ORLANDO, FLORIDA -- I was in Orlando for 2 days on July 14 to 15th, 2018. They told me I could pay the tolls cash if I wanted to, so I chose that option. When going through the toll stations, I would stop to pay cash, but the operators told me that it was already paid because it read the device inside the rental car for Sunpass or E-Z Pass however it's called, so they wouldn't take my cash.
I assumed I was gonna get billed for the usage of those tolls which is normal, and I am more than willing to pay for it. But 2 months after, I just got 2 statements (one per day) for $2.50 (first-day toll) + an OUTRAGEOUS $25 convenience fee for the company, and the 2nd one for $6.80 (2nd-day toll fees) + ANOTHER $25 CONVENIENCE FEE FOR THE COMPANY. A TOTAL OF $50 IN CONVENIENCE FEES!!! That's more than what I paid for the rental itself!!! So BEWARE... NEVER EVER AGAIN WITH THIS COMPANY!
DENVER, COLORADO -- If I could give no stars as far as the rating goes I would. Rented a car from them in Denver, CO. I specifically asked for a four wheel drive vehicle and was lead to believe that is what I had reserved. Over the phone I reserved a Toyota Rav 4 with four wheel drive as I was traveling up into the Rocky Mountains of Colorado. I get into the rental counter located near the airport to pick up the vehicle I had reserved months ago with them.
I was told that they didn't have the vehicle I reserved in stock and that any other vehicle they had in that same class (mid-size SUV) that would be comparable doesn't have four wheel drive and neither did the vehicle that I had originally reserved, they only have two wheel drive which when I reserved the vehicle over the phone I was not told this.
Meanwhile any other vehicle they had in that mid-size SUV class wasn't available anyway! They charged me 250.00 to upgrade to the class of SUVs. I called immediately when we left and explained that this is their mistake and that they knew they didn't have the vehicle I reserved before I even got to the counter, and knew I would have to upgrade. So basically they falsely advertised that they had the Rav 4 in stock even though they didn't and I was lead to believe that did. They falsely advertise and it's not right and needs to be addressed and taken care of.
This is the second time that this has happened to my family and they should reimburse us for both vehicles and our aggravation. THEY ARE SNEAKY BASTARDS AND CHARGE YOU FOR EVERY LITTLE THING AND DONT SAY anything. Every customer service representative including the managers and supervisors that I have spoken with have been very rude and disrespectful. They need to be retrained and learn how to give proper customer service, and also need to adopt the policy that the customer is always and I mean always right.
ORLANDO, FLORIDA -- On October 24, I arrived at E-Z Rent-A-Car to pick up the compact car that I had reserved at 6:15 AM over a week in advance through their website directly. I would be returning the car by 10:30 AM on October 29. Although there wasn't a single customer at the front desk, and I even had to call on a phone to speak with an employee, my car was not ready upon arrival. They informed me that since it wasn't ready they would be upgrading us to a convertible at the same price. Although the gas mileage was not as good, we decided we would accept it since we reserved the car at this time for a reason and could not wait any longer.
I made sure to thoroughly read over the policies outlined on the website so we would not run into any surprises upon picking up our rental. The website states that anyone between the ages of 21-24 will pay a $20 per day underage fee. The contract we received said $25 per day which added up to an additional $30 charge. I informed the employee of this and he continued to tell me that he has no authority over what fee I am charged and cannot make any changes to the contract. I decided that once I arrived home I would contact E-Z Rent-A-Car and have them adjust the discrepancy for me.
We made it out to the car, and I could not believe the condition of the car that we were receiving. The scratches were covering the entire car's perimeter. I couldn't even possibly begin to write down every dent or scratch on the damage liability form. I ended up marking nearly every single block of the car I could on our form. The car's interior was even peeling on the passenger side door! We were extremely embarrassed to be driving this around. Sad to say, we felt as if we had been taken advantage of by the employee saying this was an upgrade from what we actually rented.
Unfortunately for us, on our way back to our hotel, we accidentally drove through an E-Z Pass toll road. We knew that we would be charged a $25 administration fee for this plus the cost of the toll as stated in the contract and expected this to show up as a charge to our card within the next month.
When you call E-Z Rent-A-Car's customer service line it offers the suggestion of sending them an email or leaving a voicemail to get in contact with someone. I wanted to clear up the overcharge for the underage fee and discuss my negative experience with someone. I sent my first email to them on November 9 and didn't receive a response. I sent my second email to them on November 24 and received an email the following day asking for a contract number. I emailed them my info three days later On November 28. By December 8, I still had not received an email back.
I was charged $27.50 to my credit card for what I thought was my missed toll on November 23, which I fully expected and anticipated from Advantage Rent-A-Car Tolls. I then received a second charge on December 5 in the amount of $91.43. I had no idea what this could be.
