Thursday, July 17, 2014 APTA Member Benefit: Rent Some Wheels for Summer Travel If you're planning a long road trip this summer, you might be more comfortable, and save money, by leaving the family car at home and renting a vehicle. Every family, and every family's car, is different, but here are some things to consider, good and bad: There's no wear-and-tear on your car when it's home in the garage. A late-model rental car may get better gas mileage than your car. A late-model rental may be more reliable on a long trip. Getting to the rental office for pick up and drop off may be inconvenient. Renting a larger, more comfy car than you normally drive could offer needed luggage space and leg room. If you're in the market for a new car, a road trip makes for a thorough test drive. If you decide to give the family car a vacation from driving this summer, your APTA membership can save you up to 25% on your next rental with Avis and Budget. To make a reservation: Avis: Click here, or call 800/331-1212 and mention AWD Number T031200. Budget: Click here, or call 800/455-2848 and mention BCD Number X570900. Also, enjoy $25 back with Budget Bucks Payback. Rent with Budget twice through December 31, 2014, and you'll receive a $25 gift certificate toward your next rental. To start earning Budget Bucks, register your Fastbreak RapidRez number at www.budget.com/bucks, or enroll for free. Be sure to check out the additional savings coupons when making your reservation online. Use your APTA member car rental discount for any occasion-on your summer vacation, next business trip, or when you need some extra wheels.