Well it seems like wishes have been grated—at least for now—as rental car companies look to be finally doing the right thing when it comes to these recalled rentals. The industry has agreed to stop renting or selling recalled cars until they’re fixed or repaired. For some time certain companies—we’re looking at you Enterprise, National, and Alamo—were kind of dragging their feet because of this reason and that reason. However, now it looks like all the big boys are on board, so you should be all set if you’re renting from Avis, Dollar, Thrifty, Hertz, Budget, Alamo, National, or Enterprise.
Uncle Sam—under the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration—will now even have the right to go and check out rental car companies and their procedures, practices, and programs. We’re not saying that government oversight is always the best option, but at least now there will someone besides the rental car company looking to ensure that the brakes, seatbelts, and steering wheel are all properly connected and in good working order.