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Most industries have that gray area that’s difficult to navigate the first time through.
In the rent-a-car sector, it’s the fine print — those added charges that really jack up your total.
We know what you’re thinking, "Why are they there in the first place?" and "Why can’t I just figure out the FINAL price from these websites?"
In the advertising world, everyone wants to look like the lowest-priced option. If you include all of the fees (including the Costa Rican Mandatory Insurance), then you suddenly don’t look as competitive as the others. We know. We’ve tried it.
But instead of making up the difference by adding three to ten ‘small’ fees along the way, Vamos follows another business model and is able to present the real "what-you-see-is-what-you-pay" price from the beginning.
Despite the years of advertising our "No Hidden Fees" motto, people are still (rightfully) skeptical since many have encountered the mystical rental rate that ended up being more than double their quoted price due to these extra fees.
The chart below should help to clarify the line-by-line charges that you may see on other rental quotes.
|Additional Fees||Most Car Rental Companies|
|Airport Fee||From $6.40 per day to 14% of total rental||$0.00|
|License Plate Fee||$1.50 – $1.90 per day||$0.00|
|Environmental Fee||$0.40 per day||$0.00|
|Additional Driver||$5.00 – $10.00 per day||$0.00|
|Drivers Under 25 Years||$10.00 per day||$0.00|
|Cell Phone||$1.00 – $4.00 per day plus usage||$0.00|
|Child Seat||$5.00 – $10.00 per day||$0.00|
|Hidden Insurance||Check the small print||$0.00|
|Cooler||$1.00 per day||$0.00|
|These extra fees can add up to $212 to $306 per week.||Included|
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