On December 7, I called to receive an emailed copy of my invoice to see what my final charges were for. I noticed that I had toll charges of $16.43 and an administrative fee of $75. I was extremely confused because I only remembered going through one toll. I then called the number listed on my contract under the tolls heading to get a copy of all my toll violations, and I didn't even get my sentence out before the representative began talking over me that she could not help me and I would need to contact customer service.
Since customer service was closed, I called them the following morning. Cynthia answered the phone, and I spoke with her regarding the underage fee. She agreed that I was overcharged and said she would be processing the refund I was due. I informed her that I had some unexpected charges and would like a copy of my toll violations. She emailed them to me and informed me that there were four toll violations, and it looks like they waived one of the administrative fees for myself as well.
Once I received my email, I noticed that for two of the missed toll charges on October 29, I was no longer in possession of the vehicle. I also noticed that I had somehow accidentally missed another toll that I was not aware of. I called customer service back again to have them remove the charges that did not belong to me. I was then informed that the number I was previously told to call, does not handle toll charges. I was beginning to get extremely upset at this point and felt as if I was getting the runaround. Each time I had to call a different department I was waiting on hold for over twenty minutes.
I called the toll department and the representative researched my account for me. He informed me that they had an error in their system and I was accidentally charged for two tolls and one administrative fee that did not belong to me, and that's what some of the charge was for on December 7. I let him know this didn't add up since I was charged a total of $118.93 and my total balance due was actually $58.59. He continued to tell me that I was never charged $27.50 for any missed tolls. I let him know that there has already been so many glitches in their system, that I'm sure he's wrong.
Sure enough, he found that they had yet another error in their system and accidentally double charged me in error on November 24. He said I would be refunded the $27.50, but it would take around three weeks for this refund to process. I told him that this experience has been a nightmare from the start and asked if I could receive a $25 waived administrative fee just like they had originally done when they thought I had four missed tolls. This representative informed me to call back customer service since he cannot handle this.
I now had to call back customer service for the third time in one day and informed the representative whose name I believe may be Linda or Laura of what happened. I was beyond aggravated and upset at this point of all the “accidental” overcharges I received and the hassle I had to go through to receive the money back that I was rightfully due. She automatically told me that they are refunding the charges of what they owed me and she is refusing to do anything further. I continued to question and let her know how aggravated I was with the situation and after all of this, the company should do something as a convenience to me.
They were willing to waive a single fee when they were charging me for another customer's bill, but not for my own. I could not remember the person's name I spoke with at the time, which I now know is Cynthia based on the email she sent me. Since I couldn't recall the name she said rudely, “Then, I don't know what to tell you.” I let her know I now have money tied up for over a month from an error on their part. She said this is not the company's fault, as this is a third party. I did not give my credit card information to anybody except E-Z Rent-A-Car and the toll violation department had previously stated it was an error in E-Z's system.
I let her know this, and she just told me again that she's not refunding anything and that's the way it will stay. She attempted to say that I was also already given a discount of $8.50, however, that was a promotion that I received online when booking that anyone is entitled to. I did ask to speak to a manager, however, she did say that she was the manager. She said this is in my contract, and that's how it will stay.
After a bit more back and forth, she said very rudely that she'd send me a 10% off coupon. I let her know that I will never be doing business with this company again. She rudely stated, “Then this conversation is finished,” and promptly hung the phone up on me. Not once did anyone acknowledge all the mistakes that the company made, offer to do anything for me as a customer for this horrendous experience, or even utter the words, “I'm sorry.”
I have now been overcharged $30 for the underage fee and $60.34 for tolls that belonged to another customer. This comes out to $90.34 of supposed accidental errors in the system and the company is refusing to waive any fees at all as a courtesy and was stated that had already been waived.
DFW, TEXAS -- I booked the vehicle to be picked up at the DFW airport rental area. I am a local resident of DFW and I needed the car for a Quick Trip out of town. I got to the counter and handed the attendant my Drivers license and he asked, "Are you okay with a 150 mile daily limit? Since you live locally we put a limit of 150 a day to the car. Anything over that will be $0.39 cents a mile."
I told him "I didn't see that in the terms of the rental bc I actually read the terms" and he said "If you look at your term, at the bottom there is a link that says additional terms and you have to go to the additional terms and find it somewhere at the bottom." He said because this is the ONLY E-Z Rental in Tx they don't want local residents renting the car. So they put a 150 mile limit unless you have an airline ticket. Then only do they waive it.
Well trust me when I say I will NEVER rent from you guys again. Guess what "E-Z rental" company management? When local residents rent a car, we pay we real money too! So real money gets added to your account just like when a airline traveler rents you cars. Hard to believe huh?
We're not stupid, your rule is there to limit miles encountered on your vehicles. It's rare that an out of towner puts 150 miles per day on a car and drives out of town. So less use of your cars. I had to run around for an hour and finally find Enterprise to rent a car from that morning. It was a major issue and it wasn't cheap that morning of.
