Car Rental Prices in New York

It may be a business trip or a vacation but, when traveling reserving a rental car is your best bet. It is always best to look through sites like KAYAK for the best prices and deals on rental cars and, you can easily find which car suits your needs best.

We have compiled a list of popular car rental companies and their rates; they are usually priced between 15 USD to 30 USD per day. Keep reading to find out more!

  1. Fox Rent A Car

Starting with the lowest price range, Fox offers Intermediate cars for 18USD per day, as shown on carrentals.com – it is an Expedia group company that focuses on cheap deals. It will cost up to 189.13 USD per week with taxes and fees included. You will have to pay at the pick-up, which is usually at the airport.

  1. Budget

Budget charges 229 USD for an Economy vehicle per week, a Ford Fiesta or similar if booking via Expedia, Budget was shown to have the same pricing even on KAYAK. You can find a medium-sized SUV like a Ford Focus priced between 193 USD to 200 USD per week.

  1. Avis

Avis charges around 22.50 USD per day for an Economy class vehicle, which is also a Ford Fiesta or equivalent. You can get a Ford Escape (Intermediate SUV) for 297 USD per week if booking from Expedia. A Full-size SUV like a Ford Explorer could exceed 300 USD per week.

  1. Alamo

Alamo offers an Economy level Mitsubishi Mirage for 235 USD per week when booked through KAYAK. A Compact SUV i. e. a Ford EcoSport can cost up to 273 USD via Booking.com. A Full-size SUV can exceed 400 USD per week.

  1. Enterprise

Enterprise offers an Economy level car for 247 USD per week. There is a wide range of SUVs to choose from generally, a compact SUV to a Standard one would cost between 266 USD and 381 US on per week basis. If you want to go for a Full-size SUV it could exceed 400 USD per week.

  1. Dollar

Dollar charges 226 USD for an Economy level Chevrolet Spark or similar car. SUVs like Jeep Compass (Intermediate) and Chevrolet Equinox (Standard) are priced between 232USD and 328 USD per week via KAYAK.

  1. Hertz

Depending on the brand of the car an Economy class vehicle can cost between 284 USD to 289 USD per week when booking via KAYAK. An Intermediate SUV can cost you 314 USD per week, while a Standard SUV like a Chevrolet Equinox can cost you 429 USD. A Full-size SUV i. e. Nissan Pathfinder exceeds 400 USD coming to about 493 USD per week.

All the car rental companies mentioned above are operating under strict COVID-19 guidelines and require the customers to also abide by these rules to ensure the safety and health of everyone.

When booking a rental car it is always best to look at multiple sites, especially sites like KAYAK, Sky Scanner, or Expedia as you can easily compare prices and choose the best option. Sites like these also have seasonal offers, it is important to keep an eye out for that.When booking a rental car take into account the pick-up location and drop off location, be sure about the number of days you will need to use the rented vehicle and how many passengers are there.

Bonus tip: booking your rental on arrival at the airport can be pricier than if you book online.

Navotar would like to wish our readers safety and good health during this time.

Car sharing growth during the pandemic

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There was significant growth in ride-sharing through 2019 and the beginning of 2020. Since the occurrence of the world-changing COVID-19 pandemic, car-sharing has taken a hit.

Many people began to opt for car-sharing as it was greener, more efficient, and an economical mode of travel. Due to the lockdown and fear of the contagion, there has been a decline in the use of traditional rented cars and services such as Uber for everyday travel.

Public transport has taken the biggest hit as people are now opting to travel in their own vehicles. In areas that are not under lockdown, this can lead to more congestion and pollution that was relatively low when the majority of people commuted via car-sharing or public transport.

Interestingly a poll by Turo showed that people opted to go for a drive as they wanted to get out of the house and found it to be safer. They even said that they did not mind car-sharing, many stated that they are planning on longer trips especially during the 4th of July weekend. When asked why they did not mind driving a car that isn’t their own during this time, they answered that they just wanted to have a fun experience in a nice car.

Regardless of many car rental companies taking all necessary precautions to ensure customers that their vehicles are COVID-19 free, they have experienced fewer bookings. Traditional rental company’s like Hertz have found themselves in dire circumstances whereas company’s like Turo seem to be having a more positive experience – despite company growth having reduced significantly from that before the COVID-19 pandemic.

With lockdowns in certain areas being lifted rental fleet businesses may experience things going back to normal. However, the fear of COVID-19 will have many people opting for personal transport over car-sharing.

If you are a car-rental business owner and need to know how digital solutions can help your business during this time visit the Navotar.

Car insurance discounts and refund during covid 19

With parts of the world still in lockdown due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the use of vehicles has reduced, but what does this mean for car insurance? Do you still have to pay the full amount for a vehicle that you don’t use? If the car is at home doesn’t that mean that the risk of an accident is low?

Is there relief for policyholders?

Yes! You will be glad to know that most American car insurance carriers have understood the current situation and have decided to make refunds or provide discounts to policyholders. This is a great initiative as many people and business owners are financially affected by the pandemic.

