Because, aviously…

Hertz thru AAA is the way to book your car, as I’ve said before, but here are a couple of other things I noticed on my recent trip:

  • I booked my car about 6-7 weeks out, and during the subsequent weeks, the prices fluctuated, even within the AAA discount. Thankfully Hertz lets you “change your reservation” up to two times, so keep a close eye and try to get the best deal you can.
  • On day 2 of my trip to San Diego I woke up and started driving to SeaWorld. About halfway there I got that dreaded little “low tire pressure” light on my dashboard. I figured it would hold out until I got to a gas station and was able to add some air to my tires…but within two blocks I was thumping along and couldn’t even drive anymore.
    I pulled over to the side of the road and called Hertz, asking them for some help. Their answer: We charge for service, even though you just got the car last night.
    Thankfully I have AAA and was able to call them. Within 25 minutes I had a tow truck on the scene to help change the tire.
    After a quick change, I took the car back to Hertz driving on my doughnut (thankfully located just minutes away from SeaWorld), and they swapped out the car for a new one, at no added costs.

By the way, you should totally check out that trip to SeaWorld, here and here.

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