USA Road Signs

U.S. road signs can be confusing below are a list of the most common sign’s you’ll come across while driving in the USA.

Interstate Route Marker

Interstate Route Marker

US Highway Marker

US Highway Marker

Give Way Sign

Give Way Sign

Cross Roads ahead

Cross Roads ahead



No Right Turns

No Right Turns

Right Turns Only

Right Turns Only

Left Turns Only

Left Turns Only

One Way Traffic

One Way Traffic

Road Narrows Ahead

Road Narrows Ahead

Pedestrian Crossing Ahead

Pedestrian Crossing Ahead

Are there any sign posts you’ve come across that you think may help others?

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Top 5 Car Hire Questions


Below are the top 10 questions we are asked regarding Car Hire in the USA.question-mark


Q: What do your rates include?



Q: What documentation do I need to collect my hire car?

A: Upon collection of your vehicle the lead driver must produce our car rental Evoucher (proof of payment), a valid credit card in the lead driver’s name (for security deposit) and their full driving licence. You may also be asked to present your passport. Please note all additional drivers must also produce their driving licence.

Car rental voucher:
This is accepted by our car rental partner as proof of prepayment.<br><br>

A valid credit card:
This must have sufficient funds available to cover any required deposit.

Driving licence:
If you have a new style licence, then it is imperative both the credit card and paper parts are taken.

If any of the above are not produced the supplier may refuse the rental.


Q: What is the difference between Fully Inclusive and Gold?



Q: Can I do a One Way Rental and how much do they cost?

A: One way rentals are permitted on all vehicles the Economy 2 door and 4 Door will be more expensive than other vehicles. The costs for one way rentals vary but are always paid for locally, directly to the supplier. Please find below an approximate guide price.

Distance Cost

0 – 200 miles $50.00

201 – 500 miles $100.00

501 – 1000 miles $300.00

Over 1000 miles $500.00

Always look in our special offers section to see what deals we have on for one way rentals.

You can email or call in and we can check a more specific price with the suppliers themselve.


Q: Can you I hire a Ford Mustang?


These are just a small taster of the questions we get asked, for more answers please either call our reservation department on 0845 226 8523 or use our FAQ section



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Farnborough Air Show, Migration, Awards, Social and Car Hire 2010

Hi all,

It seems like an age since I last blogged. James has been doing a sterling job keeping the whole thing ticking along nicely and as per a similar pattern last year the number of readers has gone up since his efforts, which again is a blow to my fragile ego.

Farnborough Airshow

This week begins the 2 week noise disaster (for us anyway) called the Farnborough Airshow, The Farnborough International Airshow (FIA) is one of the world’s most iconic global aviation events and is enjoyed by more than 150,000 visitors, however for us its a nightmare. We are located directly opposite Farnborough Airport so for the next 2 weeks I’d like to apologise in advance if our reservations agents repeat this line quite a lot “I’m sorry I can’t quite hear you, the new Boeing  787 Dreamliner is flying over our building”!

Server Migration

This week will also see the migration of our sites to a larger more powerful server, traffic this year to has increased by over 50% added to that the increased interest in and our poor little server couldn’t handle the traffic. So this week will see significant improvements in speed to our site, which can only be a good thing.


I’m delighted to see we have been nominated for Best Car Hire Website in the annual Travolution Awards and have picked up 2 nominations for Car Hire Company of the Year and Best Car Hire in the prestigious British Travel Awards , best car hire award is a public vote, so please feel free to vote for us.

Facebook and Twitter

This month we have been forced to relaunch our facebook fan page, an error made by ourselves mean that’s  from over a 1000 fans we are back to a lowly 33, please feel free to follow us on facebook for special promo’s, news and features.

Our twitter account keeps going from strength to strength @usrentacar now has 773 followers. Our sister site has also just launched its own twitter account @floridacarhire and is due a revamp very soon.

Car Hire 2010

With regards to the U.S. car hire scene, I can safely say availability wise this has been the worst year I can remember, 7 Seater minivans, 8 seater minivans and 12 / 15 seater minivans have sold out in certain locations quicker than ever. On a positive note hopefully this will encourage suppliers to either buy more vehicles or release more to the inbound market.

With competition so tight this year I would expect to see further consolidation within the market place.

To come…

This month we hope to announce a tie up with a major brand that would benefit usrentacar customers immensely.

We also hope to re-launch a sneak preview is available here floridacarhire sneak preview

We also hope to be able to book car hire for 2011/12 season in every location by the end of this month, at present we have negotiated prices for Florida and California.

Thanks you for reading,

Until next time,

Kind regards,

Gavin Boswell,

U.S. Rent A

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Please Vote U.S. Rent A Car For A British Travel Awards 2010

Hi All,

We are delighted to announce that for the first time we have been nominated for Best Leisure Car Hire Company at the prestigious  British Travel Awards, in the open vote category.

To our delight we have also been nominated for car hire company of the year. So fingers crossed we could win something.

We would be grateful if you could take the time to vote for us by clicking here

Kind regards,


U.S. Rent A

Dollar Car Hire Confirm Customer Choice For US Rent A Car Clients

Hi all,

Good news, today Dollar Rent A Car has confirmed that customers can take advantage of the recently released Dollar Customer Choice product .

