Rental Car Companies Gauge The Benefits Of A New Technology To Measure Fuel Use

Our new technology automatically measures and records the precise amount of gas in the tank at the time the customer exits the rental facility, and measures and records the fuel level again when the vehicle is returned, says Avis spokeswoman Alice Pereira. Both readings are printed on the customers rental receipt when the vehicle is returned. Through this method, customers can clearly see exactly how much fuel they are being charged for and the amount of such charge. When Freeman phoned Avis to question her bill, it quickly deleted the fuel charge. But shes unhappy with the way the technology is being used. Not only do I think its unreasonable to hold the consumer to a data point we have no access to, she says, but I am certain that there would be no credit if I had returned the car more full than the full I received. (Avis says it would have credited property management maryland her for any additional fuel.) Fuel purchasing has always been a hot topic among car rental customers. Thats because the systems either favor the car rental company or the renter but are never entirely fair to either.
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Flint’s Kettering U. offers new rental car program

Zipcars wait to be used at Kettering University on Friday, Sept. 6, 2013. Kettering University in Flint has become one of six Michigan universities to offer a car sharing network for students, faculty and staff called Zipcar.   LOCAL TV OUT; LOCAL INTERNET OUT Photo: The Flint Journal, Michelle Tessier

offers new rental car program SARAH SCHUC, Associated Press By SARAH SCHUCH, The Flint Journal Updated 1:12am, Friday, September 13, 2013 Zipcars wait to be used at Kettering University on Friday, Sept. 6, 2013. Kettering University in Flint has become one of six Michigan universities to offer a car sharing network for students, faculty and staff called Zipcar. LOCAL TV OUT; LOCAL INTERNET OUT Photo: The Flint Journal, Michelle Tessier Zipcars wait to be used at Kettering University on Friday, Sept. 6,…
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Enterprise Holdings Relocating, Renovating Car Rental Facilities at Ft. Myers International Airport

The project is scheduled for completion in November 2013. “I am pleased that Enterprise continues to invest in the Southwest Florida community,” said Senator Lizbeth Benacquisto, whose Florida Senate district includes Ft. Myers. “We expect the improvements the company is making to its airport facility will continue to spur growth and create more jobs in the region.” Statewide economic impact Enterprise Holdings’ investment in Ft.
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