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  • 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.

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