This morning, Hertz car rental announced that it would be acquiring Dollar Thrifty Automotive group, creating a 9,800 location rental-car giant. The Hertz/Dollar Thrifty merger was announced this morning, and will cost Hertz about $1.2 billion in both cash and stock. The combined company will be 94.5 percent owned by Hertz stockholders, with the remaining Read on! →

Business rental vehicles are a vital part of everyday commerce in the U.S., and General Motors believes that this is more than enough reason to simplify the rental process. The Detroit News reports that 6 million GM OnStar subscribers will soon be able to rent GM vehicles through the San Francisco-based car sharing business RelayRides. Read on! →

After an auto accident that requires repair, your insurer’s claims adjuster will assess the damage. But what comes next? Rather than accepting your insurance company’s definition of fair price at face value and going with the first repair shop it recommends, take the time your insurer allows to find a shop that works for you. Read on! →