Protect My Car has just three warranty plans, and with average mileages and age restrictions, the coverage options are pretty limited.
Editor’s Note: This product has been removed from our side-by-side comparison because it has been replaced by another product.
As far as price is concerned, Nationwide’s premiums are roughly average. You can also open bank accounts and take out loans through Nationwide.
Budget Truck Rental has more than 1,100 locations in all 48 contiguous states, and a great selection of additional equipment and services. We identified this truck rental service as the best value because of frequent promotions and competitive daily and mileage rates.
This truck rental service is one of the most recognizable and it's one of the few that offers one-way truck rentals. The familiar orange design and advertised $19.95 in-town price are instantly recognizable.
Ryder is one of the few truck rental companies that's available nationwide and in Canada, but it only offers local truck rental services. You are required to return rental trucks to the same location.
Penske is one of three national truck rental companies that offer local and one-way truck rentals. This truck rental service is available in the contiguous United States and six Canadian provinces. If you're planning a long-distance one-way move, Penske gives you nine days to complete the trip.
Enterprise is one of the biggest car rental companies in the United States, but it also offers truck rental services. You can rent a moving truck rental locally, but only for round-trip rentals, so return your truck to the same location where you picked it up.
We compared prices for daily and weekly rentals for several different types of vehicles, and National consistently had the highest rates, sometimes nearly double that of lower cost options like Thrifty and Enterprise.
Budget is one of the larger car rental companies we reviewed. It’s owned by the same company as Avis and Payless.
We compared car rental companies’ prices in different cities, for different time periods and for different types of cars.
To find the best car rental service, we looked at pricing, rewards benefits and other car rental services. Enterprise scored highest in most of these categories, making it our choice for the best car rental service.
Payless is one of the smaller rental companies we reviewed. It only operates 120 locations across the country, mostly at airports, which is far fewer than other rental companies like Hertz and Avis.
Alamo’s relatively few locations and average pricing put it in the middle tier of the car rental companies we reviewed.
In our evaluation, Avis was about average price-wise for one-day rentals, but did tend to have better weekly rates. Unfortunately, it takes longer with the rewards program to earn free rentals than it does with all the other rental companies we reviewed.
ACE Rent a Car is one of the smallest companies we reviewed. It only has 59 locations, so it’s much less accessible than Enterprise or Hertz.
Dollar Car Rental is one of the smaller companies we reviewed. Dollar has an excellent rewards program, but as a smaller company, it’s not as widespread as larger rental services.
A good rewards program can benefit even the most infrequent car renter. We compared the rewards programs in the industry and determined that Hertz has the best. The Hertz Gold Plus program lets you earn points for each dollar you spend on approved car rentals.
Editor’s Note: This product has been removed from our side-by-side comparison because it is part of the Farmer's Insurance Group, which is reviewed here.