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It’s a gas with Enterprise

With the arrival of summer and a busy travel season kicking into gear, many travellers may be shocked at the cost of refuelling at some airport car-rental return counters if they return their vehicle with less than a full tank of gasoline. However, the Enterprise Rent-A-Car, National Car Rental and Alamo Rent A Car brands — owned and operated by Enterprise Holdings – are charging significantly less than other car rental brands for refuelling. Current refuelling costs at Enterprise, National and Alamo range from $1.72 to $2.26 per litre when customers return a car without a full tank of gas (depending on the average prevailing retail fuel price in the area that surrounds each airport). This price is based on the local-market price of self-serve gasoline, plus a mark-up not to exceed 50% of the fuel cost (at all corporate-owned locations and participating franchises). The maximum mark-up for this convenience is capped at $0.75 per litre. Enterprise, National and Alamo customers at the airport may return their rental vehicles full of gas, pre-pay for a full tank at a discount or ask for the tank to be refilled after returning the rental car. Matt Darrah, senior vice-president of North American operations for Enterprise, National and Alamo, commented: “We offer a fair, market-based fee for refuelling, with a cap on the mark-up over retail pump prices. Our policy is straightforward and transparent, giving consumers one more reason to choose one of our brands when their travel plans call for a rental car.” Darrah also pointed out that the three brands review local retail fuel prices four times per week. If those prices change by 3 cents or more in either direction, they adjust their airport fuel prices accordingly. Go to http://www.enterpriseholdings.com for more.

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