E-Z Rent-a-Car

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E-Z Rent A Car was started in 1994 with a fleet of nine vehicles at the Orlando International Airport. Today, the company has grown into a national and international brand name.

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The Good

  • Competitive prices
  • Luxury car rentals available
  • Toll prepay option

Economy Price Range

E-Z's economy prices are considered low in the car rental industry. E-Z Rent-A-Car's prices are among the lowest for its smaller car classes. Only a handful of rental companies offer prices as low as theirs, and most offer upwards of twice or three times the price for an economy vehicle. Renters who are looking to travel on a budget will be pleased with the prices available to them through E-Z Rent-A-Car.

Luxury Price Range

E-Z also offers low prices for luxury cars. E-Z is a great option for customers who would like to rent higher quality cars. Not all rental companies have the luxury car option. E-Z offers these luxury cars at a low price which can be a great savings for customers.

Toll Prepay Option

You can also order toll passes through the company's website to make your commute easier as part of your online reservation. You do, however, have to pick up the toll pass at the rental counter when you check in. This is typical for most rental companies, but not ideal.

Features

E-Z also offers some features and roadside assistance. They offer equipped vehicles, handicap assistance, and Plate Pass. The roadside assistance can be a very convenient feature for customers who have car issues with their rental.

The Bad

  • Available in 14 states and Puerto Rico
  • Strict cancellation policy
  • No online check-in options

States Available

E-Z Rent A Car can be found in 14 states (and Puerto Rico). This is on the very low end among economy rental car companies. Plus, E-Z is almost entirely limited to airport locations. If you're flying in to one of the airports E-Z has a counter in, then this is great. But if you're a local resident and want to rent a car for local purposes, this can be an inconvenience. You will need a ride to the airport both ways for pickup and drop-off. Some car rental companies pick you up and drop you home, but E-Z does not offer this service.

Cancellation Policies

A big disadvantage of dealing with E-Z is that they charge $50 for a cancellation fee. Many companies do not charge a cancellation fee, and some have a $25 cancellation fee.

Airports Locations

Also a limitation is the number of rental counters E-Z has at most major airports throughout North America. With locations at 33 international airports, these aren't many compared other car rental companies. Locations are clustered in Texas, California, Florida and Puerto Rico.

Online Check-In

Although you can make your reservation on E-Z's website, you cannot check in your car from the website. You have to come in person to check-in, which also is standard procedure for car rental companies. This, however, is not always the case. There are car rental competitors that offer online check-in.

Instant Return

With E-Z, your rental vehicle has to be returned in person. Returning the car without waiting in line where you are able to leave the keys inside the car is not an E-Z Rent A Car policy. Some companies allow you to conveniently drop off your car and keys after hours, but returning it in person is typical with car rentals-especially in airports. E-Z does not offer after hours drop-off.

On-Site Fuel Discount

Although E-Z offers a host of different coupons on their website that you can redeem when putting your down payment on your reservation, there is no on-site fuel discount. If you rent a vehicle with E-Z customers are responsible for returning the rental vehicle with the same amount of gasoline as was in the vehicle upon departure from E-Z's rental facility.

The Bottom Line

E-Z Rent-A-Car's biggest advantage is its affordable pricing. With low rates, in addition to discounts and member rewards, customers can get a decent rental car without breaking the bank. However, renters should be aware that this rental company does not service many locations-only a handful of states, and only a handful of countries have E-Z Rent-A-Car locations. Someone who travels outside of big cities and international airports will probably not find E-Z rental options near them. But if you're looking for car rental services in the Caribbean Islands, E-Z Rent-A-Car may be an affordable fit for you.

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