Like just about everything else these days, the price of car rentals (not to mention gas) has gone up. We may not be able to get the cheap rates of yore, but Autoslash can help ensure that you're getting the best rate possible from your bookings.
This free service has been saving people money since 2010–$100 million according to them. How do they do it? Autoslash maintains a constantly updated database of more than 1,000 coupon and discount codes, as well as membership-based discounts. You can also give them a list of memberships you already have (such as AAA, Costco, etc.). Their system will run through them all to determine your best rate.
You can also use Autoslash to track any price drops in a reservation you have already made. They will alert you so you can take advantage of the additional discount.
Some members of the Autoslash team are former car rental company employees. In fact, it was a reader of Solo Traveler who had spent 30 years in the car rental business who brought this service to our attention. He said that even with his expertise, he could not beat the rates that Autoslash found for him.
If you want to give it a try, there's nothing to lose. The worst that will happen is that Autoslash will find that you're already getting the best possible rate. And in the best case, you could be one of the users who saves hundreds of dollars on their next road trip car rental.
If you try it out, drop a note in the Discussion Forum and let us know how it worked for you.