Blog Archive

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Best Gifts for Car Lovers 2021

From gadgets to tools, here are Avail’s best gifts for car guys, car enthusiasts, and everyone in between.

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How to Save Time and Money on Holiday Travel

Holiday travel can be notoriously stressful. Follow these expert tips to save time and money on holiday travel!

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Holiday Travel Safety Tips

Holiday travel can be a daunting experience whether you’re alone or with family. Follow these holiday travel safety tips to ensure your trip is stress free!

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7 Things to Know About Bringing Your Pet in a Rental Car

Leaving your pet at home while you’re on a trip isn’t always the best option. Click here to discover Avail’s tips for bringing your pet in a rental car!

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Best Travel Snacks for Children

Keeping enough snacks on hand for your kids is a key part of a successful trip. Click here to learn Avail’s best recommendations for travel snacks!

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Essential Road Trip Packing List

Road trips are a great way to spend a vacation. Check out Avail’s essential road trip packing list to get the most out of your road trip!

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The 15 Most Useful Travel Accessories

Here are Avail's recs for the best travel accessories to bring with you on your next big adventure.

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How to Plan an Eco-Friendly Road Trip

Road trips can be very hard on the environment. Here is Avail's guide to learning how to plan an eco-friendly road trip.

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5 Things New Parents Need to Know When Renting a Car

Being a new parent has it’s fair share of challenges so we’re here to prevent car rental from being one of them!

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How to Protect Your Rental Car from Theft

Car theft is the last thing you want to deal with when renting a vehicle. Here's Avail's guide to protecting your rental and items from theft.

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What Happens if You Return a Rental Car Late?

Sometimes time isn’t on your side and you aren’t able to return your rental car on time. Here's what to expect if you return your vehicle late.

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How to Extend a Car Rental Reservation

Holding onto a rental car for a couple of extra days could result in enormous fees. Here's what you need to do to learn how to extend your car rental.

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Everything You Should Know About Renting a Car for a Business Trip

Renting a car for business is always a bit confusing. Here's Avail's guide to what you need to know.

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How to Avoid Overpaying for Car Rental In Phoenix

With all that Phoenix has to offer it's no wonder rental cars can be expensive. Here's Avail's guide to avoid overpaying for a rental car.

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Best Cars to Rent for a Trip to Los Angeles

Car rental is a must for anyone visiting southern California. Here’s what you need to know about renting a car in Los Angeles.

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7 Mistakes to Avoid When Sharing Your Car

Sharing your car can be a lucrative way to make money. Here are some mistakes you shouldn’t make when sharing your car.

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How Far in Advance Should I Book My Car Rental?

Booking your car rental early can make a huge difference in the price you pay. Here's how early you should book a rental car.

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How to Get Deals on Car Rentals

Getting the best deal on car rental can seem like an endless game. Here are Avail's tips on how to get the best deal on your next car rentals.

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Do I Need a Credit Check to Rent a Car?

Requiring a credit check to rent a car is uncommon. Here is Avail's guide to know when you need a credit check to rent a car.

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What to Do if You Have an Accident in a Rental Car

Read Avail's step-by-step process of what you should do if you have an accident in a rental car.

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Can I Rent a Car for Someone Else?

Renting a car for someone else is a common request but simply paying for someone’s rental isn’t always straightforward. Learn more about the best options for re

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How to Rent a Car with Airline Miles

It’s easy for even the most savvy traveler to let airline miles go to waste. Here's Avail's guide to how to rent a car using airline miles.

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Everything You Need to Know About Long-Term Car Rental

Here are some answers to questions you may have about how to rent a car long-term.

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How to Rent a Specific Car for Your Vacation

Renting a specific car can be tough. Learn more about how to improve your chances of getting the vehicle you want.

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Do I Need to Rent a Car When Traveling to Austin

While you can get around some major cities without a rental car you’ll definitely want one while in Austin.

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The Ultimate Los Angeles to Las Vegas Road Trip Guide

If you’re making the road trip from the City of Angels to Sin City, here are our top picks of where to go.

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What Documents Do You Need to Rent a Car?

If you’ve ever rented a car, you know that the first experience is pretty overwhelming. Here, we answer the question: “What all do I need to rent a car?”

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13 Car Rental Tips That Save Time & Money 

Renting a car can be overwhelming. Here are Avail car sharing's tips & tricks that can save you time and money.

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Everything You Should Know About Renting a Car for a Road Trip

Taking a road trip in a rental car can be a very stressful experience. Here's everything you need to know to make your trip easier!

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Instaworthy Views: Miami

Here are Avail Car Sharing's picks for Instaworthy views in Miami, FL.

