Car rental deals have seen massive fluctuations ever since the COVID19 pandemic hit. Hertz, for example, had its stock prices rise, but the company didn’t proceed with selling shares worth over $500 millions for fear that investors may lose in the long term, especially when creditors come knocking on the company doors.
The government supported several businesses, and in turn, car rental companies offered help to individuals who were fighting the COVID19 pandemic. Said company also offered free car rentals to medical professionals, with car rentals for a week or up to a month, depending on their needs.
So the pandemic did give a situation for free car rentals, and some individuals may not be in the best financial position to buy or loan a new car, so where do they get the best free deals? Below are three companies offering discounts, or even car rentals for free in the US.
Number one on the list is the company that deserves a medal for putting people first. Hertz was in a good position last year when its stock prices soared up to $500 million, and during March of 2020 they offered free car rentals for individuals working in the medical field.
We’re not sure if they’re still keeping the same policy but a visit to their website shows that they offer discounts for car rentals.
In a move that we can call Pro-Asian, and Anti-Asian Hate Crimes, Hertz outlets in Asia are offering car rental deals – booking a 5-day car rental gets one free day. Residents of countries like Brunei, Philippines, Pakistan, Vietnam, Taiwan, and Sri Lanka get to enjoy this offer with a “Pay Later” deal.
Of course other companies wouldn’t be too late in the COVID19 pandemic relief, so Enterprise has a dedicated COVID19 cleaning policy. Cars will get a full cleaning – washing, vacuuming, and sanitizing, to ensure customers they only get the cleanest cars for rent.
Enterprise is one of the best car rental companies, but their pricing may not be for the general population. Fortunately, they’ve dropped their prices to appeal to a wider audience.
The good thing about this service is that anyone who is under the age of 25 has lesser fees and overall price to pay. That’s it. That’s Enterprise’s deal.
3. National Car Rental
What better way to serve the country by putting National in the brand name, right? The best thing about National Car Rental is their loyalty program. Travel restrictions may abound but there are states that still allow important business travels and if it’s a trouble finding car rental for travelling businessmen, they only need to look for National Car Rental.
Business car rentals need business prices so a typical quote from National Car Rental costs $50 more than Enterprise. They’re on a pickup basis, and currently do not have drop off services. What they do though, is they give a thorough cleaning to the car for the business class experience. There’s no discount from this company.