How snowmobile rental company is ripping off rental car companies
Rental car companies are ripping off consumers, ripping off landlords, and ripping off renters by charging rental car rental companies fees and fees they can’t afford to pay, a new report from the Government Accountability Office (GAO) found.
The GAO report was released Tuesday.
Rental car rental company Spalding and Snowmobile, which owns several companies that rent snowmobile vehicles, and the rental car company LendingTree, which rents snowmobile rentals, have made false claims that they can guarantee the safety and reliability of their vehicles, the GAO found.
The GAO also found that the companies often fail to meet safety standards for rental vehicles, which have a higher crash rate and fewer passenger seats.
The GA, which is the government watchdog, found that while the rental cars are more than adequate for many of their users, some renters are not getting the best of both worlds.
The report found that some renters don’t realize that rental car insurance is only available for owners, and rental car insurers can charge significantly higher premiums for renters who have not signed up for a rental car policy.
Rental cars can be rented for as little as $30 a day for an average rental.
In many cities, a rental can be made for less than $25 a day, and some rental car sites allow for a $50 deposit.
But, in some places, those rates have jumped to over $1,000 per day.
The rental companies charge higher rates to renters who don’t have a vehicle, which can leave many renters with little to no recourse, the report found.
Rentals that are rented out on short-term leases are often underinsured, or underinsured for the cost of repairs, the companies are understaffed, and renters are forced to wait months for repairs.
And, in a lot of cases, they are paying for repairs that will be covered in the rental company’s auto insurance policy, which means that the company may be required to pay out of pocket for the repair, the government report found, adding that rental companies are not required to disclose that information.
In a typical rental, the rental vehicle is insured by a state-based insurer.
But when a rental company fails to make sure the rental driver is covered by a rental auto insurance or rental vehicle policy, the insurance company may withhold coverage, and may not pay out any claim.
LendingTree is one of the rental companies that the GA found to be underinsured.
Lendingtree charges $1 per hour per rental car, which equates to $1.50 a day per rental vehicle.
But the GA reported that Lending Tree has no way of verifying the amount of time a rental driver spends in a rental vehicle and that its rates are often much higher than those of other rental companies.
In some cities, Lending tree is even charging the company for its driver’s license and insurance.
Lending Tree, which has its headquarters in New York City, charges drivers an average of $1 a day.
In a city like Seattle, which doesn’t have its own auto insurance, Lening Tree is paying out a lot more money per rental.
In Seattle, Lend Tree’s rates are among the highest in the country, averaging $1 an hour for a one-day rental.
Seattle is one part of the nation where the average annual rent is $1 million, but in the suburbs, Lengte Tree charges more than $1 billion a year, according to the GA.