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Instaworthy Views: Denver

Here are Avail Car Sharing's picks for Instaworthy views in Denver, CO.

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7 Ways You Can Avoid Losing Your Rental Car Deposit 

Your rental car deposit can disappear quickly with hidden fees, mileage and toll charges. Read more about how to avoid losing your rental deposit.

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Taco Tuesday: Baltimore

Hungry? Here are Avail car sharing's top picks for the best tacos in Baltimore.

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Taco Tuesday: Miami

Hungry? Here are Avail car sharing's top picks for the best tacos in Miami.

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Instaworthy Views: Baltimore

Here are Avail Car Sharing's picks for Instaworthy views in Baltimore, MD.

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Instaworthy Views: Dallas

Here are Avail Car Sharing's picks for Instaworthy views in Dallas, TX.

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Taco Tuesday: Dallas

Hungry? Here are Avail car sharing's top picks for the best tacos in Dallas.

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Taco Tuesday: Denver

Hungry? Here are Avail car sharing's top picks for the best tacos in Denver.

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What to Do With Your Car While You're On Vacation

Storing your car while you’re on vacation can be costly and time consuming. Here are some of the best options for storing your car.

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Peer-to-Peer Car Sharing Tax Tips

Here are Avail's top tax tips and tricks for car sharing.

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How to Make Money While You Travel

Learning how to make money while traveling can help you stay on the road longer. Read more about how to make money while you travel.

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7 Creative Ways to Finance Your Dream Car

There are all sorts of creative ways to get the wheels you’ve always wanted.

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What Should I Know Before Renting A Car?

Renting a car can be daunting. Here’s our list of what you should know before renting a car.

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Code Mode: Go Your Own Way With Technical Project Manager Cindy Emch

In this Code Mode post, Cindy Emch shares how a career in music helps her stay on top of technical projects at Avail.

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Get Active: Dallas

Here are some of Avail Car Sharing's best spots to get active in Dallas, Texas.

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How to Avoid Additional Driver Fees in LA

Here are a few ways to waive the additional driver fee when renting a car in Los Angeles.

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Get Active: Miami

Wake up, grab a shot of cuban espresso, and fine-tune your beach body at these Miami hotspots.

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Get Active: Denver

Here are some of Avail Car Sharing's top picks on where to get active in Denver.

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Get Active: Baltimore

Getting smarter and stronger? Where else can you do that? Here are Avail car sharing's top spots for getting active in Baltimore.

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Get Active: Austin

Here are Avail Car Sharing's picks for Instaworthy views in Austin, TX.

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Get Active: Los Angeles

Here are Avail Car Sharing's top spots to find Angelinos out getting their steps in and working up an appetite for an acai bowl or savory breakfast burrito.

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Instaworthy Views: Los Angeles

There’s no place that screams “Instaworthy” like Los Angeles, California. Here are the best spots to soak up the sun and make it look like you made it. 

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Instaworthy Views: Phoenix

Whatever your perfect photo is, get inspired by these Instaworthy views in Phoenix.

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Instaworthy Views: Austin

Here are Avail Car Sharing's picks for Instaworthy views in Austin, TX.

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How Car Sharing Can Pave The Road to Entrepreneurship

Find out how to make passive income using peer to peer car sharing.

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How To Pay for Your Summer Vacation

With a little foresight and planning, you can fund your summer vacation without penny pinching. Here's how.

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How to Maximize ROI from your Vehicle

Is a car a good investment? Here are ways to maximize ROI on your vehicle and take full advantage of being a car owner.

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How to Avoid Car Rental Cancellation Fees

Travel plans can change quickly and cancelling your arrangements may quickly add up with fees. Click here to learn how to avoid rental car cancellation fees.

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The Ultimate Pacific Coast Highway Road Trip Guide

Thinking about the Ultimate Pacific Coast Highway Road Trip? Make sure you stop at these spots.

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Best Car Games for Kids

Here are a few of Avail's favorite car games for kids.

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How To Pay Off Your Car Loan Faster with These Creative Ideas

Follow these tips to learn how to pay off your car loan faster and free up your monthly cash flow.

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Long Term Car Rental Tips & Tricks

Here’s Avail's guide to how to get the best deal on a long term car rental.

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The Ultimate Texas Road Trip Guide

Here’s our recommendations for the best stops along your Texas road trip.

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How To Keep Customers at the Forefront of Product Development

The Avail Research Team discusses how to keep customers at the forefront of product development.

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Credit Cards with the Best Rental Car Benefits

Many credit cards come with different forms of rental coverage. Click here to learn which have the best!

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How to Pay for Tolls in a Rental Car

Learn how to pay for tolls using a rental car and enjoy a stress-free trip!