Some of the major U.S.A insurance carriers to offer refunds and discounts for customers:

  • Allstate, one of the country’s major auto insurers offered a 15% refund on customer’s premiums from April to June alongside Liberty Mutual which gave the refund for 2 months of the customer’s annual premium. Travelers offered auto policy customers 15% premium credit from April till June.
  • American Family Insurance issued an onetime $50 repayment for each vehicle on an automotive policy in April. So did Nationwide effective since March 31st for two months. American Family Insurance is now offering a 10% monthly credit on these auto policy payments until the end of the year.
  • Farmers Insurance reduced premiums by 25% for April but reduced premiums by 15% for May.
  • The Hartford offered its clients a 15% refund on personal auto premiums between April and June.
  • Geico is giving 15% credit for up to 6 months of premiums for their customers, effective from April 8th till October 7th. Progressive Insurance gave 20% credit to personal auto insurance holders from April to May. State farm paid an average 25% credit from March 20th to May 31st; they also reduced auto rates by 11% due to changes in driver behavior. USAA offered customers 20% credit on three months of premiums.

Is it possible to obtain a refund or discount for your car insurance now?

As indicated above, most of these insurance carriers have ended their refunds and discounts by June, however, this does not mean all hope is lost. These companies have come to the understanding that many people have been furloughed or have had to shut down their businesses, and are therefore financially affected and may not be able to make monthly payments.

Due to this some insurance carriers still offer help on a case-by-case basis depending on the customer’s financial situation. Some companies have even put a temporary hold on policy cancellations due to nonpayment and have removed the late payment fee.

Contact your car insurance provider

If you are not sure if you are eligible for a refund or discount on your policy, it is best to check with your insurance company. Check their website for an official announcement regarding this. If they have not officially stated anything you can ask your insurance company to re-rate your policy, you can also lower your coverage limits, for the time being, another option is to increase your deductible if the car is not used at all. If your insurance carrier is not offering any refunds or discounts, opt to shop for another insurer that offers better rates or discounts.

Many insurance companies are considerate of their policyholders’ financial situations during this COVID-19 pandemic. If you are facing financial troubles do not hesitate to contact your insurance carrier for more information and to discuss what your options are. If you let your insurance policy lapse instead it will result in you having to pay more as insurance companies charge a separate fee for delayed/lapsed payments.

Us, at Navotar, would like to wish all our readers safety and good health during this time.

 

We are number 1 for car rental software on Google

When you type in a search term on Google, it shows ten results on the first page. So, if you type ‘car rental software’ in the Google search bar, Navotar will be the top result!

See for yourself by following this link: https://www.google.com/search?&q=car+rental+software

Navotar’s website shown as the first search result on Google is a testament to our very well managed website and good SEO practices. Good SEO is a defining feature as to why we are ahead of our competitors, we keep up with keyword trends and keep our site up-to-date.

We extend this work ethic to our customers as well, any business that chooses us as their digital marketing and software partner is bound to rise above their competition. We know the best way to direct traffic to your website, SEO will help your website list higher up the search results ranks of Google. Once your website is on top we can also make sure that it remains there.

Apart from SEO, we also offer website design and development. Navotar also handles social media marketing, logo design, and, content writing for car rental sites. Our marketing strategies and website development cater specifically to businesses in the rental industry.

We also offer an optional reservation plug-in for rental business owners that allow their customers to make reservations online. Navotar designed websites are mobile-friendly, another reason as to why more people will visit your site.

Want to learn more? Head over to our website at Navotar Inc.

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Intelligent Vehicle Monitoring System for Fleet Managers

What is fleet monitoring?

It is a method used to monitor vehicle status, location, and, driver behavior typically using GPS tracking devices. The dispatched vehicles are tracked in real-time, providing vital information to fleet managers that can help them manage their fleet conveniently and securely.

How does it work?

The GPS tracking device will be equipped on every vehicle, it uses a built-in cellular or satellite connection to transmit data to the fleet manager usually through a secured internet server/ cloud from where the fleet manager can access it from a website. Recorded data is usually transmitted every two minutes, but this can be adjusted according to your preferences.

Fleet managers can retrieve information on;

  • Vehicle health – such as engine status, fuel consumption, sensor alerts, etc.
  • Real-time vehicle location usually displayed on high-resolution maps which can pinpoint where all your vehicles are at any time
  • Driver behavior i.e. hard braking, vehicle speed, rate of acceleration, traffic data, etc.

There are many fleet monitoring devices and software available on the market, what you choose solely depends on what your requirements are – it can vary between different vehicle types, climate, and environment, states etc. Therefore it is important to look at as many options as possible before deciding on the best one for your business.

How can fleet monitoring help your business?

Monitoring your fleet will give you all the information you need to see where your business can be improved upon and to maintain excellent service. You can easily make sure that your business is profitable as you can witness both the present and the past of how your services have been, this is a sure-fire way to improve customer service as you can make sure everyone is happy. Real-time tracking allows you to detect any problems with customer safety and driver behavior.

You can easily manage fuel costs and re-route journeys to benefit both you and your customer. It is shown that there is a major difference in fuel consumption in companies that utilize a smart fleet monitoring system over those who don’t. This allows you to run a profitable and healthy business.

 

Planning on using a fleet monitoring system for your rental business? Then Navotar has got you covered. The Navotar GPS integration system allows you to manage your fleet from the palm of your hand. With real-time tracking of vehicle location, driver behavior, remote power off, mileage tracking, and other features you will always be one step ahead. You can easily access the monitoring system as Navotar’s GPS system is integrated into the Navotar Car Rental Software.

Visibility is important for any business, so why limit yourself when you can use a fleet monitoring system to help you keep track of your fleet? Get your free demo from Navotar today and experience innovative and convenient rental fleet management.