What should you check before buying a rental car?

“Rental car companies have a real financial incentive to not put you in a vehicle that is less than well-maintained,” said Jason Levine, Executive Director for the Center for Auto Safety.

By Jason Stoogenke
May 24, 2021

CHARLOTTE — More people are hitting the roads and traveling again, increasing the demand for rental cars.

When a driver pays good money for a rental, they expect to be safe. But some rental cars aren’t dependable, which could leave a driver stranded.

That happened to Regina and Briyelle Houston, who rented a 2020 Infiniti from Enterprise for a girls’ trip to Atlanta. On their way back home, the women said the car started having problems in South Carolina. They could see smoke coming from under the hood.

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