to see if the
price had fallen?
I have a secret weapon for car rentals.
Its called Autoslash.
I wish more people knew about it and I want to shout it from the rooftops
because it’s so brilliant.
Autoslash remedies all of the problems above
can save you boatloads of money, and costs you nothing!
First, Autoslash looks for the absolute best car rental rates across all platforms and companies. This is similar to over online travel websites like Expedia and Travelocity. But at the same time, they look for coupon codes that they can apply to those rates and they pick the best one, saving you time you would have spent searching and desperately plugging in codes.
One tip here – Autoslash may take you to a special quote form so that their computers can do a little more digging. This is normal – go ahead and put in your reservation details. You’ll have some quotes in your inbox in about 5 minutes. You can even put in your frequent renter #s and pick between preferred car rental companies and pick up locations.
You’ll make your reservation – usually without a credit card (car rental reservations don’t typically require a credit card, which enables all this rapid rebooking) - and then comes the fun part: waiting.
You can also put in an existing reservation that you have to be “monitored.” Autoslash will tell you and rebook you if they find a better deal. Again, at no extra cost to you.
Autoslash’s advanced systems are constantly pinging the car rental websites to catch lower rates for the type of car and company you reserved with. If they see one, they’ll grab it. Also, if they see a cheaper rate with a different company, especially a “better” company, they’ll offer that to you and see if you want to take it.
You’ll get epic emails like this that will make you leap for joy!
Sometimes I arrive to pick up the car and the agents do a double take because my rate is so low. It makes my frugal heart sing! I once saw a person talking online about their Autoslash experience and they said their rate was so low ($17 for the whole week) that they were sure they were going to get a bicycle – but it was, of course, a car!
Rates so low, it could be a bike (but don't worry, it'll be a car)
So before you book directly with a car rental company or one of the other travel websites, be sure to check out Autoslash and see how low they can get your rates.