Renting a car? May is one of the best months for deals, report the experts at hotwire.com a discount travel site. That's when the big agencies expand their fleets for summer and have cars to spare. You can also save money by following these tips:
1 Check the Neighborhood
Renting at airports can be pricier because of extra fees, so opt for a neighborhood location. Avis, Enterprise and Hertz have added more off-airport sites in the past year.
2 Smaller Can Be Cheaper
3 Go Green
Travelers can save at the pump by renting a hybrid like the Toyota Prius, offered by Hertz in most major markets and evrental.com in the Southwest.
4 Compare and Contrast
If you're not traveling until the peak season, save money by comparing rates on discount travel sites such as Hotwire. And don't forget to check the rental-agency sites too. --By Carolina A. Miranda