If this was such an important piece of your rental program it SHOULD have been mentioned on the main terms page and not somewhere else at the bottom. Your name in itself is false advertising. "E-Z rental"? Yeah right, it should be called "If you rent, don't drive it Rental!" No wonder you only have ONE location in TX, I'm surprised it stays open! Never again! Trust me I'm telling everyone your little secret additional terms.
TAMPA, FLORIDA -- I use rental cars for about 20 weeks a year. And I have never had an experience as difficult as the ones at this company. For the last 2 weeks, I have gone in and rented a car from them. Their rules regarding proof of insurance was more difficult than any other company I have ever rented from. Most companies just want to know the company you use, but they want a letter showing proof of collision and comprehensive insurance. Ok. That's fine. So I had my insurance company send the letter the first time I rented from them.
4 days later, I returned my car and rented again. I told the guy I just returned a vehicle and my policy is the same. So he just took my policy info from the car I just returned. 5 days later, I returned that car and rented another car. I dealt with the same guy as 5 days before. He told me they don't save the info so I'd have to get the letter again from my insurance company. They sent him a new letter, but evidently it was for the ONE car on our policy that we don't have both comprehensive and collision on. So I told him we have both and they must have sent the wrong vehicle info.
So he says loudly in front of other customers as he slams the letter on the counter that I need to show him where it shows both coverages. Uh, rude. So I called back my insurance company and told her I needed the letter for a different vehicle that showed both coverages. So, small talk with the lady on the phone, I told her this was the most difficult rental car company I've ever used and it was definitely not "E-Z." So, the new letter came to the guy. He sat there for a good 5 minutes reading every line of the letter. Then comes to me with a horrible attitude and tells me that "I'm not trying to be difficult, but I want even more info in this letter."
The letter he had was LITERALLY the exact same letter that they have used for the previous 2 weeks! And it wasn't a problem before. Then he started yelling at me about telling people they weren't easy to deal with and told me that he was cancelling my reservation and I needed to leave the property. I have the right to my opinion on their company.
If it is a pain to deal with them, why should I lie to someone and tell them it's easy to rent from that company. He was extremely rude and had no reason or right to yell at me in front of every customer that was in their facility. This company needs to step in and teach some customer service and manners to their employees.
SEATTLE, WASHINGTON -- I travel a lot and I am a frequent car renter. I E-Z Rent A Car is the worst. Stay away from them. If you happened to have reserved a car from them, here is a trick that could gel you. First, let me tell how I learned this trick. At pick-up in Seattle airport office, the agent asked me whether I wanted to buy their collision insurance or just use my primary insurance. I told them I would use my primary insurance and I did NOT want to buy their insurance. The agent then asked what was my insurance company. I said Farmers. He nodded with a big smile in his face.
It all appeared natural and easy. Then the agent pulled out a contract and showed me which space I needed to put my initial and signature in. I did exactly as he said. Guess what, I was charged for $114 for their collision insurance in the invoice after I returned the car. I call them about this two days later. They told me that I signed at the line "I accept the Collision Damage Waiver 500 (LPC) 10.99 per day". Stupid me, all I recall is that I saw the word "Waiver", and I had asked the agent if that meant I don't buy their insurance. He said yes!
My phone calls were answered by different people. The person named ** was an extremist. She claimed that she was the boss of that place. She was arrogant and rude. She showed absolutely no intention to help. No one else did. Every time I called, I had to explain the situation all over again. They then promise to look into it and call me back but never did. I called the headquarter in Florida for help, and it turned out to be a waste of time. Now you know the trick. Beware of this line, don't sign this line "I accept the Collision Damage Waiver 500 (LPC) 10.99 per day." if you don't want buy their insurance. And better yet, don't rent from E-Z Rent A Car, it not easy.
ORLANDO MCO AIRPORT, FLORIDA -- Rental Confirmation: $173.22 -- Actual charge: $789.45. Thinking of renting a car from E-Z Rent-A-Car? You might want to read this first!
I booked a car from Orlando (MCO) Airport with a confirmed price of $173.22. (Confirmation#: EZ Rent-A-Car ** $173.22) At pickup, the E-Z representative (name withheld) offered me an upgrade at "no additional charge". After a brief discussion about the expected gas mileage of this bigger, upgrade car, I agreed, as it was a 'free' upgrade. I then specifically declined the additional insurance (CDW). The only additional fee I agreed to at pickup was the Easy Pass (SunPass) pre-paid toll which the E-Z representative (name withheld) assured me was a one-time fee of some $37 (this later became $55.92, but that was the least of my problems!)
