Car Rental Companies Cracking Down On Gas Refills

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Our new technology automatically measures and records the precise amount of gas in the tank at the time the customer exits the rental facility, and measures and records the fuel level again when the vehicle is returned, Avis property management companies maryland spokeswoman Alice Pereira told the paper. Both readings are printed on the customers rental receipt when the vehicle is returned. Through this method, customers can clearly see exactly how much fuel they are being charged for and the amount of such charge. Avis deleted the fuel charge when Freeman complained. According to the Washington Post, Avis isn’t the only car rental company that’s now measuring fuel down to a tenth of a gallon. Over the next few months, Hertz is also installing the technology, known as “electronic fuel metering.” Hertz’s chief executive, Mark Frissora, said Hertz loses $50 million per year in fuel.
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Hertz Cuts Full-Year Outlook on Weak Volume in U.S. Airport Car Rental Business

September 26, 2013, 6:28 a.m. ET Hertz Cuts Full-Year Outlook on Weak Volume in U.S. Airport Car Rental Business Text By Nathalie Tadena Hertz Global Holdings Inc. (HTZ) lowered its full-year guidance, citing weaker-than-expected volume generated by its namesake brand in the U.S.
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