U.S. Rent A Car customers collecting from the following locations will have the opportunity to choose their make and model of vehicle from the category they have booked. At present this does not include Dollar Specialty vehicles.

Dollar Customer Choice Locations

Atlanta International Airport (ATL)

Los Angeles International Airport (LAX)

Oakland International Airport (OAK)

Ontario International Airport (ONT)

Las Vegas International Airport (LAS)

Orlando International Airport (MCO)

Phoenix International Airport (PHX)

Denver International Airport (DEN)

Houston George Bush International Airport (IAH)

Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD)

Houston Hobby International Airport (HOU)

Miami International Airport (MIA)

Cleveland International Airport (CLE)

San Jose International Airport (SJC)

Memphis International Airport (MEM)

West Palm Beach International Airport (PBI)

Columbus Airport (CMH)

Charlotte Douglas International Airport (CLT)

Providence Airport (PVD)

Newark International Airport (EWR)

Detroit Metro Airport (DTW)

Dallas Love Field Airport (DAL)

Fort Myers Airport (RSW)

Baltimore International Airport (BWI)

Nashville International Airport (BNA)

We’d love to know if you will be taking advantage of this offer and what vehicles you got.



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Alamo Car Hire Now Accepting Visa Debit For Security Deposit

Hi all,

Good news in the world of car hire, we have finally had written confirmationVE_card_202x153 that Alamo will now accept a Visa Debit Card for the security deposit locally.

In the past Alamo would only accept major credit cards for this, which has left non-credit card holders in a bit of a bind. Thankfully sense has prevailed.

Upon arrival you will generally be asked to leave this information in the form of a pre-authorsiation, meaning any charges incurred during the rental, i.e. childseats, late return etc will be debited from the imprinted card.

Please note At present Alamo are only accepting the Visa Debit at Orlando International Airport and certain major rental locations – You will need to check before you book – Please call us on 0845 226 8523.

Payment to U.S. Rent A has not been altered.

Kind regards,

James Thomas,

U.S. Rent A

U.S. Rent A Car Introduces Alamo SaveTime

We are happy to announce today, U.S. Rent A Car customers booking with our supplier Alamo Car Rental can now take advantage of the SaveTime feature.

About Alamo SaveTime

Speed up your rental with our SaveTime process. Simply provide us with your driver details online, after you have made your reservation to save time at the rental counter.

Driver Details Required

The SaveTime process requires you to provide the following driver details:

  • Driving Licence number, expiry date and country of issue
  • Address
  • Contact details
  • Date of birth

Please click here to access Alamo SaveTime

Meet The U.S. Rent A Car Staff – Kelly Morris

Name: Kelly Morris

Position: Customer Care Representativetinkerbell

Years Served: Just over 3 years

Biog (what do you do here): I deal with customer service queries before and after the client has travelled, answer calls to help customer’s with queries and also answer emails.

Area of Expertise: Customer service is my main role so I aim to keep customer’s happy. Am fun and Cheerful on the telephone and customer’s are comfortable speaking with me (as far as I am aware anyway).

Favourite USA Location: Orlando, Florida (the kiddy place as I’m a big kid at heart)

Ideal Road Trip Companion (not your partner): Wenthworth Miller……. he is a little bit too old for me but a girl can dream, and he looks younger than he is.

Favourite Car: A convertible of any type, I’m liking the Peugeot 306 convertible in Black (very sophisticated) and wouldn’t say no to a Mustang

If you were a Disney Character or Character that appears at Universal who would you be?: I would go for Tinkerbell as she reminds me alot of myself.

Nominate Us For A British Travel Award


Award season is in full swing and we were hoping you might like to do us a favour and vote for U.S. Rent A for Best Leisure Car Hire Company.

Every person who submits a valid nomination form is entered into the British Travel Awards annual prize draw and can double their chances of winning by participating in the voting cycle.

So please vote for for best leisure car hire company for 2010, nominations close on the 16th June 2010.

Click here to vote or copy and paste this link

Many thanks,


U.S. Rent A

Chicago O’Hare Expansion To Be Paid By Car Rental

Car hire customers collecting directly at O’Hare International Airport could soon see the price of renting a vehicle locally increase by between $6 and $8. The airport is due for expansion and these additional costs are seen as the ideal way to help pay it all.  The additional fees have been requested by Mayor Richard Daley.

Car rental customers collecting and paying locally already have to pay a flat fee of $2.75 on vehicles hired at O’Hare, on top of an 8 per cent tax. The new charges will be used to fund the building of a brand new consolidated rental centre at the airport. By moving all rental services into one location, the airport will be able to proceed with plans to build two new runways.

Currently, half-a-dozen car rental firms offer their services from different buildings around the airport. The new dedicated rental centre will be built on what is at present Parking Lot F, on the corner of Zemke Road and Manheim Road.

The new facility will cost around $393 million to build, with an additional $70 million needed to improve infrastructure. The new fee’s will be rolled out within 2 months.

At present these fee’s are included within our rates but can change at any time. To search car hire in the USA click here

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