To cut to the chase, after I returned the car (undamaged), I got my credit card statement with a payment of $789.45. (Contract # **.) Despite my agreement to take the upgrade only if it was free and my express instructions that I did not want to take additional insurance, the E-Z representative (name withheld), or someone in the office had added a $120.20 upgrade fee and Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) to the contract. To add insult to injury, the CDW cost even more because they charged me the rate for the bigger car.
Despite calls almost everyday to E-Z Rent-A-Car's Customer Care department and repeated e-mails to them requesting they review my contract, I have never once received a reply. Try calling the E-Z Rent-A-Car Customer Care at 407-674-1006. The call is never answered! If you wait on hold a message every minute or so will inform you that they are busy assisting other callers, but despite how long you wait, your call will not be picked up.
The message will suggest you leave your name and number and they will return your call within one business day. I imagine that if anyone at E-Z Car Rental ever bothered to listen to those messages, mine would be the first voice they would hear! I have lost count of the number of phone messages I have left, all unreturned. I have sent e-mails to the same E-Z Rent-A-Car Customer Care department and never received a reply. I'm out $600. Don't let this happen to you!
KAHULUI MAUI, HAWAII -- The low prices looked good, so we gave E-Z Rent A Car near the Kahului Maui airport a try. Although we had to wait a while, the customer service was slow but thorough. I was surprised they did not have a lot full of cars. In fact, they were renting the cars as they were being returned, so some people had to wait a long time, if cars were not returned on time.
We were lucky in that they gave us a new car, but the tank was bone dry. Their car return people were very busy trying to turn around the cars as quickly as possible, so the customer service person said we could fill it up ourselves and they would "wavier" the initial gas charge, normally applied to the rate when a car is deliver with a full tank.
The car gave us no problems. On returning the car two weeks later in the evening, another customer service representative, a younger man with somewhat limited language and human relations skills, refused to believe the story that the car was given to us with an empty tank, saying that "did not make sense"; even though, I gave him a copy of the gas receipt with the date on it, and the contract upon which a note was written to that effect. He did not believe a word I said and indicated he would not honor an initial gas credit of $60.
After some arguing, I took the keys and said I would not return them until he honored the credit. Finally, he went into the office and checked the computer, realized I was telling the truth, came back with a print-out showing the credit, and apologized for his behavior. He was obviously young, inexperienced, and without training. On the shuttled back to the airport, every person had a complaint involving either poor customer service, items that did not work, or hard-sell marketing. Also, we opted for the full damage wavier protection; even though, its cost was higher than what had been quoted online. I would not recommend E-Z Rent A Car to a friend and I will not use them again.
ORLANDO, FLORIDA -- I usually use National, Alamo or Avis, in that order. I made the unpardonable mistake of making a reservation with EZ based on price. Never, ever again. No one came close to their rate: $135 for three days out of Toronto Pearson for a midsize. I booked it. Should have read more but I rely on information being in the reservation: unlimited mileage, pick up point, etc... What I didn't dig deep enough to find is they'll take any chance they get to leave you stranded.
I called from CMH after a bump opportunity for $400 came up. Their lot closed at 10 but my new flight would not get in 'til 11. They said there was no way to do an after hours pick up and they would not honor the reservation if I picked it up the next morning. So, fine, I lost out on $400.
My plane ended up leaving late but was only supposed to be an hour. Well, between boarding and sitting at the gate and delayed landing, my plane ended up getting in just before 8 instead of 6. Another 15 minutes to get to the 'courtesy' phone only to be told 'You didn't call so your reservation was cancelled'. I don't have an air phone. He, in fact, said they had no cars available. The central reservation operator blamed me and said it was their policy to cancel any reservations after 1 hour and I should have called them. There is no such information on my reservation. She said it was in the policies on their website.
I not only don't have an air phone, I don't have Internet access in the air. I've had dozens of car rentals and never had one cancelled on me because the plane was late. Oh, the nice lady did apologize for the inconvenience but I made it clear, in less than gentlemanly language, that getting in two hours late and then being stranded in Toronto with no car was not merely an inconvenience. So I lost a $400 voucher, paid $50 in cab fees to get to the hotel and back and the new reservation, with a different company, of course, cost $150 more than my original reservation.
FT. LAUDERDALE AIRPORT, FLORIDA -- I rented a car from EZ Rent-A-Car in Ft Lauderdale and, at first, it was an awesome experience. Then, 3 months after the trip, I received a bill for $4500+ worth of damage to the vehicle I rented. When I informed the person that emailed me the bill that I had 5 witnesses to refute the company's claim against me, she told me, "They're not witnesses because they were with you." REALLY? Look up the definition of "witness" in the dictionary!!! But I digress!
The pictures they sent along with the claim were taken 16 days AFTER I returned the vehicle. It took weeks of going back and forth and escalating it to management, along with submitting written statements based on the advice of an attorney, until they relieved me of the claim. Apparently, this isn't the only time this has happened with this company, as well as other rental car companies.