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Can I Rent a Car in LA if I’m Under 21?

Click here to find out what you can expect when renting a car in LA.

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Route 66 California Driver’s Guide

Here are Avail's top picks on what to see to get your kicks along California's Route 66.

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Everything You Should Know About Renting a Car with a Debit Card

Read more to learn what you’ll need to rent with a debit card.

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Taco Tuesday: Phoenix

Hungry? Here are Avail's top picks for the best tacos in Los Angeles.

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Taco Tuesday: Los Angeles

Hungry? Here are Avail's top picks for the best tacos in Los Angeles.

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Best Public Transportation In Charlotte, NC

Here is a lay of the land when it comes to the best public transportation in Charlotte, NC.

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Best Passive Income Ideas for 2021

There are lots of ways to make money on the side. Here are Avail Car Sharing's top picks for the best passive income ideas in 2021.

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6 Tips For Driving in Los Angeles

Driving in Los Angeles is different from driving anywhere else in the country. Here are Avail car sharing's tips on how to drive in Los Angeles.

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Do's and Dont's of Car Sharing

Car rental and car sharing is a simple process when using a good service. Learn about what to expect when you rent or borrow a car through a car sharing app.

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Best Deals on Airport Car Rentals

Save money, time, and confusion when renting or borrowing a car at the airport. Check out our guide on how to get the best deal on airport car rentals.

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How to Make Money by Car Sharing

Who doesn’t want to make extra cash on the side? See how you can make passive income during your next trip by renting your car out. Learn more.

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Road Trips from Houston

Explore Houston and beyond

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Dallas's Best Public & Airport Transportation

Are you flying to Dallas? See how you can easily get around the city with some of our favorite picks for public transportation in Dallas. Learn more.

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Meet Steven Berczynski

At Avail, our people make up the core of who we are. In this highlight, meet Steven Berczynski, Field Operations Manager Phoenix.

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Best Restaurants and Food In Baltimore

Too many enticing places to eat in Charm City? We'll help you out. Check out our list of some of the best restaurants and food in Baltimore. Read more.

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Road Trips from Phoenix

Explore Phoenix and beyond

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Best Restaurants and Food In Atlanta

If you're worried about where to eat, look no further. Our city guide covers the best restaurants and food in Atlanta. Check out our top picks today.

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A Better Way to Rent Cars at the Airport

Renting a car at the airport can come with a list of unexpected complications and stress. Avail’s car share service reduces hassle and cost. Learn more.

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Road Trips from Denver

Explore Denver and beyond

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New Car Technology: The Future of Driving

Once the stuff of sci-fi dreams, driverless cars are coming to a lane near you. Read more.

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5 Benefits of Car Sharing vs. Car Rental

The flexibility of car sharing is just one of the many reasons for the popularity of car sharing vs. car rental. Check out our top 5 benefits of car sharing.

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Road Trips from Nashville

Explore Nashville and beyond

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Road Trips from Chicago

Explore Chicago and beyond

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How To Find a 4WD Rental Car

4WD rentals are some of our most popular requests on the lot. Read more and find out how to find a 4WD rental!

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What You Need to Rent or Borrow a Car

Be prepared the next time you rent or borrow a car with this comprehensive checklist from planning your trip to returning your car.

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Philadelphia's Best Public & Airport Transportation

If you're taking a trip to Philadelphia, read more about the best public transportation options.

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How to Budget & Plan for a Vacation

Have a fun and exciting vacation planned? Don't get derailed by a financial mishap. Learn how to budget and plan for a vacation with our easy guide.

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Road Trips from Dallas

Explore Dallas and beyond

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Best Restaurants and Food In Nashville

If you're hungry, we got you covered. Discover and explore the city with our top picks for the best restaurants and food in Nashville. Read more.

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Things to do Miami

Relish in luxury at Vizcaya Museum & Gardens, taco'bout Taquiza, or dive into John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park. Learn more about our favorite things to do in Miami.

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Peer-to-Peer vs. Fleet-based Car Sharing

There are two different types of car sharing services: fleet-based and peer-to-peer car sharing. Learn the difference with our quick and easy guide.

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Things to Do Denver

Explore the Rocky Mountains and Denver's best neighborhoods, and take pictures, hike, or jam to a concert at Red Rocks Amphitheater.

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Nashville's Best Public & Airport Transportation

Keep travel stress to a minimum with our guide on some of the best public transportation options in Nashville.

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Car of the Future: The Future Car Safety Technology

What was once stuff of science fiction can now help to save your life. Here's how technology is revolutionizing your commute and helping to protect your loved ones.

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