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Car Rental during COVID-19

COVID-19 Impact on the Car Rental Industry

Shortly before this time last year, the rental car industry was grappling with how to use technology to push the industry forward as it tried to fend off heavy competition from ride-sharing behemoths like Uber and Lyft. Then the COVID-19 pandemic arrived, and everything changed overnight. Government imposed lockdowns brought the travel industry, and with it the car rental business, to a virtual standstill as tourism collapsed.

Nevertheless, all is not lost for the rental car industry as companies began adopting new technologies to streamline their operations. By adapting to shifting consumer tastes and embracing COVID-19-safe practices, the rental car industry hopes to take advantage of the following industry trends in 2021.

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Up State New York Road Trip Ideas for Fall

Remember when you were a kid and your parents would pile the whole family into the old station wagon and take an impromptu day trip to Upstate New York?  If you were really lucky, your father might have turned it into a two-or-three-day event, complete with an overnight stay at a Howard Johnson hotel. Mom would pack a picnic lunch of sandwiches and a Thermos of coffee or hot chocolate.  A blanket was spread on the ground for this picnic lunch after everyone climbed out of the cramped car to stretch their legs and give Dad a respite from the driving.

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New Jersey Road Trip Ideas for Fall

New Jersey is the fourth smallest state in the union, but has the eleventh-highest number of people.  In fact it has the highest population density (or number of people for the amount of land) in the U.S.  So here’s a hint – be sure to visit this state in the off season when the tourists have all gone home.

Because the Garden State is so small, it will take you approximately four hours to get from High Point, in the Skylands Region, which is the highest elevation in the state at 1,803 feet, all the way to Cape May Point in the south, but, unbelievably, if you cross New Jersey in an east to west direction, it can be done in just one hour.

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Basic Road Trip Safety

The movies and television have done a great job of providing entertainment surrounding the details of a road trip gone wrong… at least a half-dozen come to mind and you probably laughed out loud at all of them.  But to avoid encountering a vacation filled with the likes of “Thelma and Louise” or “Road Trip” there are a few precautions before you set out to make that journey as safe and enjoyable as possible.

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Planning a Road Trip

Road trip, oh yeah!! Taking a road trip is something that should be on … and then checked off … every American’s bucket list. There’s nothing like getting in your car and setting out across the country on a scenic venture from one state to the next. Nothing else can make you feel freer, and no other vacation adventure will afford you the enjoyment you can experience on a fun and frolicking road trip. But what about that car thing? Do you really want to take your car all that way, putting all those extra miles on it? Will your car even take the wear and tear that a road trip across country likely will put it through? A road trip can give you and your loved ones the experience of your life, but not if your car isn’t up to the challenge. For most people in Jersey City and throughout the country, the best thing to do when planning a road trip is to opt for car rental. Here are some tips on planning the most enjoyable road trip possible.

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How to Choose a Rental Car

Vacation time … finally! You thought it would never come. Seriously, how long has it been since your last vacation? A year, two years, five years? Recent statistics show that most people in the United States don’t go away for nearly as many vacations as they’d like. That’s why when you’re planning on going away for vacation; you want things to go as smoothly as possible. And that’s why planning all the important details is vital. Sure, you don’t want to stress about every technicality. By the same token, however, you want to make certain that the big stuff is taken care of in order to avoid last-minute chaos. So, when it comes to your rental car, you need to decide ahead of time the right kind of car for your needs, and you need to book your rental car far enough in advance of your vacation to ensure your reservation is accurate. Whether you need a car, a minivan, or any other type of car rental in NJ, NY, CA or any other state, here are some tips on choosing the rental car that’s right for your particular needs.